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How to connect to a shared windows folder in the network?

Postby sayabis on Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:43 am

I'm new to Linux. I need help on how to connect to a shared windows folder in the network. (I believe samba is installed by default in Gloria?)

In windows I just type this command in the run command: ex. \\computername\networksharedfolder and viola I can access the files instantly (that is if I have the necessary permissions).

I would like to know where in linux can I do this kind of command? I tried using the terminal but failed to access the folder in the network. I experimented with Mint, made a shared folder located in my Mint desktop and accessed the shared folder successfully using my Vista machine. I even made the shared folder permissions full access to everyone and I still can't access the folder from Mint.

Any help and guidance is highly appreciated.

btw: I'm starting to love Linux Mint. Nice work guys. :-)
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Re: How to connect to a shared windows folder in the network?

Postby altair4 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:01 am

The Terminal in linux is equivalent to the Command Prompt in Windows.
If you type \\computername\networksharedfolder in the Command Prompt in Windows it won't work.
If you type \\computername\networksharedfolder in the Run box in Windows it will.

The Run Application utility in linux is equivalent to the Run utility in Windows. Only the syntax of the command changes:

In Mint:
Press Alt+F2
Type smb://computername/networksharedfolder

This will open up Nautilus to that share just as its equivalent opens up explorer in Windows.

EDIT: Because of a "quirk" in the Run Application if you type smb://computername without a share_name it fails. You need to explicitly tell it that you want to use nautilus:
Press Alt+F2
Type nautilus smb://computername

I experimented with Mint, made a shared folder located in my Mint desktop and accessed the shared folder successfully using my Vista machine. I even made the shared folder permissions full access to everyone and I still can't access the folder from Mint.

You lost me on this one. You created a share on mint that you can access from Windows but you can't access from your own Mint box?
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