unable to mount location

Asked by Lou Schillaci

I have just installed Ubuntu on my laptop. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on my desktop. I want to access the files on my desktop through the windows network, but when I click on the Windows Network folder on the laptop I get the response that it is unable to mount location. How do I connect the two machines, both on the LAN and on wireless?

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Eliah Kagan (degeneracypressure) said :

Short answer: You have to share folders in Nautilus for them to be accessible over the network via Windows file sharing (right-click on the folder you want to share, click Share, and supply the requested information). Your computer's name and IP address on the network when booted into Ubuntu might not be the same as its name and IP address on the network when booted into Windows. You should be able to access a shared folder on the Ubuntu system from a Windows machine by entering "\\hostname\sharename" in the text box at the bottom of the Start Menu, where hostname is replaced by the Ubuntu computer's name, and sharename is replaced by the name of the shared folder. But it should appear when you browse the network in Windows, as well.

Longer answer: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+question/140117

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