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I am trying to create a bookmark that when I right click the Files icon in the Launcher and select the bookmark it will open the desire network shared folder.

Right now it only opens if I have previously opened the shared folder by going through the Browse Network option. What I want is to simply click the bookmark and this will open the network shared folder without the need for having it opened manually.

The shared folder is through Samba: smb://client/stuff/

Here is a screenshot of the Bookmark to Stuff:

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It will only work if I have previously opened the shared folder by going through the Browse Network option in the Files app.

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possible duplicate of Proper fstab entry to mount a samba share on boot? – MrVaykadji Mar 4 '14 at 20:44
up vote 6 down vote accepted

A link to a network folder will only work immediately if it is mounted automatically at startup; you need to edit fstab, create a folder to mount the network folder in and set credentials.

I am trying to find a good manual, will post it back...

OK, couldn't find it, but it is not that complicated:

  1. Install cifs-utils.
  2. create a folder to mount the network share into (can be in your personal folder)
  3. create the credentials file: gksu gedit /root/.cifscredentials, add the following:

  4. add a line to fstab, to give you an impression, this is mine: the first section is the network share, the second is the folder you created to mount the share into

    // /home/jacob/Netwerkmap cifs auto,iocharset=utf8,uid=jacob,gid=users,credentials=/root/.cifscredentials,file_mode=0775,dir_mode=0775 0 0

I hope I did not forget anything, but I think not. Good luck!

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Pretty logical. Will wait for the manual then. Thanks jacob. – Luis Alvarado Mar 4 '14 at 20:42
@LuisAlvarado thanks for the edit! – Jacob Vlijm Mar 4 '14 at 21:08

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