I have just installed ubuntu. I used to run XP and have backed up all my files to a WD backup drive which is connected to my wireless router. Trouble is, I do not know how to access this drive. My Android phone sees them but I do not know how to this with Ubuntu applications. Any suggestions/guidance will be most appreciated. Thank you.

  • Show us what your phone is "seeing". Also the Sharing page of the router would be helpfull.
    – user680858
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 18:27
  • How did you access them from windows?
    – Tim
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 20:22

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Use your file manager (nautilus, pcmanfm ..) And search for the word network, or put smb:// in the address bar.

If the address bar is locked use Ctrl+L to unlock it

By default the samba client is already installed on Ubuntu, but if it is not, just install it; in terminal type:

sudo apt-get install samba

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