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I'm sharing a directory with another user. This directory is called /home/Shared.

When I was setting up the home network (that's another question), I found the 'Shared' directory with read access in the "Browse Network" part of Nautilus.

I'm not aware of having shared this directory on the network, it doesn't show up in /etc/fstab, nor in /mnt on the Server.

How can I remove this directory? As a side note, I'm not seeing my own home directory in the share.

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You have to provide more information. What have you done? What technologies do you use? It's not immediately clear to me what an SO-User is. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Dec 15 '11 at 9:30
Are you sure that you aren't using the shared directory in YOUR home? i.e. /home/yourname/shared? Because that is obviously intended to be shared, so don't put things in there you don't want to share. – psusi Dec 15 '11 at 15:26
@Jo-ErlendSchinstad, SO = Significant Other (in this case, the wife :-) I'm with Ubuntu 11.10. I'm trying to set up an NFS network. I did achieve an FTP server. And, no, I didn't put any link or directory in my shared file. – GUI Junkie Dec 15 '11 at 17:48
@jrg. The problem is that I still see this dir being mounted, but I have no idea how I shared it. How can someone obtain the information about the shared directories. There should be a file somewhere /etc/host??? where this behavior is defined. I think that's a valid question even though the problem is very localized. :-) – GUI Junkie Jan 24 '12 at 22:17
@GUIJunkie Sorry, I voted to close this as abandoned as part of our cleanup - this question appeared to be abandoned, and you have stated that it isn't. :) I have cast a vote to reopen, as well as notified a moderator of this. Thanks for leaving a comment! – James Jan 24 '12 at 22:25
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Look Shares and Automounter parts here:

It seems the folder /home/Shared can be Samba or even Apple software related.

Can be helpful:

testparm -s  

look in your /usr/local/etc/smb.conf some about (part of out from link above):

comment = Shared Folder
path = /home/shared
valid users = +samba, +dakids
read list = +dakids
write list = +samba
read only = No
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777
browseable = No
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It might be autofs, I'll look into it. This system is 100% Ubuntu, so it might be Samba even though it's not installed directly, but Apple? – GUI Junkie Jan 30 '12 at 23:15
hm...look another workaround: – swift Jan 30 '12 at 23:38
iTunes perhaps is using this dir – swift Jan 31 '12 at 0:07
Solved! testparam -s showed my Samba config at /etc/samba/smb.conf with the shared folder. Cheers. – GUI Junkie Jan 31 '12 at 12:32

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