Determine your IP Address
You will need to give your Linux computer a location when trying to access shared folders. This location is your PC’s IP address. In the Command Prompt type ipconfig and you will see your IP address (it probably starts with 192). My IP address is shown below as 192.168.1.117
Accessing the shared folder from Linux
There are two very easy ways to access shared folders in Linux. The easiest way (in Gnome) is to press (ALT+F2) to bring up the run dialog and type smb:// followed by the IP address and the folder name. As shown below, I need to type smb://192.168.1.117/Shared. If you have your Windows account that requires a password, you will need to enter the password to access the shared folder.
Accessing all shared folders from Linux
Linux automatically detects and connects to Windows networks. In Gnome, by going to Places and then Network you will automatically see all the Windows networks. You can then navigate through the Windows networks and connect to the shared folder. This is an easy way to manage your shared folders if you have many Windows networks with shared folders.
Making it easier
By bookmarking your shared folder you can access it from the Gnome menu.