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

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Why I get randomly “Failed to mount Windows share: Connection timed out” with VPN connection?

In Ubuntu 13.10 (everything is up-to-date) I get randomly this error popup message, during working with shared folders using a VPN connection over the internet: Unhandled error message: Failed to ...
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How to gain write permissions to a remote Windows folder?

I am running (L)Ubuntu 12.04 on this machine. I have a Windows folder (Windows XP box) shared on the local network and can view the contents in PCManFM at smb://WindowsBox/ShareName (as shown in the ...
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How to share the files from Host to Guest in virtual box? Host-ubunutu/Guest-ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine on which I have installed Virtualbox with Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest OS. How can I share files between the host and guest? I have installed the guest additions also ...
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Sharing Ubuntu with Virtual Box

I want to make a virtual machine of ubuntu on sun virtualbox and share with my friends. It is for educational purposes. I can do it??
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Nautilus hangs up on mounted shares after suspend

After establishing a VPN tunnel to my university, I connect to a Network Share via Shell script like this: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xyz,password=abc //10.x.x.x/xyz /media/my_share/ It works ...
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How to mounting a Windows shared folder with samba?

I'm following a lot of tutorials but nothings work with me. So my question is what I need to have samba services to mount and windows shared folder? My last trying is this: kevin@AnayaNet:~$ ...
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Check-in/check-out tool for Dropbox in Ubuntu?

Does anyone know whether there is a check-in/check-out tool for Dropbox running Ubuntu? I'm basically looking for the linux version of Notifybox, which only supports Windows.
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Mount VMware Shared Folder to Ubuntu 12.04.3

I tried to create a shared folder to my Ubuntu 12.04.3 VM using VMware 5 from my Mac but I don't see the folder anywhere. I've tried to use some commands as suggested here and here, but nothing is ...
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How to navigate to Windows 7 shared folders from Ubuntu guest with terminal?

I'm running a VirtualBox with Ubuntu 64-bit, configured as a Bitnami Djangostack. I'm running this within a Windows 7 64-bit host. Though my VirtualBox is what runs the server, I'd like my website ...
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How can I share media from ubuntu 13.04 to windows XP

So I have set up samba successfully and I am using it for file shares but when trying to do media shares I am having issues. Specifically the problem is that I can see the Media folder in Windows but ...
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What's the most convenient way to share Steam apps between different users?

Steam installs apps into a user's home folder. This means when a user installs an app, a different user has to install the same app again. What's the most convenient way to share Steam apps? My best ...
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How do I allow anyone to view my files on my network?

I have created a little server on Ubuntu 13.10, I've shared certain folders using SAMBA. On my WINDOWS PC my username and password is the same as the username and password of the server, so I'm ...
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directory access priveilege question

Let's say I get this as a result of ls -l: -rwxrwxrwx 1 user user 0 Nov 19 20:13 file4 What does the 1 mean? Im asking because I had 2 folders set up on my server working just fine, and they had ...
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How do I trigger rsync on file modification?

I can sync folders with rsync -avz /directory /target, now I wish to do it if I changed a file in /directory so rsync should be called automatically. I am using Virtual Box and the shared folder of ...
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admin no longer has access to shared folder

So over the weekend I arrive to work, boot my PC and run the virtualbox session of Ubuntu but now I get the message: The folder contents could not be displayed You do not have the permissions ...
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VMWare Player - Unable to share folder. (Host-Win8, Guest-Ubuntu)

VM shared folder settings: What all I have tried: Reinstalling VMware tools. Uninstall, install VMware tools. Turned Windows Firewall off. Edit out /etc/fstab to include the following: ...
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Give Apache2 write permissions network share

I have just installed ownCloud. I chose the data directory (default: /var/www/cloud/data/) to be on a network share on my windows server. This share is located at ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 rename folders in mnt & media

Installing a new VPN on a new workstation and it has been a year since I did my last Virtualbox setup. Everything works but I don't like how the shared folders in media are labeled as sf_folder. I ...
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How to let smb share mount via fstab assign full permission to new created file or directory?

How can we fstab mount a samba share that give permission 0777 (to every samba users in the write list) for new created directory or files? E.g. I created a new directory in client PC (Ubuntu 12.10), ...
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How to open shared folder within xp?

Can you describe me how to view files on xp machine after i made shared folder based on this article browser method preferable
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How do I share folders in Xubuntu?

How do I share folders in Xubuntu like in Ubuntu? I found no settings or options to share folders on my network, I do have Samba installed. I don't know what else to try. Is there a command that I can ...
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Playing video files with vlc from public folder

So me and my father each have computers, his ubuntu 12.04 and mine ubuntu 13.04, with shared folders containing videos. I can mount his public folder, view folder contents and copy to my machine but ...
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How can I put a Windows7 shared folder on my ubuntu desktop?

