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I have a wireless network configured at home. I have a Windows XP laptop and a Ubuntu 12.04.1 laptop. I have shared a folder on both computers. I am able to read/write files from my Windows computer to my Ubuntu computer. I am not able to access the shared folder on my Windows computer from my Ubuntu computer.

When I click on the "Browse Network -> Windows Network" my wireless appears as a folder. If I click on that it attempts to open but eventually fails. I expected to eventually see a connection to the Windows computer. Instead I get a message "Unable to mount location" with a sub-message "Failed to retrieve share list from server".

I suspect this is something rather simple. I am not a Ubuntu expert by any means. I am in the process of switching from Windows to Ubuntu as much as possible (I think I'll always have to maintain a Windows presence for my wife).

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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I would suggest using Nitroshare! Have a look here: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/07/nitroshare-send-files-computers-lan-network.html

...and get it from here: http://quickmediasolutions.com/apps/14/nitroshare/downloads for your linux (you just need to know whether you're using 32- or 64-bit) and windows machine.

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This looks interesting. I was hoping there would be something I could change in a setting somewhere which would allow me to move the files between computers directly. I am able to move files directly from my Windows machine to the Ubuntu machine. Nevertheless, if nitroshare (or something similar) is necessary then I guess that's what I'll have to do. –  Wayne Feb 3 '13 at 22:07
    
it's not necessary, but the big advantage is that you will be able to use it regardless of the other machine's os. otherwise there's of course SAMBA. help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba which you are apparently using now. Check again if you made any mistake and try to give a better explanation of what you did so far. –  leokr Feb 7 '13 at 13:20
    
In Nautilus I select 'Browse Network'. This shows a folder called 'Windows Network'. In there I see 'MSHOME' which is the name of my network workgroup. That ultimately results in the message: Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server I am using Samba. If I explore the network from my Windows machines they (3) can all see each other, share directories and printers. From the Ubuntu machine I am unable to see any of the Windows machines or the shared printers. –  Wayne Feb 12 '13 at 23:33

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