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Free SMB2.0 Android App?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

I recently updated to FreeNAS 11.2 and my SMB share on it, and now ES File Explorer either wants me to install adware or pay a monthly fee because of SMB2.0... I looked into Solid Explorer but it only has a free trial version of 14 days and even on that version I can't get my SMB share to work (can't find hostname/communication error). FX File Explorer requires the paid version to use network files...

 

Any other suggestions for a free app I can use to access my SMB share on android?

Thanks

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total commander for android has a plugin to access smb shares.

the UI is pretty terrible, but it does what it needs to do.

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I use AndSMB, it can do V1-3 and has loads of options and other stuff. 

I just use it as a simple way to grab files but I'm sure it can do more. 


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ES file explorer still works, it's just an advert basically, once you download the app you can carry on using it... I did for ages before I decided to get the pro version anyway, which is like £3 or something.


Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you, I may not see your post otherwise.

 

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35 minutes ago, Olaf6541 said:

Hi all,

I recently updated to FreeNAS 11.2 and my SMB share on it, and now ES File Explorer either wants me to install adware or pay a monthly fee because of SMB2.0... I looked into Solid Explorer but it only has a free trial version of 14 days and even on that version I can't get my SMB share to work (can't find hostname/communication error). FX File Explorer requires the paid version to use network files...

 

Any other suggestions for a free app I can use to access my SMB share on android?

Thanks

Hey OP, just out of interest, what file types do you want to access? there may be some other apps suitable to do what you want.


Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you, I may not see your post otherwise.

 

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  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • Main Server - ASrock AB350M Pro 4 - AMD Athlon 200GE - 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM - 240GB Crucial M500 SSD Boot Drive, running Windows 10, plex server - 4x 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDDs.
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
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  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocaphone F1 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Lenovo k3 note
  • Windows tablet
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  • Unused Hardware currently :-
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  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini
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Posted · Original PosterOP
56 minutes ago, manikyath said:

total commander for android has a plugin to access smb shares.

the UI is pretty terrible, but it does what it needs to do.

 

52 minutes ago, YaBoiWill said:

I use AndSMB, it can do V1-3 and has loads of options and other stuff. 

I just use it as a simple way to grab files but I'm sure it can do more

 

Thanks, I'll check it out.

 

38 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

ES file explorer still works, it's just an advert basically, once you download the app you can carry on using it... I did for ages before I decided to get the pro version anyway, which is like £3 or something.

 

35 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

Hey OP, just out of interest, what file types do you want to access? there may be some other apps suitable to do what you want.

I'm not gonna install crap just to use the app... File types are just the general ones: word, excel, pdf, jpg, mp4, txt, etc.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

I have no problem with Solid Explorer and SMB shares. And even if it's paid, is really very cheap.

I wouldn't mind paying a couple of bucks if it's worth it but Solid Explorer gave a 'can't find host' error when selecting smb2, and a 'network communication error' when selecting smb1.

 

Somehow AndSMB didn't work either, so I ended up with total commander. It works and has a crappy but pretty similar UI as ES File explorer so I'm used to that...

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