Mysterious .smb folder in home/username

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BrooksJohn
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Mysterious .smb folder in home/username

Postby BrooksJohn » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:36 am

In my home/username folder there is a sub-folder (owned by root) named .smb. This always has one file named fusesmb.conf (zero bytes) and one that appears and disappears every few seconds named fusesmb.cache.pid (6 bytes). I do not have samba installed.

Any idea what this is for, and is it OK to delete it?

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Postby Husse » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:41 am

It's there in all /home folders I suspect - waiting for you to use samba. Let it be there - it's 0 bytes and hidden - won't disturb you....
Don't know if "something" looks for it if you don't have samba
I don't see the file that appears and disappears in my system, it's a pid = Program ID file.
Fusesmb is used by mintDesktop to mount your Windows network neighbourhood in /home/you/Network.
You can deactivate that feature in mintDesktop (uncheck "autobrowsing").
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