Hey Dennis -
You might want to install the latest version of Ventura that came out yesterday. Steve Davidson in the Slack group for my podcast posted this. I don’t know if it’s related, but it sure seems worth a shot.
macOS 13.3 unexpectedly fixed a problem that has been vexing me for a month. I have a 2018 Mac mini that also serves as the household Time Machine server (after my venerable AirPort Extreme went wonky — see “I’m Still Using It” — I jinxed myself!). Around a month ago, the Mac mini’s File Sharing inexplicably stopped working, stopping Time Machine backups. None of my machines could mount any of the shared volumes attached to that Mac. I tried all the normal things (turning File Sharing off then on, reboots, changed out the attached drives, tried editing various .plist files, manually changed settings — tried every knob I could turn), and got nowhere. Last week, I gave up trying to fix it myself, and decided I would have to bite the bullet and contact Apple Support. This morning I turned off File Sharing and installed macOS 13.3. After the machine came up, I discovered (quite by surprise, since I hadn’t turned File Sharing back on yet) that my MBP was busy backing up via Time Machine — ditto for my wife’s iMac — to that Mac mini. So just the act of installing the OS update un-stuck what has been stuck for a month. I have no idea why (unless macOS 13.2.1 introduced a bug that they quietly fixed this time around). A happy mystery to have, I guess.
Exactly what do you mean by “Apple File Sharing”, Dennis? Do you mean using the Finder menu Go → Connect to Server? Or maybe clicking on the other Mac in the sidebar under Locations? Or something else?