Personal File Sharing Won't start

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by James Craner, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

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    #1
    For some yet unknown reason today (or in the last few days) Personal File Sharing will not start up. In the sharing preference panel is says that it is starting up, but never completes the process. In a related problem the Powermac MDD can no longer see my Powerbook, that does have file sharing enabled.

    I have done some of the obvious such as resetting the PRAM and repairing permissions. Anyone seen this before. The only thing that I can think of that has changed is the last security update that only got applied yesterday.

    Anyone got any further ideas?
     
  2. James Craner thread starter macrumors 68000

    James Craner

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    Actually, the MDD Powermac can see the Powerbook, it appears in the Finder as an Icon, but as soon as you click on it, it says the Alias "Powerbook" could not be opened, because the original item could not be found.
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    It's working for me, with the latest security updates. But the AFP server did get updated; so it's possible that was the cause. Have you tried monitoring the system log (/var/log/system.log) while you attempt to start file sharing?
     
  4. James Craner thread starter macrumors 68000

    James Craner

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    Thanks for the reply, after future investigation, following running the disk utility it looks like I have a catalog corruption on the primary HD. The disk utility could not fix it, so oh joy of joys I am spending the evening wiping the hard disk and reinstalling all the software. :( :( :(
     

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