Windows shares (wheres my files) PCLinuXos and The linux operating system
Hi there guys,
Ive hit another struggle with the Pclinuxos distro and another 3 others Ive tried. I have the LX edition (laptop), I want to access windows shared folder -- files on my linux notebook. Hence I want to be able to copy files from windows (the windows computer) on my pclinuxos lxde.
While under network and internet, I click samba access windows
It sees the computer and the shares, give me the ability to mount, ok done.
Then when i use pcman ( i guess the windows explorer verison for linux),
theres no where to see the files
Im not interested in this becoming an agressive task. I installed Linux to my laptop because I am hoping it will grow on me and Ill learn it at pace and as I do things. My experience is in Network security, telephone system pbx exchanges and IOS priority systems and a vast knowledge of ms systems.
Id like to use the laptop to access windows 7 shares (which are configured as Password protection off, 128bit security off (40/56bit), shared with everyone (full) (there should be no limitations set by windows
Wifi router ->Firewall disabled
(doing this ( i do not see any trouble on the windows side))
On Linux, Im logged on my wifi router (which was another war story to get working)
I can SEE under "access windows shares" under computer management or configure comp, search server, finds computer, finds shares, I mount it
and Im unable to use pcman to find anything theres just accessibility to the HD where linux is installed
when typing in the mount volume /mnt/windowscomp7
0 visible files
Is there a better distro, I want the distro to be easy at first, so I can then go around and learn it from there. But this seems to be a whole mess.
Get back to me and thank you