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Server Message Block (SMB) is an application-layer network protocol allowing access to shared files and shared printers over a network.

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Why is my mac sharing the macintosh disk, and home folder?

I have just fresh installed an ubuntu 18.04 on my desktop and decided to try connecting each other (my macbook pro) via SMB. To my surprise, when I connected to my mac, using my ubuntu desktop, the ...
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Retina MacBook Pro Running 10.13.5 Can't Connect to Windows Fileshare Servers

We have several Windows-based file shares and one computer can't connect to them. By default, he should be able to use smb://server.name/share from Finder > Go > Connect to Server... and then get ...
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How to escape password for smb mount

I want to mount a SMB share with different user credentials. Therefore I want to use mount -o nodev,nosuid -t smbfs //user:pass=<word@host/share /mnt/share However, this command fails: -bash: ...
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Cannot access Mac via SMB

I have fired up an old notebook running Windows XP (to use some legacy software). This has network access via a local router (all machines connect to the same router). I am attempting to network this,...
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SMB protocol supports remote hard links but mount_smbfs(8) doesn't?

I've been using the excellent Link Shell Extension tool on Windows 7 to create hard links remotely to files on the same mounted volume on a Windows Server 2008 R2 drive [not symlinks — I included this ...
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Greyed out/inaccessible files on File Sharing server on Mac OS

My company has a single file sharing Mac Pro computer that every user connects to. Occasionally a user will drop a file in a folder for another user to access, but the the files will be greyed out and ...
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How to see / capture ALL SMB server log output in 10.12 and 10.13?

Ever since the move away from SAMBA, I've been plagued by various oddities with SMB and both Windows and Mac clients. Digging about /var/log used to do the trick, but it doesn't seem that the SMB ...
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What to do when Finder just won't quit / relaunch likely due to network share issues on client?

Been having more and more trouble with Finder and filesystem access on 10.12 and 10.13. It seems that when SMB mounts are involved, the system sometimes comes to a creeping halt. Usually Finder ...
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Path bar High Sierra doesn't work with search results on SMB fileserver

Yosemite High Sierra Hi there! At our Prepress department I’ve updated some iMacs from Yosemite to High Sierra. When I search in Yosemite on the SMB fileserver for a specific file, I see after a ...
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File Sharing User Limit?

Does non-Server macOS still have a file sharing user limit these days? The way they are abandoning the idea of running Mac Servers, it seems plausible they could have removed the file sharing limit ...
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How can I optimize for file sharing on my Mac Mini 2014 (High Sierra 10.13.4)?

I'm running a Mac Mini 2014 with High Sierra (10.13.4) and am experiencing some lag, since adding a pair of Thunderbolt RAID drives. I've also added 25 or so SMB sharing users. Only a few users are ...
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Using airprint for SMB printer

I am trying to print using a HP LaserJet Enterprise M609 connected with spoolss (i.e. smb). I can connect and authenticate with other printers that way, and they all print using the 'generic ...
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How can I tell what version of SMB is negotiated when I connect to a share from macOS?

I have quite a few file servers at work that serve up files over SMB/CIFS. How can I tell what version is negotiated when someone says that I need to be sure I'm connecting over SMB version 3 to get ...
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Why can I access all files in the remote user's home directory over SMB?

I have two OSX computers and I've been sharing a single folder between the two computers using SMB. The computer hosting the folder was previously running OSX 10.10.1 and I was able to connect from ...
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how to share disk with samba to Mac on another network (High Sierra)

I'd like to share a disk to a Mac on the WAN using the smb protocol. To share the same disk over afp, I simply forwarded port 548 to be available to the WAN. For smb, I've tried forwarding every ...
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Streaming media from Mac to VLC for Android

I have few media files in my Mac which I want to stream on my Android phone. I have enabled File Sharing and enabled both smb and afp protocol. When I check in VLC for Android app, I can see my Mac's ...
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how to install Open Source Samba tool 'smbget' on macOS High Sierra?

