[Samba] new directory to share gives error code -43

Veronica Hill veronica.hill at optusnet.com.au
Mon May 22 13:12:01 GMT 2006

My guess is you may have forgotten to create the dir....

You could try this little script to check if you have created all the 


for p in $(grep path /etc/samba/smb.conf | cut -d= -f2 | cut -d" " -f2 
| grep -v \%)
do  if [ -d $p ]; then
echo "GOOD! $p EXISTS! YAY!"
echo "$p doesn't exist... YOU WILL HAVE TO CREATE IT."


Bye, Veronica.

On 20 May 2006, at 07:09, Anna Barnes wrote:

> Hi
> I'm running samba on a unix box to share out our unix file system 
> across windows and mac boxes and it works just fine. However, I wanted 
> to add another directory to share so I added it to the smb.conf file 
> by copying previous entries and making the appropriate directory path 
> changes. Now when I connect to server from my Mac box the directory 
> appears in my list of options but after I've authenticated I get the 
> error message
> The operation cannot be completed because one or more required items 
> cannot be found (error code -43)
> What have I forgotten to do ?
> Thanks
> Anna :)
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