Chapter 2. Using Smb4K

Running Smb4K

You can either launch Smb4K from the K menu or from KRunner by typing smb4k. Smb4K comes with a Plasmoid for better desktop integration. It can be added as widget to the desktop or panel.


If you are using Samba version 4.7 or above, you most likely have to change a setting in Samba's configuration file to make browsing work. Have a look at the Special Remarks section to find out what has to be adjusted.

If the system is missing some of the programs Smb4K needs to operate properly, it notifies the user:

The missing program notification

In this case, please install the specified program or, if it is already present, add its location to the PATH environment variable in your shell's configuration file (for the bash(1) shell it is the ~/.bashrc file).