4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 1:04 AM by beskoeln
beskoeln Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've got a new iMac which can't connect to a Samba share. The error message is: URLs of the type smb are not supported. The problem exists only on this new Mac, all the other ones can conntect to the share. Thank you for your help.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Can't connect to a Samba share
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Have you turned on Windows Sharing?

  • 2. Re: Can't connect to a Samba share
    beskoeln Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Windows sharing (System Settings -> Sharing -> File Sharing -> SMB) is enabled.

  • 3. Re: Can't connect to a Samba share
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    What is this share you are trying to connect TO. A Windows box? A Linux box? Or some other network shared source like a NAS or Router attached HDD.

     

    Give it time to see the Share. I find that my Mac takes some time to connect to Windows Shares. Like 5-10 minutes from waking it or after a restart. Once it sees one of them the others follow right along. But it is not instantaneous.

     

    Or it could be a corrupted OS X install. Apple Mac does have these glitches from the factory. So it might be a good idea to do a Clean Reinstall of OS X on that box.

     

    Actually I don't ever leave the Factory installed OS on any computer, and or any device, I own. I always Wipe the drive and Reinstall as the first thing I do when getting a new piece of hardware.

     

    No better way of testing out the hardware for faults then reinstalling the operating system. If something is Amiss with the hardware it will show up with the Reinstall

  • 4. Re: Can't connect to a Samba share
    beskoeln Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I reinstalled the OS, now everything works like it should!