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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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Cannot connect to SAMBA shares drive after update to Catalina

I have a raspberry pi 4b running raspbian buster lite, connected to this I have a 1TB HDD, on Mojave I was able to connect to the network folder and access the files on it, however with the new ...
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SMB deleting folders (mac, windows) local network issue

I have mixed machines in my local network, everyone have all permissions to read/write. Everything works fine but when some Mac user tries to delete any folder it raises error: "The operation can’t ...
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How do I permanently keep a network share in my Finder favorites?

I added one of my network shares to my favorites. Whenever I lose connection to that share it gets removed from my favorites. How do I prevent this from happening?
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I can not connect to SMB shares after upgrading Macos from mojave to catalina

Before upgrade, I used CMD+K to connect an SMB share. I has upgraded Macos from mojave to catalina yesterday. When I use CMD+K to connect that SMB share, it can not working. Dose new Macos disabled ...
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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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Escaping variables when using open 'smb://$LOGIN:$PASSWORD@$SERVER/$PATH'

I'm trying to connect to a server using variables. However I get it to use the variables instead of the variable name. So far I've tried: /usr/bin/open 'smb://"$LOGIN":"$PASSWORD"@"$SERVER"/"$PATH"'...
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Folder permission denied on server folder

I'm using a Raspberry Pi as a remote PLEX server, connected to my pi is an external hard drive with all my media saved on it. This all works great except when I try to open the external hard drive ...
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Network folder with large amount of subfolders unreadable after High Sierra upgrade

I have an iTunes media folder on a FAT32 hard drive attached to an ISP provided router / server, that serves up a LAN Sharepoint so that I can consult the music files via the network. The router is ...
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Cannot connect to network drive attached to Wifi router on Macbook Pro 2017, Mojave OS

I can see the network drive displayed in the finder but when I click on it keeps loading until freezes. Sometimes is working however. I can access the drive from Apple TV, Windows notebook and so. ...
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Use time machine with different MacOS versions and a NAS

I'm going to buy a NAS to back-up different pcs (~15) with Apple time-machine but I'm facing different doubth regarding compatibilities, and possible issues. I will include informations regarding ...
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Really strange behavior creating a directory on SMB NAS share

I am setting up a Synology DS918+ for backing up a new iMac Pro with an Drobo 5D3 attached to it. I was working on backing up my Photos library from the Drobo using ChronoSync. ChronoSync was ...
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Adding smb printer through terminal

Goal: Add a domain printer just through the terminal without using its IP address. Following the instructions here: https://dae.me/blog/1826/add-a-printer-via-command-line-in-os-x/#comment-256587 I ...
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Finder Search not working when searching network drive shared with SMB connection on Mojave 10.14.0

We went through the nightmare of finding out that 10.14.5 Mojave did not allow other Macs to connect via SMB without freezing client's Finders and/or not connecting or dropping connections. To fix ...
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For 10.14.6 what does “Improves file-sharing reliability over SMB” mean, specifically?

Note When answering please add references/links for any claims made. Answers based on guesses or assumptions will be deleted. macOS 10.14.6 was just released. One of the lines is "Improves file-...
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One specific user can't access the shared network drive, how to resolve?

I have a network based on a default 192.168.1.1 gateway. Multiple devices are connected to the network; (3 apple devices, multiple android devices, windows and linux based machines, ). One of the ...
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Issue setting environment variable that points to smb

Can someone tell me the proper syntax for setting an environment variable that points to a smb volume directory? What I have tried so far: TNS_ADMIN=/Volumes/abc TNS_ADMIN=smb://servername/abc ...
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How do I transfer files fast over two network shares?

