[Solved] Accessing Windows Shares From Linux

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[Solved] Accessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by DDE12 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:14 pm

I tried for hours following this https://www.howtogeek.com/176471/how-to ... and-linux/ with no luck. So I just entered smb://192.168.1.2/desktop shares into Thunar and was able to get access after it asked me for Windows user name and password. I then created a shortcut to this network file. How do I copy and move this shortcut? Thanks.
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Re: Acessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by altair4 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:28 am

How did you create the shortcut?

Where did you create the shortcut?

Where do you want to move it?

Why do you want to move it?
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Re: Accessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by DDE12 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:46 pm

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I right clicked on the /desktop data... under Network and chose Create shortcut. The shortcut was created under Places as Desktop Data Files. I didn't get an option of where to place it. I cannot (or don't know how to) move or copy that shortcut. Also, the right click option on the shared folder under network to create a shortcut is now greyed out. Thank you for taking a look at this.
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Re: Acessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by altair4 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:08 pm

I right clicked on the /desktop data... under Network and chose Create shortcut.
As far as I know these thunar shortcuts can only be set under PLACES.

If you use a different method to mount the share you can have them appear under DEVICES.

Where do you want them to go?
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Re: Accessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by DDE12 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:37 am

I would like to put one on what would be considered the Desktop in Windows. Not sure if that is the proper term for Mint. Thank you.

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Re: Accessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by altair4 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:57 am

Right Click the XFCE desktop > Create Launcher:

** Give it a name
** Give it an icon
** For the command it would follow this syntax:

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thunar smb://server/share
If the share name has spaces in it add quotes around the smb operative:

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thunar "smb://server/share name"
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Re: Accessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by DDE12 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:28 pm

That worked but I get Untrusted application launcher everytime I open it. Is there a way to "trust" it permanently? I only clicked on the option to Launch anyway as I do not know what clicking on Mark Executable will do.

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Re: Accessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by altair4 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:56 pm

You want to allow it be executable.
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Re: Accessing Windows Shares From Linux

Post by DDE12 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:18 pm

That worked. Thank you very much for your help!

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