Questions tagged [file-sharing]

the act of sharing files over a network, either server-to-client (nfs), or peer-to-peer (bittorrent)

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Trying to share an NTFS area on Desktop - it works on Server!

I'm trying various options to set up an existing Windows computer as a file server using Ubuntu. I created a couple of partitions on the disk and installed Ubuntu Server into one and Desktop into the ...
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Remove sudo access to specific file

I have a file on a ubuntu server which should only be accessible from one user. There are other users on the server with sudo permissions. I am trying to restrict the access of this file despite ...
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How to simply share and synhronise a folder on two Ubuntu computers over home network

Goal: To synchronise a folder, say pictures or documents ("sharefolder") on two computers on a home network, when both are running Ubuntu. (I have changed my initial question after having ...
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Is Samba read/write rate performance on Ubuntu 20.04 capped at around 11MB/s?

I've noticed that no matter what I do, I can only get read/write performance of around 11MB/s with my Ubuntu 20.04 file server running Samba Version 4.11.6-Ubuntu using Ubuntu, MacOS 10.15, Windows 10 ...
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How to remove duplicate shared computer entries and the (File Sharing) suffix from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS shared computers?

Why are my network shares from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS computers listed twice and with a (File Sharing) suffix? How do I get networked computers to be listed just once and without the (File Sharing) suffix? ...
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Is it possible to access media sharing in ( ubuntu ) from my mobile

i have some files in ubuntu to be shared to mobile wirelessly is there any way to do it so ?
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Can't access samba shares from one computer

I'm running into a problem connecting to my samba share from a single Linux computer. I am able to access the shares using other Linux and Windows computers, but this one won't work, either via autofs ...
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Unable to move folders in mounted NAS

I have a NAS that I mounted using the GUI. When I create a folder and then try to move it to another folder I get this error message: there was an error moving the file into smb://server/folder/old no ...
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Admin user cannot access ONE folder in a samba share

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2, an up until today my samba file server was running great. Today However I cant access my main folder. (I am connecting through a windows 10 PC) It says: Windows cannot ...
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How to connect a Ubuntu and a Windows10 using a Ethernet Cable to share files? [duplicate]

I want to transfer all my backed-up files(750GB) which are in a windows10 laptop to my freshly installed Ubuntu system. i have only got a 32GB pen drive and to transfer all the file using it will be a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 samba share access issue

I have an issue when trying to access my USB HDD connected to my router. It was working in 19.10 but after upgrading to 20.04. it stooped working. I have configured the diskdrive on my router and get ...
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Running Secure File Server over Ubuntu Using sftp

I have an Ubunutu Server running version 20.04 focal root@server:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: ...
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Cannot open folders from wi-fi network [20.04.2 LTS]

I have a Ubuntu laptop in my wi-fi network and I have turned on Sharing of "Documents" and "Downloads" folders. When I go to the "Network" option in "Finder", ...
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Setting up a home cloud using Odroid Cloudshell 2

I'm finally just do it, and figure out how to set this thing up. My Cloudshell2 is running 18.04 headless. I have a mini pc running 20.10, and a laptop I use for gaming and video editing. I and decent ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Samba Permission Problem

I have trying to share a folder from my Ubuntu computer to my Windows PC. I have installed a new harddrive and managed to automount it in fstab to a folder in /media. I have followed the guide from ...
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Samba setup.. connecting from windows not working

So, i got my hardware, first step after running it, setup the static ip.. is some samba. I follwed this nice tutorial, but for now, I only need one account (which I made during the setup of the server)...
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Samba 4,5 times slower than SCP

I'm getting out of ideas. I am using a RPi2 with ubuntu server 20.04.LTS to serve files with samba. I'm using ubuntu over the homes laptops but there are some windows and Android phones that are using ...
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Samba sharing problems

I tried to share a folder on my local network today. Works fine with the pictures, document, music folder etc. But for some reason, I cant share the download folder. Only get the error: "net ...
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Documents folder does not share subfolder files

I am able to share folders (Music, Pictures, Videos) to the local network, but the Documents folder only shows folders remotely, not the actual files. Is there a setting to allow for non-media files ...
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Files created/edited in Lubuntu to D:\ doesn't open on Windows 7 partition

I have 2 Hard Disks present in my system. 1st the SSD, it has two partitions one has Lubuntu and the other has Windows 7 in it. I use other, the HDD, as a storage system. The HDD has only one ...
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Samba client not working Ubuntu 18.04, need help

I am using Samba client to try to view shared directories residing on a Windows-10 64 bit machine from Linux. The samba is installed on my xUbuntu 18.04 64 bit laptop. XUbuntu is just like regular ...
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Cannot get file sharing between Mac OS X 10.11 and Ubuntu 20.04 working (AFP or SMB)

I have a Mac OS 10.11 system and a PC running KDE Ubuntu 20.04 on my internal network. I have been unable to get either system to share files with the other, despite following instructions on ...
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cannot connect to samba share on ubuntu 18.04

I tried to set up a samba server on Ubuntu 18.04 (running on an old machine). I followed this tutorial: https://linuxize.com/post/hot-to-install-and-configure-samba-on-ubuntu-18.04/ When trying to ...
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receiving files over bluetooth on Ubuntu 20.04

On previous versions of Ubuntu I seem to recall having the option to "browse device" (like on Mac OS X) enabled by default in Bluetooth settings. Now I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I can ...
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Samba server not reading config file or config file incorrect