It seems smbget is not available on Homebrew. Also the Samba suite not available. This tool is part of the samba(7) suite. smbget is a simple utility with wget-like semantics, that can ...
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How can I have Finder mount an SMB share from ssh without confirmation?

In a bigger piece of AppleScript, I need to mount an SMB share. This works: tell application "Finder" to mount volume "smb://server/share" That is, it works without asking questions, from the Script ...
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Searching for files on SMB share shows all files as question marks “?” on macOS High Sierra

Searching on SMB share in Finder on macOS High Sierra (10.13.3) shows all files names as "?". The correct kind and size is identified, it is just the name that is messed up. Browsing works fine and ...
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Can I disable mounting of network volumes via afp:// protocol in favor of smb://

I have a Drobo network file server which insists on offering it's mounts via both afp:// and smb://. Is there any way to force my Macs (they are all running High Sierra) to NEVER mount network volumes ...
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Adding a Time Machine destination fails with OSStatus error 17

I'm trying to add a specific, external server as a Time Machine destination. It's not discoverable via Bonjour (always at least, I want to use time machine backup over the internet) so to get it to ...
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SMB share deadlocks since High Sierra

Probably even since some very recent macOS update i'm experiencing quite frequent crashes of SMB connections i use which run on Windows Server 2016 on a local vmWare Fusion machine. Performance is ...
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TimeMachine backup to shared windows drive via SMB?

I am trying to figure out how to reliably back up my 2013 MacBook pro to my Windows 7 desktop, living on the same network. The Windows machine is hardwired and the MacBook is connected via WiFi. The ...
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Connect to SMB server on startup

I got a late 2017 macbook pro running the High Sierra update. I am wondering if its possible to auto connect to a smb server. I need to do this manually everytime i start up at work. And as small as ...
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Where does File Sharing store SMB passwords

Because of High Sierra 10.13.1, I had to switch from AFP protocols to SMB. I only got this working by storing passwords in System Preferences > File Sharing > Options > Windows File Sharing (strange:...
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Can't connect from macOS High Sierra to Windows 10 share on home network

At wit's end. Have MBP named newt running High Sierra. Have Windows 10 machine named "Vader" that's always up & running with a physical drive (X:) shared as //Vader/x with permissions set to ...
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Timeout/expire a Mac file sharing connection

I've set up file sharing from my Mac so I can connect to it from my Windows machine. I used to have to enter my password on the Windows every once in a while (few hours), but lately the credentials ...
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SMB connections throws authentication error after upgrading Mac OS X to 10.13

After upgrading Mac OS X to high sierra, SMB connections started returning authentication error. If I use it on other computer (using el capitan), it smb connection works fine with my username and ...
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Convert .bat command for mapping shared drive to AppleScript

To get access to FTP file shares on a windows web server. I need to run this batch code. I'm on a MacBook so how do I make it so I can run this sort of code? net use W: /delete net use W: \\10.0.2....
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No Router — SMB not working over WAN

My home iMac is connected directly to my modem via ethernet. File Sharing is turned on. If I turn on Internet Sharing and connect my Macbook to the resulting wifi network, I can access files on my ...
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How to mount company network share?

I got a MacBook Air as my working computer running MacOS Sierra 10.12.5. Within the intranet at the company office we got a network share. Whenever I want to use it, I have to add it via the Finder ...
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Server-side copy on SMB share via command line

I need to copy a large number of files and folders from one folder to another on the same SMB share exposed by an Isilon server featuring server-side copy. Copying individual files and folders through ...
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Manually add shared Windows printer in macOS

In OS X one could manually add a printer using the Advanced tab of the printer system preferences dialog with an smb address. How can I manually add a printer in macOS now that the tab is gone?
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More control on SMB share connection?

