Can't Access .YAML With Samba

Greetings everyone! My name is Josh and I’m new to the home automation game. I bought an Echo and became enthralled with the possibilities of home automation. I stumbled onto some videos on Youtube by Bruh Automation and started learning about HA. I took the plunge and bought my first Raspberry Pi 3 and have had a lot of fun learning about it’s capabilities. I installed HA on my Pi using and everything went relatively smooth. I went to the tab then installed the Samba addon and started it. The problem that I’m encountering is that I can’t see the Pi in my network places, therefore I can’t access my .YAML file to continue my configuration. Hopefully some of you can weigh in on what you think I’m doing wrong. Thank you in advance for your help!

If you are running MS Windows, my guess would be the firewall settings on your PC. You can test by temporarily disabling it.

open explorer and type in \hassio - does that connect?

A window popped up and it said “Windows can’t find ‘\Hassio’. Check spelling and try again.”

sorry… \hassio

2 x backslashes

Some additional info:
After I inserted the SD card into the Pi and waited a few minutes, I entered “http://hassio.local:8123” into my browser and nothing happened. I used fing and found the IP address for my Pi. I then typed it in and pulled up the loading screen for HA.

It says Windows cannot access \hassio (used 2 backslashes)

wait it takes some time to pull all the files and install onto the Pi maybe 20-30 minutes
also try using the IP address you got via Fing. Also scout over to Discord for live help

Not sure what happened or which I did to fix it but I finally have access to the config files through my network. I ended up temporarily disabling my firewall and I had just recently re-installed on my Pi. Thank you all so much for your quick responses! Now onto to configuration!

@wiseshanks suggestion add cloud9 IDE and do your configuration directly in browser it is awesome! Also the terminal addon is great!

Awesome! Adding cloud9 at the moment!

Did you embed cloud9 into your HA Instance?

Yes but I use it both ways to embed use this inside of configuration.yaml

    title: Cloud9
    icon: mdi:wrench
    url: http://{PI_IP_ADDRESS}:8321

Thanks a million! Just added this code to my config file and boom! Cloud9 embedded!

And that’s what it’s all about. :smile: HA is awesome and the community is the best just trying to give back!

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David, this worked for me, with two backslashes…but why…it still does not show up in my Networks in explorer? Tx. Fred J.

The trick for me was enabling SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support per this post: