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 address and hit "Connect", the window disappears, but nothing seems to happen. How can I get a connection?

I also tried the idea on How do I connect to an SMB share requiring a user name and password? but that did not work either.

  • You entered wrong address. If you enter wrong address it doesn't show anything. – user294348 Jun 21 '14 at 18:35
  • @FilipSohajek: Why are our comments deleted (?) Your idea how to use the terminal was useful! – Marius Hofert Jun 21 '14 at 21:44

I presume Samba is installed?

sudo apt-get install samba

Open Nautilus, press ctrll. In the address bar type smb://location.of.folder

When you use connect to server, is the new mounted now listed on the left hand side of Nautilus as a mounted drive ?

  • I'm not sure where my comment above disappeared, but well... Yes, Samba is installed. Pressing ctrl+l and putting in the address leaves me with a blank window.... for a while. Out of a sudden, the drive now appear... thanks. – Marius Hofert Jun 21 '14 at 21:40

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