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How to Access Windows Shares from Fedora

By Daniel D'Agostino, 2010-02-09

Solution

On Ubuntu, one can access Windows shared folders without any trouble. On Fedora, you get the error shown above. This is due to Fedora's firewall. To access Windows shares from Fedora, go to System -> Administration -> Firewall and turn on Samba Client as shown below.

You can now access your Windows workgroup through Places -> Network -> Windows Network.