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I'm trying to copy files on a SMB fileshare. When I attempt to copy the files in Finder, I get the following error:

 The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items.

Copying via (using a simple cp command) works just fine.

Permissions on the folders (as seen from the computer attached to the fileshare) are as follows:


 dr-xr-x---   2 smokris  staff    16384 Oct 13 10:55 .
 dr-xr-x---@ 61 smokris  staff    16384 Oct 13 10:56 ..
 -r--r-----   1 smokris  staff    53970 Oct 13 10:55 ._IMG_3823.JPG
 -r--r-----@  1 smokris  staff  3135600 Oct 13 10:55 IMG_3823.JPG


 drwxrwx---  2 smokris  staff    16384 Apr  9 10:17 .
 drwxrwx---  3 smokris  staff    16384 Apr  9 10:15 ..

Any ideas?

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

Turned out to be a bug introduced by the recent 10.6.3 release (10.6.2 worked just fine for the same test case).

Adding unix extensions = no to the [global] section in /etc/samba/smb.conf solved the problem for me (found on, which unfortunately wasn't on the first few pages of the google search results for the Finder error message when I posted this question).

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You saved my day. – Palantir Nov 21 '10 at 10:58

This could come from extensible attribute set on the file (@ sign on the line) You can do ls -l@ to see them.

Do a copy of the file in the finder, them remove extended attribute with xattr attr_name file (do ls -l@ to see attr_name)

Then try to copy the file on the SMB share.

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