Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) SMB Fix

I ran into an issue earlier today where I could not connect to a SMB share after my upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5. After some research, I found a thread in Apple’s Discussions.

Basically…you need to not use “Connect to Server…” – you need to mount/unmount the SMB share via the command line.

Basic Mount/Unmount Process

  1. Create a directory (folder) where you want the mounted share to appear. I created a folder called “SMB” on my Desktop
  2. Type in the following command: mount_smbfs //[email protected]/remote_share /Users/useyourusername/Desktop/SMB in the terminal
  3. You will be prompted for your password, type it in
  4. You now have access to the files on the remote server in the folder you created – enjoy!
  5. Once you are done, unmount the server by typing in the command: umount /Users/useyourusername/Desktop/SMB

Hopefully Apple will fix this issue ASAP, but until they do, you now have a way to connect to servers via SMB.