A very ‘green’ newbie here, so please bear with me. I looked through existing threads but not quite seeing an answer.

I got sharing set up on my Ubuntu and Windows 7 Pro machines, and I have sharing folders on both desktops. I have CIFS and Samba set up in Ubuntu, including computer name, user name and password. However, at this point, when I place a ‘test’ file in the Windows sharing folder, I am still not seeing it displayed in the Ubuntu sharing folder. I’m not finding any answers or solutions, and I’m running out of things (ways) to google.

Again, I am very new to Linux/Ubuntu (14.04) ... I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong, or if there’s something else left undone. Thanks in advance.

  • When you say you cannot see the files, it this on the file manager (Nautilus?). Have you tried pressing F5 to refresh? Can you see the files from the command line? CTRL+ALT+T then cd folder_name to the folder you have placed files in and do ls -al – Juan Antonio Sep 22 '17 at 20:58

You may check the rights of the shared folder on Windows 7 side (Right Click > Property > Security tab) and check if your user as the appropriate rights.

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  • Thank you, olivierb2, but I looked and I already have full permissions in the Security tab for the Sharing folder (in Win7). – David G. Sep 22 '17 at 19:24
  • Are you able to create a file from Ubuntu in the shared folder? Did you see it then from Windows? – ob2 Sep 22 '17 at 19:26
  • Silly of me to not try things in reverse. Unfortunately, it's the same situation -- after putting a file in the Ubuntu sharing folder, it does not appear in the Win7 sharing folder. – David G. Sep 22 '17 at 19:39
  • It sounds like the shared folder is definitely not the one you think. – ob2 Sep 24 '17 at 19:04
  • Thanks again, olivierb2, but I checked on this, and I have full rights for the Sharing folder. – David G. Sep 25 '17 at 19:57

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