Ok...not sure if this will work for anyone else or not...but I was having this same issue. I access a Windows box for work via samba using my mac. In short I disconnected from vpn without unmounting/ejecting the mounted windows drives. As soon as I did this I started getting the error messages...duh. I started reading here about the timeMachine fix; which works for some I am sure; but was not working for me...plus I didn't have a spare external drive laying around to test this out. Finally I decided to reconnected to the vpn and mounted drives and manually ejected each of them. So far it seems to have stopped the messages. I did get one last message as I logged off of my vpn, but none since then. Good luck and I hope this will help someone.
Hope this helps a few people at least.
I was having the exact same annoying pop-up; fortunately figured it occured only when JOURNLER is running. A quick search in the Journler database revealed that some of the files I attached (as symbolic links) to the entries were the underlying cause: I had had changed to a new mbp with Lion. During the data move some of the aliases kept pointing to my old mbp disk. Reconnecting these aliases to the correct path solved the problem.
Here is a somewhat easier way to reconnect files:
$ cd ~/Documents/Journler (where my Journler database is kept)
$ find . -size 0 (to list all the faulty finder aliases)
Launch finder and go to ~/Documents/Journler and find the files listed above (filtering all files under Journler for kind=Alias helps easier navigation)
Show inspector, and check the Original file path for each file. Usually the false path will be something like /Volumes/OldHardisk/Users/aUser/blabla and the correct path needs to be /Users/aUser/blabla. Highlight this part and copy (cmd-c). Click on "Select New Original". Do shift-cmd-G (go to path) and paste (cmd-v). Hit enter twice and the alias is correctly reconnected now.
Oscar - I am having the same problem but I do not understand your fix. If I open Finder and go to my Documents folder there is not Journlr subfolder. I am getting a popup error message about every 30 seconds. In addition, I am trying to watch a movie in Quicktime and everytime there is an error message it kicks me out of Full Screen!
Hi Guys, convert here and have been scouring the net for clues and more importantly ANSWERS
Anyways, found this over at http://linux.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.os.linux.networking/2006-10/msg00629. html
The regedit on the win box worked for me, under 7 I had to add the dword and reboot (edit: I made the value 15 to start with as recommended and that worked for me).
I would prefer a mac fix as I don't have the ability to change EVERY non-home boxes. Either way I am happy as my home server is more important to connect to for the time being
You may want to try this for your problems.
1) Go to System Preferences
2) Select Users & Groups
3) Select Current User and Login Items
4) Select and delete all the items which will open automatically when you log in by pressing the '-' button.
For my case, no Time Capsule usage and this works for me. Worth trying if you are really stucked.
I want to give an update on how I got rid of the error message. Which by the way, was coming up approximately every 30 seconds and was extremely annoying. I found an old post with a similar problem here:
In the post, someone said to go into finder and select "Go" then "Connect to Server," then instead of setting up the server as "afp://remotePCName" use "smb://remotePCName". I tried to do this and it didn't work. However, then it asked me which server I wanted to "mount." I selected the computer that my iMac with Lion was unable to apparently connect to and entered in that computer's password. Before I did this, I made sure that the computer was on and I was logged in on that computer. Anyway, this may or may not help people with similar problems. Nothing I did with Time Machine helped, nor did deleting plist files. In fact, when I deleted the plist files it messed something up in Safari and I had to restore from a previous backup. So I would suggest being careful before randomly deleting plist files (as I did.) Anyway good luck to all. Hope that a Lion update will soon take care of this and save us all a lot of headaches!
YO APPLE CAN YOU JUST SOLVE THIS, ITS INSANE! MAKES MY COMPUTER UNUSABLE. CLEARLY I AM JUST ONE OF MANY. IT IS OBVIOUS IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TIME MACHINE, ETC. IN MY CASE, EVEN THOUGH I GET THIS MESSAGE I CAN STILL CONNECT TO THE NODE IDENTIFIED W/O A PROBLEM. BUT THIS MESASAGE POOPING UP CONTINOUSLY PREVENTS ME FROM WORKING. WHAT'S THE DEAL. I HAVE DEALT WITH THIS ON AND OFF FOR WELL OVER A YEAR, IN LEOPARD AND THEN SNOW LEOPARD, AND OTHERS APPEAR TO HAVE IT IN LION AS WELL. IT COMES AND GOES RANDOMLY, LIKE IT WONT HAPPEN FOR WEEKS, THEN WON'T STOP NO MATTER WHAT, THEN GOES AWAY RANDOMLY, SO MY CALLS TO APPLE ARE USELESS. I HAVE A SMALL NETWORK IN MY HOME, 4-5 COMPUTERS, DOES NOT SEEM TO MATTER NOW MANY ARE CONNECTED OR NOT. ***?
