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How can I tell what version of SMB is negotiated when I connect to a share from macOS?

The smbutil command can dump the attributes for all shares or you can target one particular share and parse out the version string: smbutil statshares -a In the case of the listing below: site-test-...
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How to share directory over NFS from Mac? (w/o macOS Server app)

What was required was the following line in /etc/exports: /path/to/shared/dir -mapall=<uid of local user on host machine with correct perms> -network 192.168.56.0 -mask 255.255.255.0 exports(5)...
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Unable to access files with File Sharing in Mac OS High Sierra

Gordan's got the issue: To connect to an APFS formatted volume you need to turn OFF sharing via AFP (forcing SMB connection) on the macOS devices you are trying to share. Open System Preferences (...
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How does one change the share name with file sharing in Mac OS X?

Use Directory Utility. Open /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Directory Utility Select the Directory Editor tab In the "Viewing" bar, select SharePoints in node /Local/Default Authenticate by ...
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File sharing broken after installing Security Update 2017-001

Apple has already issued a quick fix to this. Follow these steps: Launch the Terminal app (usually found in the Utilities folder within your Applications folder) Copy the following command and paste ...
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How to share directory over NFS from Mac? (w/o macOS Server app)

macOS Server is not required at all to share directories over NFS. The macOS client provides all necessary tools. Testing various exports with bogus paths, I'd assume your path simply doesn't exist. ...
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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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Quick way to "link" to location on a shared SMB server?

Since Mojave 10.14 - Catalina 10.15 versions of macOS Finder, you can easily get a copy of any of the path variants: Edit > Copy the good old Cmd+C becomes just the filename when pasted as text: ...
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Send very large files through Ethernet between two Mac computers

Yes, you can use an ethernet cable to quickly transfer files from one computer to the other. It's really quite simple. Plug in the cable Go to System Preferences, and make sure that Ethernet is ...
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Cant see MacBook in Windows Network

I was able to resolve the issue by copying the name given in the NetBIOS Name field in the answer given by rubixibuc and pasting it into a run dialog, typing \\ and then the NetBIOS Name (so in ...
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Cannot connect to OS X SMB server from Linux

I had this behaviour with my Mac Mini running MacOs 10.13 after activating File sharing, but NOT authorizing specific users. So my guess is that you simply forgot to enable login for your account.
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NFS share from Linux with accented and non-ascii characters - files work in terminal but not programs

OK - I found here https://discussions.apple.com/message/21199204#message21199204 the answer. I quote: After much reading I learn't there are multiple ways to construct the same unicode character, ...
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How to enable logging for smbd on macOS?

With macOS 10.15, the only diagnostic logging available for smbd is done by grabbing packets. Apple Support told me the following: To enable elevated logging; sudo log config --mode level:debug ...
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How to enable file sharing for the new 'private' folders in Catalina?

This is probably a bug. You can solve it by deactivating the file sharing option in the Sharing section of the Preferences window and then reactivating it.
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Unable to access external drives over the network - original item can't be found

I managed to solve this problem using the advice found at: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250716547 Basically, on the file sharing computer switch file sharing off and then back on. On the ...
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Transfer file from iOS to macOS without internet, natively?

If the file in question is a large video or image file visible in the Photos app on your iOS/iPadOS device, you can connect the device directly to your Mac via a cable (Lightning and/or USB-C on iOS/...
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Airdrop Cancels Transfers with no error message

I Googled this issue and found a question on Apple's forums, but sadly with no answers. Comparative Analysis: I was fortunate to have uploaded the same folder successfully on an iPad Pro (2018) ...
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Quick way to "link" to location on a shared SMB server?

Right-click the file or folder in Finder > Services > Copy full path Paste the path into the email (I used Apple Mail) The recipient just has to choose the whole path in the email and right-click it > ...
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How can I tell what version of SMB is negotiated when I connect to a share from macOS?

This is an example how smbutil statshares -a looks like on MacOS 10.15.4: ~ $ smbutil statshares -a ================================================================================================== ...
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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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How can I mount Microsoft OneDrive as a network drive in OSX?

You cannot mount a remote "drive" to OneDrive as the synchronization/authentication protocol is not implemented within the OS X file system. (It is in Windows, which is why can you do it). However, ...
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How can I share a large, 60 GB file with iCloud Drive?

In 2018 this is now something you can share out. See Can I share iCloud Drive folder with other iCloud user? The "no you can't share a folder" won't prelude you from sharing out files. On Mac - ...
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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 does one change the share name with file sharing in Mac OS X?

On macOS 10.13 (and possibly earlier versions), the names of shares are controlled by .plist files in /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/sharepoints/, with one file per share. To change the name ...
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Controlling File Permissions on a Windows File Share

This is probably related to the "safe save" feature of SMB shares in OS X. To allow group access enter in Terminal: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server ...
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Where file revisions are stored on OS X?

The different versions of the file are stored in a hidden folder named .DocumentRevisions-V100 in the root of the volume. On recent macOS versions, such as Big Sur and Monterey, you'll find it in the ...
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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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Send very large files through Ethernet between two Mac computers

This is how we ended up doing it (other answers might work, and are welcome). I will write this here because it worked and was somehow faster and simpler (meaning without modifying complex settings) ...
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How to open PDF files stored in iBooks on iPad in Adobe Reader

Unfortunately iBooks on iOS doesn't have the ability to show a share sheet for a document, and therefore can't share to Adobe Reader directly. A workaround is to tap Share → Email, email the PDF to ...
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