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I have a samba share on my LAN that requires a username and password to obtain write access (otherwise it defaults to read-only).

I can't figure out where in the Unity desktop I can connect to the share and be prompted for my login credentials. I can mount the drive, of course, but then I'm browsing as a guest (read-only).

What gives?

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Unity doesn't really have anything to do with file sharng. Try File->Connect to Server in the Nautilus file browser. –  mikewhatever Oct 20 '12 at 15:37

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In top menu of the file browser click Go>Location and enter smb://user@host/sharename. You will then be prompted to enter a password.

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what is 'sharename' –  Adam Johns May 16 at 18:18
@AdamJohns The share name is whatever the network share is named on that Samba share server... –  Thomas W. Jun 19 at 18:09

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