Can't see my windows shares in dolphin

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at
Fri Apr 11 04:25:10 UTC 2014

On Apr 5, 2014 12:08 AM, "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at> wrote:
> On 04/04/2014 23:53, Michael Hirsch wrote:
>> This has been driving me crazy today.  I don't usually use my windows
>> machine at work, but today I wanted to copy a file from it to my regular
>> linux box.  So I open dolphin and enter "smb://mhirsch-01w" into the
>> location bar.  It prompts me for user/password, which I enter.  The
>> prompt immediately returns with no error message.
>> No matter what I enter, it keeps doing this.  I checked with IT and I'm
>> not locked out of the system, making me think that I never even really
>> connected to it.  After 3 failed logins it will lock my account.
>> I've also clicked my "Network" icon, gone to "Samba Shares", then my
>> windows domain.  This brings up a list of windows machines.  When I
>> click my machine I end up in the same situation.
>> Then I talked to IT.  They insisted it was my firewall.  My firewall
>> isn't running.  So then they opened up dolphin on a Fedora 20 system and
>> we were able to view my windows shares easily.
>> So I finally opened nautilus.  I browsed the network, found my machine,
>> and immediately got in!
>> So I'm stumped.  Why can everything see my windows shares except dolphin
>> on my system.
>> I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 and KDE 4.11.5 with the latest updates, but
>> not the backports.
> Not that it should be needed but have you tried opening the windows
shares with:
> smb://ip-number (say or whatever)

Using the IP address didn't help. :-(

> That has sometimes helped me. Smb has somehow always been "shaky" on
kubuntu, have no idea way
> you could also try installing smb4k that sometimes has worked better for

I'm not familiar with that one.  I'll give it a try.


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