OS X 10.11.1 File Sharing Glitch?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by getrealbro, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. getrealbro macrumors regular

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    The icon of a folder shared from our iMac (OS X 10.11.1) shows up twice on the desktop of my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.11.1). Get info shows that one is mounted as an SMB share and the other as an AFP share. The terminal command df -h confirms that the same folder is mounted twice as SMB and AFP.

    Is this an El Capitan File Sharing bug, glitch or feature?

    —GetRealBro
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I have never seen this when connecting to my Macs sharing over both AFP and SMB.
     
  3. getrealbro thread starter macrumors regular

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    The issue of OS X 10.11.1 file shares being mounted as both SMB and AFP could be pretty common, but not recognized, because….
    1 - Many (perhaps most) users don’t have the Finder set to Show Connected servers on their desktops. So they would never see both icons.
    2 - Even when the file share is mounted as both SMB and AFP, the Finder window Sidebar only shows the Sever name, not the specific folder being shared.

    FWIW I stumbled onto the SMB & AFP dual mount issue (bug, glitch or feature) while testing a bug in Quicktime Player where edited videos are visible in the Finder when saved to a AFP share, but are hidden if they are saved to a SMB share. BTW they are not hidden via the Unix convention (i.e. .filename) as confirmed via the Terminal.

    The test goes like this….
    1 - create a folder on the SMB share.
    2 - open this folder using the Finder desktop icon mounted as SMB (Get Info to check SMB vs AFP)
    3 - open this folder again using the Finder desktop icon mounted as AFP (keep both the SMB and AFP folder windows open)
    4 - open a .mov file with Quicktime Player and make a simple (repeatable) edit
    5 - close the .mov file and use Default Folder to select the folder opened from the SMB share
    6 - save the edited video as TestSMB.mov
    7 - open the same .mov file with Quicktime Player and make the same simple edit
    8 - close the .mov file and use Default Folder to select the folder opened from the AFP share
    9 - save the edited video as TestAFP.mov

    What I end up with are the following files — TestSMB.AAE, TestAFP.AAE and TestAFP.mov. Get info on the folder shows that it takes up twice the space of the TestAFP.mov. This discrepancy is because the TestSMB.mov file is hidden.

    —GetRealBro
     

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