Weird (Windows) shared folder behavior on Mac?

Posted on 2010-11-26
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I've got several Mac computers who are accessing a Windows file server via afp://

So far, so good.

The weird thing is that that if (in 'column view' in a Finder window) users delete a file in, let's say, a 4th level subdirectory in that shared folders then the Finder window 'jumps back' (after having deleted that file) to the root level (namely the mapped server). If you then want to delete a second file then you have to click, click, click again down to the 4th level to be in that original sub-folder again. That's quite annoying ... can't that be changed somehow?

Also: what's the best way to map a Windows share folder in Mac OS 10.6?

Thanks a lot!

Question by:Xeronimo
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Britt Thompson earned 2000 total points
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The best option is to to choose list mode while deleting items within a specific directory to prevent the jump back to the root of the directory. Once you've finished deleting files click the link to switch back to the column list if you prefer.

Connecting to Windows shares on a Mac is done with the smb:// syntax as opposed to afp://
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To map the shared folder, browse to it via finder and drag it to the dock to the right of the dividing line. This will create an alias to the folder.

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As for connecting to a Windows Server: I've enable 'mac sharing' on it so the server looks like an Apple server to the Macs. That has some advantages (they can color their folders like they're used to etc).

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