OS X Mavericks :: Unknown Shared Server In Finder?

Aug 22, 2014

I just noticed there is a shared server/ network listed in Finder, but I do not recognise it and cannot connect to it. 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Unknown User On Shared Network In Finder

Aug 22, 2014

After downloading a few new apps tonight, both off the App Store and Safari, I noticed that s6761bm0t3r1 had been newly listed under shared.

One of the apps i downloaded ended up changing my homepage and search engine which was annoying but not too unusual.

After changing things back to usual I went to look through finder to see if anything unwanted had been downloaded and that's when i noticed it.  I know it's not my printer because i turned my printer on and it showed up under a different nameI have never had any other machines connect like this to my mac that i know of besides my printerWhen i try to click more info it just keeps on fetching and won't show anythingWhen i try to double click on it it tries to connect and soon after says Connection failedI don't know if it's from something i downloaded but I first noticed it immediately afterwards so I'm thinking it is

Here's a picture:

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X :: Unknown Computer/server Showing Up Under Shared?

Mar 4, 2009

I have 3 macs and a PS3/Xbox 360 all running on a protected wireless network at my house...our iPhones also use the network when necessary.

Right now I am on the MacBook Pro, my iMac is on in another room, and all other devices are off. Usually under shared from this computer I just see my iMac in finder because I allow sharing between the 2 computers... but I noticed something odd that I've never seen before. Something else is showing up under "Shared". It looks like another computer and says "mac001b639f####" I didnt fill in the last 4 characters just in case this ends up being some sort of personal info that I shouldnt be sharing.

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OS X Mavericks :: Created Two Unknown Shared Users On Hard Drive

Jun 5, 2014

Why did the Mavericks install create two shared user folders on my hard drive ('brw0080929854c2' and 'netgear106ebe') ? What should I do with these, delete or are they essential ?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Intel Mac :: Can't Remove An Unknown Computername (mac Server) In Finder

Mar 16, 2012

17 inch iMAC with OSX version 10.6.8. How do I delete that an unwanted computername?  Spent hours and hours on finding  an answer / solution. However, without succes. Under SHARED I see two lines featured as mac servers. One is <iMac van bouko witteveen> the other one is <Time Capsule MAIN>

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OS X :: Unexpected Shared Server Appearing In Finder?

May 1, 2010

Well, I've never seen this before. I did not (intentionally) connect to this server listed under Shared in the sidebar... so where did it come from and how can I ditch it? Get Info only tells me it's a PC server

My file sharing is turned off, etc. Little Snitch is not flagging any unexpected network activity. I'm very puzzled.

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OS X :: Bunch Of Shared Drives Or Folders Showed In My Finder Under Shared?

Feb 19, 2010

A couple of months ago I was at the head office and connected to the in house Wifi. When I did, a bunch of shared drives or folders showed in my finder under "Shared". I figured no biggie, when I got away from the head office they'd go away. But they didn't. And I can't figure out how to get rid of them.See attached photo.

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Software :: How To Get Rid Of Unknown Guest In Shared Section

Jun 28, 2010

I have an unsecured wireless network in my home. As guests come and go with laptops, they connect to the network. All OK. That is, I'm used to seeing transitory nodes on my network. Some time ago, a Bonjour computer appeared in the Shared section in the Sidebar of a Finder window. I have no idea what it is. When I click on it, it says XXXX YYYYYY's Computer, connected as: Guest. There is one folder there which, in turn, contains another folder named Drop Box. Now, I use DropBox on my system, to keep my 3 Macs in sync on a few items. What is this mystery guest? Why is it here? How can I get rid of it?

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OS X Server :: Why Do My Shared Macs Vanish From The Server

May 25, 2008

I'm running 10.5.1 server on a G5 and plain old 10.5.2 on two other Macs. When I reboot the server, the other two Macs appear in the Shared section in the sidebar of a Finder window. I can mount their disks and share their screens.

After some indeterminate time (days, sometimes hours), they disappear from the sidebar. I can ping them and I can mount their file systems via "Connect to server ...", but I can't get to their screens. I have two PC's and a Linux box and they never disappear. And on each non-server Mac, the server and the other non are always there.

Why do my shared Macs vanish from the server?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Window Shows Sharing With Unknown Computers?

May 15, 2012

My finder windows seem to show that I'm "sharing" with other computers. I have file sharing turned off in System Preferences. On the left side of the finder window it shows "Favorites" and under that "Shared" pops up with what I assume are other computers nearby. These are not names of other computers in my house. These computer names pop up and come and go. They are the same two names. Underneath the "shared" names, my external drives show up under "Devices". My cable modem is connected to an Apple Airport Extreme router. Any ideas on why this "sharing" is showing up?Is my data secure? 

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: ICal Server Shared Calendars "403" Error?

