Unable to browse Windows Network shares using nautilus in RHEL7 system.

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  • When trying to access Windows shares from Places -> Browse network -> Windows Network, getting an error message :

    Unable to access location, 
    Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory"
  • The windows systems are reachable by other means, eg: ping, remote-desktop etc.. Also the Windows shares are accessible from Nautilus using "Connect to Server" option.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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