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Installed Ubuntu 11.10 64bit today and got to a problem. Can't connect to Windows 7 shared folders.

I have tried every single method I could find on google. Mount with "mount cifs", "smbmount", changed homegroups, etc and no luck.

Windows 7 is clean setup with no-password sharing enabled. Other windows computers can access shares without a problem.

On ubuntu I can see windows 7 under WindowsNetworks->WORKGROUP> but nothing.

Edit: It looks like now I can see shares of other windows 7 computer (with login and password) but not the one I need (without login and password)

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I might be wrong, but I think the "simple" Windows Homegroup Shares dont work, you have to share folders the 'old' way (right click on folder, properties, sharing or similar) – marto Oct 26 '11 at 8:03
I tried every possible way of sharing from win7. Hell I can see win xp shares but not win7. Microsoft did something nasty there. Installing linux for storage :| – Oct 28 '11 at 1:19
are you using any special characters in the user passwords? like #? – marto Oct 28 '11 at 18:04
homegroup share will not work since remember you actually have to enter the password for homegroup joining, which is managed by win 7. and ubuntu has no idea about that! – Vineet Menon Nov 8 '11 at 7:21
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I ran into this problem after upgrading from Ubuntu 10.x. installing smbfs with

sudo apt-get install smbfs

fixed it. I was connecting to a network drive, though, not a window$ box.

Good luck

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I found that I could not find windows shares under Browse Network, but could under /mnt/hgfs (which you can navigate to in Nautilus).

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