Can’t access Ubuntu’s shared folders from Windows 7
Have you installed Samba?
sudo apt-get install samba
If so, then you need to set a Samba Password:
sudo smbpasswd -a USERNAME
That command will generate a prompt for a password. (Substitue USERNAME for your username)
Set a folder to share:
Make a backup copy of your smb.conf file:
sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf ~
Open your smb.conf file:
gksu gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
Add this to the very end of the file:
path = /home/USERNAME/sharedfolder
available = yes
valid users = USERNAME
read only = no
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
There should be NO spaces between the lines (I was unable to do this in this post), and there should be a single space both before and after each of the equal signs. Save and exit gedit.
sudo restart smbd
Use this command to check your smb.conf file for syntax errors:
Now you should be able to share from your Windows 7 Machine.