Access Windows 11 Shared Folder From Manjaro KDE Linux?


Been at this all morning with no success.
I want to access a Windows 11 shared folder from my Manjaro KDE Linux.
Both desktops are on the same network.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!


IP Address of Windows 11 computer:

SHARE folder location on Windows 11: “C:/Users/Admin/SHARE”

You likely need to use Samba.

What did you try?

hi JeZxLee,

I had the same problem last night on a fresh arch install ;-]…
after checking /etc/samba/smb.conf


# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, eg: MIDEARTH
   workgroup = WORKGROUP
   client min protocol = NT1
   server min protocol = SMB2_02
;  server max protocol = SMB3
;  log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

I had to make sure smbclient gvfs-smb were installed…

sudo pacman -S smbclient cifs-utils gvfs-smb

I was missing gvfs-smb… ;-]…

[k247@manjaroVM samba]
$ sudo pacman -Ss gvfs-smb
extra/gvfs-smb 1.50.1-1 (gnome) [installed]
    Virtual filesystem implementation for GIO (SMB/CIFS backend; Windows client)
[k247@manjaroVM samba]

note… Windows11 might have hardened security…
sooo… you might have to up client min protocol…

client min protocol = SMB2

hope it helps,

Windows disables SMB1 aka NT1 and thus netbios browsing - this has been disabled due to malware spreading using network browsing capabilities

Are you able to see the share from Dolphin using smb:\\192.168.. ? If not, try these steps:
Arch Wiki Discovering Network Shares This will let us know if it is firewall, network, samba issues…


Thanks, it’s working now…

Used “smb://”

For better performance (and to avoid other issues with abstraction layers), it’s recommended to use the cifs module method (via fstab or systemd), rather than GVFS/KIO (activated from within your GUI file manager).

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