How to open remote folders on windows client in thunar

Harald Judt h.judt at
Tue Apr 26 12:19:15 CEST 2011

Am 26.04.2011 11:55, schrieb Liviu Andronic:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Harald Judt<h.judt at>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to access a remote folder on a windows client.
>> When I want to open it via network from the sidebar, thunar asks me for an
>> application to open the remote folder with. Which application shall I
>> choose, why doesn't thunar open the folder by itself?
> Perhaps Gigolo? Also, what version of Xfce and Thunar. There are
> significant changes from 4.6 to 4.8.
> Liviu

thunar-1.3 and xfce-4.8. I click on network->windows 
network->workgroup->remote computer, there I see the remote folders 
(i.e. samba shares).

>> When I enter the address manually in the location bar, thunar shows the
>> contents of the remote folder without any further questions.

I don't want to use any other application for this, thunar should be 
fine. It can list the computer's shares, it just won't open the remote 
folders. This must be a configuration problem, I guess.


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