I keep getting "failed to retrieve share list from server: No Such File or directory" when I try viewing my shared files in Ubuntu 13.04 and they were all working fine until the upgrade! Help!
Well, first install samba
smb from package manager.
And open nautilus, choose
connect to server from
files. In the box that'll sow up, write your Windows machine IP in
Server box, choose any port (21 by default) and from the drop down list that is
Public FTP by default, choose
Windows Share, some other input boxes will show up, but don't mind them and don't change anything, just press
connect and there you have it.
Just a side note here:
Since Ubuntu version 17.10, the minimun version of the CIFS/samba protocol has been changed for security and performance reasons. Unfortunately, that breaks the network browsing function (which requieres version 1).
Taken from a discussion in Ubuntu Mate Forum.
And it hasn't been fixed yet, at least on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.