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10.7: Accessing Windows shares if files/folders do not appear in Finder Network
I'm experiencing a problem whereby the Windows shares I use at work mount in the Finder but don't reveal 'child of child' directories. So basically I can't see any of my working files/folders.

Here's a workaround I used in this situation:

Open Terminal, navigate to the share (once mounted) in /Volumes. Navigate to one of the child of child folders (they appear in Terminal but were empty when viewed in the Finder) and type 'open.'

This opens the folder in the Finder revealing the files/folders that were invisible before. In addition, you can now navigate 'up' in the Finder to see the previously hidden parent directory.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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10.7: Accessing Windows shares if files/folders do not appear in Finder
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 28, '11 10:27:14AM

I've seen this behavior several years ago and used this exact method to reveal in Finder.



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10.7: Accessing Windows shares if files/folders do not appear in Finder
Authored by: jaydisc on Jul 28, '11 04:40:52PM

There's two new Services that can be turned on in System Preferences -> Keyboard:

New Terminal Window at this folder
New Terminal Tab at this folder

Either would save you having to re-navigate via Terminal. Just right-click, choose this service, then type `open`: Done.



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10.7: Accessing Windows shares if files/folders do not appear in Finder
Authored by: leamanc on Jul 28, '11 06:48:04PM

Nice find! Pretty awesome of Apple to include these.

Also, in the main hint, there needs to be a space between 'open' and the period, as in 'open .'

In the hint, it looks like 'open.' which will fail.



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