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sb32 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Error message in finder is: You don't have permission to rename the item "untitled folder".

Since upgrading, I am unable to rename subdirectories located on samba mounts..

For example, if I mount smb://server/content, then create a directory named dir1, then one inside named dir2, I get an error attempting to rename 'untitled folder' when naming it dir2.

If I access the same share from windows, I can rename it.

On the server, the permissions for untitled folder match exactly to the permissions on directories created manually on the server (i.e., mkdir somefolder)

Why am I not able to rename directories?

Could those of you who have functional mounts give this a try and see if it's just me?

I can rename the initial directory, just not any subsequent directories.

Lastly, my smb.conf on the server is tripple7 to clear any doubt on that front:

comment = Primary
path = /media/primary
read only = no
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
create mode = 0777
directory mode = 0777

Message was edited by: sb32

Mac OS X (10.6)
  • tiroriro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Best regards
  • rehatiel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here.. I thought it was a pathfinder issue, but now I'm thinking snow leopard.
  • Emmanuel Velazquez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey man do you know something about boot camp?
  • san_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here.
    Server: debian squeeze, Client: OS X 10.6.1

    Here is my smb.conf

    +workgroup = UNIXGROUP+
    +netbios name = %h+
    +server string = %h server+
    +security = user+
    +dns proxy = no+
    +name resolve order = bcast host+
    +log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m+
    +max log size = 1000+
    +syslog = 0+
    +panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d+
    +username map = /etc/samba/smbusers+
    +encrypt passwords = true+
    +passdb backend = tdbsam+
    +obey pam restrictions = yes+
    +unix password sync = yes+
    +passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u+
    +passwd chat = Entersnews*spassword: %n\n Retypesnews*spassword: %n\n password\supdated\ssuccessfully .+
    +pam password change = yes+

    +comment = home directory+
    +browseable = no+
    +read only = no+
    +create mask = 0700+
    +directory mask = 0700+
    +valid users = %S+

    +comment = share+
    +path = /mnt/share+
    +read only = no+
    +create mask = 0770+
    +directory mask = 0770+
    +public = yes+
    +hide files = lostfound,tm

    +[time machine]+
    +comment = tm disk+
    +path = /mnt/share/tm+
    +read only = no+
    +create mask = 0777+
    +directory mask = 0777+
    +public = yes+

    +comment = webserver root+
    +path = /var/www+
    +read only = no+
    +create mask = 0770+
    +directory mask = 0770+
    +public = yes+

    I am able to rename a folder into any of these shares. But no way to do it for subfolders. The problem appears only with *Snow Leopard* (work on Leopard), on the Finder (for example i can create a folder and give it a name on the Firefox 'Save As' dialog window).

    Message was edited by: san_
  • HeyAndy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So I am going to add another thing strange to the mix.. I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.1 installed.. I mount several Samba mounts over wireless... On 3 of my 4 shares (all setup the same in smb.conf), I can rename directories without a problem. On the 4th, I can not...
    But to even make it more strange, I have a Mac Mini, also with OS X 10.6.1, and the same share that I can not rename the files on my MacBook Pro, I CAN rename it on the Mac Mini..

  • GuusH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just my 2 cents: same here, but opening a Terminal, mkdir /Volumes/sharename/some/random/subdir works just fine. For me a good enough workaround until the Finder gets fixed. Has a bug been filed with Apple?


  • oelauge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I updated the Samba server on version 3.4.0 together with Mac OS X 10.6.2 and it runs.
  • zsazs Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I'm running Samba 3.4.0 and still have this problem. Snow Leopard 10.6.2. On a Mac with Leopard 10.5.8 there are no problems.
  • zsazs Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Upgraded to Samba 3.4.2 and the problem went away. How odd.
  • Gavin Potts1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    sorry to bother with a dumb question, but I'm running samba 3.4.0 with the same problem (on ubuntu 9.10) can you tell me how to upgrade to samba 3.4.2?

  • Bill Sanderson Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I found a thread on another site that fixed my SAMBA issue with 10.6.3. I have a CENTOS (REDHAT) server with SAMBA.

    the thread said to add

    to the global settings area of your smb.conf file.

    unix extensions = no

    reatart samba

    I am now able to save files to my SAMBA share drives again from my MAC 10.6.3 laptop.

    Way to go APPLE. I guess you have been spending to much time testing the iPad... and not testing some major open source applications with your code roll outs' for lesser Apple products like my MAC BOOK PRO.
  • GuusH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Old thread, but upgrading the samba server from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 solved it for me.


  • satcomer Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)
    Does the hint in the blog post Fixing Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Samba Write Access help at all?
  • nolamike Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    AHH! I just upgraded to 10.6.4, supremely confident that this issue was addressed (connecting to a Linux box with Samba 3.4.0) and I just got a permissions error trying to rename a directory. The I switched to Windows, same login to the fileserver, and the rename worked fine.

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