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### Can't browse Windows Network from Fedora

On Fedora MATE (28 and 27), I can't browse Windows Shares on a local network through Caja. In Network -> Browse Network, I get: "Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory"

However, I can access the shares with smbclient //[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in a terminal, or smb://[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in Caja's location bar.

Other computes with Ubuntu can browse the network and find shared printers connected to Windows machines.

How can I enable browsing the network in Fedora?

### Can't browse Windows Network from Fedora

On Fedora MATE (28 and 27), I can't browse Windows Shares on a local network through Caja. In Network -> Browse Network, I get: "Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory"

However, I can access the shares with smbclient //[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in a terminal, or smb://[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in Caja's location bar.

Other computes computers with Ubuntu can browse the network and find shared printers connected to Windows machines.

How can I enable browsing the network in Fedora?

### Can't browse Windows Network from Fedora

On Fedora MATE (28 and 27), I can't browse Windows Shares on a local network through Caja. In Network -> Browse Network, I get: get a dialog box with the error: "Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory"

However, I can access the shares with smbclient //[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in a terminal, or smb://[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in Caja's location bar.

Other computers with Ubuntu can browse the network and find shared printers connected to Windows machines.

How can I enable browsing the network in Fedora?

EDIT: After disabling the firewall with sudo systemctl stop firewalld.service I no longer get the error dialog when trying Browse Network, but it just shows an empty window with 0 items. This is the case even if the firewall is started again, until the system is rebooted.

Could it be a firewall configuration issue?

### Can't browse Windows Network from Fedora

On Fedora MATE (28 and 27), I can't browse Windows Shares on a local network through Caja. In Network -> Browse Network, I get a dialog box with the error: "Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory"

However, I can access the shares with smbclient //[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in a terminal, or smb://[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in Caja's location bar.

Other computers with Ubuntu can browse the network and find shared printers connected to Windows machines.

How can I enable browsing the network in Fedora?

EDIT:

EDIT: After disabling the firewall with sudo systemctl stop firewalld.service I no longer get the error dialog when trying Browse Network, but it just shows an empty window with 0 items. This is the case even if the firewall is started again, until the system is rebooted.

Could it be a firewall configuration issue?

### Can't browse Windows Network from Fedora

On Fedora MATE (28 and 27), I can't browse Windows Shares on a local network through Caja. In Network -> Browse Network, I get a dialog box with the error: "Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory"

However, I can access the shares with smbclient //[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in a terminal, or smb://[IP of a Windows computer]/[Share directory] in Caja's location bar.

Other computers with Ubuntu can browse the network and find shared printers connected to Windows machines.

How can I enable browsing the network in Fedora?

EDIT: After disabling the firewall with sudo systemctl stop firewalld.service I no longer get the error dialog when trying Browse Network, but it just shows an empty window with 0 items. This is the case even if the firewall is started again, until the system is rebooted.

Could it be a firewall configuration issue?

EDIT2: Changing firewall zone from Default to FedoraWorkstation got rid of the error dialog box, but browsing the network still doesn't work. Seems it has to do with network discovery. This bug report thread describes the situation and apparent solution for Solus: https://dev.solus-project.com/T1223 Is there a solution adapted to Fedora?