Easy way to access Windows shared folders ?
Hi, I am a Linux (Ubuntu) Noob.
Just when I started to like it, I got really disappointed in Linux because I cannot access my shared windows folders.
I can see the wrokgroup and my windows pc well in samba, but as soon as I try to access the pc with shared folders, I get this:
The folder contents could not be displayed.
Sorry, couldn't display all the contents of "Windows Network: mynetworkpcname".
Is there an easy way I can access my network files just like in windows?
Please help. I already installed samba and fsamba, I am confused here.
I also posted this question here:
So far I did not get to the point where I can easily browse my windows shares as in windows to windows.
Any help ?
I am not sure what or how but it works now.
My guess is that it started working after I shared folders in Windows and then restarted the computer with those shared folders.
No I can access them and mount too.
Here is the next problem:
When browsing via nautilus, I can delete and write files in these folders because I set the "allow users to modify files" in windows.
But when I mount these shared directories, and I open them, I cannot write to them ?
How do I make it so that I can write to them when they are mounted ?
I can browse via samba to my specific shared disk and right click on it and select connect to server and than it works fine and I can see it in "My Palaces" and delete and write files, but I cannot just open and .avi or and .mp3 file and stream it. I have to copy it and then it works.
If I mount it, I can browse and stream and play, but cannot modify files.
So many irritations with this, that I am almost ready to go back to Windows XP. I mean basic things and so much trouble and hours of reading on forums.
P.S. Another example of a problem I had today - transfer pictures from Canon Powershop A85 was fine, but when it got to the video, it just froze. Both the default nautilus photo uploaded from camera and digiKam.
Any ideas how to mount it so that I will get a Read/Write access?
Wow, I almost gave up on Linux and finally figured this network issue out.
I went here
Looked at this line:
sudo mount //192.168.0.1/linux /media/sharename/ -o username=myusername,password=mypassword,dmask=777,fmask=777
and edited my mount command like this:
sudo mount -t smbfs //battlestation/F /media/BattleStation/F -o dmask=777,fmask=777
This gave me read and write access.
Last items to do remain:
1) Figure out how to mount permanently, I look at the guide.
2) Where do I read about what do these mean?
Especially these that allowed write access:
P.S. Interesting how all this time I have a conversation with myself.
I just hate this.
I restarted my Ubuntu without changing anything from my previous post and now I am back "0"
I cannot access the shared folders anymore on the windows box as I posted in my initial post.
For no reason that I a aware of, I get crap with Linux.
You need to read Raymond & Moen's "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way" -- all of it.
This problem is solved here:
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