3.4 Managing Windows Files
With your openSUSE machine being an Active Directory client, you can
browse, view, and manipulate data located on Windows servers. The
following examples are just the most prominent ones:
- Browsing Windows Files with Nautilus
Use Nautilus's network browsing features to browse your Windows data.
- Viewing Windows Data with Nautilus
Use Nautilus to display the contents of your Windows user folder just
as you would for displaying a Linux directory. Create new files and
folders on the Windows server.
- Manipulating Windows Data with GNOME Applications
Many GNOME applications allow you to open files on the Windows server,
manipulate them, and save them back to the Windows server.
GNOME applications, including Nautilus, support Single-Sign-On, which
means that to access other Windows resources, such as Web servers,
proxy servers, or groupware servers like MS Exchange, you do not need
to reauthenticate. Authentication against all these is handled
silently in the background once you provided your username and
password on login.
To access your Windows data using Nautilus, proceed as follows:
Open Nautilus and click .
Click the icon of the workgroup containing the computer you want to
Click the computer’s icon (and authenticate, if prompted to do so),
then navigate to the shared folder on that computer.
To create folders in your Windows user folder using Nautilus, proceed as
you would when creating a Linux folder.