Jun 13, 2012

We are currently running a 10.7.4 Server with 10.7.4 clients. The problem is with the calendar system's sharing funtion. Some users will consistently receive an error message "403" Stating that the user does not have permission to edit the item when they edit an item or change an existing event to another user's shared calendar. After some troublshooting I found that if I made the claendar in question the default calendar in iCal, I was able to create vents without problem. I have tried removing the problemed users from that calendar's list of shared users, and changing permissions back and forth from Read to Read/Write without any success. There are no iCloud or MobileMe accounts on any of the client machines, a pertinent negative as searching for a resolution to this issue yeilds many similar problems related to those services.  

Summary:Creating or editing an event in a shared calendar within iCal (while not the host of sdaid calendar) results in a error code 403. However, when the user in question changes their default calendar to the shared calendar, there is no issue creating new events. The issue is only persistant with a few users. Other users have no issue manipulting existing records in the same shared calendar.  

OS X Lion Server (10.7.4)
iCal service is configured properly
Clients are all running 10.7.4 

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OS X :: Unknown Files And Documents In Finder / Username Daemon And Process Name Distnoted

Mar 26, 2010

I decided to post because I've been paranoid lately by possibilities that I may be hacked by someone or may have a virus on my Mac. I purchased my Mac in June of this year. I was messing around on "Finder" today and was looking at documents and stuff when I noticed some documents in the finder that were not familiar to me. I kept looking and I actually found A LOT of documents with numbers and things that were not familiar to me. Once I saw this, I went to the activity monitor.

I saw my username of course along with process names that looked familiar to me. I kept scrolling down and then I saw the username "daemon" and the process name was "distnoted". What is this? Am I just paranoid about this or is something going on? My computer speeds are fine and the computer itself is acting completely normal. I DO use uTorrent and Frostwire, though I don't download just anything.

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OS X :: No List Of Shared Computers In Finder

Jan 13, 2009

I am having problem with my Mac Air. For some reason when I go to Finder, there is no list of Shared computers. However, when I open Finder on my MacBook Pro it shows all shared computers in the area. From my MacBook Pro I can see the shared Mac Air, but nothing in shared of Mac Air. All shared setting on on MacBook Pro. Plus there more shared computers on the network. I think something wrong with Mac Air settings.

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MacBook :: Deleted Shared On Finder?

Jan 15, 2009

how can I get my shared title back under finder on the right side. I deleted it by accident. It is supposed to be right under Devices and Above Places. I also delted my Today by accident under the Search For category. You can see in the first picture its my Finder and the 2nd is my sisters.

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OS X :: Shared Drive Showing Up In Finder?

Sep 8, 2009

New user here, I'm showing "your-w92*******" I blanked out the rest, with a little monitor icon under "SHARED" in my finder? Any clue as to what it is and how I can get rid of it? If I right click I only get Open or Get Info as options. If I click Open I get "Connection Failed". If I click on Get Info it displays "PC Server" under kind. I did try to get my MBP to print in my PCs HP printer (unsucessfully) using cups. So I don't know if that had anything to do with it. I'd just like to delete it but don't know how.

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Mac Pro :: Keeps Looking For The Shared Server Every 10 Minutes?

Jun 18, 2012

When I got my Mac Pro I set up my laptop to share files so i could move everything over. Now that is done, I don't have the laptop anymore. But my Mac Pro keeps looking for the shared server every 10 minutes. Here is the dialog box that pops up: "There was a problem connecting to the server Laptop. The server may not exigst of it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again." I would like to have the dialog box stop appearing and looking for the laptop.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jan 6, 2011

I downloaded and installed the updates for the OS and now there is no "shared" section in the finder at all. Shared items are checked in the preferences. Selecting "go" and "network" doesn't do anything. I checked in the system preferences and the name of the workgroup is correct. The other computers in the workgroup can see my shared folders, but I can no longer see anything shared.

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OS X :: Finder - Shared Computer Drive Bewilderment

Jan 2, 2009

I am trying to find out how to change the way finder presents itself while it is looking at a shared computer, because it appears to be doing this incorrectly, or is messed up some how. If you look at the screen shot of the highlighted drives of this shared computer, you will notice there are multiple instances of drive J and I would like to remove the repeated link. Also some of the drives have names associated with them, while others do not. I cannot figure out why some take the name given to the drive under windows in the macs finder window and why some do not? To throw another odd question in, drive G is not labeled movies anywhere, but rather is a drive labeled TV Shows under windows. Rebooting does nothing, as this has been there for months, even after a restore.

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OS X :: How Do I Remove A Shared Device From The Finder Sidebar

Mar 6, 2009

I've googled and search here, and I just can't find the answer to this.

I renamed one of my computers at home. Now both instances of it show up in the Shared section of the finder sidebar and I can't remove the old one. When I do a Get Info, it shows as a PC Server, but I can't actually access anything on it. Is there any way to keep this from showing up?

