Hi Guys, I'm hoping that someone has some suggestions as to why I'm suddenly getting errors when attempting to mount shared folders from my Windows XP desktop on my OS X 10.4.2 PowerBook. I have 3 shared folders on the Windows XP machine that I have used without trouble now for about 18-months using Samba via the Finder (i.e. Go > Connect to Server > "smb://..."). Yesterday it all suddenly stopped working and I got the following message whenever I try to connect, where "..." in the SMB statement represents the DNS name of my XP PC and /MyDocuments is the share name: The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "smb://.../MyDocuments" could not be read or written. (Error code -36). Suffice to say that I have the necessary logon rights to read/write to the shares and my password has not changed. Reboots of both Mac and PC has made no difference to the results. To the best of my knowledge, nothing has changed since last week. I am still able to connect to the PC via Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) and I can use Samba to mount shared directories on HP-UX servers without trouble. This is a real problem for me as it greatly reduces my ability to use a Mac at work (which I shouldn't really but it beats the heck out of the Dell XP system that I am trying to connect to). Other postings on the Web haven't yielded anything worth knowing about and Apple's own Support site lists an article whose only suggestion is to end my password to the server unencrypted. This I am not prepared to do since it wasn't necessary for the past 18-months and it's a security risk. A check of the Console, if it helps, provides the following 2 entries that may be of assistance to someone who knows what they mean: Oct 11 08:57:43 marcus-powerbook kernel: smbfs_smb_qfsattr: (fyi) share 'N?T?F?S?', attr 0xa, maxfilename 255 Oct 11 08:57:43 marcus-powerbook kernel: smbfs_aclsflunksniff: (fyi) user sid S-1-5-21-1568272530-2059608485-4162814266-1500 didnt map I'd be most grateful if anyone has any suggestions.