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

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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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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 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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Shared folder in VirtualBox (Ubuntu and Windows 7)

I want to have a directory which is accessible on both Windows 7 installed on Ubuntu host, and the Ubuntu as well. So I have installed the Virtualbox additions on both Windows and Ubuntu. Then in ...
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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 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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“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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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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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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What are these files like Zone.Identifier:$DATA and how to prevent them?

I have an ext4 drive which is available to my windows XP VirtualBox as a shared folder. When working with files across ubuntu and windows I sometimes see these autogenerated files with ...
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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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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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Samba 3.6 and Samba4

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and samba 3.6 (the version of samba that is installed for Ubuntu 12.10, by default). Everything works fine. I can access shared folders and shared printers of Windows ...
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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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How can I monitor my Samba traffic?

I've got a directory shared on my network, using Samba. People on the netwerk use this Samba share to download files from my share to their computers. I'm interested in what files are downloaded most, ...
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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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Create Windows Share shortcut

I can easily connect to a windows share with the follow path on my Windows machine by using the Dash Home search function: smb://dextrousdave-pc/users/DextrousDave/Google%20Drive Now problem is, i ...
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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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File sharing on secondary drive

I have a bunch of files I want to share on my second internal drive. I have file sharing off the primary (system) drive working file - Created a samba share user, and I can right-click on the folders ...
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VMWare Windows 7 (host) Ubuntu 14.04 (guest) shared folder won't mount

I have a windows 7 with vmware workstation 9, and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I configured the shared folder in the VM/settings menu, and I can see it in the Ubuntu when doing vmware-hgfsclient. ...
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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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“Unable to mount location. Failed to mount Windows share” error when trying to share folders

I have two Ubuntu machines both on 11.10 I want to share folders from one to the other. If, on the server machine, (in Nautilus) I right click on the folders and click Properties> Share > Share ...
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LibreOffice can not save documents on shared SSH drive - all other applications can

I'm having a problem with Libre Office (all the applications). I can not save a file to any networked drive (using SSH to network). I keep getting a message that I do not have the necessary user ...
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What is the purpose of the shared with me folder?

What is the purpose of the shared with me folder?. It is a public folder, for sharing files with other users. I was curious because I do not want to place things in there and have them made public.
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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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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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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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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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Permissions fail to change, even using sudo nautilus

I've read a lot of threads here but still can't seem to make this work: I'm trying to share various folders (any folders whatsoever) on HDDs other than "File System" over the LAN using fresh install ...
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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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Why can't other users access my SAMBA share without force user = me?

I have a Samba related problem. I have a successful samba server set up on my home server. Unfortunately only my account can access the shares when force user is not set to my account (server). I ...
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How can I see a list of all my shared folders?

Sometimes I find directories that I left shared a long time ago but forgot to un-share. Is there a way to see a list of all my shared folders so I can remove folders that I no longer need to be ...
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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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How can I setup a shared directory so that files moved/copied into the directory inherit the directory's permissions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared folders for all users There have been several questions regarding the creation of a shared directory accessible to all users of a group (notably this one); ...
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How to share data between two computers?

Is there a way to share/transfer files between two different computers not on same network using samba or any other tool. Eg. Sharing a movie with a friend.
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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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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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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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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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Accesing a folder shared by Ubuntu 11.10 laptop by Ubuntu 11.10 PC does not work

I have a desktop PC and a notebook in the same network. Each of them is running Ubuntu 11.10. I shared a folder on my notebook which I somehow can not access by my PC. Here is what I did so far: On ...
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Can't access windows share

My sister has a Windows 7 laptop with some shared folders over the network. From my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop in Files, Browse Network, I can see and access her workgroup but when I try to access her pc ...
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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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Using ls and cd comands on network folders

Super-new linux/terminal user here- Is it possible to use ls and cd comands directly on directories within a public folder on a NAS, or does the share need to me mounted within the root directory ...
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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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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 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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ubuntu 12.04 in vmware can't detect the shared folders

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 via VMWare on MacOs 10.7.4. I assigned a shared folder and gave ubuntu the right to read/write it.But now I can't find this folder in ubuntu. I know in win7 I can find it ...
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How to make my Ubuntu show on a Windows Workgroup

It's been a while that i'm a owner of an ubuntu (10.10) laptop. In our office every one is using windows.and our workgroup is simply WORKGROUP. i've installed samba, and it's conf is so: workgroup ...
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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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how to map an Ubuntu share on another Ubuntu machine?

I've found questions on mapping a Windows share in Ubuntu, and an Ubuntu Server share on Windows, and Samba, and NTFS, and VirtualBox -- but I can't find how to map an Ubuntu share on another Ubuntu ...