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I use an iMac with very limited room on the hard drive. What I have ended up doing is building a Samba server out of one of my old linux machines for additional storage. What I was doing until I found the following trick was to download files to my hard drive and then move the files over to the server, as I was unable to choose the Samba share in the "where to download" choices.

What I did was make an alias to my Samba share and put it on my desktop. When I want to download to the Samba share, I can choose to download to the alias I created on my desktop and it will logon to the Samba server and download directly to the Samba share. Maybe with future upgrades this won't be necessary, but until then, this is the only way I have found to download directly to the Samba share.

[Editor's note: I can't verify this one myself, as at the moment, I can't seem to get Windows2000 to recognize my password from my Mac, so no Samba share to connect to!]
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ah, the 'password not recognized' bug
Authored by: little_dude on Nov 21, '02 02:17:47PM

Rob, you have to reset and re-enter your password !

first enable the windows sharing and enable 'this user can connect from windows machines' for your account.

then go to prefs -> account and change your password to nomatterwhat. Save, and repeat but this time restore your password. Now the windoze machine will be able to see the passwd.

Worked for me.

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ah, the 'password not recognized' bug
Authored by: joel8x on Nov 21, '02 10:54:47PM

Hey - that works! I was creating new accounts to get access from windows. Thanks for the tip - that is the real OS X hint right there!!

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Why not us NFS?
Authored by: Lone Macster on Nov 22, '02 09:44:19AM

If you have a Linux server you can easily use NFS and have a dynamically mounted Directory always available to you.

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Why not us NFS?
Authored by: sms on Aug 28, '03 03:51:24AM

NFS made my Powerbook really unstable. Had to reboot it almost daily when sharing my iTunes library to my PB from my Linux Server via NFS.


DonĀ“t drink and root!

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ah, the 'password not recognized' bug
Authored by: rob215 on Dec 05, '02 06:29:56AM

Hey I just wanted to say that this tip worked for me!! I was unable to log into my G4 laptop from my Win2000 machine because of the 'password not recognized' problem. I changed my OS X password, then changed it back again and now it works fine!!

Rob G

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Or just use Sharity
Authored by: egilDOTnet on Nov 22, '02 02:04:52AM

Download the Sharity package and go nuts - its free for connecting to one CIFS/SMB computer, and gives you the ability to have your shares automatically mounted upon login to your Mac, and also to set your download folder etc. to your CIFS/SMB share.

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