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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 (part of Smb4K package, not on because version 0.11 has not been released yet).

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