5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2014 3:26 AM by kagouraki
kagouraki Level 1 (0 points)

I use my time capsule for backing up with time machine and as a file server. I have the settings for files sharing to accounts and have 3 accounts. to access my files i go to finder and in the side bar is my time capsule under the shared,enter my username and password and then i can choose if i want to mount the Data (witch is the public folder in the time capsule so every user can access its files) or my private folder. If i mount my private folder i can close this finder window and open it again and access it again. I can also eject it and it is showing in the /Volumes folder like a normal Hard drive.


BUT if i choose to mount the Data folder and i double click on it it opens up and i can see my files. But if i exit the folder and i double click to access it again then it says “The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Data” can’t be found.” There is no eject button and i cant do anything to access the files again. I showed the hidden files and i have gone to the /Volumes folder and i can see and access and eject the Data from there but it is hidden.


I want the Data to work as my private folder as it was working in Mountain lion. This has happens after my upgrade to Mavericks.


Thank you in advance for your help and sorry for my bad English. it is not my native language.



MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), Time capsule 4th generation 3TB
  • kagouraki Level 1 (0 points)

    I have made a video from my problem.




    Anyone ?

  • kagouraki Level 1 (0 points)

    I have found that is a problem with tha afp mounting. smb works just fine.


    I see you dont answer anything so at least can you tell me how to inform apple about this bug ?


    Unfortunately we pay a lot of money for they products....

  • LaPastenague Level 8 (48,772 points)

    Haven't answered because had nothing to contribute..


    But I am surprised if you run Mavericks.. what I have seen is that it is supposed to default to SMB.




    Maybe I am reading it the wrong way.


    The issue I heard was later version of SMB is a problem and people were recommending to use CIFS.. rather than SMB which is later SMB2.


    Contact Apple.




    Any earlier version of OS would default to AFP for connection to a TC.. so I am surprised if Mavericks has an issue with AFP and not SMB.

  • kagouraki Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes i have read all the stuff about the default smb in Mavericks but mine mounts with afp in default. I now mount the volume manually throught Go-->Connect to Server option in Finder.I write smb:// and it mounts the time capsule and no problems. I dont want to do this anytime, I want all the things to work right...

    I hope an update will fix it


    Thank you for your reply and i will leave feedback but i dont think that will someone see and solve this...



  • kagouraki Level 1 (0 points)

    I have found a solution in case someone has the same problem. I have unhidden the Data partition in /Volumes and the /Volumes folder from terminal with sudo. The command was:


    sudo chflags nohidden /Volumes/Data

    sudo chflags nohidden /Volumes


    everything is working now.