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I apologize if this is a stupid question.

I have a smb share set up (smb://a.b.c.d/sharename) that I am attempting to connect to from windows. I'd like to either connect directly using a browser or mount the share to a virtual drive. The problem is I can't seem to get it to work properly. Can anyone let me know how this works?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit

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You should be seeing the share in the Network neighborhood and be able to use it from there. Just open Windows Explorer and click on Network.

If you cannot see it, then you have a connectivity problem with the sharing computer.

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The problem is that it's inside a corporate network with thousands of nodes, so the sharing is limited in the network folder to only those that are local to my office. I can still reach the ip address, but I can't connect to it using smb – ewok Oct 17 '11 at 16:55
So this is on another network segment. Try in the Windows Explorer address bar to use the following syntax: \\a.b.c.d\sharename. – harrymc Oct 17 '11 at 17:21
That seemed to work. Not sure what I was doing wrong before. Thanks – ewok Oct 17 '11 at 17:25
Just straight \\MACNAME did the trick for me (with File Sharing for that user's account configured under Mac Sys Prefs: Sharing: Options) – Wes Johnson Jun 22 '15 at 1:32

Linux and Unix, including Mac OS X, use forward slashes in address paths, as you show in your example. However, Windows uses back slashes.

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