My message comes back unless I remount the drive every time I use my iMac, and I have to have the MacBook connected at the same time. The MacBook has to be logged in and on (not in screensaver mode). So the problem is not completely resolved. I agree that it is clearly a bug that needs to be fixed. I hope that they take care of it. And yes, it is extremely frustrating.
Frustrating at the very least. Sorry for my flame, but I rely on my Macbook to work. For what it is worth, message disappeared again. Steps:
Made changes to wireless router:
prevented offending computer from connecting to wireless router (it is wired, and has no wireless card configured). Seemed to prevent messages on my Macbook while Macbook was wired, now on wirelessly and nothing yet. Crossing my fingers.
I finally fixed it. After having that dreaded message show up since the end of July when I installed Lion, I decided to erase my hard drive (after backing up of course via Tima Machine) and then reinstalled Lion. Once I had a fresh, new copy of Lion on a blank slate, I restored only those files that I needed (iCal, bookmarks, Mail files, Address Book contacts, etc.)
I either restored from Time Machine on a per file basis or via a flash drive which I had put other files on, as well.
The machine is running like new and--more importantly--that stupid message is gone for good.
Best of luck.
Here's a temporary solution. As like some others above, my issue isn't with Time Machine, but with certain apps. So with the apps that create that pop-up (for me, Dashcode and System Prefs), I just push the "error" box to the side and keep working. It doesn't really get in my way, and then I just click "OK" after I'm done with the app that causes the pop-up.
This isn't a "fix", but it at least let's me not get annoyed by an every-30-seconds pop-up.
There are 4 things that I did that got rid of this error. FYI my time machine is currently setup to go a different directory, although at one point i did have my server handling backups. So I didn't bother getting rid of the time machine plist since it was actively connected to another source.
Also, these popups won't go away until you reboot.
A. Delete PLIST files
- Open terminal and cd library/preferences
- rename the following files (or move them to another directory):
- sudo mv com.apple.finder.plist com.apple.finder.plistold
- sudo mv com.apple.recentitems.plist com.apple.recentitems.plistold
- sudo mv com.apple.loginwindow.plist com.apple.loginwindow.plistold
- sudo mv com.apple.loginitems.plist com.apple.loginitems.plistold
- sudo mv com.apple.sidebarlists.plist com.apple.sidebarlists.plistold
B. Remove connect to server items in finder
- Click on Go menu in finder and then connect to server
- Click on the recent items icon (looks like clock with down arrow next to it)
- Click on the clear recent items selection in the drop down (you may see the offending server name here)
- If the server address field has the name of the server that is causing the popup, connect to any other server/pc to clear out the old server address
C. Remove all saved connections to server in preferences > accounts
- Click on apple menu then system preferences
- Click on users and groups
- Click on your account in left hand pane
- Click on tab "Login Items"
- Make sure your server isn't shown in this list
D. If you were using a shared location for itunes, setup a new library on your local drive
- I have my iphone set to login to itunes when inserted. I have a local library on my hard drive in case the server isnt' available. Just make sure you have a local library that iTunes can default to if it can't find your server.
- You can do this by opening itunes, getting the error that iTunes can't find the flle and then click on the "Create Library" button.
Close all programs and then restart your mac. This is difficult due to the every 3 second popups but your restart may time out if you don't manually close these windows.
Reboot after these actions, problem solved (hopefully for everyone on this post too). FYI, because of items listed in step A, you will have to setup automatic login for your ID (if you want that) and any finder preferences you have (
Ok, I'm about to toss this time capsule out the window! I have done JGAtlanta's suggestion, but with no luck. Time Machine gives me the same warning and will not back up! It works then all of a sudden, cannot connect to the hard drive in time capule, I get:
There was a problem connecting to the server "XXXX.local".
"Check the server name or IP address, and then try again. If you continue to have problems, contact your sytem administrator."
It lists the drive as an option so it must see it, but will not connect? I'm not getting the warning like some of the others in this string, but simply cannot connect to the drive?
Has anyone found a solution to this?