I have a home server/media center using Ubuntu 14.04, and I need to manage files on it from my Windows 7 machine (same LAN). At the moment I am using TeamViewer, but it's not really what I want, and I couldn't find a better solution.

The files are in Samba shared folders, but if I perform a write action on them (rename, edit, add file), it changes the owner.

Is there a Windows app that I can use so I remotely manage my Ubuntu filesystem without screwing the file ownership and chmods ? (E.g. something like Total Commander, but with SSH/remote acces capabilities ; or something that allows me to "mount" the shared folders so I can edit the files like I'm doing it directly in Ubuntu) I'm not looking for RDP software, I have TeamViewer for that, only something to manage files.



If you have installed the OpenSSH server on the Ubuntu machine,then you should be able to use any SFTP/SCP-based file manager from the Windows box. My favorite is WinSCP but FileZilla is also popular.


You can use xrdp

sudo apt-get install xrdp

xrdp: An open source remote desktop protocol(rdp) server.

check this for more information and configuration http://www.tweaking4all.com/software/linux-software/use-xrdp-remote-access-ubuntu-14-04/

  • I'm sorry, but this is not the kind of software I'm looking for. I'll edit my post to be more clear – 3rgo May 22 '15 at 9:25

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