I have a 2TB Seagate Central NAS that I have been using on a home network, with various Windows PCs. I have now set up Leap 15.3 on a PC and want to be able to access the files on the Seagate.
When I go to add a network location, the KDE Network Wizard is prompting me for:
Name: I have made up a Name
Server: I found and entered the Seagate’s IP address
Folder: not sure what to do here. I entered the path that the Windows pc was using - basically just “\Seagate-XXXXX” - but that didn’t seem to work.
I know the lingo here is difficult, confusing, and mis-used by many.
But as far as I understand your text, this is about a network connected NTFS file system (often done using SAMBA) and not about an “external NTFS drive”. which term is most often used for a USB connected mass-storage device with an NTFS file system.
Just reporting back. I hadn’t mentioned that I’m still in the “distro shopping” phase of my Linux career. Someone on Telegram suggested that Mint might be better for my needs - including access to the household NAS - and it turns out they were correct. I installed Mint and it found the NAS without a problem.
Thanks for your help with Leap. I may come back to it if I discover other attributes that I need, but for the moment I intend to persist with Mint.