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

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Trying to establish a remote SMB connection over SSH

Please be gentle with me I'm new to Ubuntu and have a basic network knowledge! I'm trying to establish an SMB share via a secure ssh connection from a windows PC to a remote Ubuntu machine. Some ...
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How to make an encrypted home folder accessible by two local users?

My wife and I are sharing a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to encrypt the Home folder of each of us while still maintaining access by the other. The encryption part using eCryptfs ...
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How to connect to a shared folder in windows xp?

Alright, so I am trying to access a shared folder on Windows XP (on another computer). Both are connected to the Internet and on the same network. They run in Windows Virtual machines (that came with ...
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SMB share in-accessible from any PC, mac, android

I used to share directories from Ubuntu 12 to all other PCs on network, but since I clean-installed Ubuntu 13.1, shares are created and visible but they are in-accessible form the other machines ...
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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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13.10 - Samba mount error: Could not resolve address

Basically, in Ubuntu 13.10 I can't mount a shared folder via the terminal nor fstabs, yet can access the shared folder via Nautilus and smbclient I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu ...
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Very slow speed while mounting via SSHFS

My host is ubuntu 12.04. My guest is vanilla 3.0.33 kernel with custom rootfs. I have encountered the subj problem, while mounting host folder on the guest machine via sshfs. sshfs ...
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Shared directory (Ubuntu One) not showing up on my android device

a friend has shared a directory on his Ubuntu account with me. His directory shows up on my windows devices (two of them), but does not show up on my android device (Nexus 7) using the android app, or ...
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Restart service that manages “Windows share” folders

I connect from Ubuntu 12.04 to a Windows 7 on another computer connected to the LAN using nautilus > File > Connect to server. Most of the time it works fine, but sometimes when I open it and try to ...
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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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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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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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problems with accessing shared folder from ubuntu to ubuntu

I have samba installed on both ubuntu 14.04 machines, and they're are both connected to the same network. + I have apache installed on the desktop machine. I made a shared folder in my home folder on ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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How can I connect to AirPort Extreme Shared Drive upon login?

I'm new to Ubuntu but I have successfully used the "Connect to Server" menu option in the Places window to connect to my external USB drive, which is shared on my Airport Extreme. I use the IP address ...
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Dual Boot with Windows 7, Cannot access shared storage from windows

I just set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I set them up so they have a common storage space on an HDD, with the OS's on an SSD. When I save from within Ubuntu, the files don't show ...
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Automount NTFS HDDs in specific locations and share them in LAN

O.S: Raspbmc I need to share 4 HDDs over my LAN, but the fstab I wrote does't work as I aspect. Edit1~ Here's the part of fstab made for those HDDs: #External HHDs LABEL=Incompleted\040Seasons ...
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Samba Share not accessible with AD user

I try to install a samba server for active directory authentication and shares. I managed to configure kerberos (kinit klist works) I configured smb.conf. wbinfo -u wbinfo -g getent group *showing ...
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Error message when creating a shared folder

I log in as administrator, but I get this message when I try to create a shared folder: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. ...
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X11 cannot write .ICEauthority file on a vmhgfs partition

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. I changed my home folder so that it is shared with the host OS. I.e. /home/<user> is now mounted automatically at boot time ...
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Shared folders VMWare

When I go to enable shared folders I get this error Unable to update run-time folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.
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Cannot connect to a Windows 98 share from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot connect to a Windows 98 share from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can navigate to the share via Nautilus. Here is the command I am using: sudo mount //192.168.0.2/UNISERV /tmp/uniplus/ -o ...
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Issue with shared folders from OS X to Ubuntu 14.04

I am using VMWARE Fusion Version 5.0.5 (1945692). Under the settings for the virtual machine I have a number of folders set to share with the VM which is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, they are not ...
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How to make shared folders work (missing vmhgfs)?

In a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to install vmware-tools, everything looked fine, but /usr/bin/vmware-user complains that it can't open /proc/fs/vmblock/dev. Indeed, there's no ...
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File lost when move file over network via terminal

Ubuntu version = 12.04 LTS System memory = 7GB Free of 16GB Running on RAID 1+0 I'm trying to move files from local drive to a mounted CIFS folder (shared by a Windows 7 Pro SP1 PC), using this ...
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How to EASY share files over a private network, between different OS's

I'm trying to finding a simple method for sharing my files on my home network. Instead of the usual network protocols, which often give me some trouble, I was thinking to something like a local ...
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Problem when copy files between sambashare

I've have mounted samba share's on Ubuntu 14.04 using lib pam_mount. My file /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml has the content: My file /etc/samba/smb.conf has the content: [homes] comment = ...
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Unable to share NTFS drive

I'm hoping someone can help me with this problem - I have previously asked it elsewhere but been given conflicting responses. I have a primary 120GB SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 and a Win 7 VM installed. I ...
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Problem copy files to VirtualBox Ubuntu guest share drive

Windows 7 host system. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.12. Ubunti guest 14.05. dkms installed. Mounted share drive via VirtualBox. Checked "auto mount" and "make permanent" but did not check "read only". ...
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Specific folders uneditable, yet still accessible and writeable

The goal To have: A Samba share in which any network user can create, modify and delete files and directories except for specific folders, which can not be modified or deleted but are still ...