Climbing up the walls because Finder refuses to update remote files and folders on an SMB share? Here's your salvation.

After spending hours to find a fix or workaround for Samba shares not updating remotely renamed files and folders in Finder, I finally found it.

As admin, create a file named nsmb.conf.

sudo vi /etc/nsmb.conf

Put the following inside:

[default]
file_ids_off=yes

Save. Reboot. Done.

For those inclined to know more may want to read up on Bug 11717. Apparently it's a known problem but according to that discussion's Ralf Böhme:

"So as long as nobody invests some serious time into this area this won't change."

So, the above workaround appears to be your best bet for now.

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