After the installation of root bug Security Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, file sharing capabilities, connections, and file sharing authentications are not working for some Mac users. Fortunately, Apple is aware of the issue and has provided a temporary solution to fix the broken file-sharing problem on Mac.
For those unfamiliar, developer Lem Ergin discovered a bug in macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 that allows anyone to log into an admin account using the username “root” with no password. If you have also encountered the file-sharing problem on your Mac, try out this workaround to troubleshoot the issue.
How Fix File Sharing in macOS High Sierra After Installing Security Update 2017-001
Step #1. Launch Terminal on your Mac (Simply search Terminal from Spotlight search)
Step #2. Now, you need to enter the following command syntax:
Step #3. Now, hit the Return key and enter your administrator password to authenticate with sudo.
Step #4. Next, quit Terminal.
That’s done! Hopefully, the file-sharing problem is resolved now.
This workaround has worked for many users, and I hope it clicks for you as well. Expectedly, Apple will soon release a permanent solution to this problem.
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