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    Imac appearing as two computers in finder
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    Imac appearing as two computers in finder
    Hi all,

    Something that has been bugging me for quite a while...my imac shows up as imac and imac-1 in the finder of other macs. Im really confused as to why its doing so.

    I initially thought that it could be because it was connected to the network via airport and ethernet, but turned airport off and still appearing as two. Its not a real problem but is quite irritating as makes it unclear which one represents what part of the mac.

    If anyone has any ideas it would be much appreciated.

    Regards

    Joe
    24" 2.4GHz IMAC 30GB Ipod Video Iphone 3G
    Mac Lover Forever!!!!!!

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    Imac appearing as two computers in finder

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    You're not alone... my fiancee's emac is in there twice also. Actually... as I went to wake her computer up so I could take a screen shot... now she's only on there once. Usually it's the same computer name with a slightly different icon.

    Anyway, I don't know what I did. The only thing I can think of is I saved her log in in my keychain, so maybe that resolved whatever was going on? I have no idea... I'm curious. Help us figure it out, dudes.

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    Imac appearing as two computers in finder

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    Interesting.

    There is a thread here:

    Apple - Support - Discussions - MacBook Pro shows up twice under Shared ...

    which is somewhat similar but not exactly the same. What are the sharing preferences on your computers in terms of 'File Sharing'?

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    Imac appearing as two computers in finder

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    Got it!



    Yea, it's definitely got something to do with printer sharing... the eMac is sharing its printer with this computer, and shows up twice.

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    Imac appearing as two computers in finder

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkestRitual View Post
    Got it!



    Yea, it's definitely got something to do with printer sharing... the eMac is sharing its printer with this computer, and shows up twice.
    I think it is because you have both "AFP" and "Samba" protocols enabled in the sharing preferences hence the mac is shown twice. Note the icon of the mac shared via "Samba" is a PC with a blue screen of death It's because samba is used mostly on windows.

    If you want to share with only macs, you can use just AFP otherwise you also need "Samba" since windows doesn't know the AFP protocol.

    Or .. you can use just samba.


    tex

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