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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.

I'm not able to see my workgroup and network shares when clicking on Browse network in nautilus. This is very important for my work.

I can access Windows and Ubuntu folders typing nautilus smb://192.168.x.x in the terminal. A windows PC can access Ubuntu's shares.

smbtree doesn't give anything.

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You must give nautilus some time for those things. Try to look for network issues. Is the homeserver running? password protection Disabled? – Thomas15v Mar 3 '13 at 15:23
My network seems fine (windows pc can access the ubuntu's shared folders; no firewall). In my smb.conf password protection is like this: "; encrypt passwords = yes". I'm not sure what is the homeserver. – Angelo E Dina Mar 3 '13 at 15:34
Nautilus drove me crazy for a couple hours, the results were switching to Dolphin everything just works. Dolphin FTW!!! – user260779 Mar 22 '14 at 2:09

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