SMB is an abbreviation for samba, the program in Ubuntu that allows you to communicate with Windows computers, sharing files and folders, etc. See samba.org for more information.

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How to mount an entire shared server? (and not each shared folder separately)

I have a router serving its USB attached drive through SMB. From a Windows machine, I can mount the root folder of the shared folder. On Ubuntu, following various guides, I am able to mount the ...
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Can not see Windows share list

I have a little network in my house and I have shared a folder on Windows. On other Windows computers I can see the list of Windows share list but none of the linux devices can do so. when i click on ...
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Samba Share suddenly not accessible

After looking for hours I'm looking for help here. My Setup is: Server: Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS Client: Win 7 Verbindung mit Login des Unix Users Yesterday SMB was working perfectly fine, but ...
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Some folders on my SMB server are invisible

For some reason some of my folders are not listed then I'm opening the folder on my windows smb server from my ubuntu computer. Because of that I can't getting inside of that folder, and then I'm ...
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ubuntu 15.10 freezes when copying files to shared drive

Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When moving or copying files to either a USB Pen Drive or a Network Share Drive Nautilus (Files) hangs. The copying/moving process starts but then freezes. I know Ubuntu cannot ...
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Mount SMB share with gvfs from command line

There are many ways to mount an SMB share in Ubuntu. For example: as root, you can use mount.cifs: mount -t cifs -o user=username //servername/sharename/ /mnt you can use smbnetfs as described ...
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Cannot download files to SMB shared folder

I have shared a folder on machine A running Ubuntu, see Cannot access shared folder on another Ubuntu machine for details. On machine B (also running Ubuntu), I can access this shared folder through ...
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/gvsf empty, gvsf-fuse not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

In my work i usually have to manage a lot of files through smb / shared folders, sometimes i use Uget to download files directly to server. Uget does not support smb, so i use /gvfs virtual folder to ...
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SMB Share with owncloud to Windows2012R2

I can connect to a SMB share on system Drive. on the data drive with the same security on the same server the connection don't work. on windows 2008r2 all works
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Mount cifs of shared windows folder problem

I've some issues with a windows share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Installed cifsutils`: sudo apt-get install cifs-utils Created mountpoint sudo mkdir /mnt/temp Trying to mount a shared folder sudo ...
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Macs create invisible files when connecting to Ubuntu-server via AFP

This topic has also been posted in the Adobe Forum, since I do not expect this to be a Linux issue, I just want to make sure that is the case. We have just setup a Linux Server (Ubuntu - 14.04.3LTS) ...
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How to permanently set /proc/fs/cifs/SecurityFlags

I have edited /proc/fs/cifs/SecurityFlags to allow my cifs mounts to mount correctly. (I had to use value 0x81). To edit SecurityFlags I type 'modprobe cifs' which then lets me see the /proc/fs/cifs ...
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Files deleted over SMB/AFP to another directory?

I'm wondering if there's any way to configure so all files deleted over SMB/AFP goes to a temporary trash folder and not getting deleted permenantly?
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Standard user is able to use other logged in user credentials to access Samba shares Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have multiple user accounts on my Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 install. I have my a Samba share mounted under my administrator account using Nautilus (Ctrl+L) using credentials (smb://user@server/share). I ...
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Active Directory Domain Controller Not Appearing in Network Folder

I'm having issues with my Active Directory domain controller, where my server does not show up on Network or My Network Places. I am running Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu on Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. This issue ...
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Specific questions on folder sharing and NFS

Newbie here. Just installed Ubuntu on a Windows 7 machine as a dual boot. Now here is what I want to do! I download all my movies and save them to a secondary hard drive and share them to Kodi via ...
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MountWindowsSharesPermanently wiki article and update-rc.d commands

I was following these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountWindowsSharesPermanently I ran: sudo update-rc.d -f umountnfs.sh remove sudo update-rc.d umountnfs.sh stop 15 0 6 . The ...
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Unable to create file /tmp/testfile: No space left on device

i have really strange situation today over one of my Ubuntu Server. this is a web server, where One PHP website is running and i have programmed this web to move the File between the Mounted drive ...
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samba-ad-dc.override to fix SMB/CIFS File and Active Directory Server failing to start

According to this post (Samba started twice on boot up after upgrade to 14.04), you can run "echo manual | tee /etc/init/samba-ad-dc.override" in order to create a file and fix the issue with one of ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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Remounting SMB shares when changing between wifi/wired networks

I've been battling with this for a while with mixed results. I frequently move my laptop between it's dock (wired) and my couch (wireless). Anytime I switch networks, I have to manually run "sudo ...
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How to mount smb shares as a regular user?

