Access Samba shares from Chromebook

Chromebooks are cloud focused. Many Chromebooks come with very limited storage in hopes you would be storing everything in the cloud. While this is a great habit to practice, in all reality, how likely are you to store 2tb of data in the cloud? Not many cloud providers even offer plans for that much storage.

Today marks a milestone – Google has released an extension to the Chromebook file app to access Samba shares.

Samba is the implementation in which Windows file shares are broadcasted across the network. There is also an open source version of the implementation known by the name of Samba which is found on most Linux distributions as well as at

Enjoy accessing your network shares on ChromeOS, and don’t forget to file bug reports.