Can only see some files on SMB share

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  1. Malaphus macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have a macbook pro with snow leopard 10.6.7 (all patches/updates applied) and am having trouble accessing files on an SMB share. The machine hosting the files is Windows 7 x64. Basically, I can successfully connect to the share and view the first 24 files/directories in the share, but none after that. If I delete a file/directory that I CAN see, I am then able to see another that I couldn't see previously. This is in Finder as well as from a terminal.

    Not sure what is going on. Any ideas?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    That's an odd problem. It's not an issue I've seen before when doing this. Are the sharing permissions for the folders/files set correctly?

    Check out this support link from Apple. In it is has a few other links for troubleshooting from the Apple end and from the Microsoft end. Try following them and see if it helps resolve the issue.

    Mac OS X: How to connect to Windows File Sharing (SMB)
     
  3. Malaphus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Figured it out.

    Apparently Avast antivirus was causing the issue. I had actually tried turning it off which didn't solve the problem, but after having upgraded to the beta version (6.0.1044), everything now works fine.
     
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    I'm glad you figured it out. Was the antivirus on your Mac or on your Windows machine?

    If it's on your Mac, you really don't need it. Check this link out:

    Mac Virus/Malware Info
     

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