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/iPadOS device, USB-A or USB-C on Mac) and use the Image Capture.app on your Mac to directly transfer it.
If it's a file stored in one of the apps installed on ...
Finder and a cable might be the simplest on Catalina and newer macOS (music / iTunes does the same function on older OS).
I often use AirDrop to move files point to point in a mesh network. You can do this even without WiFi router or base station.
Disable file sharing in the macOS GUI, but do the config there. Launch the SMB server yourself with this setting:
sudo /usr/sbin/smbd -no-symlinks false
Some symlinks still might not work, but just recreating them with another name worked fine for me.
I managed to solve this problem using the advice found at:
Basically, on the file sharing computer switch file sharing off and then back on. On the remote macbook relaunch the finder. Now not only do the external drives appear in the finder but I can access their contents remotely.
Believe I have solved this on my own. The part that wasn't working for me, was that Automator would always prompt me to select the specific share/folder I wanted to mount. Turns out I missed the obvious - specify the folder in the path provided in an Applescript! Like so:
tell application "Finder"
if not (disk "FolderName" exists) then
This is an example how smbutil statshares -a looks like on MacOS 10.15.4:
~ $ smbutil statshares -a
SHARE ATTRIBUTE TYPE VALUE
I Googled this issue and found a question on Apple's forums, but sadly with no answers.
I was fortunate to have uploaded the same folder successfully on an iPad Pro (2018) running IOS 14.2. This proved it was certainly possible, just not on my iPad Air 2 running the same version of IOS 14.2
So same folder containing same files, both ...
iCloud is a file synchronization service, not a streaming service. So, the short answer is - you cannot.
There's a big difference between opening a file and streaming a file.
When you open files, whether it be on your local device like your computer or your phone, across the network to/from a shared folder on a friends computer or from a file server or ...
Well, feel free to laugh at me. The above problem is caused by accidentally blocking my own Apple ID in imassages. Checked the block list of this app and removed my own Apple ID, and everything was back to normal.
For those having similar problems, I hope this question may help you out.
PS: My LAN-related functions are still not working. I am still trying to ...
Use iCloud Drive for windows on the PC and sign in with the same account on iPad. Then save the exported video to the iCloud Drive. It will sync on all devices that have iCloud Drive enabled.
Cross platform apps like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox etc can help too.
Also install Files app on iPad for easy navigation.
I’ve never needed any command like that, so I’m not sure what they do. Why not just enable sharing with the GUI and then remove all the shares you don’t want?
That takes about 2-3 minutes tops.
I do love to teach if your goal is to learn those commands in general (and not just to get a result), so what’s happening in the first two commands is you are ...