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I am trying to share files using samba from my Ubuntu 14.04 machine to Windows 7 machine which are connected to the same network . I have set up samba in my ubuntu machine, gave sharing permissions to the folders and modified the smb.conf file as stated by this thread Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7. But what I find is that shared folders are not getting listed under networks of my ubuntu machine in my Windows 7 machine

Below is the lines I have added in smb.conf for the shared folders

[Personal$]
   comment = Personal
   path = /home/local/aarish/Personal
   browseable = yes
   read only = no
   guest ok = yes
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   available = yes

[Movies$]
   comment = Movies
   path = /home/local/aarish/Movies
   browseable = yes
   read only = no
   guest ok = yes
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   available = yes

Can someone please tell me how do I fix this issue and get the sharing from ubuntu to windows machine successful ?

  • That's not how it works. You have to connect to the computer first by typing \\ubuntu-computer-name in Explorer. You'll see your shared folders here. – TheWanderer Aug 23 '15 at 15:42
  • @Zacharee1 My ubuntu machine is listed under Network of my windows machine but it is just not listing the shared folders!! What should I do ? – Aarish Ramesh Aug 23 '15 at 16:14
  • Did you restart samba? – TheWanderer Aug 23 '15 at 16:19
  • sudo service samba restart – TheWanderer Aug 23 '15 at 16:20
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    Maybe take the $ away – TheWanderer Aug 23 '15 at 16:22
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It isn't working because of that $ in the share names. Remove that and you should be good.

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