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Hi, guys I'm kind of new with Linux and I would appreciate the help I'm having a bit of trouble accessing my desktop PC which is running under Windows XP ...
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    Unhappy How to access Windows-Based PC shared folders


    Hi, guys
    I'm kind of new with Linux and I would appreciate the help

    I'm having a bit of trouble accessing my desktop PC which is running under Windows XP Professional from my Toshiba Satellite A200 notebook running Ubuntu 10.4.

    I've tried SAMBA help pages but can't manage to make it happen. I'm really baffled!

    Many thanks in advance

    Miguel

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    You are trying to access your Windows shares from Linux? You need to use the cifs file system type to mount the Windows share. Ie: sudo mount -t cifs //windows-ip-address/share local-mount-point -o user=username,password=passwd
    The user,password options are only required if your share is password protected. The 'local-mount-point' is an empty directory where the share will be mounted, and then made accessible to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    You are trying to access your Windows shares from Linux? You need to use the cifs file system type to mount the Windows share. Ie: sudo mount -t cifs //windows-ip-address/share local-mount-point -o user=username,password=passwd
    The user,password options are only required if your share is password protected. The 'local-mount-point' is an empty directory where the share will be mounted, and then made accessible to you.
    I will try this and get back to you, thanks

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