Leopard file sharing - One mac shows up as two?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dr.wong, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. dr.wong macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    Hi there everyone,

    I've had a fairly unusual problem since about 10.5.4 (on 10.5.8 now).

    My iMac, when connected to any other Leopard Mac, shows up as two computers in finder under "shared".

    Have a look at the attached pic.

    It shows its normal name as it should, but then it has the BSOD Windows icon (which represents a shared PC) with the name "mac001b63a6fc3b"

    Why would it do this??

    Does anyone know how to get this away?

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    One is its Windows File Sharing (SMB) and the other Apple File Sharing (AFP). Don't know what's with the weird name though. Check what it's set to in your Sharing preferences.
  3. dr.wong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    Great! Thanks, that seemed to do it.

    Another question :

    Why is Leopard filesharing so slow?

    I have the two macs connected via firewire 400 at the moment, but whether its LAN, Airport or Firewire it always takes at least 1 to 2 minutes before file sharing actually begins and I can see my files and folders.

    This works both ways (on either mac).

    Once I'm in the root (home) directory of either mac, the filesharing is really fast, but when I want to navigate from a subdirectory back to the home folder, it takes a long time again.

    Any idea?

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