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Questions tagged [smb]

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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SMB Shares Can't be Accessed. “The share does not exist on the server. Please check the share name, and then try again.”

OS: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 MacBook Pro 15' Mac Journaled HD I'm currently trying to set up an (smb) external hard drive / share folders to my router (ASUS RT A68CU) / ExpressVPN firmware. I ...
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Unable to remove an old SMB connection on High Sierra

Upon login, a window appears requesting login information for an old share that has been deleted. This problem appears at the opening of each session. I have: deleted recent connections checked ...
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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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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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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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Why won't my network volumes stay mounted?

This has been driving me nuts for months and I'm no closer to a solution. In our home LAN we have 4 macs - a Mac Mini running Mavericks, a Mac Mini running Sierra, an iMac running Sierra, and a MBP ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Trouble Mounting Time Capsule SMB share: realpath No such file or directory

I'm trying to mount the share from my Time Capsule via CLI (it works fine via the Finder's connect window, but I need to do this remotely). Should be a simple operation: $ mkdir /Volumes/test $ mount ...
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OSX El Capitan freezes after connecting to SMB share

Why does OS X El Capitan freeze after it connects to an SMB share? The OS will successfully connect to the remote SMB share and mount it. After a short time passes, the Finder freezes and the entire ...
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Apple switching to SMB, but SMB doesn't handle permissions the POSIX way: so what are they doing?

Rumor has it that Apple is switching from AFP to SMB for their file sharing. However, SMB has always had a problem with permissions (i.e. everything is executable or everything is not executable). ...
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Use network path without mounting as a drive

I've recently moved to OS X from Windows, and I wish to point a couple of programs towards a network share. On Windows I could open a program's Settings and enter a path as //my.network.share/path and ...
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Smb share - can't connect to local smb share from el capitan

I have set up a samba share on my local network using a raspberry pi. I can mount the share from my Linux machine and ios devices (using Fileshare), but can't from my new macbook pro running el ...
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After upgrading to El Capitan, directories on a SMB network volume are displayed unreliably

After upgrading to El Capitan, directories on a SMB network volume are displayed unreliably. The volume has 567 "numbered" directories but when browsing the volume, some of the directories are ...
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Mounting an AFP network volume eventually freezes my Yosemite System

Ever since I upgraded to 10.10.2 shortly after boot my whole system becomes unusable. Any app that interacts with the volume freezes up such as Finder. Killing the Finder process does not fix the ...
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How to mount remote shares that have the same name, and easily differentiate them in the Finder?

We have three Linux development servers which are available through SMB/CIFS, and I mount them on my Mac (using an Automator script in my Login Items). The problem is that the SMB shares are username ...
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Yosemite won't list computers in windows workgroup

We just bought a new Mini with 10.10 on it (updated to 10.10.1) and it won't list any of the computers in the Windows Workgroup. I can however ping them by WINS name and connect using smb://EXAMPLE/...
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Mavericks: Can't be logged into two servers at the same time?

I ran into a bug (or feature) in OS X 10.9 that I can't figure out. If I'm trying to log into two servers, and I use "guest" credentials to log into one of them, things get screwy. Example: ...
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Can't save files to Windows SMB share

I've been experiencing this since I got my new MacBook... At my job, we work I'm a Microsoft environment. Our servers use SMB3. Our IT deptartment also doesn't officially support Macs. We also use ...
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Mounting an SMB share uses the share name and not the local directory name

I'm mounting an SMB share via the command line in 10.9 with the following: mkdir /Volumes/MountName mount_smbfs //user:password@server/Share$/SubDir /Volumes/MountName Previously in 10.8 this would ...
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Transfer labels (“tags”) from a SMB share to an AFP share

I had a SMB share from my NAS (based on illumos aka OpenSolaris, I used the kernel CIFS) and now I installed Netatalk for better performances. The metadata apparently cannot be read back, that means ...
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Really, REALLY strange behaviour when editing text files on a OS X host from a windows client over SMB

I am working on some python projects. The files are hosted (and run) on my mac-mini, which is running OS X 10.7.2. I am editing the files from my windows desktop (It has a bigger screen(s)). If I ...
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Can you change the name of a network drive?

I have a couple of network shares which all have the same name on different servers and I'd like to change the label of the mounted disk to tell me which server its on. Can mounted network drives be ...
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How to set network devices priority on afp/smb transfers?

