Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have been using windows 7 on both my home pc and my laptop and have been using the Homegroup feature to share files between machines.

Could someone please tell me how to achieve this using ubuntu 11.10 in the easiest way possible?

Via a graphical interface would be preferred.

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

You want to install Samba. By terminal or through Software center. You can then setup to view your Ubuntu files on a Windows computer. To do this you need to tell Samba what folders you want to share like Music or Pictures. Go to Samba and click the green add button. THat will let you add a folder to be shared. However, I have not figured out how to view files from Windows computers on Ubuntu yet...

share|improve this answer
    
Ive tried samba and yes i can view my shared ubuntu folders from my windows machine no problem but not the other way around.I am kinda familiar sharing windows to windows so all right things are ticked in windows and sharing has never been a problem. –  Martyn Jones Oct 14 '11 at 19:31
    
Oh. Sorry. I do not know that. I am still learning myself. –  David Wingard Oct 14 '11 at 19:39
add comment

You should create a new resource in Samba and it will be shared.

share|improve this answer
    
I cant get samba to work the gui wont load –  Martyn Jones Oct 14 '11 at 19:38
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.