I could easily do it in previous version, but now I'm getting error: Unable to start "gksu system-config-samba". I googled, found solution, system-config-samba opens, I add folder to share (read & write), but even though I cannot access it. Also I used nautilus-share and added the folder. Doesn't work too. I can't find any article that would explain how to share folders in this version of Xubuntu.

  • Edit your original post and add the ouptut of the following commands: "testparm -s" and "net usershare info --long". Are the clients to this machine running Windows ( and if so which versions ) or are they running Linux or MacOS. – Morbius1 Apr 3 at 12:18

To share a folder in Samba

  • Add User sudo adduser <user-name>
  • create password sudo smbpasswd -a <user-name>
  • Create share:
    sudo -H gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

Add the following to the end of smb.conf file

    path = /path/to/folder
    writeable = yes
    browseable = yes
    guest ok = no

close the file and run:

sudo systemctl restart smbd nmbd


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