Cannot save on a windows shared folder

Asked by Kostas Pap on 2017-11-23

After scanning I am trying to save on a Windows samba shared folder but I get the message "Could not read the contents of ...".
The folder is normally accessed by nautilus file browser.
Does anyone else has this problem? Is it a bug?


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Does your Windows account that you are accessing the share have a password set.

If you run:


Do you see the share OK?

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy nautilus


Kostas Pap (kpapad) said : #3

The share is configured not to ask a password, but I'm not sure if I was asked the first time I accessed it via nautilus.
smbtree shows the shared pcs and folders
the output is:
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial
Linux KrPC 4.10.0-40-generic #44~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 9 15:37:44 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  Version table:
 *** 500
        500 xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 500
        500 xenial/main amd64 Packages
     1:3.4.2-0ubuntu9+6.0trisquel1 500
        500 toutatis-updates/main amd64 Packages

Thanks for the quick response

I suggest you add a password. Nautilus doesn't work without one if memory serves. You could make an account just for accessing the share and leave the user account alone.

Blank passwords are not good

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