I have setup samba share in Ubuntu 14.04, by using the Local Network Share option in nautilus and I am able to successfully access the shared folder from other computers in my home.

What I can't figure out is, where nautilus stores samba share configuration. I expected it to be in /etc/samba/smb.conf, but the shared folder is not listed there. I also found another config file in /usr/share/samba/smb.conf, but it doesn't list the shared folder either.

I would appreciate it, if someone could help me figure out the location of samba configuration file in Ubuntu.

  • Not quite sure, but check /var/lib/samba/. – mikewhatever Jan 2 '16 at 20:18

The share definition is located at /var/lib/samba/usershares when you create the share with the Nautilus GUI interface. The main Samba file share server (smbd and nmbd) is configured at /etc/samba/smb.conf. Root created shares are also configured at /etc/samba/smb.conf.

root created shares = /etc/samba/smb.conf
usershares = /var/lib/samba/usershares 

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