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Old 07-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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Connecting to Windows Share with many directories

i am running Fedora 17 32bit LXDE and i need to connect to windows share server that has many directories in root. I know how to connect using gigolo, but i need to provide share point, name of directory i.e. // but there are many other directories and i have to create a few dozens of bookmarks in gigolo. I need something like in windows when i just type // in Run box and it displays me all folders in windows explorer of that server. In past i was trying CentOs and i was able to do that by creating shortcut and setting command to something like this smb:// if i remember well but now it dont work. I switched to LXDE because laptop is slow. Is there any other method to access windows share server root? thx.
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For a console utility to see available shares use smbclient.

smbclient -L windows_netbios_name or IP_address

I've never played with PCManFM but it does have a built in SMB client capability for browsing windows shares.
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Yes in the PCman file browser on the menu bar is under the GO menu then select network drivers you will see your windows box from there. From which you just click on the shared directories.

I am sure to read and write files in these share directories you will have to modify the user permits.

Good luck to you.


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