I had file sharing working between my windows computer, and my manjaro computer. I simply found the windows computer on the network, from within manjaro. From there, I went in and found the shared folder, where I had put everything that I wanted to transfer. I then made a shortcut to this folder, on my Manjaro KDE desktop.
Everything worked great. I could move files from the windows machine to manjaro, with no problems. Only now it seems to have decided to stop working. It just throws an error message that says: ... Well it says that it ain't there. Only it is there. You have to highlight all the individual folders and right click then copy/paste them into the folder on the desktop that you want to put them in.
So I tried to see what was going on, by putting in SMB into the search under the menu. Then I clicked SMB, and was able to find my windows machine again. So I figured maybe I'd just make a new copy of the shared folder, on my linux desktop. In case something somehow went wrong with the old link.
Now it wants a password to let me into that shared folder. Wasn't there before, now it has appeared. I know I have all that turned off, on the windows machine. I ran into that same trouble, transferring files to from one windows machine to another. My main computer, to my HTPC.
This doesn't really look good. It looks like KDE, or perhaps Manjaro is quite clunky when it comes to file sharing across your own network. It was working great, then it started having multiple problems that I was only able to come up with a barely workable solution to. I have to wonder how long that solution will last. Opening the original file/link I made on my KDE desktop, and highlighting/copying/pasting the contents I want to transfer between the computers. That way works for now, but given what has happened so far it wouldn't surprise me to see that it has stopped working tomorrow.
This functionality is an absolute must if I'm ever to convert over to Linux instead of Windows. Is there a more rock solid way of moving files around? Something that will always work? Also, am I only experiencing this as a result of trying to move files from windows, to linux? That seems doubtful, but I thought I'd ask.