Ubuntu – How to connect to smb://…

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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.

Best Answer

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 ?

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