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With a Windows machine I can connect with ip user and password to some Linux shares. With es file Explorer Pro I get strange "server not found" messages. This is what I do: open es file Explorer Pro. Search the lan.(the machine is listed) Access the machine (I notice it's getting all the shares listed) entering a folder gives a permission error. So I add the folder to es file Explorer server bookmarks and try to Access it again, but I get a "server not found error". Then I edit the bookmark: (and notice it's logging as anonymous user) so I set domain with the machine name, server adding smb://ip/share/ to the address , user and password. And still I get "server not found". All the other machines some linux and some Windows are accessing Just fine. Except the android devices with es file Explorer Pro. What am I missing?

  • Please see this new article 2017/02/10 10 most useless apps and games for Android. Most prominent, but specifically named in the list: ES File Explorer (along with quote-Booster apps, Anti-Virus apps, and Task Killers-unquote) – wbogacz Feb 12 '17 at 2:25
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Please try the following :

  • Open terminal and type cd /etc/samba/

  • sudo gedit smb.conf (Just edit it with super user privileges on you favorite text editor). Delete all the text you see here, make the file empty.

  • Now type in the file:

[Name you want to get shown of the folder]

path = path of folder you want to share

browseable = yes

read only = no

  • Save it and exit. now open terminal and type smbpasswd -a 'username. Note that this username must be the name of user present on your Linux machine. Then type and confirm the password. this password can be anything.

  • Then type next commands service smbd start press enter, then service nmbd start press enter.

Thats it for Linux Machine. now you can browse it from ES file explorer. just go to lan and search. Remember to keep your Android device and Linux machine in same network before proceeding. if your machine shows up, type username and password you entered for samba server and not Linux username and password. it should connect as i use this process myself and it works 100%. Inform us if this works for you too.

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