# Unable to see Samba shares in Dolphin, but can still connect

I've run up against this problem on 3 different computers running Fedora 28, KDE spin. I need to connect to a Samba share, but Dolphin doesn't show anything under Samba Shares in the Network section. If I click on Samba Shares, it seems to search the network, then come up with an error: Unable to find any workgroups in your local network. This might be caused by an enabled firewall. I've checked my firewall settings and samba-client is enabled. Enabling the samba option (which I'm assuming is for Samba servers, not clients) doesn't change anything.

The strange thing is, I'm able to connect if I click in the path at the top of Dolphin and type in the address manually. For example, for a Samba share named sambashare123, entering smb://sambashare123 will cause Dolphin to bring up all files and directories in the share. It requires a username and password first, but I wouldn't think this would cause Dolphin not to see the share at all.

On Windows, it shows up just fine under the Network section in Explorer. I'm considering filing a bug report since I don't see this mentioned on bugzilla.redhat.com, but I wanted to make sure this wasn't expected behavior.

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Looks like this is a bug in gvfsaffecting the ability to browse samba shares: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.... I asked a similar question previously and got no answer or solution: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques... Also, I don't think this bug is unique to Fedora.

( 2018-09-15 22:10:54 -0500 )edit

You may want to edit the title of your question to refer to Dolphin instead of Nautilus.

( 2018-09-15 22:30:55 -0500 )edit
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I believe this bug is independent of the file manager/browser. I tried Nautilus, Caja, Dolphin, and some others.

( 2018-09-15 22:39:07 -0500 )edit