Files open slow on my mac when opend on PC server

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vader599, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. vader599 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    I have a problem with files opening very slow on or mac. All the files reside on a PC server. When we go to open the Illustrator files form the PC server to our Macs, it takes an extremely long time. We also have the issue with file names being limited to 35 characters.

    Anyone have suggestions?
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You'd have to give us an idea of how big these Illustrator files are and define exactly what "an extremely long time" is.

    Opening files over the network is of course going to be quite a bit slower than opening them on a local drive. The speed of your network and the size of the files are the primary factors.

    As to the file name limits, a bit of Googling seems to indicate that your server probably is using Services for Macintosh and you're connecting via AFP. This is a known issue. You can work around it by using OS X's built in SMB support to communicate with the server natively.
  3. vader599 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    Yes I am connection via AFP. Is their an easy way to connect via SMB. Do I need to set up services on the PC server?

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