Mount Windows 10 Shares on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to mount Windows shares on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04 for all users..

Recently we showed you how to create a public share on Windows system for everyone to access.. If you want to Linux users to access the public shares you created, follow the steps below.

For students or new users looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners..

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

When learning Ubuntu, you will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows and other operating systems in so many ways, especially when it comes to using Ubuntu to get work done.…

Both Ubuntu and Windows systems allow you to be productive, easy to use, reliable and enable you to install and run thousands of programs from gaming to productivity suite software for individuals and businesses..

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Ubuntu Linux and Windows 10 File Sharing for Beginners

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to easily share Ubuntu files with Windows 10 computers using Ubuntu 18.04…

For student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners and folks looking for easier Linux distribution to use..

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

When using Ubuntu, you will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows and other operating systems in so many ways, especially when it comes to using the system to get work done.…

Both Ubuntu and Windows systems allow you to be productive, easy to use, reliable and enable you to install and run thousands of programs from gaming to productivity suite software for individuals and businesses..

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Samba Setup on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 with Windows Systems

When you have both Windows and Ubuntu machines on the same network, you can use Samba + SMB/CIFS to enable files and printer sharing… This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to get that done..

Samba is an open source software that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients… Samba enables Linux systems, including Ubuntu to share files with Windows systems, including Windows 10…

For this tutorial to work, you may want to configure both the Windows and Ubuntu machines on the same subnet. This means they should be able to communicate over the network… For this tutorial, we’re going to be using a 192.168.1.0/24 network…

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

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Share Files on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Windows 10 Systems

If you need to get Windows systems to access Ubuntu file and folder resources… you may need to use Samba… One can use other methods.. but Samba is the easiest to setup and works great with Windows machines…

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.

For this tutorial to work, you may want to set both Windows and Ubuntu machines on the same subnet. Our subnet for this post 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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Access User’s Home Folders via Samba on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

If you want to share Ubuntu home folders, you should install and configure Samba. This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to easily install and configure Samba on Ubuntu to share user’s home directories.

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.

When configured correctly, you will be able to access your home folder from Windows or other machines from your file explorer.

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Quickly Enable File Sharing Between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

One of the most common ways to get Windows and Ubuntu to share files and printers is via Samba (CIFS). Windows already has a file and printers sharing protocol enabled. To enable it on Ubuntu, install Samba.

If you want to quickly enable file sharing between Windows and Ubuntu, this post will show you how. The Ubuntu desktop will be configured to share files with any client on the network without prompting for a password.

This tutorial is going to show students and new users how to quickly turn on file sharing on Windows and install Samba on Ubuntu to enable file sharing. When you’re ready, continue below.

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Easily Share Ubuntu 17.10 Public Folder with Windows 10

Every Ubuntu user home directory has a Public folder in it. The folder is called Public and isn’t shared by default, however, you can easily share this folder to others on your local network.

When you share the Public folder, users that are directly connected to your local network will be able to browse and access it. While sharing it, you can also choose to share so that guest (people without a user account ) can also access it.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to share the Public folder in your home directory so that Linux and Windows users on your local network can access it as guest without accounts on the Ubuntu desktop.

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Create a Private Samba Share on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

Few days ago we showed students and new users how to create public Samba shares on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10 systems. The public share had no restrictions. Everyone and anyone could create, modify and delete content from the share.

In some environments, this setup is not very common. There has to be some level of restrictions to protect some information or so data can’t get deleted mistakenly. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to create private shares so only those with permissions can create, modify or delete content from there.

For those who don’t know, Samba is a opensource implementation of Microsoft SMB/CIFS protocol. It provides fast and secure files and print services for clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol. Simply put, it provides files and printer sharing between clients and servers.

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Create a Public Samba Share on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to create a public Samba shares on Ubuntu server so everyone can access without authenticating. This share will be fully accessible to all and everyone will be able create, modify and delete folders and files.

Then in our next post we’ll show you how to create restricted shares so only authenticated users can access.

For those who don’t know, Samba is a opensource implementation of Microsoft SMB/CIFS protocol. It provides fast and secure files and print services for clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol. Simply put, it provides files and printer sharing between clients and servers.

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Sharing Windows 10 Shares with Ubuntu 17.04 via Samba

Few days ago we showed students and new users ways to share Windows 10 resources with Ubuntu 17.04 systems. That post can be viewed from this link.

In that post, we said for filesharing to work between Windows and Ubuntu Linux machines, you must add both machines to the same workgroup, the same network (or enable routing), and turn on file and printer sharing for Windows guest network. You’ll also need to enable network discovery on the Windows machine.

You must also install Samba and Samba related packages on the Ubuntu machine.

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