How to move files to OSMC (ATV) from finder on my mac?

When I open finder I see my OSMC (ATV) in my shared drives list, but when I try to open in the connection fails.

My goal is to drag movies and things from my Mac to the external drive that is plugged into my OSMC machine. My current method is to shut down the OSMC and unplug the external drive and plug it into the Mac and do it manually.


Install the samba server in the MyOSMC app store.

Thanks, I did forget that on this build, I went ahead and did that as you suggest. Now it shows up as a Samba share, however when I click on it I get an error box that reads “The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “osmc” can’t be found.” and then my finder crashes.


So Samba server is installed and I also have “Share my libraries” on webservers on, and zeroconf is on…

The SMB client is running but in services-settings shows zeros for the WINS server, is that correct?

I have no issues moving files onto the old server I use for PLEX, but for some reason I cannot drag anything to my osmc?

Have you been asked for username/password when you open the folder the first time and did you provide them respectively?
Alternatively execute sudo smbutil view //osmc@<IP of OSMC> and check the result after typing the password (osmc)

No, I have not had a PW prompt of any type, just a finder crash. Also, I am only using finder, I have never used the terminal for this device.

ok when u click on the samba shares on osmc u will see > right next to it>under a small computer screen a clickable icon that says CONNECT, click on it then u will have a username/password box pop open, from there, i used

username: osmc
password osmc

and WAHLA! tis open for the dumping and such :innocent:

hope this helps?

While it was not exactly like that on my Mac, your information was invaluable and a real eye opener. I changed up my view in finder until I found what you were describing!

I have now connected and I see every folder and drive However when I try to drag into the folders I get the slashed circle that prevents me from being able to write to them? Thoughts?

My Crystal HD card is in and this is working great, I am so glad I found this forum, my ATV was a paper weight in the basement.

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It seems I have a permissions issue and I cannot understand where to change this. The default user name and PW allow me to read the folders from my mac/finder but not write into the drive that is connected to the ATV.

Log into the ATV with SSH and check the output of mount and ls -lah /media

Details regarding how to access the command line interface can be found here on our Wiki: Accessing the command line - General - OSMC

Here is what it returned. I have no idea what it really means or what to do about it if its not right.

"osmc@osmc:~$ mount
/dev/sda2 on / type ext4 (rw,noatime,stripe=1024,data=ordered)
devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=122340k,nr_inodes=30585,mode=755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,mode=755)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,release_agent=/lib/systemd/systemd-cgroups-agent,name=systemd)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=22,pgrp=1,timeout=300,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
configfs on /sys/kernel/config type configfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type hfsplus (ro,noatime,umask=22,uid=0,gid=0,nls=utf8)
sysfs on /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/EFI type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0111,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,errors=remount-ro,uhelper=udisks)
/dev/sdb2 on /media/Silver type hfsplus (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,umask=22,uid=0,gid=0,nls=utf8,uhelper=udisks)
tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=24512k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000)
osmc@osmc:~$ ls -lah /media
total 13K
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Feb 15 18:24 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4.0K Feb 1 21:49 …
drwxrwxrwx 2 osmc osmc 512 Dec 31 1969 EFI
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 232 Mar 6 2015 README
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Feb 14 19:32 Silver


Is your USB drive auto mounted or have you add respective lines in the fstab?
post your /etc/fstab

I’m sorry I am a bit slow, this is not real familiar to me, I do not totally understand this completely yet but I am getting there. While logged via SSH and using your command I get…

osmc@osmc:~$ /etc/fstab
-bash: /etc/fstab: Permission denied

What should I edit to alter this to allowed? (Thanks for the help BTW)

Post means tell the content :slightly_smiling:
cat /etc/fstab

But if you have not edited fstab I guess it would be the standard

I have no idea what you mean…
really wish people would understand that not everybody wants to learn or retain all of the syntax that many insist on using under an assumption that everyone knows it. The reason this many distro’s and other projects will never be main stream is because of brief, short responses like that.