Cannot browse/copy iMac files from my MacBook Pro; REALLY FRUSTRATING...

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  1. MikeNewham macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    Wondering if anyone could help me out here:eek:

    I can browse and copy MacBook Pro contents over to iMac (from Finder within iMac). Unfortunately i can't do the same, other way around. Can neither browse nor copy content from iMac to MacBookPro (from Finder within Mac Book Pro).

    File Sharing has been turned on both on MacBook and iMac. Users have full access including administrators. Full Read/Write permissions on all files within the folder that i want to share have been granted. Firewall is turned off on both computers.

    On MacBook Pro Finder, the iMac appears under SHARED on the left column. But when one clicks it or presses the button 'Connect As' - the following error always appears. Please see screenshot below.

    "The Server "Michael Newham's iMac" is available on your computer. Access the volumes and files locally." (Obviously they're not available locally).

    I've used the Go - Connect to Server drop down option using afp and ftp access, but nothing there either. Both machines have Leopard 10.6.2

    So I'm a bit flummoxed :(

    Would appreciate some help ;)

    Mike Newham, Tipperary, Ireland.
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  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  3. MikeNewham thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes enabled on iMac.

    See below.
     

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  4. MikeNewham thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Using Go - Connect To Server - AFP IP address does not work either

    You can see the AFP IP address of the iMac entered below and it still cant connect.

    Any ideas?

    P.S. Is there a diagnotic tool available?
     

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  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Switch file sharing off and on again? Switch any firewalls off on both machines?
     
  6. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    That message is the one you get when you try to connect to the same computer you are sitting at.

    I don't know why it works one way but not the other. I would try renaming the machines to 'iMac' and 'Macbook' and rebooting them both to see if this problem goes away.

    A.
     
  7. MikeNewham thread starter macrumors newbie

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    YES! Turning FileSharing OFF and ON again seems to work...

    Thanks for the assistance!

    It seems to work now - accessing both computers to browse / copy files is now possible.

    Interestingly when I turned File Sharing back on AFP sharing was turned off automatically while FTP was turned on. Maybe i don't need AFP anyway...

    Thanks again.

    Mike N.
     

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