Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Accessing shared folders on windows systems from my Fedora system

Hi all,
I have installed Fedora core 2 on my system and configured samba.I can access the shared folders in my system from the windows machines. But how can I access the shared folders in the windows machines from my system. In windows machines if we go to start>Run>type \\computername, the system will be opened showing all the shared folders on that system. In the sameway what is way to look the shared folders on the windows machines from my system with Fedora Core 2 on it.
Old 08-08-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,464

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
One way is to mount them with smbmount. You'll need to create a directory (or if you have existing directories you want to use, that's ok) for each share you want to mount. You'd then mount as follows: smbmount service mount-point -o options, e.g. to mount a shared folder, called "Shared" on "Machine2" with /mnt/samba as the mount point:

smbmount //Machine2/Shared /mnt/samba.

You'll then be able to navigate to the mount point and see the files listed there. The options are, well, optional. See "man smbmount" for details about the various options you can use.

Edit: if you happen to use Xfce as your desktop environment, it comes with an application called Xfsamba that will also let you browse shares. If you use KDE, you can use Konqueror to browse shares, by putting in "smb://service" in the address bar (e.g. for the example given above, you'd use "smb://Machine2/Shared"). I believe Nautilus in GNOME also has this functionality. You should be able to double-click the "Computer" icon on GNOME's desktop and then use the "Network" icon.

Last edited by Nylex; 08-09-2006 at 01:04 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cant get linux to go into windows shared folders kamowa Linux - Networking 4 09-22-2005 12:02 PM
Samba not accessing my Windows Shared folders Felpipe Linux - Networking 3 08-04-2005 08:34 AM
Accessing windows shared folders in linux srivatsava Linux - Networking 1 09-29-2004 03:01 PM
Can't find Windows XP shared folders eRacer Linux - Networking 0 08-13-2002 04:33 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration