Install Smb4k Network Share Browser in Ubuntu 14.04

Smb4K is an advanced network neighborhood (Windows) share browser for KDE Software Compilation and a frontend to the programs of the Samba software suite. It uses the Samba software suite to access the SMB shares of the local network neighborhood. It provides many handy features that ease your life in a mostly Windows dominated network environment:

  • Scanning for (active) workgroups, hosts, and shares
  • Support of the CIFS (Linux) and SMBFS (FreeBSD) file system
  • Mounting and unmounting of shares
  • Access to the files of a mounted share using a file manager or terminal
  • Auto-detection of external mounts and unmounts
  • Remounting of previously used shares on program start
  • Miscellaneous infos about remote network items and mounted shares
  • Network search
  • WINS server support
  • Preview of the contents of a share
  • Several methods to look up the initial list of workgroups and domains
  • Default login
  • Special handling of homes shares
  • Ability to bookmark favorite shares
  • System tray widget
  • Support of advanced Samba options
  • Support of printer shares
  • KWallet support
  • Synchronization of a remote share with a local copy and vice versa
  • Ability to define custom options for individual servers and shares
  • Laptop support through the Solid hardware device framework
  • Wake-On-LAN capabilities
  • Plasmoid for desktop integration

The latest version of Smb4K 1.1.3 had just been announced by the Smb4K team, the third bug fix release of the stable 1.1 branch. This release fixes compilation and mounting problems under FreeBS

Install Smb4K

– Click below to install KDE

[button link=”” style=”tick” color=”primary”]Install KDE Desktop Environment[/button]

– Login with the KDE Plasma DE and run following command from terminal


tar -xvf smb4k-1.1.3.tar.xz

cd smb4k-1.1.3/

mkdir build

cd build/

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..


sudo make install

– Launch SMB4K

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