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I am wondering if one of you can help me out.

I am a window guy and do not know anything about ubuntu. However, I have a computer that I am using for work that is running ubuntu because the software that needs to be ran in ubuntu.

I need to transfer files constantly between ubuntu and window. What I have been doing is saving the files in a usb stick drive, and then plug that stick drive to the window machine....100 times a day ! well, many times a day.

I replaced my router with the one that has USB, and bought an external hard drive so i can transfer file easily. I set it up in window, but have no clue how to do it on ubuntu.

Would you be able to do a step by step in how to do this ? Consider this step by step for dummies. I got the router IP address already. Best if you can email me directly or you can post it here.

I really appreciate it...and thanks!

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Your windows and Ubuntu 12.04 should already be able to transfer files between each other over the network using samba/windows shares.

In the file browsers search your Browse Network/Network Places and see if you can find each of the computers. If not you can type the IP address into the location such as \192.168... or on Ubuntu type smb:///192.168..... (might have to press ctrl-L to show the location bos to type into in the Ubuntu file browser)

As for your router, without more info about what it can do... can't really help but it is possible that the router is able to setup samba/windows shares. This might be what you have done with the "set it up on windows".

Hope this point you in the right direction.

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Thank you so much...i can see the drive in ubuntu...woohooo – Mat Jul 27 '13 at 5:13
@Mat You should accept the answer if it was useful. – Radu Rădeanu Jul 27 '13 at 5:58

I have a windows 7 computer at home and my laptop is kubuntu 13.04.

In my windows, i changed the settings of one of my hard drives to be shared with other computers. I had to add my kubuntu computer's name as a allowed computer to my share on the hard drive on my windows 7 computer.

If you have more security than an open share folder at your home, then this will not work. I haven't been able to use the homegroup feature just yet.

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Oh computer is ubuntu 12.04 – Mat Jul 27 '13 at 3:34

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