Running ubuntu 16.04. desktop. Samba installed and client is working as expected. Ubuntu can access the windows machines. The problem is the samba server does not seem to be working. I used the info ...
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Windows XP cannot connect to samba share (linux server 20.04)

i am new to linux and samba server. i try to setup samba server. my windows 7 and windows 10 can connect perfectly to samba server. the problem is windows XP cannot connect nor browse the samba server,...
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File transfer between Ubuntu and Windows system

I have 2 computers connected through Ethernet, both computers are dual booted with Ubuntu studio 20.04 and Windows 7 64 bit. I set up primary settings like samba, network manager, IP address, etc. ...
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I cannot access a samba shared private folder located on my ubuntu 18.04 server

I have setup a samba shared folders on the school's ubuntu server 18.04 as well as users following this guideline https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-install-and-configure-samba-on-ubuntu-18-04/ I did ...
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How to create a network folder between a windows machine and a ubuntu machine?

I need help to mount an network folder between Ubuntu 20.04 focal fossa (Home network server for me but using normal Ubuntu desktop) and my windows 10 version 1903. I don't know how to configure samba....
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Cannot access my workgroup from dolphin in Kubuntu 20.04

I upgraded my installation of Kubuntu 19.10 to 20.04 some days ago and I discovered that now I can't access to my workgroup from dolphin in the LAN. Dolphin show a text in red and said that it cannot ...
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File-sharing between ubuntu 20.04 machines broken

I have a desktop and a laptop--both with Ubuntu 20.04. I configure both for file sharing and cannot open either from the other. I get "Unable to Access Location" "HTTP Server error&...
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Shares are not recognized with smbclient due to NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED

I'm trying to enable my samba shares again. I adjusted various configuration on different installations on the server (Ubuntu packages, source installation and Docker image dperson/samba) which can ...
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Creating a File Share Server with Internet Access and Security

I am trying to create a file share server for my friends and I to store and share video. I want my friends to be able browse the share in the Windows Explorer and mount it as a network drive if they ...
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Share files in dual boot ? Both os on different ssd with an hdd for file

I am just going to create a dual boot pc. I have a windows 10 installed on ssd and have another hdd which store other data. I am going to add additional ssd for ubuntu 20.4. How do I share the data ...
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20.04 - more smb problems

We have two machines running Ubuntu, one of which was upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04 a week or so ago, and the other one yesterday. When the first one was upgraded, we went through the SMB problem ...
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Restrict file sharing to just view a (text) file in browser, but not print or copy

GDrive makes it possible to share a text file with a permission to view it online (GUI mode, in the browser), but without permissions to download, print or copy text from the file. Can a text file (...
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file sharing stopped working after 20.04 dist upgrade

after dist-upgrade to 20.04, file sharing stopped working now when i try to connect to another Ubuntu computer, it shows "Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server: ...
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How to control group files are created with from remote users in samba (no Active Directory)

I have a problem I have so far not been able to find answers for on google, maybe because I am unfamiliar with terminology. Is there a way for me to have a remote user from windows create files/folder ...
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Can I set a password for rygel LAN sharing?

I set up Ubuntu's default media sharing system (rygel) to share some music in my LAN. I would like to set a password in order to prevent other users from accessing my files, but I couldn't find such ...
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How to *STOP* sharing a folder

To share a folder on my Local Area Network, I used these instructions, and just had to click the box saying "Share this folder". Great. Then I changed my mind, so I thought in order to UNDO that, I ...
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Why am I seeing unknown devices in “network:///”?

Resolved! Thank you user535733 :) Dear Ubuntu community, I was looking through my folders and when I clicked on "Network", I saw several devices that I can share files with. Problem is, I do not ...
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View HTML files from Ubuntu on Windows

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed on my primary computer and Windows 10 1909 installed on secondary computer. I usually build websites. If I want to view a simple HTML file, I just open it on the ...
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Move many large media files from Windows 10 laptop to Ubuntu Server 20.04?

I'm completely new to Linux. I built a new computer today to store all my large media files. I now want to move all these media files from my Windows 10 laptop to my new Ubuntu computer. I also want ...
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AirDrop version for Ubuntu 20.04?

Any way to use AirDrop type of snap app for Ubuntu 20.04 ?
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Share directory over internet with Windows 10 computers

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop and would like to share several directories over the internet with remote Windows 10 computers. It's possible?? Thank you...
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Input/output error on USB disks when I use qBittorrent

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4. I connected 4 USB disks to the Pi: two USB 2.0 disks to USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 disks to a USB 3.0 hub connected to one of two USB 3.0 ports. All ...
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Samba shared directory not found in windows machine

I have followed plenty of tutorials for "Sharing folder from ubuntu to windows using samba using the command line". The whole installation though commands go will. But in the end, When I start to ...
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Samba file locking and sharing has stopped working

I am running a small office network on an Ubuntu server 18.04 with Samba. Most of the regular computers are Ubuntu, with one 14.04, one 16.04, four Linux Mint 18.04. There are two Win 10 computers ...
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File already opened exclusively by another user

I am trying to run a windows application (Enterprise Architect) through Wine. It seems to work perfectly when I work locally. But we have a shared file on a windows share and when running in Windows ...
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SAMBA Issues: Core file & Cannot See Share from certain Win 10 Machines

I installed Ubuntu 19.10 a short time ago. One of the way I would like to use it is as a file server. Using the Gnome GUI, I enabled sharing on a folder called UbuntuShare and clicked through the ...

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