I've got ethernet and wifi in the network devices. I use internet through wifi and file sharing over ethernet (we got an access point with DHCP and an ethernet switch with static IP - the access point ...
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Mount smb share as local directory

I want to use GIT and directory should be on a network drive (mounted with smb://). Because the software I'm using only supports the file:// protocol I need some kind of mapping the network share as a ...
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How can I remotely, outside my network, access files on my Windows computer from my iphone over the internet, using mobile data?

I have the app File Explorer on my iphone which lets me access and stream files to my iphone while my Windows computer and Iphone is connected to the same network. I access my Windows computer using a ...
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Can an HFS+ formatted drive be shared with Windows

I have a Mac Mini that I'm using as a media server. I just put together an external RAID enclosure and I'd like to format it as HFS+, primarily so I can use it for Time Machine backups. 75% of ...
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SMB3 support on Mavericks

Does anyone know if Mavericks supports SMB3? My work server uses it, and it's been buggy as hell and never keeps connected. If it keeps connected I lose write permissions to files I'm working on. ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I've already asked this question on ServerFault, but I'm beginning to think that this might be an issue more with my OSX client machine than our SMB server. I'm using 10.9, but this problem happened ...
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Automatically Connect to Multiple Servers on Login

Following the instruction from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4011 I can't get this to work for my multiple server logins, because they all have the same name (my user name). When I try to add ...
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smb server not showing in the Finder sidebar under Locations

I installed samba on linux. From Finder > Go > "Connect to Server …" I can connect to the server and see my folders. The server shows up in the Finder sidebar under Locations. When I unmount the ...
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Missing nsmb.conf file

I'm looking for the nsmb.conf file to try some different settings to troubleshoot network connectivity issues. I'm on Mac OS Mojave. I cannot find that file in /etc/nsmb.conf or ~/Library/...
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Why does Enterprise Connect exit immediately?

Attempts to restart Enterprise Connect do not result in showing its icon or menu.
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What's wrong with my automounter config?

So, i am using automounter to connect some smb shares. It was all ok on Mojave. Yesterday i downgraded os to High Sierra with full reinstall. For some reason my shares not connect at all now. Here is ...
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mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6

On my ubuntu server i have a few shares that I can access from finder in the style: smb://server.domain/share successfully without having to type in a password. When I try to mount the server shares ...
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Samba Share is mounted and shows indexing enabled, but why doesn't work?

I am running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 (17G65). I enabled indexing on samba share by using sudo mdutil -i on command. The result: $ sudo mdutil -s /Volumes/e\$/ /Volumes/e$: Indexing ...
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iTunes attempts to mount SMB share using old SMB server name

mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) and iTunes 12.8.0.150 I have a bunch of MP3 files on my SMB share (a Linux home server). The SMB server used to be named "sega-SMB" and I renamed it to just "sega". ...
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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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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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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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SMB Mount directory and reconnecting

I have some trouble with fileserver shares, if the share get's disconnected and reconnected again. The mount dir, e.g. /Volumes/Data isn't removed and when the share get's reconnected again, a new ...
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DAM or Document Mgt SW for Mac's in a Adobe CC workflow

We currently have unexplained intermittent issues with our Mac OS X clients and permissions on AI, PSD or PDF files that are stored on a Win2K8R2 server using SMB. All Mac's are joined to AD via ...
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Sierra won't connect to more than one SMB server simultaneously

Background In our environment we have a login script that runs to connect users to the network shares. This worked flawlessly until some of the Macs were upgraded to macOS Sierra, when we were ...
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SMB “home drive” mounts not being auto-mounted at ldap login, Mounts setup in User-group profiles

In Profile Manager to mount the default home drives set for the User in Server.app, you mark a checkbox "Add Network Home," but then. Does anyone know which plist in the system, etc, that is actually ...
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How do I ensure SMB based volume paths are available?

My machine is mymac and the remote machine is remotemac(both are running El Capitan 10.11.6) - I reference a share on remotemac, located at //remotemac/path/to/remoteshare, as /Volumes/remoteshare. ...
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How can I combine two or more folders into one AFP or SMB network share in OS X 10.11?

I have two media directories that each have a similar top-level folder structure. I'd like to share them over my network, using either AFP or SMB, in such a way that I can access both of them using ...