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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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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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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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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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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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Retrieve network password (network share) from keychain in terminal

After searching, it seems the case is important for the kind. The following worked for me with the following keychain config: security find-internet-password -D "Network Password" -l "the_share" -w ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I found I was getting this issue as the finder app was trying to connect as guest by default. I needed to click on the 'connect as' button on the top right.
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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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Netatalk disk not shown in TimeMachine, manual connect via afp works

I've recently had the same experience. Netatalk exported a volume with time machine set to yes, I could mount the volume, but it would not show up in the Time Machine preferences panel. From the ...
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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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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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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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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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File Sharing User Limit?

No - people will not connect due to slowness of the storage backing the share long before you'll hit a limit on connected users if there even is one. I've got 55+ connections to a couple Mac Mini ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

AFP (like SMB) is a protocol that was designed for use in local networks. It suffers a lot from the high latencies over WAN. If possible, use a protocol that was designed to tolerate high latencies, ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

Both machines are connected to Gigabit Internet (1Gbps up and down) but are located thousands of miles apart. This doesn't mean that there is a low latency, gig pipe between your two sites, it just ...
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difficulties with file metadata (mode, modtime) on NAS under SMB

This isn't intended as a full answer, but more of a "stepping stone" to help you along - or at least share some of my experience in using Synology's quirky NAS with Apple's quirky macOS. ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I had this problem for an smb share. After checking /etc/smb.conf on the server, I hadn't added the user trying to connect from the client machine to the valid users line for that share. Once I added ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

Had this same issue on a Synology NAS not being able to access specific folders. I realized that I had used one set of credentials on some shared folders, and another set of credentials on other ...
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