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  1. #1
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    Accessing file server with backslash in the path

    Hi,

    I am attempting to connect to a network at work on our server share and Ubuntu seems to have a problem with it due to it having backslashes in the path.

    On my windows laptop I can go to run or the folder and type \\noxxxxx-xx.net\wxxxxx and it will open the path.

    However on Ubuntu if u use the commmand: nautilus network:\\noxxxxx-xx.net\wxxxxx it throws an error. Does anyone know how I can access this folder with the backslash in the path?

    Thanks Adam

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    Re: Accessing file server with backslash in the path

    Assuming you are talking about accessing a Windows share (SMB), then you need to browse to smb://noxxxxx-xx.net/wxxxxx in nautilus

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    Re: Accessing file server with backslash in the path

    Hi Pholden,

    Thanks for the suggestion but unfortunatly this doesnt work either. I am not completely sure what server it is that my company run which obviously make things more difficult, and no one here knows the slightest thing about Linux.

    Adam

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    Re: Accessing file server with backslash in the path

    You can also do it by escaping each of the backslashes with another backslash e.g.

    Code:
    $ sudo mount -t cifs \\\\NAS-01.local\\Public /mnt/cifs/public
    [sudo] password for steeldriver:
    Password: 
    $ ls /mnt/cifs/public/
    Program Files  setup  Downloads  Software  Thumbs.db
    FYI you can use the 'smbtree' program to see what shares the system can see

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install smbclient
    smbtree

  5. #5
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    Re: Accessing file server with backslash in the path

    Hi,

    Still no joy

    when using the smbtree command, I dont see the path I am looking for. I know it is there tho as windows can access it.

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