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

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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: //myhost/...
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How to access a shared folder in VirtualBox?

I followed the steps for sharing folders between Windows 7 and Ubuntu in VirtualBox. Despite that the folder appears with a X sign and gives me the following message when a try to open it: 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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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, my host Ubuntu machine, and my WinXP guest ...
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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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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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How do I set up a folder so that anything created in it inherits permissions?

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 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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 Zone....
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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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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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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 PCs....
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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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List of all shared folders

Is there possible to list all shared folders (with their physical locations) from command line?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 shared?...
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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 alexhoppus@10.0.2....
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How to share a folder on Ubuntu to Raspberry Pi 3 over local WiFi network?

I am planing to buy RaspberryPi 3 and have it connected to my TV. I also have a lot of movies on Windows partition in my dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 & Win 8 machine (Win 8 isn't used, but is there). I ...
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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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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 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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Why does the first access to samba shared folder always fail?

I shared a folder with samba. Access is allowed only with username and password. If I try to access from Windows or Android, I always get a failure on the first try and a success from the second on. ...
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How to access a Windows share via Linux?

I've a windows shared folder which I can access by typing \\share\files\ in "run". I need to use that in Ubuntu. So I added \\share\files\ /mnt/share/ cifs guest,uid=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0 in /etc/...
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Accessing shared folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu VM from the VM?

I set a shared folder between my Ubuntu VM (on VirtualBox) and Windows 7 host machine correctly. Now I have no idead how to access the shared folder from my VM. Any idea ? I tried the solution one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 13....
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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); however I ...