Enable Shared Folders Application On Ubuntu 10.10[How-to]

Linux Sharing files and folders across your network from your Ubuntu PC is every bit as easy as sharing files in Windows. Shared Folder is an Application which help you in sharing any folder on a network.
You can share any folders using the Shared Folders Application by Follow these easy steps:

Shared Folder

  1. Go to  ApplicationsAccessoriesTerminal to open a Terminal.
  2. Type shares-admin and press Enter to open Shared Folders.
  3. You may receive a message which says Sharing services are not installed. If this happens, ensure that the two check boxes in the message box are checked and press Install services. Sharing service support will then be downloaded and installed.
  4. Click on Lock button and enter your password in the Password field.
  5. Press the Authenticate button.
  6. Select the Shared Folders tab and press Add.
  7. Select the location of the folder you wish to share by changing the Path option.
  8. Choose Windows networks (SMB) from the Share through option.
  9. Enter a name and comment for the shared folder.
  10. If you would like people accessing the shared folder to be able to add, change and remove files in the folder, uncheck Read only. If you leave Read only checked, people will only be able to view files in the folder.
  11. Press Share to make the shared folder available. Other people on the same network (LAN) as you should now be able to access the folder.

Sometimes firewall may create problems or show a message to allow this sharing Application. In earlier post I have written about the customization of Ubuntu firewall.

Hope this will helpful for you, for any query or help post comments.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

limewire free download October 26, 2010 at 11:37 PM

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ConorAB May 14, 2011 at 4:35 AM

Hey! Every time I try to use the file sharing service it fails. It says: “Failed to execute child process “testparm” (No such file or directory)


Rahul Dev May 14, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Please follow this link.


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