Using Samba in your File Manager
- 1 Accessing SMB Shares from the File Manager
- 2 Sharing Files from the File Manager
- 3 Troubleshooting
- 4 See Also
Dolphin is capable of mounting smb file shares without needing any additional packages. All other file managers require installing the package
gvfs-smb. This is present by default in most Manjaro editions but if you need to install it you can so with:
pamac install gvfs-smb
Sharing Files from the File Manager
The following will guide you through setting up user sharing with Samba so that you can use your file manager to share folders.
Depending on which file manager you use there are different packages to install. Please reference the appropriate section for your file manager.
manjaro-settings-samba package will install a basic config and enable the file sharing services. The whole process is nicely automated.
Nemo - Cinnamon
pamac install nemo-share manjaro-settings-samba
Nautilus - Gnome/Budgie
pamac install nautilus-share manjaro-settings-samba
Caja - MATE
pamac install caja-share manjaro-settings-samba
Thunar - XFCE
pamac install thunar-shares-plugin-gtk3
Dolphin - KDE/plasma
pamac install samba kdenetwork-filesharing manjaro-settings-samba
Once you have installed the required packages for your file manager you should reboot to start the services and let the group changes take effect.
If you are getting permission denied when connecting to a new share, one common cause of this is that samba does not have access to Linux user passwords by default. To remedy this, create a samba password for your user account:
sudo smbpasswd -a theusername
This will create a password for the user.
If you get an error that you don't have rights to create shares ensure that you user account has been added to the group sambashare. After modifying groups it is required to logout for the changes to take effect.
If you are getting "connection denied" errors make sure you have allowed access through your firewall. See the firewall wiki article for more details.