Unable To Edit Or Remove Shared Folders On New iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mikey8811, May 7, 2019.

  1. mikey8811 macrumors member

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    Hi

    Just received my new 27 in base model iMac a couple of days ago.

    I used Migration Assistant to migrate the system and network settings and one standard (non adminstrative user) that has access to shared folders on external HD's and some locations on my old MacBook. It was done from a Time Machine backup. I did NOT migrate my administrative user over but created one from scratch from my Apple ID.

    The shared folders seem to have migrated over.

    The issue is there are a few locations from my old MacBook which are no longer relevant as they are not on my new iMac. However, they appear whited out in the Shared Folders panel in Preferences > Sharing. Hitting the "-" button gets a prompt asking if I am sure I wish to stop sharing the folder. Confirming this does nothing. It is still there.

    Other locations which are external HD's are also the same. I can see them filled out if they are on and mounted but they are whited out otherwise. Either way, I am unable to remove them or edit the sharing permissions.

    Has anyone experienced the same and know how to fix it?

    I have contacted Apple and have spoken to 2 agents. They seem to be clueless.

    Thanks
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    #2
    Did you check your iCloud settings?
    Maybe those folders are still shared from your iCloud drive?
     
  3. mikey8811 thread starter macrumors member

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    No definitely not. My old MacBook was on 10.6.8. I never ran iCloud on any of its contents
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    Have you tried turning file sharing OFF (not just trying to stop sharing on individual folders, but turn off completely), then, I think you could shut off your Mac, then boot up again. NOW, try setting up file sharing.
     
  5. mikey8811 thread starter macrumors member

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    Done that too. No dice
     

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