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I have set up a windows workgroup in order to see my network drive.

The network shows it but I can't mount it via smb4K and access it.

And get the error message

The Share "//MYBOOKLIVE/Public could not be mounted
mount.cifs:permission denied:no match for /home/viktoria/smb4k/MYBOOKLIVE/Public in etc/fstab

I have installed samba sudo apt-get install samba

I have opened the configuration sudo gedit/etc/samba/smb.conf and changed the file according to Share Ext4 Partition Over Network using of course my configuration. My computer can trace find the other computer on the network, can find the printers and the network drive but I cannot mount it or access the files. I am sorry for my silly questions but I am a first time Ubuntu user and i understand very little about it.

I have to mention that there are two workgroups that I am connecting to. The one has two windows PCs and the other has only the network drive. I don't why this is happening. The other thing is that sometimes I see the workgroup with the network drive in the smb4K and sometimes i don't. I am pretty sure that I have to do something more but I don't know what.

What do I have to do?

Thanks in advance

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Could you put in your question the command(s) / manipulation you've done trying to mount the network drive ? – Benoit Jun 19 '14 at 9:42
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Presuming you have installed samba

sudo apt-get install samba

In the Global section of the file /etc/samba/smb.conf I have this :-

workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = PCNAME
name resolve order = bcast host

Change WORKGROUP and PCNAME accordingly. Set the name resolve order as shown in order to browse windows shares using Nautilus.

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I don't have Nautilus and I don't know how to install it. – user281150 Jun 19 '14 at 13:31
What do you use as your file manager, is it not nautilus ? sudo apt-get install nautilus – hatterman Jun 19 '14 at 17:14
Thank you. I can see now the files in my network drive. The only problem is that when I try to open an office file like excel saves by a windows PC it appears an import/export error and does not open it. I have libre office 3 Any idea how to fix that. – user281150 Jun 20 '14 at 7:05

I have the same problem, if you google you will see many people with same problem opening a file from a network share with libre office 3. I use my windows machine for office, which is a shame because I like libre office !

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