Cannot connect (mount) as server for MacBook Pro (new)
We have had a lot of trouble mounting servers between my desktop and laptop computers. Originally we had no problem at all. We could mount and do screen sharing at will. Later, we could not mount the desktop on the laptop. Now we cannot mount either on the other - tho can always see listed in the finder.
I get the following Msg:
The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "afp://10.0.1.4
(Error code -36)
Of course I have been over the sharing settings many times.
Anyone have any ideas?
Well - the system does not let you answer your own question so I had to make a new account.
I called Apple Support. WOW that was easy!! I can't believe how easy. Of course I was going to have to pay since the machine is so old (6 years), but since I had upgraded the OS to Leopard, it was FREE!
- First call:
They said run "Fix Permissions" from the Disk Utility app. Then in Sys Prefs>Sharing turn OFF all sharing - do a restart - then turn them back on.
This was a good idea but did not work.
- Second call:
So I went back online and got an immediate slot - no waiting!
There are 3 Options:
- Allow all incoming connections
- Allow only essential services
- Set access for specific services and applications.
The problem is that the list box is visible even when #2 is selected so it looks like the items are available. But they are not.
So I set to option #3 and was able to connect.
Not sure when my machine got changed, the other was probably changed at wife's work.
Hope this can help others.
BTW - Screen Sharing is awesome. Allows me to do a lot of compute intensive jobs on the faster machine while still on my main old G5.
Do each of these computers have assigned Static IP Address's? it not 10.0.1.4 may not be the computer you think it is..
if you don't like the idea of static, the next best thing would be to setup a DHCP reservation in your router. that way the router always assigns the correct IP address based on MAC address.
I'm just a regular computer user who doesn't know the difference between AFP and SMB. I usually connected to a shared network at work through AFP. However, I recently couldn't connect to the network and got error code 36. BUT when I tried changing from AFP to SMB, I was enable to connect to my network once again Yay!!!....just so you know....hope this helps