Questions about sharing/shared folders in a system, network, virtual devices, cloud, etc.

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Interesting VirtualBox Plex Permissions Issue

My system is setup with an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running a 14.04 guest virtual machine, via Oracle's Virtual Box. I also have 3 x 2TB drives setup in a zpool. To give the virtual machine access ...
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Accessing Windows Shared file from ubuntu

I was wondering how to access windows shared file from ubuntu...I'm new in Ubuntu so excuse me if it's a silly question
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Ubuntu 15.04 windows network share

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed, and would like to be able to share the internal (or external or whatever) hard drives with Windows users on the network for cloud based storage. What services do I need ...
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How can i see my Windows PC from Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE 15.04 and even before I installed Samba I had full access to my Windows PC in my home network. even watching a shared movie via VLC player worked. Then I installed ...
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Samba share only writable when chown for specific user set

I have a samba server running on a Ubuntu 14.04 server I set up a samba share. [Pictures] writeable = yes path = /mnt/data/share/Pictures user = christian test valid users = christian test write ...
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Share a folder from UBUNTU

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 inside VMware on a Windows 7 host and I need to share a folder to the host machine. I've successfully shared the folder so it's visible to the Windows side, but I need to be ...
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Can not access the shared folder in Ubuntu 14.4 / Samba

I seems to be faced off with this issue for quite sometime now. I was able to access the shared folder without any issues when I use Ubuntu 12 LTS but after the upgrade to 14.4LTS only some PC's can ...
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Give write-access to subfolder on samba share

I have a read-only share on my samba server, is it possible for me to make subdirectories on this share and make them writable for others/specific users? Example: \\server\share Only root write ...
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modprobe vmhgfs gives — FATAL: Module vmhgfs not found

I'm trying to get shared folders working in VMware Player 6. My host is a Windows 7 box, and the VM guest is Ubuntu 14.x I'm trying to share an external drive on my Windows machine (F:) with my ...
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Unable to setGID bit on folder

I want that all files and directories inherit the permissions of the tvshow folder. I am trying to set the GID bit, but I have no idea why it's not working. I am using this source for my commands. ...
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Sharing files and folders between two pcs ubuntu and windows [duplicate]

I have pc and laptop and I am using ubuntu 14.04 beside windows xp sp3 on both devices. I tried to share folders between them . I installed Samba . Set a user and password . Set folders as shared ...
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Samba group access permissions

I have a file/media server running Samba, Plex and Transmission. However I am having a little trouble with the access permissions of my media folder. This folder needs to grant access to the 'david', ...
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Setting up shared drive through virtualbox [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running as a virtual machine through Virtualbox and I'm trying to set up a directory to share with the Host (windows 8.1). Under settings I have specified a windows directory that ...
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Access windows shared drive in Lubuntu

I have a shared drive on my windows 8 pc, let's say the address is \\Blabla\Bla the permissions are set so that everyone on my network can edit and read, i am able to access this folder via my mobile ...
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I can access the files on the D (Data) drive from both Ubuntu and Windows

I installed Ubuntu yesterday. When I just had Windows, I stored some files on the D drive and now that I've installed Ubuntu as well, I can access these files from both operating systems. From what ...
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How To Show Shared Data History using Ubuntu?

I shared some directories using Samba4.0 in my Ubuntu 12.04 system with guest permissions. How could I know who accessed my share Who have copied/moved some files from these directories What are the ...
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Mounting AFP share on Ubuntu 15.04

I have just built Ubuntu 15.04 on a fresh PC, and when I tried to install the AFP client am I getting errors: apt-get install afpfs-ng-utils Run from a terminal this returns Unable to locate ...
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Permission denied for shared drive

Fairly new to Ubuntu; I'm trying to share a drive containing video files on my tower with two laptops, all running 14.04. When I go into the network and try to open the drive, I get the following: ...
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How to mount smb shares as a regular user?

I searched high and low but haven't found the answer yet ... I'd like to as a regular non-root user to access a network share and work with it from command line. The file manager can already ...
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Network Share Ubuntu 15.04 Not working

I have a 1TB drive inside my desktop (running Ubuntu 15.04) that serves as a network share in my home. I have done the following to it chmod -R +775 /media/<me>/<share> chown -R ...
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VMHGFS not compiling with VMware Workstation 10.0.6 under Ubuntu 14.04

I've got the current Ubuntu desktop installation from the website and installed it within my VMware Workstation 10.0.6 build-2700073 with the VMware Tools version 9.6.5-2700074. Every time I try to ...
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Vmware Shared Folsers

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is guest machine on windows 8.1 with vmware workstation 11 I have vmware tools install and even getting this folder /mnt/hgfs But this folder is empty. I searched a lot but did ...
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Error while sharing a folder with domain admin account

I am using ubuntu and windows server 2008 in a virtual box. i added ubuntu in a windows domain. I have created a user account named user123 during installation of ubuntu. I can share a folder with ...
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Ubuntu - Vista (32 Bit) — Share Windows Hard Drive / Partition for All Users

I'm dual-booting Windows Vista (32 bit) with Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit). The C drive normally accessed in Vista was automatically mounted for me when Ubuntu was first installed and can be accessed ...
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VirtualBox: Ubuntu doesn't boot after shared folder added

I am pretty new to the VirtualBox and Ubuntu space, so I appreciate any help I can get, and I apologize if I break etiquette! VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.10 guest on Windows 8.1 host. Host specs: ...
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Errors of installing VMware-tools

Previously, I post a question about an error of installing VMware-tools in a Ubuntu under a virtual machine. I have not got any solution yet. So I installed another Ubuntu 14.04 LTS under the virtual ...
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How do I automate permissions to the files in the shared folder to be accessible by both the host MacOS and the guest Ubuntu through VirtualBox?

