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How can I access another folder on another machine? In Windows explorer, I can enter


and I see all the folders under that directory. But how can I the same under ubuntu file manager?

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write >> smb:\\\projects\myfiles in any browser then goto explorer it will automatically mount this sharable folder – Virbhadrasinh May 6 '15 at 20:56
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  1. Open the file explorer Nautilus by opening your home folder.
  2. Click "File", "Connect to server".
  3. In the "Server" field, enter the IP address of the computer you want to access. In the "Type" field, choose "Windows share". Click "Connect".

Connect to Server dialog

The folder should open, and it will be listed in the sidebar under "Network":

File explorer with Network section highlighted

Alternatively, you can also use the "Browse Network" entry as bitsnbites suggested.

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And a related question, how can I copy files from \\\projects\myfiles at command line? I do NOT have an account at that server, so I can't use scp, right? – michael Nov 19 '12 at 21:22
scp is for copying files over an SSH connection. Windows Shares do not use SSH, so it's not the right command to use. For the answer to your question, have a look at:… – Flimm Nov 19 '12 at 22:16

After opening file manager, selecting Browse Network in the lower left should allow you to see network devices, after which you can navigate to the folders you wish to view. It might also help to mount the external location, but I haven't tried this

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