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OS X :: Remove Some Shared Devices From Finder Window?

Apr 21, 2009

How can I remove the 2 highlighted shared devices in a Finder window?

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OS X :: Macs Not Show Up In Finder Shared List

Aug 3, 2009

I just got an iMac. For the first few hours it was turned on, my MBP showed up in the iMac's Finder, and vice versa. However now, for the past two days, neither Mac has shown up in the others Finder. Connecting to afp://[their ip address] lets me see the public folders, but I still can't use the shared iTunes libraries, or share screens.

The same thing happened with the MBP and other Windows/Linux devices on the network, as well as my jailbroken iPod with Netatalk installed, but I just chalked that up to the klugey nature of mixed networking. Guess that wasn't the problem.

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OS X :: Computers Appearing In Finder Shared Column

Dec 20, 2009

These have been appearing for a while in my shared column in Finder as 'PC Servers' - I'm aware they're duplicate references for my actual computers but how do I remove them?

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Software :: Can't View Shared Folder(s) In Finder?

May 21, 2009

I'm connected via Airport to my company's wireless network. Last week I was able to connect to this network via my Macbook. Went home this weekend, come back and now I can connect and browse the internet, but I can't view the "Shared" folder with other people's public folders and shared files. Any idea what may be wrong?

I don't believe anything has changed, as over the weekend all I did was connect to two wireless networks at my house.

I have no idea what's causing this, and it's making it difficult to retrieve files I need for certain projects.

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Intel Mac :: Extra PC Shown Under Finder Shared

Jan 31, 2012

As a new Mac user and as the result of my machinations in the iMac Lion OS, I managed to wind up with an extra PC showing in the Shared section of the Finder Sidebar. I show my wife's PC and Time Capsule but I have an extra PC named Gerry581e of which I have no idea. I would like to know how to delete it from the list.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Name Of User In Shared Folder @ Finder?

Apr 14, 2012

I try to buy music in iTunes. I learned that I have not set correctly the rights on the shared folder in the Finder. I tried to correct the rights to read and write for all three user groups, it´s still not working.I figured that one of the three users is not correct:

1. system (me)

2. wheel

3. everyone 

In my case, it´s not showing system, but it´s stating "loading" with a ?.I think I can´t buy music cause of the missing name in the shared folder, right?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Remove Entries In Finder (shared)

Jun 29, 2012

I have almost given up on this but one last try : 

I have (inadvertantly) created 2 connections to the same NAS storage device, 1 SMB and 1 AFP - both work but I would like to remove the SMB one.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Yosemite :: Can Remove Shared Folders In Finder

Dec 3, 2014

I am getting my MacBook Pro running Yosemite ready to sell. After deleting all old information and reinstalling OS X, I still see my old computer's name as a shared device in the finder sidebar.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Mac Pro :: In Finder Window Shared Section Is Missing

Jun 17, 2014

Mac Pro 2007Processor  2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel XeonMemory  6 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMMMac Lion OS X 10.7.5 

In my Finder window the Shared Section is missing. Its even checked under Finder>Preferences>Sidebar. Do I need to edit something in my Library. If so, what file? in what folder? I rebooted, reset, etc to no avial.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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OS X Mavericks :: Safari Opens To Unknown Website?

Jun 21, 2014

When I turn on the computer, Safari automatically opens to [URL].... I know nothing about this site. I have, previously, set my Safari/Preferences to open to a different site. That used to work. 

WORSE ... sometimes when turning on the computer, the screen gets stuck on the big wave open background. Only the very top toolbar for Finder opens. But Desktop icons do not appear. And the mouse is inoperable. I have to manually turn off the computer, turn it back on ... and then, sometimes (not sure how consistent this is), it automatically opens to Safari on that Trusteer website (that I have never, to my knowledge, accessed). 

I took this problem once before to this community. Was given instructions to do a Safe Boot, which I did. It was not supposed to fix the problem. But after I did it, the problem seemed to go away... for a while. It's back now. 

I also did a Disk Utility Repair of the HD. 

I have not clicked on anything in that Trusteer page because I don't trust it. It looks legitimate. Is it? 

This problem, by, the way, only began after I upgraded to Mavericks. I don't recall how long it was before the problem started after upgrading. Probably a couple of weeks.

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OS X Mavericks :: Can Block Messages From Unknown Senders

Jun 23, 2014

I've HAD IT with SPAM. My mailbox constantly fills with SPAM—I've had to install filtering software to even be able to see legit messages. My Vonage line receives 20 times the number of robotic SPAM calls than legit calls. And NOW I've started getting SPAM messages on the Messages app. 

I had thought there was a way to tell Messages not to allow folks who aren't in my address book to send me messages, but I don't find any such option in preferences. Is there such an option? Even brain-deal AOL Messenger and Skype have this option.

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