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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

Apparently this problem can occur for many different reasons. In my case it was solved by re-launching the finder. A description and solution for this was at http://www.cnet.com/news/fix-shared-...
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Adding a Time Machine destination fails with OSStatus error 17

Digging through the console I found this telling error: NetAuthSysAgent already_mounted: share <TIMEMACHINE> already mounted TIMEMACHINE is my share name in this case. As the error suggests, ...
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Is AFP slated to be removed from future versions of macOS?

Apple Filing Protocol is deprecated1, not "dead". There's a big distinction and that is being deprecated, it's still included and still works at the time of last development but it has been ...
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Network folder in finder sidebar disappears

Drag the folder from the share to your desktop (Hold CMD and Alt). Then add that alias to the sidebar
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TimeMachine/AFP extremely slow when accessing NAS over wifi

After your comments and my questions answered, here are my recommendations/best practices. Probably the only real remedy would be to have the office AP switch local traffic indeed locally. This ...
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El Capitan: Strange folder names on Synology NAS

Are you sure that all workstations are connected via AFP? I bet you get the strange folder names because of mangled names = yes (the default) in the samba server configuration. Check Synology bad ...
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Why is my Hard Drive and User folder shared when I turn on osx file sharing?

Prior to Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Client came with SAMBA Server and Client and what you defined to share was all that was shared. Since Mac OS X Lion, and continuing with OS X Mountain Lion and other ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

In my case (iMac trying to access files on a Win7 machine) the solution was to add permissions for "Guest" to the Win7 directory. This was previously not necessary. The directory was shareable to ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

Ok so I am going to answer my own question. In my case the solution turned out to be really 'simple'. I looked at another Mac and I noticed that the /Volumes directory had different permissions. On ...
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Cannot connect to High Sierra using afp

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207828 AFP can’t share files on Apple File System (APFS). Apple File System (APFS) is the default file system in macOS High Sierra for Mac computers with all-flash ...
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Why is my Hard Drive and User folder shared when I turn on osx file sharing?

Yes, this is the default behavior. Apple describes this in Settings > Sharing: File Sharing allows other users to access shared folders on this computer and allows administrators to access all ...
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Mac Pro trashcan as file server for 60+ users

You should reconsider a NAS because using a Mac Pro is complete overkill when a NAS will do exactly what you want including sync to public cloud services like DropBox, OneDrive, Box.net, etc. I am a ...
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How to make spotlight index files shared over AFP

I found (what seems to be) a good solution after messing around and observing another AFP share that is working correctly. Turns out that the working folder has ACLs to allow spotlight indexing: $ ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I had the same issue. Also for me it worked on another Mac. It turned out that I had to change the Volumes's group to admin which was wheel befor. So I fixed my problem with: sudo chgrp admin /...
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Mount network share (AFP/SMB) for multiple users (fast user switching)

Setup your NAS to export a NFS-share. Refer to the Synology knowledgebase how to do this or use the following how-to to set it up, fine tune and secure your set-up. You may do it manually in the ...
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Does macOS Sierra support Server Side Copy via SMB and/or AFP?

Unfortunately, the source code of the AFP driver is not free software, so it's difficult to give a definitive answer on that. However, it appears that Netatalk supports copyfile, so it's likely that ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

Catalina here. My wife's hard drive and her network share had the same name. This wasn't a problem with Sierra. I changed the hard drive name and boom. There's a link in /Volumes with the hard drive ...
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OSX 10.9.5 automount AFP network volume?

OK, I figured it out. The keys in the auto_afp file are paths that are relative to the path specified in the top-level auto_master file. So if your /etc/auto_master has: my/global/mount auto_afp ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

TL;DR - Check the permissions on your remote share, too. Make sure the Samba daemon and the AFP daemon have access to the shares. Long version - My issue was not with my Mac, but with the remote ...
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Stop Finder/OSX From creating TemporaryItems and .apdisk on Network shares

While this might not help everyone, if you are running samba on the file server, you can add the following in your smb.conf: Veto files = /.TemporaryItems/._.TemporaryItems/.DS_Store/ The "Veto ...
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SMB and AFP work for guest and Administrator but not other users

Check if the SMB-ACL group (com.apple.access_smb) includes the affected users or one of their groups. This group is a system group that is hidden by default in the Groups view of the Server app (show ...
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How to set network devices priority on afp/smb transfers?

Below is a network diagram based on what I have read thus far. I have made some assumptions about the IP numbering conventions, but that will have no effect on the overall scenario. I am assuming ...
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Connecting to password protected AFP server from terminal?

To mount a share in Terminal use the following commands: mkdir /Volumes/mount mount -t afp afp://user:pass@ipaddress/Desktop /Volumes/mount This works because the folder /Volumes is world read & ...
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How to create a link, for multiple users, to a network share, which itself is on a network share?

Found the answer. You must create an .afploc file. This is similar to an .inetloc file. The easiest way to create a .afploc file: open Finder Go -> Connect to Server type the address in the ...
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save mysql backup to afp network drive fails as cron job

Found the solution: The problem was, that the mysqldump command could not be find. I needed to add the absolute path to it /Applications/MySQLWorkbench.app/Contents/MacOS/mysqldump Thanks to patrix ...
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Is AFP slated to be removed from future versions of macOS?

No one can answer that question except Apple. Everything else is just rumours and conjecture. However, the fact that Time Machine is based on AFP, and that AFP has seen many improvements to support ...
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Is AFP slated to be removed from future versions of macOS?

The new APFS only can be shared over SMB and NFS. AFP started deprecation in the fall of 2013 with 10.9 / Maverick https://www.apple.com/media/us/osx/2013/docs/OSX_Mavericks_Core_Technology_Overview....
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How to make afp://appleserver01._afpovertcp._tcp.local a fully qualified DNS name or IP address instead?

Number one, something might be wrong with your VPN, because everything should work as if you were physically in the office. You might want to check that. Number two, I assume the remote machines use ...
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mount afp drive via terminal like staff profile user

There's some basic misunderstandings of how things are working, so let's clear them up. sudo isn't a "mode" or a "profile", it's a command that allows you to execute a command as another user (See ...
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Restart AFP service in High Sierra

serveradmin is still available in macOS High Sierra. Server.app has to be installed though and launched at least once to start its set-up. host:~ $user: which serveradmin /Applications/Server.app/...
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