3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 3:10 PM by BDAqua
Krumm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I have a server from which I share multiple shared files. We had to replace the hard drive containing those shared files and restore it from a back up. Now, when we connect to the server, the client computers display all of the shared file names with "-1" tagged onto the end. For example, we have a folder called "Office Server," which is now displayed as "Office Server-1." It seems as if the client computers recognize the files has copies of the original, hence the "-1" signifier. Is there anyway to get the client computers to drop the "-1?"


Thanks so much!


FYI: The server runs 10.5.8 and the clients run 10.6.8.

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (121,245 points)

    Hi, problem might be on the clients end, but...


    In Finder's Menu, select Go menu>Go to Folder, and go to "/volumes". (no quotes)


    Volumes is where an alias to your hard drive ("/" at boot) is placed at startup, and where all the "mount points" for auxiliary drives are created for you to access them. This folder is normally hidden from view.


    Drives with an extra 1 on the end have a side-effect of mounting a drive with the same name as the system already think exists. Try trashing the duplicates with a 1 or 2 if there are no real files in them, and reboot.


    If it does contain data...



  • Krumm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Are the original drives (ones without "-1") supposed to be listed? Only the "-1" drives are listed.


    Could there be a preference list that needs to be dumped? I tried trashing the Finder plist and that unfortunately didn't work.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (121,245 points)

    Well, if it were a Pref file, I'd try this, but no idea why only the ones with -1 are listed!?


    First, Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, test if things work OK in Safe Mode.


    Then move these files to the Desktop for now...










    Reboot & test.


    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.