File Sharing checkbox refuses to check

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wowatcmu, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. wowatcmu macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2010
    I had set up file sharing between our two macs in our home (both 10.6) with no problems.
    But our iMac's disk blew out and was replaced, with 10.6 reinstalled.
    Now I find that the iMac can see my MacBook Pro, but when I try to enable file sharing
    on the iMac, the checkbox for File Sharing refuses to take a check: it briefly displays
    a - sign then reverts to blank. I have triple-checked that the security settings are the same on the
    two machines, and that the
    file permissions for the listed files are okay (ie, the same on the two computers).

    I presume I am missing something on permissions, but I am at a total loss as to what.
    I would appreciate suggestions.
  2. wowatcmu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2010
    Answering my own query

    A local guru advised me to look at the console when I tried and failed to set file sharing. It turns out that the plist System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ had been rewritten as an empty file during the os reinstall. The old plist was saved as, so it was simple to reinstate it and now all is well.

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