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Hatdaddy Level 1 (0 points)



Ever since I upgraded to Lion yesterday morning, I keep getting these random pop up windows that say: 


"There was a problem connecting to the server.  URLs with the type "file:" are not supported."


This seems to happen repeatedly and for no reason on the three different wi-fi locations I've been on in the last couple of days.  I doesn't seem to effect my actual connection though.  Just really annoying.


Any ideas?

  • jpd076 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've got the same thing happening. I can't figure out what finder is trying to connect to...

  • aaronthelight Level 1 (0 points)

    I got this error as well. I think that the first time i this appeared was after i opened the new mail program.

  • santiaragorn Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem....not sure if ti started after opening mail, but it keeps popping up. I read somewhere that it might have to do with dropbox.

  • MichaelC1980 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yupe I get this too ... I'm not sure why? It's kindda irritating!

  • gerryvee Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow. I'm not the only one with this problem afterall! It is annoying.....

  • Knosperhans Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. A solution would be to upgrade the Server firmware (Synology DS 3.2 beta). In my point of view is this not an appropriate solution to risk your data to get AFP access with Lion.


    I hope a fix will be provided soon from Apple or a final firmware from Synology.

    In the meantime I need to go back to 10.6 SL.

  • jpd076 Level 1 (0 points)

    How many of us have dropbox installed?


    Dropbox and iDisk are the only servers I'm accessing on my Lion machine. I did a quick google search for "dropbox and lion" and came up with this dropbox support page:



    So it seems others might be having some problems with dropbox (though, that page says nothing about this specific error), but I am aprehensive to install the beta they are testing on that forum as it seems it might cause a few other unwelcomed issues.

  • gerryvee Level 1 (0 points)

    I am not using dropbox, nor have I ever installed it on my mac.....

  • pdrydenuk Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this same issue, no idea what could be causing it. I don't have dropbox installed either.


    Wasn't there supposed to be some way of filesharing on Lion? I can't find where this option is.

  • Hatdaddy Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for chiming in everybody.  I figured other people might be having the same issue.  I do have Dropbox installed (didn't know there was an option one way or the other) so maybe that has something to do with it.  Although it looks like some of us don't.  Would love to know what server the finder is looking for!

  • bobvan13 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a hunch it might have to do with NFS or maybe SMB mounts. I know I've used those but I've never used Dropbox. It feels to me like Finder is trying to restore a remote filesystem mount that I was using under SL but that is no longer supported or somehow changed with Lion. It isn't happening to everybody but only to a small handful. What are we doing differently? NFS is my best guess becuase it might be the most obscure but it's just a guess.

  • bobvan13 Level 1 (0 points)

    Looks like my hunch was wrong. Further searching found a solution posted over here:



    Looks like the culprit was Time Machine, not NFS. I haven't plugged in my external Time Machine disk since the Lion upgrade. If the problem doesn't automatically go away when I do that, then I'll try the suggestions at the link above.

  • jpd076 Level 1 (0 points)

    You might be right about Time Machine... I haven't done a backup since I installed lion last night.


    Also, if that isn't it, I remember reading an article on TUAW about a few changes regarding NAS stuff in Lion:



    maybe something wonky is going on with TM, Dropbox, iDisk or any other file sharing services.


    I wonder why TM would act up in this way, as my backup drive is just a Firewire 800 drive, not a Time Capsule or NAS drive. hmm...


    Anyways... Please post your results after the backup. Thanks!

  • gerryvee Level 1 (0 points)

    I clicked on tm and I got the same message right away. I closed and tried again and the message popped up again. I use an external hd for back ups. I am also doing a back up and will post up whether I continue to get the message afterwards.

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