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Setting up a samba share in Ubuntu 8.04 and above

By admin | November 30, 2008

After the “Network Shares” option was removed in Ubuntu 8.04, there was no longer a unified process to manipulate samba shares. Below is a step by step guide to setting up shares in Ubuntu 8.04 and above.
Nautils-share in Ubuntu

  1. Open Nautilus in root: Type gksudo nautilus in the terminal or Alt-F2 (run dialog). This is due to the fact that nautilus will not allow you to create shares without the root account.
  2. Navigate to the folder you want to share. Right click the folder and select Properties. Then click on the share tab.
  3. Check the checkbox that is labeled “Share this folder”. Type your share name in the “Share name” textbox. When you are done, click “Modify Share” to apply your settings.
  4. Close ‘root’ nautilus.
  5. The folder should now be shared. Check by going to Places => Network on your menu bar and typing in smb://localhost/ in the address bar.
  6. (Note) If you cannot get into your share even though you typed in correct username and password information, it may be that you have not set a samba password. Do this by typing smbpasswd in the terminal. Enter your Ubuntu login password when it asks for a password.

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