9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 3:37 PM by misssarabella
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I'm being shown an error pop-up message periodically saying "There was a problem connecting to the server. URLs with the type 'file:' are not supported." I have a brand new MacBook Pro, and at no time am I actually having trouble connecting to the server, but this message continues to pop-up several times a day at random intervals. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Or is my computer just having a glitch? Other than that, and a mildly sticking caps lock button, it's working perfectly.

Thank you!

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
Solved by Linc Davis on Nov 22, 2012 10:57 AM Solved


Reply by Linc Davis on Nov 21, 2012 11:02 AM Helpful

Alright it didn't solve it. Any other suggestions?


I haven't suggested a solution yet. I want to know whether you still get the messages while Time Machine is disabled. Do you? If so, try any or all of the solutions proposed in this thread:


There was a Problem connecting to the...: Apple Support Communities

Reply by Linc Davis on Nov 21, 2012 9:01 PM Helpful

If the messages stop when TM is disabled, remove your backup drive(s) from the list in the preference pane and add them back. Enable TM and see what happens.

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