I have Mac mini (High Sierra 10.13.3) as a server. Server has external HDD formated as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I'm using a PC (Windows 10, NTFS) for downloading files. When I copy files (LAN, SMB protocol) from my PC to my Mac mini, the Mac mini administrator (me) doesn't have permissions for read/write and I can't open new files.

No permissions screenshot

So I have to add my user and set the right permissions.

Correct permissions screenshot

It is very annoying to do that every time when I copy something new. Do you have some easy solution, how to fix this once for all?

  • This may well be a configuration issue with the samba server.
    – Attie
    Feb 23, 2018 at 10:32
  • @Attie. Maybe, I don't understand it. Could you help me where/what to config?
    – Lukas P.
    Feb 23, 2018 at 10:49
  • I'm not familiar with Macs unfortunately... do you see a file /private/etc/smb.conf?
    – Attie
    Feb 23, 2018 at 12:13
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    Please don't cross-post to multiple SE sites, pick one & stick to it - apple.stackexchange.com/questions/316205/…
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 23, 2018 at 12:33
  • @Attie I found only "smb.conf.old" from 22/5/2009. I looked into it but I didn't find anything related to permissions.
    – Lukas P.
    Feb 24, 2018 at 12:59


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