I've got a network with several machines running Ubuntu 12.04 and one server running Windows7. The server has many shared folders. I've managed to connect to those folders and add them inside nautilus ...
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Creating multiple password protected shares in Samba [duplicate]

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto a small home server build, and now I'm in a situation I can't quite figure out. I have 2x2TB hard drives (not in RAID) that I'm using for backups. ...
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Networking with Android 4.2

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 I have a folder Movies that I have shared by using the right click option. When I go to my TV which is running Tronsmart RK3188 Andriod 4.2 I see my PC and the folder which I ...
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Access network share of guest on host

I use an Ubuntu 12.04 host system with a Windows 7 guest in VirtualBox. The virtual Windows machine is member of a domain in which network drives are shared to it. I prefer to do most of the work on ...
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Missing & Failed Folder At/and After Installation

I am new to Linux, and I've trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boot with Windows XP). I choose to add new partition (FAT32 150 GB) for the shared folder. But when I pressed the install button, ...
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How can I share a directory with an another user?

I don't want the shared folder to be accessible by anyone on the system, I want it to be accessible just to a restricted set of users. How to I do that?
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How to access the Windows 7 shared folders

I'm a little new to Ubuntu, but I'm lovin' it so far :) I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed om my older desktop and connected with a wire. My (newer) laptop has windows 7 running and has all my music. I'd ...
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How to share folders with samba

I am sharing one ubuntu pc's folder with another ubuntu, how it is possible with samba. I have installed samba but i didn't understand how to create. Please help me and tell me the procedure of ...
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Can't access files on mounted shared folder from windows

I have access to a shared folder from windows to get some images for my webpage. I can mount it using the next command: sudo mount -t cifs //win-server/folder -o username=myuser,password=mypass ...
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Windows Share mounting for Active Directory in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Edition. I have successfully installed Likewise Open and authenticated to the Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2. I was unable to mount shares for those AD members. ...
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VLC freezes when trying to play large files on networked windows share

I have a windows 7 machine with a shared drive that holds much of my media. I have another ubuntu (13.04) machine hooked to my television that I also use to play the movies. I've noticed that when I ...
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How to share a folder between KVM host and guest using virt-manager?

For some time now, I've been using virt-manager to manage my virtual machines. When I want to copy a file from the host to the vm, I have been using scp to copy via ssh over the network. This is kind ...
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Remmina does not share folders or disks?

I have UBUNTU 12.04. I use Remmina to connect with remote Windows XP. I have configured Remmina for sharing my user folder, but I cannot see the folder in my remote Windows desktop. Any idea?
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“failed to retrieve share list from server: No Such File or directory” while trying to access windows shares

I keep getting "failed to retrieve share list from server: No Such File or directory" when I try viewing my shared files in Ubuntu 13.04 and they were all working fine until the upgrade! Help!
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VirtualBox shared folder is accessible but not workable

On my host system (Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit), I installed VirtualBox (4.2.12) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit as guest system. I also installed the VirtualBox guest utilities to create shared folders. ...
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How can I create a shared folder using command line?

On a stand-alone PC, using the Live CD of Ubuntu, how can I create a shared folder using command line? After this, how can shared folder be shared with a group utilizing command line? Lastly, how can ...
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Mirror Files and Documents from Windows machine to Ubuntu in Virtualbox

Ok, so I have a machine with a dual boot installed (Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10). They are on separate hard drives. I already have Virtualbox set up to boot from the linux physical hard drive (Windows ...
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VMWare shared folders not working, vmware-tools issue?

I'm having trouble getting VMWare to enable shared folders between the host and vm as every time I try to enable it, I get the following error dialog: VMWare Player Unable to update run-time folder ...
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kubuntu equivalient of shared documents

Is there equivalent directories to shared documents, shared pictures etc present in Windows NT 5.1 and later in kubuntu. These folders contain data public to all users. If how can I tell the desktop ...
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How to set permissions for shared folders

I could use some help setting permissions for a series of shared folders. Say I have the following three folders: /xfer/joe /xfer/bob /xfer/sam Joe should be able to read, write and delete files ...
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Can't share my folders?

hi there I'd been looking for the solution but i hadnt found anyone that had the same issue. I'm trying to share a folder but everytime that I tried to do so Nautilus displays me an error. La «red ...
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Ubuntu Server Roaming Profile for XP pro

I'am new to ubuntu or linux server OS. What I want to accomplish is to have an Ubuntu 12 Server running for my workplace. We currently have atleast ten employees and I want them to have their own ...
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Npm errors when installing packages on windows share

I have Ubuntu 12.10 running as a VMware guest on my Windows 8 host. I have shared a folder on my Windows 8 Host and it is mounted in the Ubuntu guest on startup using this entry in fstab: ...
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How to share folders inside a DualBoot? [duplicate]

I have finally decided to dual-boot my Windows 7 machine with Ubuntu. I would like to have the same documents folder in Windows and in Ubuntu. So when I create new document with Ubuntu and copy it ...
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Nautilus times out too soon

I have a NAS with all my music on it. It's a large collection, so listing up all folders with artists takes some time. However, Nautilus seems to give a time out when it's not able to fetch the list ...
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See IP addresses that access my computer

How can I see time/date/ip address of the computers that accessed my computer, and is it possible to see if they accessed any (and which) files that I share using samba? Is there any samba log file? ...
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Mount shared Ubuntuone folder

Is it possible to mount a folder, which is shared by another person into my Ubuntu-One folder (or any other) to my Ubuntu system (not the Web-interface). It also would be nice to do this via fstab.
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Access Windows PC over network from command line [closed]

I am trying to access a Windows PC on my network from Ubuntu using the command line. My goal is to retrieve a few files from that Windows box. I don't have access to the Ubuntu GUI, all I can use is ...