This tutorial will explain how to connect to Windows Shares from Ubuntu 12.04 Precise with Nautilus details.

You may have know that the classic Gnome 2 ‘Connect to Server…’ has been integrated into Nautilus’ File menu.

In ‘Connect to Server…’ dialog, to connect to Windows 7 Share:

  • 1. Choose “Type” : Windows Share
  • 2. Server: use capital letter for server name
  • 3. Domain name: use capital letter for domain name
  • 4. Input username and password, finally click connect

Note that it doesn’t connect if you type the server and domain in lowercase!