6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2014 11:00 AM by daledab
GaryKing Level 1 (10 points)

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as a PDF file, then I get a message saying that I cannot open the file, or the file is in use (it depends on the app/filetype). I have the same problem when I open a video file or a disk image. Strangely, text files are just fine. And if I copy any of the problematic files to the local Windows disk, then I can open them just fine.


The specific error messages are:


- AVI files opened in VLC: "Your input can't be opened. VLC is unable to open the MRL."

- ISO files opened by Windows Explorer: "Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file."

- PDF files opened with FoxIt: "Failed to open the document. It may already be opened or in use by another application."


This only started happening after I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on the PC and Mavericks on the Mac. Mavericks upgraded its SMB version from SMB1 to SMB2, so perhaps that is related?

Does anyone know what the problem might be, and how I could fix it?


Thanks in advance!

Mac mini (Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 2.3 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD