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SMB Permissions Issue

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Jan 31, 2013 1:23 AM

What I'm Trying to Do:

Utilize File Sharing with SMB enabled on an OS 10.8 Mac Mini to allow Windows and OS X machines on my home network to access a folder stored on an external USB drive.


What the Problem Is:

My primary goal is accomplished with the exception that rebooting my Mac breaks SMB. When I attempt to access the SMB share via Windows 7, I receive a prompt indicating that my credentials are incorrect. The only way I have been able to resolve this is by turning off the File Sharing feature in Mac OS and then turning it back on. Suddenly, all of my SMB shares can be seen and accessed once doing this.


My Question:

Why does my SMB functionality break every time I reboot the Mac? How can I prevent this from occurring in future reboots?

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • johnl927 Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:00 AM (in response to Discrepant)

    Press Command + i to get info on your share and check the permissions (like listed below), click on the lock on the bottom right to change and edit permissions, click the plus, minus button to add and remove users

    Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 7.58.27 AM.png

  • vkehayas Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to Discrepant)

    Haven't tried myself, but you might find what you were looking for here:


    Or just google 'fstab automount mac os x'.


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