Fedora 9 Nautilus can’t view smb share using default smb:///

Written by James McDonald

July 21, 2008

Here is an annoying problem with Nautilus smb on Fedora 9

I can connect to a remote share with “smbclient //server/share -U user”

However in Nautilus if you hit Go ==> Location… it defaults to “smb:///” if you type smb:///server/share you get nothing but a big fat error message Couldn’t find blah….

The resolution:
Type it with only 2 forward slashes e.g.:

smb://server/share

This is whack behaviour because unless you know better it will catch you out….

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