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#26 OFFLINE   RichardKR

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

OK, I've got Mint 15 64 bit running live off a USB stick.  Internet connected via wireless, no problem.  Now I need to be able to see my windows 7 machines.  I couldn't see anything on my home network until I installed winbind.  Now I at least see a windows network folder and when I click on it, I get MDVGROUP and WORKGROUP folders.  Clicking on them yields only a timeout.  WORKGROUP is the default name I kept for my windows machines so there should be at least 2 machines showing in that folder.
Any ideas?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:50 PM

Check the permissions on the Windows shared folders. From the Linux side you usually have to create a Samba user (as distinct from a local Linux user) that matches the owner of the Windows share with matching passwords to seamlessly connect to the share. Otherwise you will have to provide the Windows username/password of the owner of the share.

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