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Sometimes I find directories that I left shared a long time ago but forgot to un-share. Is there a way to see a list of all my shared folders so I can remove folders that I no longer need to be shared? I'm using Maverick Meerkat.

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If you browse your own machine in the Network section of Nautilus, you should see all the shares.

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In Nautilus, the is a "Browse Netwrok" Item in the sidebar. Inside it, there is only one item: "Windows Network" and inside it there is only one item: "WORKGROUP". If I double click WORKGROUP it asks me for user name and password and if I enter my user name and password for my Ubuntu, it does not accept it! Can you help? – PHP Learner Aug 2 '15 at 12:04

Hit Alt+Ctrl+T to open terminal and run the following command:

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I tested this command, but it only shows: WORKGROUP \\ host-name server (Samba, Ubuntu) – PHP Learner Aug 2 '15 at 12:08

go to list folder


check the path

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Under this path (/var/lib/samba/usershares) only some of my shared folders are available. In other machine there is other folders shown under my machine such as: My Printers, print$ and IPC$ which are not listed in the pass in your answer! – PHP Learner Aug 2 '15 at 12:07

Use this command: smbclient -L localhost. A sample of its output is as follow:

Enter username's password: 
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu]

    Sharename       Type      Comment
    ---------       ----      -------
    print$          Disk      Printer Drivers
    IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (host-name server (Samba, Ubuntu))
    hp1320          Printer   Hewlett-Packard hp LaserJet 1320 series
    HP-LaserJet-1200 Printer   HP LaserJet 1200
    Public          Disk      
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu]

    Server               Comment
    ---------            -------
                         host-name server (Samba, Ubuntu)

    Workgroup            Master
    ---------            -------
    WORKGROUP            HOST-NAME
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