This tutorial will show you another way to share and to access the network share folders between Windows and Ubuntu machines. When file sharing is enabled, both systems can access files and folders on any of the PCs. Users with accounts on Ubuntu systems will also be able to access the content directly from your home.
1. To begin, you will need to log on to your Windows operating system. Click ‘Start’ -> search for ‘Network and Sharing Center’ and click on it.
2. Access the ‘Change advanced settings sharing. ” option.
3. Enable file sharing and backup as well.
4. At this point, you need to switch your operating system to Ubuntu. Once you log in, click on ‘Ubuntu menu -> System Tools ”
5. Then select ‘Ubuntu Software Center. ”
6. Find and install ‘Samba‘. This software is required for a better compatibility between the two operating systems.
7. After Samba is installed, you should go to ‘System → Administration –> Samba’.
8. Then click ‘Preferences -> Server Settings’.
9. Write the name of the workgroup you set for your Windows PC(s). If you do not know the exact name because you did not set it, the default name for Windows Workgroups is set to ‘WORKGROUP‘ (capitalizing is not required, however, since Windows is generally not case-sensitive).