After upgrading to 23.04, the option "File Sharing", normally listed first of four options under "Sharing" in Settings, is simply not appearing, as per image below:

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I can still access shared folders from a remote Ubuntu machine, but only after enabling the other sharing options (Media Sharing probably enabled that access).

Any clue? Thanks in advance.

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For Ubuntu 23.04, there's an application used for personal file sharing called gnome-user-share. Ubuntu documentation is located here, while Gnome personal file sharing details (more extensive) are located here.

After installing gnome-user-share you'll see the addition of the File Sharing option in the Setting/Sharing menu.

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