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Open network location on XFCE

asked 2012-10-11 08:59:48 +0000

vijayan gravatar image

updated 2012-10-16 03:52:54 +0000

hi, how can i open a network location when my system is connected to a local network. In ubuntu we use smb and the location ip, i dont know in fedora xfce.

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answered 2012-10-15 21:32:56 +0000

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updated 2012-10-16 22:40:34 +0000

The default file browser in XFce is Thunar. To access a network share using Thunar:

  1. Ensure that you have the gvfs-smb package is installed.
  2. Open Thunar (either from the panel or the command line.
  3. Click Go in the menu bar.
  4. Enter the location in the format you are familiar with (smb://IPADDRESS/PATH).

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samba, like most other technologies does not depend on what distribution of linux you are using.

FranciscoD_ ( 2012-10-16 03:52:28 +0000 )edit

The difference may be that on Ubuntu, the gvfs-samba package (or equivalent) is installed by default, whereas on the Fedora Xfce spin, it is not? This is a counter-intuitive second step to get Samba networking enabled, and this question and answer helped me connect to my CIFS server.

Steve HHH ( 2015-04-17 04:28:34 +0000 )edit

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