Normally I would connect to a SMB share on my network using Finder. I have found that sometimes the result is a connection to the share but my folders that I expect are not there. I suspect a miss-...
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Transferring and storing Photos Libraries via SMB on ZFS

I have a FreeNAS server, with an SMB share and "Windows" dataset. I am consolidating data, including Apple Photos libraries onto the FreeNAS server. However, as I copy the libraries off of the HFS+ ...
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How do I connect my iMac to a Windows SMB share drive

I work in an organization that runs a Windows network of 1000s of computers with Windows 7 installed. We have lots of SMB share drives that store information. My job is a new role for a graphic design ...
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Disabiling SMB1 on Mac OS

My apologies if the question is a bit trivial, but I am new to OS X and Mac ecosystem. In order to be compliant with best practices at work, I have been requested to disable SMB1 protocol client ...
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Does macOS Sierra support Server Side Copy via SMB and/or AFP?

I'm using FreeNAS and it has the option to share data using SMB or AFP. Since I recently learned that AFP is being deprecated, I'm hesitant to use AFP but I'v read that AFP supports Server Side Copy ...
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Is AFP slated to be removed from future versions of macOS?

I have seen forum posts out in the wild that suggest that AFP is "dead". I have seen this question and this post that states SMB is now the "default" protocol for Apple sharing. I am using FreeNAS ...
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Stop server(?) from asking for re-authentication when re-mounting an SMB?

I am working within a medium sized organisation, mix of Macs/Windows machines etc, with a variety of shared drives with access control via a central active directory/LDAP login (I don't know all the ...
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Need to automate an SMB path into a UNC path before sending to Win10 clients

New here, but I'm having difficulty putting together an AppleScript that will basically take an SMB link and turn it into a UNC link before I send it over to a couple of Win10 clients. All same ...
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Mac laptop cannot connect to disk on Mac desktop

I have two Macs, both running Mac OS Sierra. I can ssh from the laptop to the desktop and use Apple's screen sharing to view the desktop's screen from the laptop. I cannot mount the desktop's disks on ...
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Connect to printer on Windows PC via smb - authentication required

I have laptop with macOS Sierra 10.12 and shared printer Kyocera_FS_1120MFP_GX which is connected to PC with Windows 7. If I connect it directly to my laptop via USB it works, but if I try to ...
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macOS Sierra doesn't discover devices on LAN

I installed VirtualBox on a macOS Sierra host, and macOS Sierra, CentOS 7 and Windows 10 as guests to test a Samba tarball. I'm not using native SMB sharing method of macOS Sierra (both: host and ...
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Ensuring file sharing stays enabled MacOS

I have a large set of mac mini's in the field with smb/afp shares enabled. For reasons completely unknown to me the file sharing sometimes gets disabled for some nodes. I could not find a single thing ...
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macOS Sierra and QNAP SMB share - Disk does not support Time Machine backups. (error 45)

Quote from macOS Sierra: Disks you can use with Time Machine If your backup disk is on a network, the network server can use Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing. Your Mac must be connected to ...
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Is there a way to click windows fileshare links in macos?

My company (like many others) primarily uses Windows computers and as such has a lot of Windows-based fileshares. We have also standardized which fileshares map to which lettered drives on those PCs, ...
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Terminal (bash) - copy files from Windows (SMB) shares without mounting

In past OSX versions, one could copy files from SMB shares like so: smbclient //my-server/foo -U USER%PASS -I 127.0.0.1 -c "get my.file" However, in recent versions, sbmclient has been replaced ...
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Applications Not Working Properly with Networked volumes

I have two applications from unrelated vendors which display a similar problem with networked volumes. I am using both of them with photos on a networked directory, but I don’t think that is the cause ...
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Umask doesn't change after reboot

I'm new to umask so please correct me if i'm wrong. We have a mac OS X file server at work with multiple SMB shares. Whenever users create files, they get created as -rw-r--r-- as this is the default ...