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Lvcoyote 9th November 2009 02:19

Accessing WIndows Shared folders
 
I have been trying to get this working for days with no luck at all. I can not get Ubuntu 9.10 to let me in to the windows workgroup shared folders.

Network as follows:
Windows XP Desktop
Windows 7 Desktop
Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop

All three of these computers are hard wired directly in to the router. The two windows machines can swap files, share printers and the whole 9 yards, everything there works great. Both the windows computers are members of WORKGROUP. I checked the smb.conf file on the Ubuntu machine and there it shows workgroup=WORKGROUP.

When i choose places/network, a window opens that has icons for "Windows Workgroup" "Jodi", the XP machine and "Dino" the Win7 Machine, so its seeing the networked windows computers. When I double click the icons, it just does nothing for a few minutes and then it finally says it can't access or something like that.

Before we get too far in to this, is what I'm trying to do even possible?? I have tried literally dozens of attempts to fix this by scouring the internet, nothing has worked. I think I got things so dicked up from trying all the potential fixes that I finally started over and reloaded this afternoon.

I am having a hard time believing that something so basic as file sharing over a network is not doable in Ubuntu. If it is possible, then why the hell is it so damn difficult to get working??

Lvcoyote 9th November 2009 08:11

Through a lot more effort than should be necessary, I finally was able to access the XP machine, but still no joy with the Win 7 machine......

Linocks 20th February 2010 10:53

Accessing Windows Shared Folders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lvcoyote (Post 210053)
Through a lot more effort than should be necessary, I finally was able to access the XP machine, but still no joy with the Win 7 machine......

Did you get this working?

I am trying to do the same. I can access my Mac (only the account in my name though - that may be a password issue : OR NOT) but I just can't access the windows XP machine. :confused:

May I also use this opportunity to comment on the fact that I think it's a shame that you made your Post in November 2009 & have not yet got a response!!!!:eek: :rolleyes:


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falko 21st February 2010 15:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Linocks (Post 219796)
May I also use this opportunity to comment on the fact that I think it's a shame that you made your Post in November 2009 & have not yet got a response!!!!:eek: :rolleyes:

We're trying our best to help people, but we don't know everything. And in this case I have no idea how to solve the problem... :(

BorderAmigos 22nd February 2010 15:17

Micro$oft seems to have changed something in the sharing on Win7. I haven't been able to get it to share with even XP yet. But since I don't use and Micro$oft OS regularly I haven't tried much. You do have Samba set up in Ubuntu yes?


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