Samba copy fails after upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6.3

Ever since upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6.3 I had been unable to copy files from my MacBook to a Linux Samba share, which had previously worked flawlessly. The file copy would fail and Finder displayed the error message: “The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items” or “The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in xxx can’t be read or written. (Error code -36)”.ErrorI found several articles suggesting solutions, the only one that eventually worked for me was to add the line “unix extensions = no” to the [global] settings of the smb.conf file on the Linux server. After a restart of the SMB processes file copying is working again.

Thanks for all the time I wasted on resolving this one Apple!

1 thought on “Samba copy fails after upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6.3

  1. This works great! I’m running a raspberry pi with debian wheezy and I had to add this in order to get the error message to go away. I’m copying to an exfat drive automounted using exfat-fuse fyi

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