View Full Version : [ubuntu] access shared windows xp folder through ubuntu
December 27th, 2008, 01:08 PM
I got one question.
I can see successfully ubuntu shared folders from windows xp.
Now I want vice versa. Why I can't see other windows xp computers with my ubuntu machine? When I go in Network, it got WORKGROUP, and there is only my ubuntu PC. Please help!
Thanks in advance.
December 27th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Is WORKGROUP the name of the workgroup? To what workgroup do the Windows machines belong? (The workgroup of the Ubuntu box should be settable in /etc/samba/smb.conf).
December 27th, 2008, 09:39 PM
You might have to type your IP address in Nautilus to get there:
December 27th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Why I can't see other windows xp computers with my ubuntu machine? When I go in Network, it got WORKGROUP, and there is only my ubuntu PC.
You can also edit the Samba settings by a graphical tool called system-config-samba. It makes the basic settings for SAMBA fairly easy to edit.
Iowan was right: Check if the name of the workgroup is the same in both computer settings.
Also, check if any firewall on the Windows machine blocks the connection.
December 27th, 2008, 10:32 PM
This might help.
HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf
December 28th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the posts.
I was wondering why there wasn't any computer in the network place.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.