Unable to Mount Location Error on Fedora: Unable to Access Shared Folder

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Hi there,

I'm a newbie to Fedora. I'm unable to access shared folder.

Why is it so? Is it necessary to install something usual?

I opened places, then network, and I can clearly see windows network. (i'm using gnome).

I get this error after clicking on windows network icon. 

Help would be appreciated.

Error:

Unable to mount location
Failed to retrieve share list from server

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Unable to Mount Location Error on Fedora: Unable to Access Shared Folder

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Barney Lohan,

There is a simple solution on your problem.

You can't just access the Windows shared folders on Fedora.  It is mainly because of the Firewall.

To solve this issue, you will need to activate the Samba client on your system.

Just go to System> Administration> Firewall

Next, just scroll down until you see the Samba client.

Then click the box beside it to apply the changes.

And after that you should be able to access the shared folders.

If you don't see any Samba on your system, just install one.

Here's the link to download and also to see the steps on how to install it:

http://www.samba.org

hope this would help.

JT

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