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I have this desktop computer im not using. I want to use it for file storage for all types of files. I also want to share these files to windows computers and stream video to tablet and phones. The streaming will be only localy

What software do i need and how would i go about this?

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marked as duplicate by Rinzwind, Avinash Raj, Radu Rădeanu, Warren Hill, psusi Dec 15 '13 at 18:59

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1. file server:… 2. streaming:… – Rinzwind Dec 15 '13 at 0:06

If your clients are going to be running windows, I would recomend Samba. Samba can be enabled by right clicking on a folder->Properties->Share.

To mount your drives on your windows machines just write:


in RUN

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