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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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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 ...
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Windows 7 Client to OSX Server 5 (Password Error)

I have OSX Server 5.0.15 running and am having trouble getting Windows 7 clients to connect to share via SMB. The file server is running and SMB is turned on. Accounts and groups are set up. The users ...
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Connect to SMB trought hostname instead IP

When i try to connect in Finder to SMB share with hostname URL (like smb://hostname.synology.me linked to my IP) i can't access, but if i put my local IP, i can access. How i can connect with ...
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USB hard drive permissions

I have a JBOD with a couple of disks in that are mirrored using Disk Utility and have a single partition formatted as HFS+. The purpose of this drive is to hold an iTunes library (sharing to AppleTV) ...
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Get full file path on shared network drive when mounted volume includes subfolder

We have a shared samba file server with paths like smb://server/folder1/folder2/file.txt It is common for people to "connect to server" directly to smb://server/folder1/folder2 This mounts a volume ...
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Synology NAS - automatic mount in finder and permanent connection

I've recently buy Synology DS215j and for almost everything it works fine. But I have two problems with this and Mac OS X. First I must always first mount this NAS server in finder before using. ...
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connect Windows 8 client to Mac OS X Server Fileshare

I want to connect a Windows 8 Client to a SMB fileshare on a OS X Server 10.9. With OS X I have no problems, but I don't know what I have to do to get the Windows client connected.
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Can't access password protected smb share

I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Router with an attached HDD which I'm trying to access with the ReadyShare feature. I've created 3 shared folders: no_pass (no password required) pass_write (password ...
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SMB share can't rename files/folders

On occasion cannot rename or delete files & folders on a Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB share from a Macbook. Mac OS X 10.10 build 14A389a The SMB share has granted "Everyone" with Full Control ...
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After mounting a Windows SMB share, how can I determine the windows “creator” of a file?

I've mounted a Windows SMB share to my Mac. On a windows machine you can open the "File Properties" dialog for folders in this network share and see different "Owners" for whoever created the file: ...
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Anyway to restore AFP as the default in 10.10?

In OS X 10.10, Apple moved from AFP to SMB3 as the default method of connecting to servers (Command + K). Anyone know a way to restore this back to AFP?
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VLC on windows 8.1 can't open files on iMac

I have an iMac running Mavericks. My music files (mp3) are stored on this machine. I also have a windows 8.1 laptop running VLC media player. I can access files on the iMac from the windows machine ...
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File Sharing Mac-PC results in Permission Changed and Locked Files

Recently I decided to recycle one of my old Macs into a home-file-sharing-server. The Mac running Yosemite is connected to a router with Ethernet and is running PLEX server. A hard drive is also ...
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calling open from terminal with smb file path and preview as application opens finder instead of preview

I am trying to open a file on an smb share in preview from terminal. The following command opens the containing folder in finder instead of the file in preview. open -a /Applications/Preview.app "...
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Over what protocol am I currently connected to a given server?

At my workplace we usually connect to our server over AFP (I know it's been deprecated but the workers like to use the color labels). I sometimes use SMB to solve specific issues, including the ...
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Automount SMB share at specific location

Here's my problem, I want to automatically mount a network share at a specific location without the requirement of the user entering any details. The share must be mounted in a user specific folder. ...
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Can't connect to SMB share between two current 10.9.x machines not connected to the internet

In two instances I have have a number of Mac Minis and iMacs that were not connected to the Internet but a local isolated LAN have their SMB:// shares refuse to connect, though they worked days or ...
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finding all directories with whitespace at the end of name

I have a client who I'm switching to SMB to connect to a network drive, but we have an issue with users not being able to see certain directories over SMB, but they can see it using AFP although, ...
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Why does my Mac (OS X 10.9) try to log into our fileserver as GUEST?

We recently upgraded several of our Macs to Mavericks. On one in particular, I'm seeing unexpected behavior when logging in to a Windows fileserver. From Finder, I hit cmd-k, then enter smb:\\...
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Hosting a NTFS drive share from Mavericks to Windows 8

I have a media server that runs on Mac, and because of this, my drive (which is NTFS) is hosted on the Mac. However, all of my media management is done on my Windows 8 PC that connects to the NTFS ...
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Is there a way to configure OSX to auto mount and SMB share without entering a user and password into the configuration file?

