I am using ES file explorer to browse my Windows shares. Now I made some SMB/CIFS shares with Linux, and it is able to make "hidden" shares, like this:

comment = Private
path = /media/VIDEO/prov
available = yes
valid users = dims device
read only = no
browseable = no
public = yes
writable = yes

I can use this share from Windows if explicitly enter it's name. But looks like ES File explorer can't remember the link if it is not browseable.

How to overcome?

1 Answer 1


You can add a share directly in ES. From the LAN window, click New. In the Server text box, type the address and path of the share (e.g. server/priv), and fill in the rest of the form appropriately.

  • It does not work for me this way. If enter only server name or server IP, then it creates a server icon. But if I enter servername plus share name (like server/priv) it says "Server not found". For any share, both browseable or not.
    – Dims
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 19:29

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