Accessing a Windows share in open/save dialog boxes

Stephen Mc Gowan stephen.mcgowan2 at
Sat Oct 15 09:03:30 UTC 2005

If you read the man page for mount you can see that one of the mount types
is smbfs which as far as I remember is a samba mount. I don't know what
other options you need to use but I'm sure they're just a short google away.

Hope this helps

On 10/13/05, Kim Briggs <patiodragon at> wrote:
> On 10/12/05, Marco Carag <the at> wrote:
> >
> > I've mounted a couple of shares via Places->Connect to Server, and they
> > show up
> > just fine on the desktop and in the Places menu.
> >
> > In some instances If the need to access these shares or save directly to
> > them;
> > however, I'm unable to locate them in a save/open dialog. Where would I
> > find the
> > shares after they've been mounted? I've checked /mnt, to no avail.
> I am writing you a half-answer because a similar question that I posted to
> this list went unanswered. I believe using the steps you described, you have
> not done a UNIX mount, but added a Samba share. I was never able to solve
> opening dialog boxes to windows machines (I was looking for that KDE
> "network" icon-type-thing). I can access my linux fileserver now using
> Ubuntu linux by executing a short shell script with explicit mounts done
> through NFS when I log on.
> I can only suggest making your fileserver a linux machine. I have one with
> two disks using the rsync program to back up files nightly and all the
> computers (linux and windows) in our house point to it as a central
> fileserver. Life has been good since I did this.
> cheers,
> KB
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