Networking workstations can be set up to share folders. Typically, files
and folders are marked to let remote users access them. These are called
network shares. If your system is configured to
access network shares, you can use your file manager to access these
shares and browse them just as easily as if they were located on your
local machine. Whether you have only read access or also write access to
the shared folders depends on the permissions granted to you by the owner
of the shares.
To access network shares, open Nautilus and click Network
Servers. Nautilus displays the networks that you can access.
Click a network, then click the server. You might be required to
authenticate to the server by providing a username and password.