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Jan 28, 2013 9:41 AM

I have a really big problem with my mac osx 10.8.2 server. I used the file sharing feature for a long time.

This morning no user could access the shared folders anymore. Only system administrators can access them.


The users can connect to the server, but when they want to mount a folder, the following error message appears:

"The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “...” can’t be found."


I tried to mount the folder with multiple users. All permissions are set correctly! I checked them a hundret times.

A normal user can't mount the folder. But when I check the option "allow user to administrate this server" in the usermanagement, the user is able mount the folder.


I use afp and already tried to restart the server and add testusers. Nothing helped.


Please help me out of this!


Thank you an best regards

Mac OSX 10.8.2 Server, OS X Server
  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to electronicMe)

    Are you shares on an internal or external drive?

    If external, check the perms on the drive:

         ls -ald /Volumes/DriveName

    make sure it has everyone read, typically 755

  • gracoat Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to electronicMe)

    Check your SACLs.

    I bet you don't have your users allowed access.


    In, Click the Users tab.


    Right click on the user that CAN'T access the disired share.

    Select, "Edit access to services"

    Ensure that there's check in all the boxes that you want your user to access.






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