I've set up Samba on my virtual machine and can perfectly access it through my Mac. However, when I try to access it through my Windows 10 installation by adding the following network location smb://192.168.x.x, I get:

"The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another" I don't even know where to begin with this, as it's not saying much to help me troubleshoot. Any ideas?

  • Does this \\192.168.x.x format work? – jc__ Dec 4 '17 at 14:28
  • no i get the same error. this is indeed the format suggested by windows on the getgo but.. – Return-1 Dec 5 '17 at 13:45

Try accessing it this way via Windows Explorer or the search bar:


You can also try this via the command line:

net use S: \\192.168.x.x

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