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

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Shared folders for all users

I have a /data folder (actually a partition) for all data that should be accessible by all users (in this case family members). We all have individual user accounts and are often all logged in at any ...
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How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest?

I have installed virtualbox-ose on ubuntu 11.04 and windows XP pro as the virtual machine. Now I want to have a shared folder which can be accessed on both, the virtual machine, and my XP guest ...
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Sharing between Host and Guest in Virtualbox

Since Ubuntu 11.10 use a new kernel, it's very difficult to have a decent support for virtualization. VirtualBox doesn't support guest additions for ubuntu 11.10, so I can't copy to and from my ...
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Share Ext4 Partition Over Network

I have an Ext4 partition (not auto-mounted) that I would like to share (entirely) in my home that contains Mac OSX, Windows and Linux machines (currently the most important is sharing with the Mac). ...
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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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Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. I can't for the life of me see on my Windows machine these shared drives. I've also had the netbios name equal my workgroup ...
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How to access shared folder in Virtual Box

I followed the steps for sharing folders between windows 7 and Ubuntu in Virtual Box. Despite of that the folder appears with a X sign and give me the following message when a try to open it: The ...
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Script to Notify me when something happens on a shared directory

The situation is: I have a shared directories from many other machines where other users work on. I need to be notified whenever a user create, modify or delete a directory or file from his local ...
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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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Truly share a folder with multiple users on a computer

I have a folder in my home directory that I want to be truly shared between all users on the same computer. So, I set the permission to be 777. Now, all users can access it and can create, ,edit, ...
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Sharing a folder on local network

I am new to Ubuntu and I installed the Ubuntu 11.10 on my system. I want to share a folder on my local network. How can I do that? I want to share a folder by right click on it. when I do this then ...
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Share folders on dual-boot Wubi and Windows

I have a wubi install that was originally ubuntu 11.10, but I upgraded manually to 12.04. My question is how to access files on both OS's from either one. When I am in Windows, I can locate the wubi ...
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How do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to share a folder on an automounted NTFS partition (/dev/sda4) over the network. The purpose of this network is to share files between computers, it contains mostly ...
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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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How do I share a folder on SAMBA?

I want to share my home folder with my Windows machine, but I have no idea how to share the folder. I can't find any up-to-date guides on Google, so how can I share my home directory?
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Samba share read only for guests, read write for authenticated users

Is it possible to have a samba share read only for guests, and read write for authenticated users? If I put guest ok on an share then I am not prompted for a password, and effectively logged as ...
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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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List of all shared folders

Is there possible to list all shared folders (with their physical locations) from command line?
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Network File Sharing Mechanisms in Ubuntu

I have noticed Ubuntu has several mechanisms to share folders with other machines on a network: For example, if I am in Nautilus (the file manager), I can right click on a folder, go to Properties, ...
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Ubuntu machine not responding to ping from Windows machine on same network

I want to fix this because it seems the reason why I cannot share ubuntu folders with my Windows machine. Windows 7 machine network configuration: IP: 192.168.2.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: ...
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Android client can't access shared files from another account?

I have an account shared with me. Can see it on web, on Linux and Windows workstations, etc., but cannot see it on the android client. Bug? or on purpose? or am I doing something wrong? Thanks. ...
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Permission on shared folder are correct but files can't be saved

I have a shared folder set up on an ubuntu machine. When someone connects to the folder and creates a file, the file permissions set the group to read/write. I can check the permission on Ubuntu or ...
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Location of “Connect to Server…” mount

If I mount a Windows share using the "Places>Connect to Server..." option where is it mounted and is it always mounted at the same place? I need to know the path so I can access it from the Terminal. ...
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How to synchronize a local folder with a remote?

I want to upload a batch of files to my server periodically preserving the originals only in the server, that is: If I delete the local folder, files are not ereased from the server. If local files ...
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Unable to share a folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu (running in VMWare)

I have installed vmware toolbox in Ubuntu (guest OS). I tried to share a location from the settings of the virtual machine. But when I click Ok, the following error in thrown in the host (Win 7) OS. ...
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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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Sharing my home folders with other users on the same PC

After reviewing similar questions on the same subject Im still none the wiser. I want to share my music, pictures and video folders with other users on my pc. I am using 11.10 and will be upgrading ...