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I'm a little new to Ubuntu, but I'm lovin' it so far :)

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed om my older desktop and connected with a wire. My (newer) laptop has windows 7 running and has all my music. I'd like to access the music and play it on the desktop.

This should be possible since it's a shared folder in Windows 7, but I have no clue how to access these files from my Linux machine.

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If you open your Home Folder you can access your Network by clicking on Browse Network in the bottom left corner. From there you can access all your shared folders. I access my Desktop running Windows 8 like this. :)

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Thanks for answering so fast! – user169080 Jun 21 '13 at 14:44
you'r welcome :) – Meintjes Jun 21 '13 at 14:52
@MrSeed Do you need to make any changes to the Win 7 machine as well? I've enabled sharing on it but Ubuntu cannot seem to logon. It repeatedly asks for the login but no errors - nothing. – itsols Oct 9 '13 at 2:04

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