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  • Rick J. Brown Calculating status...

    I believe this is something different (even though the alert may be the same as what you're getting).  In my case (and I think in the case of other responders):

     

    1. It started immediately after installing Lion;
    2. The alert pops up spontaneously at irregular intervals, regardless of what kind of activity I'm doing
    3. It's not related to any particular App.  In fact, often as not, it happens when I'm not running ANY app (i.e. I can literally log in, and watch the Finder for a few seconds, then up pops the alert).

     

    I've tried turning off all my login items, and have tried logging in under different accounts, including "Guest" account.  None of this makes any difference -- the alert simply keeps appearing.

     

    Any suggestions?

    (I'm still looking for some suggestion as to how I might get an inventory of all the aliases on my system, to see if one of them is referencing my other mac (the "server" the alert complains about).)

     

    - Rick

  • Machwa Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Rick,

     

    This issue is getting ridiculous. How come no one from Apple has responded to this? Can it be that difficult of a problem? We're going on our second month of this bug. I notice it always pops up when I restart my computer, and happens even more when I put a CD or DVD in the drive.

     

    I'm so tired of it. I will let you know if I come across any solution.

     

    Should I try to reinstall Lion? What happens if I do that? I'm thinking of just doing a regular reinstall, but don't know what would happen to my stuff.

     

     

    Mark

  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)

    ...How come no one from Apple has responded to this?...

    Apple does not necessarily read anything in these forums, nor do they respond here.  This is only a user-to-user forum, not an official communications channel to Apple, as stated in the forums ToU.

     

    You can tell Apple your thoughts:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

     

    Select Bug Report for feedback type.

  • Michael Zischeck1 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    deleting this file fixed it for me:

     

    /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist

  • Machwa Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Asatoran,

     

    I'm well aware that Apple doesn't "respond" to the forums. I meant why haven't they responded to the problem in general. Besides the forum, several users (including myself0 have sent them this bug report through the feedback link.

     

    So my question remains: How come no one from Apple has responded to this?

     

    Mark

  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)

    Machwa wrote:

     

    Asatoran,

     

    I'm well aware that Apple doesn't "respond" to the forums. I meant why haven't they responded to the problem in general. Besides the forum, several users (including myself0 have sent them this bug report through the feedback link.

     

    So my question remains: How come no one from Apple has responded to this?

     

    Mark

    Speculation is not allowed on these forums and since Apple normally does not post any official announcements in these forums, you are likely not going to get an answer.  Get more people to provide feedback.  If it is that widespread, then Apple will respond in whatever way they wish.  If it's just a few people that send feedback....

  • Machwa Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Again, not looking for a response from Apple in this forum. Looking for a response in a fix, such as an update. Apple has issued numerous updates in the past that have resolved people's issues that have been posted here. And you're right, more people need to send feedback to them. "A few" will not be enough.

     

    I'm also surprised no one in the forums has come up with a solution. However, I haven't tried Michael Z's recommendation. I'll let everyone know.

  • Kurtyi Calculating status...

    I concur, deleting /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist did the trick for me as well. As of now I am no longer getting that error when accessing versions. I'm confident this takes care of that problem. Thank you for posting what worked for you! I suggest others experiencing this same problem give this remedy a shot. Post if it works for you or not.

  • Rick J. Brown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    > "...deleting /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist..."

     

    Tried that, but it did NOT make the problem go away in my case.   I didn't have much hope that it would, since I've never used Time Machine. :-(

     

    The problem does not seem to be directly related to Time Machine, but to some unknown service that TM (and any number of other processes) access.

     

    I can tell (from the Activity Monitor) that the alert is presented by the "netauthagent" process which is launched by the "launchd" process; but there is no parent process shown for "launchd", so I can't get past that.

  • prerits Calculating status...

    In my case the I kept getting the pop up as Lion was trying to connect to my usb storage in my Belkin wifi router. The issue seems to be some process referring to the network device (Time Machine in some cases and in my case the usb print and storage process of Belkin).Killing the process stopped the pop ups too..Hope that helps

  • prerits Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In my case the I kept getting the pop up as Lion was trying to connect to my usb storage in my Belkin wifi router. The issue seems to be some process referring to the network device (Time Machine in some cases and in my case the usb print and storage process of Belkin).Killing the process stopped the pop ups too..Hope that helps

  • Mr.Barkan Calculating status...

    Any news, anyone?

     

    It seems like we are dealing with two problems: One is related to TimeMachine, while the other is related to the Media Browser.

     

    A clear solution for the TimeMachine one is to delete the /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist

     

    But as for the media browser, nobody seems to have found a solution yet.

     

    I'm considering doing a clean install of Lion on my mac... maybe that'll clean it up...

    I'll think about doing it this weekend... =P

     

    cheers.

  • Lounge9 Calculating status...

    To prerits point, Exiting the Belkin Router Monitor software finally killed this for me. It seems the software kept looking for the network shared drive when I used my computer outside my network.

     

    Thanks.

  • ChrisMc73 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    My error seems to be exactly related to the Media Browser. Any application I open that has the media browser in it, such as iPhoto, Garage Band, etc...any of them, the error starts popping up about not being able to connect to the NAS share I have, but I can connect to it fine in finder.

     

    Not sure what will fix this, but it is very annoying and keeps just popping up.

  • gpg20 Calculating status...

    So I have had the same problem since downloading Lion.  I tried deleting  /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist and that did not work.  I finally got fed up enough that I took it to the apple store and though my applecare has long since expired the genius bar still helped me because it is a software issue and they support their own programs.  So long story short, the guy had no idea what was causing the problem but he went in and deleted more of my preferences including more time machine related things (I don't recommend doing this yourself unless you know what you're doing because you can really mess up your computer) and had me go home and partition my external hard drive backup before redoing my time machine preferences and I no longer have the message pop up.  So if you can I would take your computer into an apple store.  I hope this helps someone. 

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