Install Samba on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint/other Distro’s and share files with samba from Ubuntu to Windows and Windows to Ubuntu

I wrote tutorials on samba sometime ago but some peoples found that is not useful for them or the method couldn’t work properly for them, I also made video on samba sharing.

Now I made complete tutorial on samba configuration to share you data from Ubuntu to Windows and also Windows to Ubuntu, Its mean you can access your Ubuntu shared data from Windows and Windows Shared data from Linux Ubuntu with/without permissions. Permission is up to you, if you want to set permission or not.

Install Samba on Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

I made this tutorial on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Windows 7, It is working on all Ubuntu versions and all Windows Versions.

Method 1: How to access Ubuntu/Linux shared data from Windows
Method 2: How to access Windows shared data from Ubuntu/Linux

>> First of all How to access Ubuntu Shared Data from Windows.

Now go to Dash and search for ‘Samba‘ then open it. As shown in picture.

When Samba Server Configuration open, Click on ‘Add +’ button then click on browse >home >select user.

Now go to ‘Access‘ tab and select username from which you want to access sharing.

Now set password on your selected username for samba sharing. Enter following command to set password (change noobslab with your selected username).

Now right click on Folder which you want to share on network, then select ‘Sharing Options

Now open Terminal and enter following command to know your local network ip. (See the picture below and see red marks)

Note your Ubuntu/Linux Machine IP Address

It’s time to access your sharing on Windows, Now go to start and open ‘Run‘ then enter ip with double backslash. Like this (\\192.168.1.3)

Now sharing will open, Now click on shared folders then windows will ask for samba username and password. You can share without username and password it’s up to you.

When you enter the username and password your shared folder will open. You can write/delete/modify whatever you want to do (It’s up to your permission implementations).

Source : Noobslab