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Clue for reader's Mountain Lion file sharing issue?

Sean Alexander responded to our report "Reader says OS X 10.8.2 will not connect to Windows shares". He points to an Apple article that talks about the difference in mounting SMB shares for different versions of OS X:

The user did not say whether or not he had the problem with a different version of Mac OS X. His problem somewhat reminded me of the problem described in Apple tech support article HT4829.

This article describes how to mount an SMB share using the command line, then points out the differences in how the Finder mounts shares before Lion and in Lion and Mountain Lion:

In Mail.app or Safari and OS X Lion, when you click on a URL in the form smb://myserver.mydomain.com/Sharepoint/Folder1/Folder2 to connect to the SMB server myserver.mydomain.com, the volume that mounts on your desktop will be different than in previous versions of Mac OS X.

In OS X Lion and later, the Finder will mount the volume named Sharepoint on the SMB server myserver.mydomain.com, and open a window showing the contents of the directory named Folder2. Note: You must have permission to read Sharepoint, Folder1, and all other directories in the path to Folder2. Otherwise you will see the message "The folder can't be opened because you don't have permission to see its contents."

In Mac OS X v10.6 and earlier, the Finder will mount the folder named Folder2 and open a window showing its contents. You only need permissions to read Folder2 in order to mount it.

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