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Old 09-25-2007, 08:20 AM   #1
dwood108
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Trying to access shared files on windows computer


Hello
I am new to linux and just setting up my installation.
I am trying to access shared files on a windows xp computer that I can access via a Belkin router.
when I try to connect to my windows computer Ubuntu can see the windows network and computer but when I try to access the files on the computer I get "the folder contents could not be displayed" error message.

How can I access these files?

I am using Linuxmint Cassandra (which is based on Ubuntu)

I have been able to access the files before using other versions of Linux that i have tried using live CDs

any help much appreciated.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 08:37 AM   #2
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Open the ports in the firewall. I might be wrong but Firestarter might be on.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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I dont't have firestarter or any other firewall installed.

There is no firewall on the windows computer either.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 10:22 AM   #4
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Make sure the sharing option is enabled on this particular windows folder.

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