12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 11:40 PM by RJMontoya
RJMontoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am at my wits end!

 

I cannot, for the life of me, connect ANY of my Macs via “File Share”.  I have read SEVERAL tutorials… I have asked Google every possible combination of words/phrases that would get me a solution… Nothing!

 

Here's the deal…

 

Since upgrading my two MacBook Airs, I cannot get them to share any files. I can see them on my side bar (Shared), but when I click on the icon, it says “Connecting…” Usually, a window would pop-up and ask how I would like to connect.  Well, ever since the latest update (10.8.2), it doesn’t ask anymore.

 

I’ve even tried clicking on “Connect As…” on the far right… NOTHING!  It just hangs there. I am so frustrated!

 

Can someone please tell that I am not the only one experiencing this?

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MacBook Air (13-INCH, MID 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), File Share
  • 1. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,165 points)

    Try connecting in the column view of Finder to see if you get different results. Running Disk Utilily/Repair Permissions can't hurt.

     

    Maybe these two threads will help:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15046371#15046371

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/16033424#16033424

  • 2. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,700 points)

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.

     

    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left.

     

    Click the Clear Display icon in the toolbar. Try the action that you're having trouble with again. Post any messages that appear in the Console window – the text, please, not a screenshot.

    When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into a message.

    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Edit it out by search-and-replace in a text editor before posting.

  • 3. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    RJMontoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Eric Root -

     

    I tried your suggestions.  Niether of them worked. I am gonna try Linc Davis' suggestion.

     

    Thanks!

  • 4. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    RJMontoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    CONSOLE REPORTS:

     

    I double-clicked on the other computer located on the network... NOTHING WAS CAPTURED BY the console!!!

     

    But strangly, the following message keeps showing up, in triplicate form, every single minute, 3-seconds before changing to the next minute.

     

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    12/3/12 7:01:56.793 PM smoke[217]: Core Data: annotation: -executeRequest: encountered exception = Updating max pk failed:  with userInfo = {

        NSSQLiteErrorDomain = 14;

    }

    12/3/12 7:01:56.793 PM smoke[217]: Core Data: annotation: -executeRequest: encountered exception = Updating max pk failed:  with userInfo = {

        NSSQLiteErrorDomain = 14;

    }

    12/3/12 7:01:56.895 PM smoke[217]: Core Data: annotation: -executeRequest: encountered exception = Updating max pk failed:  with userInfo = {

        NSSQLiteErrorDomain = 14;

    }

     

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  • 5. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    RJMontoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In addition...

     

    I have an iMac that is currently running OS X 10.6.8 on my network.  With the iMac I AM ABLE to navigate both MacBook Air computers... No problem.

     

    ......

     

    On more thing.

     

    I also own a MacBook Pro.  It's running OS X 10.8.2.  With the MacBook Pro... same thing... NO PROBLEM navigating back-and-forth between computer.

     

    Do you believe that this might be a MacBook Air specific problem?

  • 6. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,700 points)

    Are you aware that a keylogger is installed?

  • 7. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    RJMontoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ha!

     

    Wow! You can tell that just with 3 lines of code? Impressive...

     

    Well, to answer your question... Yes. I am aware I have a keylogger installed... All my machines do. I doubt that has anything to do with my issue though.

     

    I've come to the conclusion that I will have to reinstall (clean install) Mountain Lion on at least one of my machines... Unless you have any further input?

     

    I will post my results to this page after the reinstall.

     

    Thanks for your help.

  • 8. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,700 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether your problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login.

     

    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode* and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:
    • Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
    • When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.
    • If you are prompted to log in, type your password, and then hold down the shift key again as you click  Log in.
    *Note: If FileVault is enabled under OS X 10.7 or later, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t boot in safe mode.

     

    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

     

    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?

     

    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • 9. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    RJMontoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Below, you will find the report generated by CONSOLE when I attempted to access the SHARED drive from one of my MacBook's (Air) to the iMac.

     

    CONSOLE REPORTS (in Safe Mode)

     

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    12/4/12 8:49:49.625 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpfs.kext - dependencies not elibible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:49:49.636 PM NetworkBrowserAgent[170]: SharePointBrowser::handleOpenCallBack returned 22

    12/4/12 8:50:02.307 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpfs.kext - dependencies not elibible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:08.495 PM com.apple.launchd[1]: (com.apple.afpfs_afpLoad) Throttling respawn: Will start in 4 seconds

    12/4/12 8:50:12.624 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpfs.kext - dependencies not elibible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:12.634 PM NetworkBrowserAgent[170]: SharePointBrowser::handleOpenCallBack returned 22

    12/4/12 8:50:19.559 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Cache file /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/KextPropertyValues_OSBundl eHelper_x86_64.plist.gz is out of date; not using.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.560 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Rescanning kernel extensions.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.841 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleThunderboltEDMService.kext/Contents/PlugIns/App leThunderboltEDMSink.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.842 PM com.apple.kextcache[238]: rebuilding /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache

    12/4/12 8:50:19.846 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltEDMSink failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.853 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelHD4000Graphics.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.857 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD4000Graphics failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.867 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMCCSControl.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.871 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.877 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBusPCI.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.880 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.891 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePlatformEnabler.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.896 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.ApplePlatformEnabler failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.902 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleSM CPDRC.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.906 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.915 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMCLMU.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.920 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.929 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/IOBluetoothFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOBluetoothS erialManager.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.934 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.944 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleHDAController.ke xt - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.949 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.958 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.963 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.973 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/IOUserEthernet.kext - ineligible during safe boot.

    12/4/12 8:50:19.978 PM com.apple.kextd[12]: Load com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet failed; removing personalities from kernel.

    12/4/12 8:50:20.000 PM kernel[0]: Resetting IOCatalogue.

    12/4/12 8:50:26.092 PM com.apple.kextcache[240]: / locked; waiting for lock.

     

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    What's the prognosis, doctor?

  • 10. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,700 points)

    File sharing doesn't work in safe mode. I had forgotten that. When you reboot as usual, does it still not work?

  • 11. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    RJMontoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No.

     

    After rebooting (normal mode), no effect. Nothing changed and console reported nothing.

     

    Ok... I strongly believer that a clean reinstall will do the trick.

     

    Standby (a day or two) for results...

     

    Thanks.

  • 12. Re: File Share - ALL Macs hang... window says "connecting..."
    RJMontoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok...

     

    I reinstalled OS X Mountain Lion (USB boot).  For some reason, that resolve it.  All my machines are work as advertised.

     

    Thanks for your help.