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Connect to Windows file servers.   Demo ($199.00)
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Sharity connects you to Windows File Servers...

Sharity is a client for the CIFS (Common Internet File System) protocol, formerly known as SMB (Server Message Block). This is the file-sharing protocol used by Windows NT, 95, 98, 2000, ME, Windows for Workgroups, OS/2, Samba and many others. Sharity mounts these servers in your file system.

Mounting means that you can open files directly from the server with any application you like, as if they were on a local disk. Other clients (such as smbclient from the Samba suite) provide only an ftp-like interface where you can
What's New
Version 3.9:

Bug Fixes

  • A bug which caused directories to be treated as plain files on Solaris 10 has been fixed.
  • Several rare issues which could cause a crash have been fixed.
  • Improved compatibility with non-Windows servers.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later







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Sharity User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Mark Everitt commented on 25 Aug 2008
I think that this suite may be primarily for UNIX and Linux boxes on which configuring SAMBA can be a bit of a pain (although I've got it working fine on Ubuntu and Debian).

As far as OS X goes it's not needed. We all seem to be aware that we can mount windows file servers and alter files in situ etc.
[Version 3.6]


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Macinspore commented on 01 Aug 2006
Developer Blurb states:

"Mounting means that you can open files directly from the server with any application you like, as if they were on a local disk."

I do this regularly with Tiger 10.4.7 and an up to date Windows 2000 Workstation, now serving as my file server.

??Why Sharity??

Also note that I can copy Mac Apps to the Win2000 file server (setup with windows "simple file-sharing only")and run these directly from the win2000 file server.

??Why Sharity??

If have fundamentally misunderstood the value of this product to the average cross platform file sharer, please correct me. I look forward to hearing from the developer or someone intimately familiar with this product. TIA
[Version 3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Apr 2005
Read the site: "Although we will not support Mac OS X officially, we will provide binaries for this platform. Apple bundles a CIFS client with the operating system and we will not try to compete with this free alternative. However, since we prefer Sharity over Apple's implementation on our own computers, we have Mac OS X packages available." Also, the 1-user/1-server license is free of charge, a student license is free, and a 2-user home license is $59. This is cross-platform software as well - not specific to OS X.
[Version 2.10]

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RC replied on 15 Jul 2006
I second the previous commenter's post. How is this different from the CIFS/SMB client built into OS X?

I guess "Anonymous" commenting that they prefer it on their machine ("we prefer Sharity over Apple's implementation on our own computers") rather than Apple's own implemation is valid but WHY? What makes this better or different than Apple's implementation.

Thank you
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swgs1 replied on 31 Jul 2006
RC: those words were taken directly from the developer, I believe you can see them for yourself either on their website, or in the Read Me that comes with Sharity. Objective Development prefers this, and maybe others will too. Personally, I'm quite fine with the built-in CIFS client.
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Apr 2005
How is this any better from the built-in ability to do this straight from Mac OS X? (for free)
[Version 2.10]


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Andu commented on 31 Jan 2004
works really great from PB g4 to Win2000.
[Version 2.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jan 2004
awesome!!!!!works just like it says!!!!!hats off to the developers!!!!
[Version 2.8]


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Joe_morris commented on 30 Jan 2003
Free, and easy to use. A brillant piece of software. Shame it does not do printer sharing through.
[Version 2.8]


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Simon Dunford had trouble on 03 Dec 2008
Hi, I need some help with this I download it and not it says that the CIFS is mounted and i don't want this program anymore so i wanted to unmount it and i go to and then it says enter the password so i do and it IS the right password but it says it isn't the right password i REALLY need some help so email me at :


simonDdunford@gmail.com please
[Version 3.7b2]


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Type:Utilities : Network
License:Demo
Date:08 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $199.00
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Sharity connects you to Windows File Servers...

Sharity is a client for the CIFS (Common Internet File System) protocol, formerly known as SMB (Server Message Block). This is the file-sharing protocol used by Windows NT, 95, 98, 2000, ME, Windows for Workgroups, OS/2, Samba and many others. Sharity mounts these servers in your file system.

Mounting means that you can open files directly from the server with any application you like, as if they were on a local disk. Other clients (such as smbclient from the Samba suite) provide only an ftp-like interface where you can copy files to and from the share but cannot open them directly on the server.


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