- Install Samba under Ubuntu.
You can install it from Ubuntu Software Center.
- 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.
- (optional) Open Preferences > User Setting and click Add User to set up a new profile you can use to password-protect the shared folders.
- 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.
- You don’t even have to reboot. From now on, Network File Sharing should work nicely.
Network File Sharing between Windows and Ubuntu
Posted by Balint Banyasz on October 27, 2012