Network File Sharing between Windows and Ubuntu

  1. Install Samba under Ubuntu.
    You can install it from Ubuntu Software Center.
  2. Run Samba and open Preferences > Server Setting. Enter your Windows workgroup. If you don’t know your workgroup, under Windows right click My Computer and choose Properties.
  3. (optional) Open Preferences > User Setting and click Add User to set up a new profile you can use to password-protect the shared folders.
  4. Click the green + icon to add a new share. Make sure that at least Visible is checked. You have to set the access type as well.
  5. You don’t even have to reboot. From now on, Network File Sharing should work nicely.
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