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How to install Samba and share folders in Ubuntu

Here is a simple manual to install Samba and share files between and within Ubuntu/Linux and Windows systems.

Watch a short video HERE

1. First you will have to install Samba, open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type:

    sudo apt-get install samba

2. After installing, edit the smb.conf

    sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

What to Change?

    Search for: workgroup = and change the workgroup to your home network name (workgroup = yournetworkname).   
    Then save and close the file.
    Now Right click the folder that you want to share and choose sharing options.
    Check to share this folder and guest access.

3. Restart Samba

    sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

Now your shared folders will visible in your Windows network.

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mao bunnak
mao bunnak
13 years ago