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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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Disable storage of invisible files “._” on my cfs or smb network storage

I use OS X Mavericks and have some company storage drives mounted (using smb or cfs). (smb://username@address.path.toserver.com/directory/data). When I work with files on the drive or copy files to ...
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Mac mini can't connect to my corporate SMB server. Was working some days ago

I'm at work, and my Mac mini has stopped being able to connect to the corporate SMB server shared folders. If I try Finder > Connect to Server (using the URL stored there from previous successful ...
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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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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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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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How can I remove old SMB connections?

Whenever I start up my old Mac Mini, I get an error indicating that it can't connect to an SMB share that I set up a long time ago: So that this question is findable via Google, the text of this ...
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What causes some Network Drives using SMB no longer connect to macOS Catalina?

Running the release version of macOS Catalina some SMB shares will not connect when they did on Mojave. I noticed this first after updating to the Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A487l), I am no longer able to ...
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Is there a way to make Windows-style SMB share paths launch correctly?

We have a mixed Windows/Mac network, with Windows fileservers, and an Exchange/Outlook mailsystem. The Windows users send out emails with links to the shared files that look like: \\FileServer01\...
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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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Mount network share (AFP/SMB) for multiple users (fast user switching)

i'm having the following problem with my network shares from my NAS (Synology 415+ if it matters) in Yosemite. At home, we have an iMac with two different users. I moved all of our media (music & ...
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command line: unmount a smb network drive

We use Windows Server for my company network. I do use Mac has client. When I mount a network drive, I use the following command line: osascript -e ‘mount volume “smb://myusername:mypassword@...
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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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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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Why mac smb connect fails with login from cli but works from finder and with guest account?

So i have one mac (Yosemite) sharing a folder read only for many users and the guest account is enabled to mount/access that folder so users may download whatever. I am connecting to the share as the ...
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Why is my Hard Drive and User folder shared when I turn on osx file sharing?

I decided to try file sharing on a mac mini, and noticed something odd. When I go to settings > Sharing, and enable File Sharing, then add ~/Shared. Now ~/Shared is the only item listed. When I go ...
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How to automount SMB share in OS X

I am running OS X Lion. I have the following line in my /etc/fstab: //darren:q@acid/home /acid smbfs nodev,nosuid,auto If I run mount -a, the share mounts correctly, but if I just reboot the ...
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Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, I can't open any files on a SMB share from my Windows 8.1 PC

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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Issues with files and folders with names containing umlauts

I have just noticed some issues browsing my external music collection using Finder, certain artists folders were missing. Going to iTerm and lsing the folder I got this as the initial report: ls ...
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Macs Disconnect from SMB Share: “STATUS_NETWORK_SESSION_EXPIRED (0xc000035c)”

I have some Ubuntu Servers running Samba with Winbind. Everything is fine, but Macs will randomly disconnect overnight, or at some irregular interval. On the servers, Samba logs this as two events: ...
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Trouble using Time Machine with SMB share in OSX El Capitan

I'm having problems using and SMB share in my local network as a time machine destination. I followed the tutorials widely available on the internet but in the end when I open the Time Machine app I ...
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Synology NAS offer both AFP and SMB2, Mavericks always choose AFP

I have to keep AFP running for my TimeMachine backups, but would like my file shares to use SMB2 because it is much faster (better than double write speed in my tests). Is there a way to make ...
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Share Mac Files (Yosemite) with Windows

I have a combination of Win7 - XP & Apple macbook machines, running on my windows network. The macbook up and till recently had Mavericks 10.9.5 OS X ,, a few days ago I upgraded the macbook to ...
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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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Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
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Controlling File Permissions on a Windows File Share

I'm using a Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.3) with file sharing enabled to Windows users. Whenever a Windows user copies a file into the share on the Mac (Windows file sharing), the permissions of ...
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How to disable ._ AppleDouble files for SMB?

I have a small problem. I don't want that our Macs here create the ._ files to the network drive. For example when you copy an image over the finder to the SMB storage. Is there a way to disable this ...
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Access Lion SMB shares from Linux

I have this fantastic new Lion server that I've gotten all setup with my user accounts, files, etc. File sharing is up and running, everything. Except for one problem: the users running Linux (we use ...
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Painfully slow to browse large list of subfolders via SMB and/or AFP

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via SMB, however in OSX 10.6.8 and 10.7....
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Why is my Advanced Add Printer mode disabled?

I am using a Unibody MacBook Pro on Lion. I am trying to add a networked printer at work so I can print to it, but OS X is not cooperating with me. Typically for adding networked printers on a ...
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How do I change user password on non-AD Windows Server from a Mac?

I have a Windows server (Win 2003) not using AD, just a simple local file server. My Mac clients can log in fine to the server using SMB in the Connect To Server window on the Mac, and they can ...
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Quick way to “link” to location on a shared SMB server?

I work at a small office where everyone uses Macs. We have a shared SMB server for storing files, which often contain spaces and other special characters. Let's say that I have a folder containing ...
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No connection to network drive MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)

I updated to Catalina today and now I cannot connect to my network drive via SMB. I've tried: using the ip-address, server name the method of creating a nsmb.conf file Regardless, all I get is an ...
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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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Cannot connect to OS X SMB server from Linux

I set up an SMB server on my Mac by going to System Preferences > Settings > Sharing and enabling File Sharing. Afterwards, I tried to access it from my Arch Linux laptop. It asked for my password, as ...
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Very slow SMB on MacOS with 10G network

We have a 10 Gigabit network with a mix of Windows 10, Linux and MacOS (Sierra 10.12.6) machines. The transfer speeds between the Windows or Linux machines are OK: between 500 and 800 MB/s for big ...
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Is there a way to auto mount SMB storage without nobrowse option?

I want to create an permanent SMB mount and read SMB storage in Finder. So I read following articles. Create a Permanent SMB Mount in OSX (Updated) Automounting NFS share in OS X into /Volumes ...
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mac fails to reconnect to SMB share after coming back from suspend

I've got a mac (OS X 10.8.2) that's accessing files on an Win7 SMB share. About half the time the Mac comes back from suspend it can't connect to the SMB share. The Win7 machine is on and the password ...
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Can I not share external hard drives through my Macbook's standard file sharing system?

I'm trying to share an external hard drive through lan file sharing (SMB). The sharing works for folders and file in my Macbook. I have set up a “Sharing” account that I give access to the files I ...
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How does Time Machine encrypt backups to network disk?

I see other questions regarding encrypting Time Machine backups to external disks, like this one: If I encrypt a Time Machine backup disk, is the entire disk encrypted or just the Backups.backupdb ...
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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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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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Given its IP, how can I find out the name of a Windows PC on my network?

I'd like to find out the computer name of a Windows PC (like the name shown in the 'Shares' section of the Finder, e.g. bill-pc) given only its IP address. nslookup doesn't do the trick. I'm also ...
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Mount a samba drive, with password from keychain

I have a problem with Jettison, that tries to remount a samba drive, that is protected by a password. It uses the following command line: /sbin/mount_smbfs //[user]@[server]/work /Volumes/work Of ...
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Lion not searching SMB volume

I just upgraded to Lion on my work computer and it seems like Spotlight doesn't index SMB volumes. This used to work for me perfectly under Snow Leopard. I've talked with Apple and they said it was ...
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Mount command can not contain Chinese characters

I encounter a problem, I want to mount a shared remote directory, but the url has Chinese characters. mount_smbfs //user:password@192.168.1.168/图片 /Volumes/picture 图片 are Chinese characters, which ...
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SMB and AFP work for guest and Administrator but not other users

I'm having a problem getting file sharing to work between my MBPr and Mac Mini, here's a history of what I've tried: I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running El Cap 10.11.1 (15B42) ...
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SMB: auto-unmount then unable to re-mount without restart

I have a recurring problem with mounting/un-mounting remote directories via SMB, however I don't know what triggers the problem nor how to resolve it. Background: After successfully mounting the ...
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Finder is very slow in showing the content of server shared folders

I'm accessing a Windows File Sharing folder on my home server in Finder on my Mac (OS X 10.7.2) using the SMB protocol. When I'm navigating through the folders, sometimes (most of the time) I have to ...
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Files created by Windows on Lion SMB shares have 600 permissions

I have File Sharing enabled in OS X Lion, and I'm accessing the shares using Win XP and Win 7 boxes. I can read and write fine, by when I create a new file, the permissions for that file defaults to ...
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Mac mini SMB File Sharing and Sleep Mode

I've a Mac mini (Mid 2010, El Capitan 10.11.6) which acts as file server. I enabled file sharing (SMB). The Mac goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes (as configured). If a PC client tries to connect to ...

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