I searched high and low but haven't found the answer yet ... I'd like to as a regular non-root user to access a network share and work with it from command line. The file manager can already ...
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Samba shares grant access to all users: permissions not working

I'm using Samba to create protected shares on Ubuntu Server that should be accessible by Windows computers. It does prompt me for a user name & password but one login grants access to all files, ...
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Connecting to Samba on a virtual machine giving error

I have Samba server set up on Ubuntu desktop. I am able to access it without any issue at all on my Ubuntu laptop. And until yesterday, was able to access it from my Ubuntu virtual machine. I didn't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - CIFS mount via fstab very slow. 10x faster connecting in GUI

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine as a VM on an ESXi 5.5 server. I have two different CIFS mounts, one on a Windows 2008 R2 server and one on a Windows 2012 R2 server. I have the mounts set in ...
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Dolphin accesses smb share, mount doesn't

my first question, please be gentle ;) I'm trying to access a smb share at my work using kubuntu 14.10 (Kernel 3.16.0-31-generic). Dolphin can access the share if I type in the smb://ip/share in ...
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Auto mount time capsule disk with fstab not working

I'm on Lubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to automatically mount a USB disk attached to an Apple Time Capsule. There seems to be quite a few users who have done this successfully, but for the life of me I ...
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How do I connect to a network path in Ubuntu?

So like the title says, I need to connect to a network path in Ubuntu. I need to be able to monitor the files in this directory (I'm planning on using a Perl script to integrate with our Nagios ...
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Error message when editing smb.conf (ubuntu 14.04)

When I edit the smb.conf file I receive the following error message (gedit:4055): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkScrolledWindow 0x1075880 is mapped but visible child GtkScrollbar 0x107eb90 is not mapped Is it ...
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SMBD encounters error

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for the longest time, then suddenly, after restarting my Ubuntu box, file sharing stopped. I uninstall, re-install, stop and start the service remotely and from the PC ...
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Permission problem with files created by Deluge

Recently my second hard disk, sdb1, broke on my Ubuntu server, it was mounted as multimedia in /home/user/multimedia and Deluge is downloading my torrents to this directory. When sdb1 disk died, I ...
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Diagnosing Samba

I have set up network shares on three Ubuntu computers in my LAN using system-config-samba. For a while were were able to browse each others network-shared directories, but now it is not working. ...
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Trying to establish a remote SMB connection over SSH

Please be gentle with me I'm new to Ubuntu and have a basic network knowledge! I'm trying to establish an SMB share via a secure ssh connection from a windows PC to a remote Ubuntu machine. Some ...
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How to access a Windows share via Linux?

I've a windows shared folder which I can access by typing \\share\files\ in "run". I need to use that in Ubuntu. So I added \\share\files\ /mnt/share/ cifs guest,uid=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0 in ...
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How to process output from smbclient

I connected to a Windows share using smbclient. In smbclient shell I can't pass an argument (ls -lh)! I can't place a pipe (ls | grep 4547)! I can't even redirect output to a file like in a basic ...
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How can I use rsync over AFP and SMB protocols?

I have a Lacie CloudBox NAS drive. I can acces the folders with no problems via the file explorer, however I would like to use rsync to sync some files. I have used rsync before to sync folders on a ...
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Connection to a Noontec N5 NAS problem

I can't seem to connect to my Noontec N5 NAS no matter what I try. Windows has no issues and it's apparently possible. I have searched the interwebs and found nothing about this. Has anyone else had ...
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SMB/CIFS fail on boot after power outage. Ubuntu 14.04

The other night my breaker tripped and took out the power in my office. Upon reboot I found that my boot got hung up and it was saying "files/public/" would not mount so I was able to skip or enter ...
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Samba share not in smb.conf

I'm creating a new File Server for a customer, and decided to load the KDE desktop so that the customer could manage shares and not have to use the CLI. I set up Samba and shared 3 folders through ...
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Cannot write network share

I'm trying to set up my personal computer to access my work file shares. I mounted successfully and I can read files just fine, but I have no write access. Here is the line I added to my fstab: ...
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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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fstab won't mount SMB/CIFS share in Ubuntu 14.04 (after upgrade from 12.04 LTS)

I have a NAS network file server which under Ubuntu 12.04LTS I used to automatically mount using the following entry in my fstab file: //nas-A0-B9-AF/public /opt/Z cifs ...
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Cannot login after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and faced the filesystem check or mount failed issue as described here: Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed The solution worked but ...
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Permanent Windows share mounting

As this is a very basic topic, I have read many documentation about it online and none of them seems to work, I have tried several ways but I want to know if anybody has been successful with this so ...
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How to connect to smb://…?

I would like to connect from Ubuntu 14.04 to a file server (e.g., "smb://files.myuni.ca"). I opened Files and then chose "Connect to Server". A minimalistic menu pops up. If I provide the server ...
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Is there a browser based front end for searching files on my server?

Searching on local clients over SMB is crazy slow and the users in the office will struggle with locate | grep. Is there a frontend I can run in the browser for my users to find files? I've had Sphinx ...
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How can I get new /etc/samba folder?

I have manually removed /etc/samba folder, hoping that reinstalling Samba would create a fresh one so I could have new smb.conf file with default settings. Is there a way to restore this folder or ...
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How hold smb in Personal folder? [duplicate]

When I turn on my Ubuntu 14 I have always search my smb. But I use every day, How can I hold smb in Personal folder? See the pics below
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Nautilus connect to server in Ubuntu 14.04 fails to connect to iSeries V5R4

I have been successfully using the (excellent) Nautilus 'Connect to Server' feature for some time prior to Ubuntu 14.04 to access network drive shares on IBM iSeries (AS/400, IBMi, i5) running OS/400 ...
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Copy a file from ubuntu server to a nas drive

I would like to use a script to copy a sql file to a nas drive location. for example it would copy backup.sql to //10.1.1.124/backup/Backups.