I’ve been trying to set up file sharing for a couple of hours and I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. It’s something I did in the distant past, with ancient computers and I know it wasn’t difficult.
I have a 2015 iMac running Catalina, as well as two 2015 Macbook Airs running High Sierra. I have tried all possible combinations, any of the computers sharing with any of the others, in both directions (in case the OS was an issue), to no avail. Maybe there’s something very simple that is escaping me, but I do not know what it is.
I went to setting>sharing>file sharing and selected a folder to share (I have tried both with the default public folder and with one created just for this purpose). I have enabled samba and turned off AFP. Guests are allowed.
If I type in the address of the server (xxx.local or smb://internal IP address) I do get the window asking me to connect, but with guest I get “a permission denied, talk to the admin” type of message and with a registered user (I have added a user and assigned a password from the master computer) just the “shaky” error response.
What am I doing wrong? Same wi-fi. Firewall on (both the Mac’s and Intego), but I do not see anything blocked, local incoming connections are allowed. Jump desktop works from inside and outside the network, so if that is accepted why should a simple, local, mac-to-mac connection be refused?
Can you help me solve this mystery?