My sister has a Windows 7 laptop with some shared folders over the network. From my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop in Files, Browse Network, I can see and access her workgroup but when I try to access her pc it keeps asking for credentials (user,workgroup,password). So it keeps asking over and over even know I already provide the right ones.

  • Have you accidentally done the username with any CaPiTalS? It should be all lowercase. – Tim Jun 28 '14 at 19:28
  • No, they are all lowercase – Daniel Jun 28 '14 at 19:30
  • Has she set it to not allow the username you are using? – Tim Jun 28 '14 at 19:30
  • No, she shared the folder with everyone on the network not with a specific user only. – Daniel Jun 28 '14 at 19:33

Try this out.

  1. Open Home folder(or any other folder, whatever)
  2. Goto File-> Connect to Server
  3. type your sister's IP with smb protocol e.g. smb://
  4. Click Connect -> Enter Credentials.

    Please reply if you still get it repeatedly.
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  • Working, thanks! but how come it did not work the other way around? – Daniel Jun 28 '14 at 20:18
  • No idea ... discovered by accident :-P – Rishav Ambasta Jun 28 '14 at 20:53
  • This is not working for me. Any suggestions? – Marcel Mar 3 '16 at 2:12
  • On what version of Ubuntu? Any error message ? Pls describe – Rishav Ambasta Mar 3 '16 at 5:57

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