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Smb4K is an advanced network neighborhood browser for KDE and a frontend to the programs of the Samba software suite.


The purpose of Smb4K is to provide a program that's easy to use and has as many features as possible.

  • Scanning for (active) workgroups, hosts, and shares
  • Support of the CIFS (Linux) and SMBFS (FreeBSD) file system
  • Mounting and unmounting of remote shares, including unmounting all shares at once
  • Access to the files of a mounted share using a file manager or terminal
  • Auto-detection of external mounts and unmounts
  • Remounting of recently used shares on program start
  • Miscellaneous infos about the mounted shares
  • Network search
  • WINS server support
  • Preview of shares
  • Several methods to look up the initial list of workgroups and domains
  • Default login
  • Ability to execute mount and umount SUID root (using sudo)
  • Special handling of homes shares
  • Ability to bookmark favorite shares
  • System tray widget
  • Support of advanced Samba options
  • Support of printer shares
  • Synchronization of a remote share with a local copy and vice versa
  • Ability to define custom options for individual servers and shares

Hints, Tips and Troubleshooting

See the Smb4K Website and the Smb4K handbook.