How to Access Windows 10 Files from Ubuntu 17.04

This post shows you how to access Windows 10 files and folders from Ubuntu machines via Samba. With Samba installed on Ubuntu systems and joined to the same workgroup as Windows, you’ll be able to access and share files and folders between the two systems, even though they’re different operating systems.

In order for this to happen, there are some requirements that must be met. First, Samba must be installed on Ubuntu, files and printer sharing enabled for the public network profile on Windows 10 computer and both systems must be on the same subnet (network).

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Installing Windows 10 on VMware Workstation Pro

We previously talked about using VMware Workstation Pro and VirtualBox virtualization software to run multiple operating systems from a single computer, and the benefits they provide especially for IT students and professionals.

With these virtualization software, you can run multiple lab environments running on virtual guest machines without the additional cost of getting hardware for each guest machine running individual operating system.

After setting up VMware Workstation Pro, the steps below show you how to create a virtual guest machine and install Windows 10 on it.

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Installing VirtualBox on Windows 10

Few days ago we showed you how to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.04. Today’s post is going to show students and new users how to install VirtualBox on Windows 10 systems.

If you read our previous post, we said in that post that VirtualBox was a necessary tool for IT professionals and students studying to become IT pros. VirtualBox virtualization software is a free software that allows users to run multiple guest operating systems from a single computer.

For example, let’s say you have one computer, with enough storage space and lots of memory. Using VirtualBox software, you can install additional operating systems like (Windows, Linux, Mac OS) inside that one computer.

You can run multiple labs from your computer running different systems. This is powerful!

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How to Share Ubuntu Files to Windows 10 via Samba

Samba is an opensource implementation of the SMB/CIFS services used to seamlessly share files between client computers. Windows systems and many other modern operating systems use it to share files and printers among themselves and others.

This brief tutorial shows you how to quickly do it. No messing around. Just get users of other systems to access Ubuntu shares.

To get started, you’ll first need to verify that both the Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10 machines are able to ping each other at least. That means both should be on the same subnet or able to route to each other.

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How to setup Samba Filesharing Between Windows 10 and Ubuntu

Here’s a simple tutorial that shows students and new users how to share file between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10 via Samba.

Samba is an open source software that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Since Windows uses CIFS services, Samba can be a great tool to enable file and print sharing between Windows and Linux systems.

This tutorial assumes you have both Windows and Ubuntu machines on the same subnet. For this tutorial, our subnet is going to be 192.168.1.0/24

The Windows machine will have IP address 192.168.1.2 and the Linux machine 192.168.1.3

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How to Automatically Start Programs in Windows 10

In previous version of Windows, one would easily create startup programs by going to msconfig page and adding the programs there. How do you do it in Windows 10 now that msconfig isn’t available?

This brief tutorial shows students an easy way to create startup programs in Windows 10.

Windows allows programs to automatically install themselves in Windows startup configuration settings. For programs that are designed to startup automatically, there’s nothing to do. They will automatically start up everytime Windows starts.

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How to Enable Filesharing Between Ubuntu and Windows

Filesharing allows for Ubuntu and Windows systems to view and access files. How do you enable it?

In college some students get assignments or classwork to allow Ubuntu desktops access to Windows shares. This is known as filesharing.

This task can be easily accomplished with two desktop computers. In most situations, two VMs are created, one with Windows OS and the other Ubuntu.

These classwork are easy as long as you understand concepts and follow instructions. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to easily allow Ubuntu desktops to access Windows shares.

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Adding Local User Accounts to Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows student and users how to add additional users to Windows 10 computers.

With Windows 10, things have changed a bit and new users are confused about some of these changes. The confusion comes from the new look and feel of the new Windows 10 operating system.

The traditional way many used to are somehow buried deep and hidden from the average users. Now there are news ways to do things and we’re going to show you here.

To do any administrative task in Windows requires administrative rights. You must be an administrator or remember of the administers group.

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Uninstalling Windows 10 Apps

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to uninstall Windows 10 apps and programs.

There are two types of apps that are installed on Windows 10 systems: Desktop apps and Windows apps. The Windows apps are those that are installed like in traditional versions of Windows and the desktop are are those installed from the Windows store.

When you uninstall Windows apps, they get uninstalled from the entire system. Desktop apps get removed for the all users on the system, although they may still be installed in the core systems.

When you install traditional applications like Adobe Reader and others, those are considered Windows apps.

This brief tutorial shows you how to uninstall apps on Windows systems.

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Change Windows 10 Apps Installation Location

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to change Windows 10 default apps installation location.

By default all Windows applications are installed on the Local Disk C: (This PC) drive. This has been the default location since from the beginning of the modern Windows OS.

Advanced users may choose to install new applications at a different location, but that process isn’t automatic. You must manually select the location to install a program during the program installation.

With the introduction of Windows 10, now you can configure your systems to always install new programs and applications at a location specified by default.

This post is going to show you how to do that with Windows 10.

Now a days, some PCs are sold with two hard drives. One hard drive might be SSD with smaller storage size the the other a regular SATA drive but much bigger in storage size.

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Disable Windows 10 Recent Files & Frequent Folders List

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to protect user privacy by disabling Windows 10 recent files in Quick access.

Windows 10 introduced some new features that many might find embarrassing especially when someone is able to view your recent activities which you wanted to keep private.

With Windows 10, File Explorer (previously known as Windows Explorer) opens to the frequent folders and Quick access files pane by default. Every file or folder recently opened or accessed are displayed in this pane.

For privacy reasons, some folks fine these settings concerning.

This brief tutorial shows users and students how to quickly disable or re-enable Windows Quick access feature to display Recent files.

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Enable | Disable SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable or re-enable Windows 10 SmartScreen filter.

SmartScreen filter was introduced with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) web browser. It was developed to protect user computers from viruses and spyware programs online.

SmartScreen filter seems to be so successful that Microsoft implemented this security mechanism within the OS itself starting with Windows 8 and it comes enabled by default.

This brief tutorial shows you how to disable and re-enable SmartScreen filter in Windows 10.

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