I have two shares (A, B) on the same volume on a synology NAS. I'm have the two shares mounted in finder, but when copying or moving files it takes forever, even with SMB3 on. I can of course use ...
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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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Can't restore from Time Machine server

I have a Mac mini running 10.14.5 as a server. In System Preferences / Sharing I set up a shared folder on second internal drive HFS+ formatted drive for time machine backups. Backing up and entering ...
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Finder accesses SMB share while computer sleeps

I have a networked drive being served over SMB which is regularly accessed from my Macbook Air. The problem is that it spins up even after my Macbook Air has had its lid closed and has been sleeping ...
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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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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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Stop sharing Macintosh HD and home folder with File Sharing?

I've seen quite a few questions posted here and on Reddit about this topic, but I haven't been able to find the solution I am looking for, or a straight up answer like "no you cant change that". I ...
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OSX 10.14 Mojave SMB locking files and not releasing them

I have a Windows server with a file share accessed by a few Macs running 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave. The Mojave Macs keep locking out every file they access on the SMB file share. So, the Mac ...
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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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Cannot connect to my SMB server on MacOS

When I connect to my SMB Linux server by running: smb://ubuntu it shows me 2 shared folders and that's normal. I made the first folder working without a password and that's working fine. The second ...
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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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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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Finder thinks item exists after it's already been deleted (Samba)

First, I copied foo.7z to my SMB share (zfs zpool, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Samba 4.7.6) through finder. Over SSH, I moved it elsewhere on the server. I tried copying a different foo.7z again to the same ...
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Issues with linking to a file on a local network file server

In my workplace we often save files to a local network file server, sometimes in locations with a very long hierarchy tree to navigate. This can take up time and lead to confusion. I've recently been ...
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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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Clever sysadmin needed! How to keep SMB shares mounted?

We have multiple Mac OS/OSX servers (A mix of El Cap and High Sierra) that have SMB shares mounted for backing /archiving jobs (chronosync and P5) The SMB shares are connected via "connect to server" ...
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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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Is there a way to disable file sharing via apple-id?

In High Sierra connecting to a mac using an older OS (el capitan), I see the default connection is using the appleid for authentication (showing Connected as: com.apple.idms.appleid.prd...). Is there ...
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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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Open SMB command still prompting for login in finder

I've got a script that sends the magic packet to wake up my server, then it mounts the network drives. It works fine on 2 of the 3 laptops in my household. The third, using the same script, asks for a ...
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NAS Server disconnecting from SMB connection

I can't figure it out: Every few minutes I have to connect to the NAS Synology (DS1517+), DSM number (DSM 6.2.1-23824) from my MacBook: Go>Connect to Server... then select the folders I need. ...
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Finder “copy as pathname” adding smb:// on Mojave

On previous MacOS versions using the "copy as pathname" option from Finder would provide me the local mounted path on SMB resources ex: /Volumes/mountname/folder1/folder2 Now on Mojave its giving me ...
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Can Apple TV stream video from an external server using SMB or FTP protocol with external subtitles?

I am seriously considering moving from my Android TV-based player to Apple TV player, because my current solution fails completely on playing / streaming videos from from an external server through ...
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opening smb://user@server/share URLs no longer works

Recently, I noticed that when I try to open smb:// URLs that contain a share (exact syntax: smb://user@server.domain/share), I am just presented the dialog asking which shares I want to mount, but in ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

I have two Apple machines: a server and a client. Both are running the newest builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The “server” machine is running macOS Server running VPN and file sharing. Both machines ...
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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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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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Modify permissions of files created via SMB in a specific directory

I have a multifunction printer that has a SMB-capable scanning unit. I want to have the printer send scans to an SMB share on my iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13). I do not want to store my main ...
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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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NAS sharing SMB

If I use a NAS for file sharing and use SMB do Mac users loose all Metadata capabilities ? Specifically color labeling and the use of Spotlight searching ?
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Time machine backup to a .sparsebundle on USB drive?

I noticed that when I migrated from backing up over USB to SMB that Time Machine started using sparse bundles for backup. I was unsuccessful in using this bundle as a backup drive when connecting to ...
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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 ...