Connecting to samba share not working in Thunar

asked 2017-03-06 13:29:35 -0500

comfreak gravatar image

I set up a system with the XFCE-spin of Fedora 25 and so far I am happy with it.

The things that is not working for me is to connect to samba (CIFS) shares using the file manager Thunar. I click on explore network in the sidebar and it automatically finds the samba server I want to connect to. But when I try to connect to it by double-clicking on the entry, I get an error message telling me that the requested location is not supported.

However, if I use the terminal and run mount -t cifs ... //server/share /mnt there, I can successfully mount the share and use Thunar to explore /mnt.

Why is the usual way via Thunar not working and what can I do to fix that?

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You might want to try to enter smb://<smb-server-name> in the Thunar address bar. Depending on the Samba server configuration, you also might have to specify the folder to open. Another tool to manage mounts is the gigolo tool.

thomaswood gravatar imagethomaswood ( 2017-03-07 04:54:46 -0500 )edit