How to fix Cx File Explorer loading error

How to Fix Cx File Explorer Loading Error | Step by Step Guide

Many users rely on CX File Explorer for its SMB (Server Message Block) capabilities to access shared folders on their network. However, sometimes you might face issues where CX File Explorer’s SMB feature is not working as expected. This guide will walk you through the steps to troubleshoot and resolve these issues, ensuring smooth access to your Samba shares.

The first step in troubleshooting is to check whether you have granted the necessary access to the shared folder. If you’re unable to access the files with your SMB client, there might be an issue with the permissions. A quick fix can be to use the code guest ok = yes in your Samba configuration. This setting allows guests to access the shared folder, which can resolve access issues in some cases.

Another important aspect is setting up the Samba username correctly. Here’s an example of how to configure it:






This configuration specifies the path to the shared folder and the access control list. Ensure that the path and permissions are correctly set for your specific needs.

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Comprehensive Steps to Fix SMB Connectivity in CX File Explorer

Creating and Configuring the Samba Folder

If the basic checks don’t resolve the issue, you might need to delve deeper into the Samba configuration. Start by creating a dedicated Samba folder using the command:

sudo mkdir /cloud

Then, change the folder’s permissions to ensure that your user has full access:

sudo chmod user_name:user_name /cloud -R

Setting Up Samba Password and Configuring smb.conf:

Next, set up a Samba password for your user:

sudo smbpasswd -a user_name

Now, edit the Samba configuration file /etc/samba/smb.conf and add the following lines:


path = /cloud

writeable = yes

browseable = yes

create mask = 0777

directory mask = 0777

public = no

This configuration sets up a new share called ‘cloud’ with the appropriate permissions and access settings.

Restarting the Samba Service

After updating the configuration, restart the Samba service to apply the changes:

sudo systemctl restart smbd

Accessing Your Samba Folder with CX File Explorer

Final Steps

With the Samba service restarted and the new configurations in place, you should now be able to access your Samba folder using CX File Explorer. Open CX File Explorer, navigate to the network section, and connect to your Samba share using the credentials you set up.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you still face issues, double-check the network settings, ensure your PC and Android device are on the same network, and verify the IP address and share name are correctly entered in CX File Explorer.
If still facing any use while using the app then read our detailed guide on how to use cx file explorer.


Troubleshooting SMB issues in CX File Explorer usually involves checking access permissions and diving into Samba configurations. By following these steps, you can resolve most SMB connectivity problems and enjoy seamless file sharing between your devices.

Additionally, if you’re facing Access Denied Issues with the app, our article on Cx File Explorer Access Denied may provide further assistance.

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How to fix Cx File Explorer loading error?
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