Accessing Samba Shares

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20px   Usage Accessing Samba Shares

OpenELEC has an internal samba server that makes it easy for users to add files to their OpenELEC machine and easily edit specific configuration files.

You may need you IP address of your OpenELEC machine, to find this navigate to:

System -> Hardware -> Summary

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To access these samba shares from another computer just follow one of the following guides that corresponds to the operating system that it uses.


To access the samba shares from windows simply open a Windows Explorer window from a computer that is on the same LAN as the OpenELEC machine.

Then in the address bar type


and replace the address with the ip of your OpenELEC machine.

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Open finder and either hit CMD+k or go to Go -> Connect to server, then type


and replace the address with the ip of your OpenELEC machine.

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Open a file browser window and go to file -> connect to server, then select windows shares and type in the ip address of the server

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From the Samba shares you can access:


  • contains many configuration files including
    • samba.conf
    • asound.conf
    • modeprobe.d
    • udev.rules.d




  • The main logs will be generated for you when you access this share. file://openelec/logfiles
  • You can also generate the logs by running the createlog script from console or in a SSH session.











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  • This is for updating OpenELEC, do not use it for anything else