Desktops and servers create shared folders so that other desktop and servers in the same network could easily access their files and folders.
On Windows it's provided by the
File and printer sharing feature while for
Linux and other
Unix-based operating systems it's provided by
SAMBA . Either way the folder sharing functionality is an implementation of
SMB protocol and works across operating systems.
SMB folder sharing can easily be accessed from a
Ubuntu desktop via the default
Steps to access SMB/CIFS share from Ubuntu Desktop:
from the sidebar menu.
Click on the hosts listed in the
section or enter the
address with the
protocol prefix of the host and click on the
Click on the folder that you want to access.
selected if anonymous login is allowed by the server or click on the
radio button, enter login details for the server, and click
Begin accessing files and folders made available by the remote host.
Click the eject icon to unmount the shared folder once you're done.
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