File explorer PC files samba acces
How can i access files on my PC (windows 7) with file explorer app using SMB?
Is it working?
I activated network share on PC, i use wifi via internet box, and when i select network in UT file browser i see workgroup and if i access it i see my box and PC.
But if i try access my pc i get the error in UT file browser :
Handling file error
path or url may not exist or cannot be read: smb://pc_name
I know it worked some time ago with old canonical ut and old file browser, then it stopped working because of a crash bug with last canonical ut file browser when trying network access in it.
But now network in file browser is working again i'd like to use it.
What am i doing wrong?
PS : It also worked on androïd with ES File Explorer.
@Keneda I have no problem accessing smb shares via wifi on my FP2 (OTA11). What does not work is adding them through clicking on "network" and "workgroup" in the file manager. Try adding the URL manually as item, the share will appear with a symbol for a file not folder. At least worked in my case. You can then add it to "places". Loading large folders is quite slow and can take a while (e.g. large music library).
Go to your home directory and open the file manager places configuration file:
in a text editor. You will find a line starting with
add your URL for the smb-server at the end after a comma. The line should now look something like
Save it and restart file manager. "smb_target_share" should now appear under "places" in your file manager. Tap on it and it should connect (at least did it in my case).
Thanks. Sadly i have exactly same error as with using Network "folder".
Maybe something on windows side.
I tested with flyme 184.108.40.206A MX4 file explorer i have, and it worked.
It asked me for Nick and Password from my computer account, and then i was able to explore files.
So it's not windows side problem.
Do you can transfer files from phone to your smb share? I get an error message "Could not create the directory: OK". The other direction is working, I can copy files from my smb share to UT/my phone.
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So i tried tonight to save my share directory, and as my usb data plug seems to be dead, i tried again with samba file manager using @nogoogle workaround, and that time i was able to connect to my PC shared folders (i think last time i made a mistake with path name... ).
But like you i can just read files/folders on PC, not write, and i get exactly the same error as your screenshot...
So i used wifitransfert.
That would be so conviniant to have samba working both ways again
@nogoogle hi to all, I tried your solution but in .config/com.ubuntu.filemanager/ i found only the file .config/com.ubuntu.filemanager/com.ubuntu.filemanager.conf, i created a new file with name places.conf but nothing happened, do you have any idea???
@pierpaolo the content of the file places.conf is like this (ignore the line numbers they are from the editor):
2 userRemovedLocations=/home/phablet/.local/share/evolution/calendar/system, /home/phablet/.local/share/evolution/addressbook/system
3 userSavedLocations=/home/phablet/.local/share/evolution, smb://sambaservername/sharedirectory
This works on my FP2.
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Remember, this way you can only download files from computer, you can't upload anything on it.
The only way right now to do it in an easy way is to use wifitransfert.
@keneda this is a Linux, and can be used directly...
mkdir ~/archive && mount //10.20.30.40/archive ~/archive -t cifs -o username=nobody,password=xxxxxx,rw,noexec,nosuid,noacl,iocharset=cp437,uid=32011,gid=32011,noperm,file_mode=0660,dir_mode=0770
and use any application...
and can be used directly...
What are you talking about? What can be used directly?
An what "is a linux"? My PC is not.
Remember, uTouch is not only for GNU/Linux power command line users... And will not spread like you are talking about on another thread, if it is not a minimum graphical user friendly.
For dumb user like me, wifitransfert is the best actual way to tranfer any file FROM uTouch device TO computer, wireless.
@keneda You don't give the impression of a dumb user. On the contrary, an cool hacker, who is correcting runtime code in the RAM directly with hexeditor... at least, that is my impression.