I've found instructions on how to auto mount an SMB share, but they either involve adding the share to the login items (I'm using a laptop and that gives me an error when I'm not in the same network ...
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Share external FAT formatted drive over SMB in Mountain Lion

I have an external drive formatted with FAT32. Is it somehow possible to share it using SMB in Mountain Lion? It appears on the client but with nothing on it. I have read that on older OS X versions, ...
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Why does Drop Box not work after 10.8 upgrade?

Setup: I got SMB shares on my old-old Mac Mini (running 10.5). I have Drop Box folder/directory with Write-only permission - it is used to be called "Dropbox". Recently I upgraded my laptop (MacBook) ...
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Network printer hangs at “sending print data…”

I can print a test page, but that's it. Anything else I try to print just hangs at "sending print data...". I'm running OS X 10.7.2 (Lion). My printer is a Canon PIXMA MP210. I'm using the driver ...
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How can I replace the nmblookup command on Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is nmblookup in Lion? In Snow Leopard, I used to use the command nmblookup -U 172.16.0.10 -R domainPC | grep '<00>' | awk '{print $1}' Blindly upgrading to Lion, I ...
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Long lag with Windows network

I am the sole Mac user in a Windows shop (graphic designer / video editor) and as such mount a Windows share to store all my working files on. I'm experiencing horrific lags from time to time (not ...
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How can I make Time Machine work with my Netgear WNDR3700 router?

The story is this: I just upgraded to Mac OS Lion and as it turns out it won't work with my Samba share in the way Snow Leopard used to, for TimeMachine backups. After a bit of Googling I found that ...
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Network drive in finder sidebar disappears, is there's a way keep them in unmounted state?

I use Automator to mount my network drives on boot by following instructions from this link: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/04/automatically-connect-to-network-drive-mac-os-x/ and then drag the drives ...
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Have to ssh first on mac before connecting to samba share

I have a weird issue with my Mac OS Mojave. There is a Ubuntu samba share in my network, and it will consistently fail to connect, until I open the terminal, and browser the directory using it. Once ...
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Unable to connect to SMB server after Mojave update 10.14.5

I used to be able to connect to a shared folder on a local Windows PC from my MacBook Air (Early 2015) by doing Finder > Go > Connect to Server or ⌘+K and then typing smb://hostname/folder and ...
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Finder thinks non existant file still exists

So I have an SMB share hosted off an ubuntu server 18.04 computer. I connect to ZFS pool using smb://my-server.local in finder. It works nicely, except for one main issue that makes me fear using SMB ...
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How to connect to SMB network drive only when on network?

I use an SMB network drive as a Time Machine backup from a Macbook on my home network. What is the correct way of "lazily" connecting to that network drive so that it automatically connects when I'm ...
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.smbdelete files from Word 2016 for Mac on Mac OS 10.13 file server

I am working with a Mac mini (Macmini7,1) running High Sierra 10.13.6 with SMB file sharing to a few connected computers. Things have been working fine, but since updating a couple of the client ...
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Macbook Pro very slow to show PC (shared via SMB) on 1GB Home Network

I always see my son's non-shared PC in Finder way before my PC shows up, even after using command+K with my PC.s IP. Is there a solution to have my PC show up at least at the same time, instead of ...
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Mac keeps SMB files/session open, locking files

This is very frustrating. I open a Windows SMB share like this: After closing the window, my Mac kept folder/files open and I had to close the SMB session from the server. How do I just close all ...
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How to get my mac to actually get me to connect to share as me?

I have 2 Macs. On one Mac Mini (Mini) I have a shared folder. On the other MacBook Pro (MBP) I try to connect to that shared folder. Both machines are running 10.13.6 high sierra My questions is, how ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot copy and paste files over SMB but works on AFP

Say I have mounted a sharepoint on /Volumes/Staff/. I find that I cannot copy files from /Volumes/Staff/Folder1 to /Volumes/Staff/Folder2 and vice versa. I get the following error: Can't ...
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Copying files to SMB share in Finder: Error code -36

I have a MacBook Air running OSX 10.11.6, and a WD My Cloud NAS device running Linux. It is no problem to copy files using a web interface, SFTP (i.e. SSH), and rsync. When using Finder to access the ...
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OS X no longer connects to network shares

I have a Mac Mini that I use as my home's central media server. However, the actual media files are on my Synology NAS. To beef up performance and to make the connection to the NAS was kept I ...