While trying to access a Windows network it shows:
Unable to access location, Failed to retrieve share list from server, No such file or directory
How to solve this, and connect with Windows shared folders?
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assuming you have installed samba,
on the command line, you can explicity list all shares on a given host with this command
smbclient -L <hostname> -U cashew
-U is the username option
This command might be helpful, when nautilus might not list all hosts and shares that are in fact available.
Connect to a SMB share with
smbclient //server/share -U user
Enter you user password.
You can connect directly with
smbclient //server/share -U user%password
but your password will show on the screen (less secure).
Once connected you will get a prompt that looks like this :
> smb: \>
Type "help" , without quotes, at the prompt for a list of available commands.
Spent hours trying to sort out this issue, been in any and every post and documentation, but was determined to resolve this issue once and for all, and found the problem. Went to windows 7 and according to the firewall, the sharing settings been not well configured to accept Linux, but now it is. So my advice is to built the smb share into Ubuntu (or Linux) and if not successful, try to find the next issue inside windows.