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The file manager provides an integrated access point to files, applications, FTP sites, Windows shares, WebDav servers, and SSH servers.
You can use the file manager to access a remote server, regardless of whether it is an FTP site, a Windows share, a WebDav server, or an SSH server.
To access a remote server, choose File -> Connect to Server. You can also access this dialog from the menubar by choosing Places -> Connect to Server.
To connect to a remote server, start by choosing the service type, then type the server address. If required, you can provide the following optional information.
If the server information is provided in the form of a URI, or if you require a specialized connection, choose Custom Location as the service type.
Once you have filled in the information, click Connect. On successful connection, the contents of the site are displayed and you can drag and drop files to and from the remote server.
If your system is configured to access places on a network, you can use the file manager to access the network places.
To access network places, open the File Manager and choose Places -> Network Servers. A window opens that displays the network places that you can access. Double-click the network that you want to access.
To access UNIX shares, double-click the Unix Network (NFS) object. A list of the UNIX shares available is displayed in the File Manager window.
To access Windows shares, double-click the Windows Network (SMB) object. A list of the Windows shares available is displayed in the File Manager window.
The file manager has certain special URI locations that enable you to access particular functions from the file manager. These locations are intended for advanced users. In most cases, an easier method of accessing the function or location exists.
The following table lists the special URI locations that you can use with the file manager.
Table 7-9 Special URI Locations