n00b networking question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by moonzilla, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. moonzilla macrumors regular

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    #1
    if i connect to a network drive (in this case, an external hd hooked up to a pc) on my mbp, and then add a new file to the external hd through the pc, my mac does not see the new file unless i eject the network drive and reconnect.

    is there any way to auto-refresh the network drive, so that whenever a new file is placed on it, the mac recognizes and displays the change? or, is there any way to manually refresh? ejecting and reconnecting is a bit of a pain. thanks.
     
  2. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Some third party apps let you "refresh" our stupid finder. ;)

    What I do is go up one directory and then go back in for a refresh.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    For me, the files appear if I just click in the Finder window - that's how it refreshes. I'm using icon view, I wonder if that has anything to do with it...
     
  4. moonzilla thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    i ended up installing a utility called "nudge" that seems to be doing the trick. thanks guys.
     

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