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Snow Leopard 10.6.6 SMB shares

Posted on 2011-02-17
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Have a mac on 10.6.6 which is connected to a share on a Windows Server 2003. Majority of the time the file access is fine, but every now and then, when deleting files, the progress bar will freeze, not do anything and then lock the folder. The only way out of it is to reboot the mac.

Does anyone have any ideas please?


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woolnoir earned 50 total points
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Unfortunately smb share access in OSX isnt the best experience. I would suggest trying a replacement SMB product such as thursby's 'AdmitMac' (google). It is commercial but installing the trial will give an indication if the problem is local to your machine - or an issue with the server.
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by:BluegrassComputerServices
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Ok I've done a bit more work on this now, and I seem to think it's down to the hidden ._ files that are created on the Win Server share.

The mac isn't capable of showing the hidden files which can be seen from the server and I'm thinking this is the problem.  I've tried Houdini and defaults write.com.apple ShowAllFiles TRUE to show these files, but although it shows the .dsstore files, doesn't show the ._ ones inside all the folders.

Only seems to be effecting the Snow Leopard machines which is a problem as they want to roll out more but would need to sort this first.

Many thanks
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