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Yes! A simple AppleScript can tell the Finder to tell its front window to update every item. Such an AppleScript can be saved as an Application and then dragged to the Finder toolbar to give you a refresh button The AppleScript you need is quite simple: tell application "Finder" to tell front window to update every item


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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-computer-not-found-in-finder/ .


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Do LAN transfers use both Ethernet and WiFi by default? No. The default action is to use the one with the highest priority. This is usually done by the order of the interfaces that you specify in Network Preferences. Following that, the next order of priority is network latency. If not, is there a way to enable transfers to use both? What you are ...


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I had problem of finding IP of maching which is not even behind NAT. Finder shows the name Bonjour Exporer and ping does not resolve it. Finally smbutil lookup <name> worked for me.


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Yes, this is possible and actually quite simple. To prevent the Time Capsule from acting as a WiFi access point or router, and use it only as a backup disk, just open the AirPort Utility app on a Mac (Applications -> Utilities -> AirPort Utility) and do the following: Select your Time Capsule and hit Edit. Go to the tab labeled Wireless (not Network as ...


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When you access a file share, you could try using CMD + k in Finder (Connect to server), and then type the address as a CIFS or SMB path - ie. cifs://my.server/SomeFileShare or smb://my.server/SomeFileShare Disclaimer: I don't have Mavericks, and no access to my Mac right now. And I'm not even certain that Finder doesn't somehow jump on AFP anyhow. Edit: ...


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In the Photos Settings in the Settings app on your iPhone, you can select optimize storage. Then will it only save often viewed pictures in full quality, and rarely viewed as a thumbnail, if you're looking at a picture on your iPhone it'll automatically start to download the picture in best quality.


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To answer the op's exact question, "No, ATV is not intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS". Others have pointed out some options, like using ATV2+Plex, or PlexConnect (which is VERY difficult to setup). Let me thrown my $0.02 in by saying that unless you're running your iMac over wi-fi, this will work fine. Even with my older 802.11g network, my ...


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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 everybody and it worked. But apparently now the iMac is trying to connect as "Guest" and adding permissions specifically for "Guest" (Properties…Sharing…Share…Add…...


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Don't want start any flamewar, but today here is only NAS solution - the ZFS based NAS. ZFS is a filesystem, what has "copy on write" feature, so you will get a backup in every save - fully transparently. ZFS has million really cool features like raid management, snapshots etc.. too much for one post. If you interested can duckduck for ZFS. ZFS is ...


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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 filenames or Samba name mangling for more information. One solution is to disable SMB on the NAS another is to force OS X to connect via AFP e.g. afp://user@...


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Yes, you can simply disable routing on TimeCapsule and set it as DHCP client.


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To relaunch the Finder: Hold the Option key and right-click the Finder icon in the Dock, then select Relaunch. Press Option-Command-Escape or choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, then select the Finder and click Relaunch. Log out and log back in to your user account.


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I've been having this problem since upgrading to Lion. Perhaps interesting and related, my iMac using a wired network connection does not exhibit this problem while the two MacBook Pro's connected over wireless do have this problem. I've been able to successfully fix this following these instructions: Fix Time Machine Sparsebundle NAS Based Backup Errors. ...


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There is a very good thread here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3658856?start=45&tstart=0 On page 4, user Hoppah discovers that his Time Machine (TM) backups go corrupt if they occur simultaneously with "RAID scrubbing." The RAID scrubbing is a function of the network application server (NAS) run periodically to check consistency. Hoopah used ...


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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 the problematic Mac it was set to drwxr-xr-x and on a recently installed Mac it was drwxrwxr-x. So I fixed my problem with: sudo chmod 775 /Volumes (You can ...


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According to this support page by Qumulo, there is a fix, which basically consists of the following: To fix this issue, create the following directory as root: sudo mkdir -p /private/var/db/Spotlight-V100/Volumes/ And then re-enable Spotlight indexing of that Volume: sudo mdutil -i on /Volumes/name_of_your_volume I haven't tried it myself, ...


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First, a warning: unsupported backup targets are unsupported for a reason. I don't know the details, but apparently there's some special sauce (or at least a newer version of the AFP protocol) needed on the server to cleanly handle things like getting disconnected partway through a backup. As a result, backups to unsupported network servers seem to get ...


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There is no general „best backup method“, it always depends on your setup and on the assets you want to protect (whole disk or only user data, snapshot or history etc). This also means that issues with a specific method may or may not be an issue in your context. The problem described in the article does occur, but I‘ve seen this both with NAS and with USB ...


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If not, is there a way to enable transfers to use both? Yes. While it is complicated (or, with cheaper devices, impossible) to do this on the link, network, or routing layers, you can use both Ethernet and Wifi by "bundling" your two links on the application layer easily. Put both your devices on Ethernet and Wifi; and make sure Ethernet/Wifi are in ...


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What you are looking for is encrypting a drive "in place". Some software packages do provide this, however you can also do this with Lion's built-in whole disk encryption, which you have to enable via the terminal, since the diskutility does not expose this functionality. It was intended only to encrypt the main OS disk in place, but is available if you ...


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I can answer the second part of your question. Since you just updated the MacBook's iTunes settings to point to the NAS, it's iTunes library file still resides on the MacBook. This is a .itl file in your ~/Music/iTunes folder. iTunes relies on this database to tell it what's in the media folder. If you add stuff to the media folder without adding it through ...


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This will not get fixed until Time Machine re-engineer its approach and move away from using a remote-mounted disk image over the network. The problem lies due to network connections inherently being unreliable (more so wireless networks). However the file system (HFS+) was built for locally-attached disk and assumes that the connection is mostly reliable. ...


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It may not suit you, but, if your NAS is capable of running Plex, you can add PlexConnect script to any Mac/Windows computer in your house, which will allow you to hijack the Trailers application in the AppleTV (2nd/3rd gen., no jailbreak required) and have it stream your movies/TV shows from Plex in your NAS box. Google Plex and PlexConnect to find more.


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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 /Volumes


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Synology does have this walk-through for doing what you want to do. I will mention that (quite some time ago) I used a Synology NAS as a time-machine target disk, and I did get it to work, but found it to be highly error-prone. Not what you want in a backup. Also slow. I'm using a drive with a direct USB3 connection now and am much, much happier with that.


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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 command line also: Let's assume your media folder is /Shares/Media. Create or edit a file named exports in /etc. The example below restricts the access to computers ...


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The time Capsule would need to be jailbroken and modified to get RAID drivers into that software stack. It would probably be easier to physically remove the drives and build a new enclosure that can support RAID with the drives and then either connect that to the network or somehow connect the controller to the hopefully still functioning Time Capsule via ...


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Synology has a few solutions. Their products are reliable and affordable. There are multiple applications you can install in a few clicks but for S3 backups you will have to go the manual way.


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My solution for that is having only one computer managing the library. First it was a PC running iTunes for Windows. Then, I moved to Ubuntu and started using Banshee for both managing the library and keeping my iPod updated. Finally, I have a Mac Book Pro and I have moved back to iTunes. The Linux server, running both Samba and Netatalk, acts also as a ...


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