Mac OS X: Maximum Number of File Sharing Connections

Mac OS X, like previous versions of Mac OS, has a Personal File Sharing limit of 10 simultaneously connected users. This service is referred to simply as File Sharing in some versions of Mac OS X.
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In Mac OS X version 10.0 or later, Personal File Sharing is designed to serve a maximum of 10 users. If you need to connect more users at once, you should upgrade to Unlimited-Client version of Mac OS X Server (
Published Date: Feb 17, 2012