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I was doing Start - Run - '\\myfiles' under Windows XP and had access to some file directories over my network.

I dont know how to do the same thing under Ubuntu.

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Use smb:// instead of \\ in the nautilus address line.

You can specifiy a username and a password, too. Like that: smb://username:password@hostname/. If you don't, nautilus will automatically ask you for it.


You can use all other supported protocols in the same way:

  • smb://username:password@hostname/ for Samba
  • ftp://username:password@hostname/ for FTP
  • sftp://username:password@hostname/ for FTP over SSH (also ssh:// )
  • dav://username:password@hostname/for WebDAV
  • davs://username:password@hostname/ for encrypted WebDAV
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This is the right answer I think however it still does not work. I guess I have to contact my network administrator. Thanks. –  Ghokun Oct 11 '11 at 17:25
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In Nautilus (the file browser), you should be able to go to Network in the side pane. That should bring up a list of network resources the computer can see; myfiles should be listed there.

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