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    Question Can't see & open shared folders from Windows XP

    Hello All,
    I've installed ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) on my workstation. I'm using windows xp professional sp2 on my server. I've shared some folders on my server but i'm unable to browse those folders. Just my networked systems shown in network but when i open my server there is no folder shown. please help me in this regard "How can i done this task?"


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    Last edited by hsn09; March 13th, 2009 at 06:11 PM.

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    Re: Can't see & open shared folders from Windows XP

    Can you make sure these machines located in the same workgroup?
    Did you check permission in your server for everyone?

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    Bryan Yu
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    Re: Can't see & open shared folders from Windows XP

    my workgroup name is 'mshome' but i'm not sure which one is ubuntu's?

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    Re: Can't see & open shared folders from Windows XP

    You can check your /etc/hosts and /etc/samba/smb.conf file.
    The detail information as below:
    http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr...2068_3755176_1

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    Bryan Yu
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    Re: Can't see & open shared folders from Windows XP

    go to places->computer and under location type smb://x.x.x.x where x.x.x.x is the ip of the windows xp machine

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