I was working towards getting Ubuntu 14.04 set up in a VirtualBox, and I have achieved that. I also have it at the stage where it's mounting my shared folder automatically. The only remaining problem ...
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Python 2 and Python 3 common dist packages folder

I have a little issue with my Python dist packages. Here is a brief explanation. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and have Python 2.7 and Python 3.4.0 installed on it. Furthermore, I have "pip" also. For ...
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virtualbox shared folder is read only in centos guest

I have virtualbox 4.3.10 installed on my ubuntu host & have centos as guest os. I have shared folder, but am not able to write to that folder. Added my centos root user to the vboxsf group as ...
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I've lost windows shared folder in virtual ubuntu 12.04lts build VMware after latest update

In VMware I have used the wizard to make folders in my windows host shared with the VM ensuring the "always enabled" selection. I can run vmware-hgfsclient and see the available folders. But the ...
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Charset issue with old NAS shares via ftp and smb

This is just another charset issue and I know there are trillions of similar questions out there. But none of them helped me so far. The NAS box is an old TeraStation with charset configured to ...
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Samba shared folder (bind folder) displayed as file in Windows

Server = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Client = Windows 7 Pro SP1 | Samba 3.6.7 I'm using Ubuntu to share files to Win7 PC, and I only want to work with single mapped network drive i.e. G:\ (which in Ubuntu is ...
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Command hangs when directed at a shared network drive [duplicate]

In an effort to become more familiar with ubuntu/linux, I have recently installed a VM with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I mounted a shared network drive to my home directory, which is named ostenso. ...
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Sharing folders through Nautilus refuses to work on one Ubuntu 14.04 machine

I am only able to share from ~/Public, but using the Nautilus UI to share other folders, does not work for me. Even trying to open a shared folder from the same desktop computer itself, after having ...
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Samba share folder permissions

I am having an issue with Samba and trying to share another folder. I have successfully shared one folder with no issues. I wanted to start another share so I created the directory and copied all ...
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VMWare 10 Windows 8 (host) Ubuntu 14.04 (guest) shared folder won't mount

I am using vmware workstation 10 (win 8 host) before,I used ubuntu 14.04 and for sharing folder from windows to ubuntu:I go to the settings of my windows VM, and select the Options Tab and there ...
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How to access the shared folder in Virtual Box?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. I make a "Server12.04" named folder on my Host machine desktop & shared the same in Virtual Box ...
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VMWare Shared Folder, host resources

I have a SSD running a ubuntu virtual machine. Shared folders is set up to a folder on another hard drive. Ubuntu constantly, 24/7 writes data to this shared folder. As SSD have a limited write ...
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Change mount point of virtualbox shared folder

I have a shared folder set up between virtualbox and my windows 7 host machine. I have a test.txt file that I created in Windows and it shows up appropriately in my Ubuntu VM. Virtualbox mounts the ...
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Cannot mount guest additions with virtualbox

I am having the same problem as this: Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host) Choosing Insert guest additions CD image... from the devices tab on my virtual machine window ...
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Change Owner From “root” in VMware's Shared Folder

I'm running a Xubuntu from a Windows 8 host. I can't change the owner of shared files from xubuntu by any sudo chown ... command. Is there any other way I can change the owner from the root to the ...
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How do i create a partition, so all users can read wrie execute files without any permissions? [duplicate]

I have a 160 GB hard drive and i need to create a separate partition so all users can access the files (mostly music, movies, pictures), without requiring any authentication from the administrator or ...
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How to set up a simple file server?

I would like to make a folder available so that when a device connect to my computer's ip address (with port 80) it would see the files in the folder and open/download them. For example if you put ...
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KDE Samba share wont let me connect if i disable Guest Access

i run kubuntu 14.04 (kde 4.13) ad want to share a folder with a windows pc, but it should only be accessable with a username + password combination. What i have done: right klick the folder. ...
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How to automount VMWare shared folder on Ubuntu guest?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VMWare as guest, with a Windows 8.1 host. I'm trying to make my shared folders available in /home/alex/shared on start up. VMWare tools are installed and the folders are ...
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How do you create a wifi hotspot with network drive

How can I make a hotspot with a shared folder throughout the lan, such as done by USB port on the back of some routers?
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Sharing public folder between Ubuntu machines, via “Personal File Sharing”

Launching Personal File Sharing from dash, the application opens with the message: "this feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system". I tried sudo apt-get ...
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Can non-admin user have a shared folder?

I hope this is not cross-posting - I have actually asked this question on Ubuntu Forum, but it probably got lost inside a long thread, so I am trying again here. I really assume the answer to my ...
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Nautilus does not start when network connection is down

Nautilus does not start when network connection is down. I have some network shares (sftp://. . . . . ) bookmarked in Nautilus. If the network connection is down, Nautilus will not open. Is there a ...
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share option missing from ubuntu file manager when i right click the folder

When i right click the folder share option is missing. I had removed and purge some files from samba directory. Now i start from the scratch to share folders for xbmc or windows.