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Questions tagged [shared-folders]

Questions about sharing/shared folders in a system, network, virtual devices, cloud, etc.

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What are all these folders on the left?

I booted up Ubuntu today, and I noticed these folders in my file manager. Whenever I open the file manager now it freezes for like 2 minutes before I can do anything. And if I click on any them I get ...
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VBox shared folders not mounted under Ubuntu 18

i am using a fresh installation of windows 10 + virtual box 6 + ubuntu 18 (in the vm) i set up a shared folder in the virtual box ui after installing the guest additions, but the folder does not ...
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can't mounf sshfs usiong fstab, input/output error

I currently have two servers in my home, and used sshfs in fstab for a long time without any issues. However, when i recently installed new server, and tried to just copypaste the fstab line with ...
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Net Usershare Error 255 for external HD

Newbie here. I installed Ubuntu on a PC so I could run Plex Media Server from it. All my films are on 2 external hard drives. I have them mounted in Ubuntu, and they are working with Plex. I can read/...
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/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Invalid argument - how to solve this error?

I'm trying to share a folder between ,a host, windows 10 and ,a guest, ubuntu 16.04. I have already created a folder in linux and set up inside the virtual box. Inside /media I have created a folder ...
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How to access a Windows 10 shared folder using virtualbox

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I want to try it as my development environment, since it will be cleaner than my home PC which is filled with games and kid's homeworks. I tried different Linux distros and ...
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Copy to samba share leave

I have a samba share directly mounted from Nemo below /run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:domain=domain,server=myserverurl,share=share,user=user/ And I'm trying to copy files to the server. I can modify ...
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Inaccessible folders

I have some folders on a second hard disk, that I can't access from Ubuntu, but I can from Windows.
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Offline available documents from network drive

At my university im part of quite alot of network folders, is there any way that when i log into ubuntu (18.4.0.1), at set interval or by terminal command, i can download the current version of the ...
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Linux sisk drive Shares not working

I have been trying for over 3 hours to create a linux share of a HD for windows. I have Ubuntu 18.10. I have not succeeded yes. The Best I got was windows 7 was asking me for username and password, ...
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Apparmore profile for Chromium browser

Was there any changes in apparmore profile for Chriomium browser since 16.04 LTS? Ubuntu 17.x was skipped. We ran 16.04, now B.Beaver. With transition to Beaver Chriomium stopped to be able to ...
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What is the UNC network path to a folder shared via Samba?

I am trying to direct a scanner to scan directly to a shared folder on my home network. The scanner's web service asks for the network path to my shared folder, and only accepts UNC as input, i. e. \\...
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Cannot Get Windows Shares To Work Via Samba On Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 And New Drive; Cannot Change Owner

I have a file server running 1TB HDD (sdb) with a single partition and two directories shared via Samba that are accessible by our Windows, Mac and Ubuntu computers. This setup works perfectly. I ...
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Cannot browse network on Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed a clean copy of Ubuntu 18.04 If I try to load Network:/// I get 'This location could not be displayed' In terminal, smbtree does infact give me the tree for the network and I can ...
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Samba connection fails

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS connected to a local network with some Windows PCs. Windows PCs have Samba shares (password protected), accessible from other Windows PCs on the network. Following this workaround and ...
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bad usage on attempting to mount

I don't understand the bad usage that is happening here. I am trying to mount a samba share (NAS) and I get mount: bad usage. I was under the impression mount is used: mount <options> <...
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I'm trying to set up a Samba share, and I can see the share from Windows but can't access it

I am trying to set up a share from Ubuntu to Windows 10. I have followed this tutorial here. I don’t understand why that tutorial says to create the "home" section in smb.conf because it doesn’t do ...
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Which application for shared latex project?

I will start working on a .tex (Latex) paper with a colleague and I would like to know if there is any application that enables both of us to work remotely on the same project, even better if github ...
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Best way to encrypt specific files within a folder, not the entire folder [duplicate]

I need to encrypt only a couple of files that are within a folder, with the exception of the other files. what would be the best way without interrupting the rest of the files? Thanks
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Auto mount a shared folder using autofs service with VmwarePlayer

I'm running Ubuntu Budgie in a virtual machine using VMware Player. To mount the shared folder I use: sudo mount -t fuse.vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs -o allow_other but I need to run the command ...
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VBox shared folders not mounted after Upgrade to Ubuntu 18 LTS

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18 LTS, after that I can't see shared folders content as they are not mounted under /media ... I tried to restart service with : sudo systemctl restart vboxadd-service....
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Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS is semi-hibernating

I've installed Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS and am having a problem with it, every day in the morning I can't access it remotely via VNC and in addition, the mounted network folders are simply unmounted. ...
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How to share files to virtual box?

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04 and have installed windows 7 in a virtual box, I want to share files to win 7 and vice - versa, So please tell me how to do that, please help.
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how do i set up a virtual box shared folder in an Ubuntu 18.04 VM on a windows 10 host? [duplicate]

i added a folder to the machine in VirtualBox, but from inside Ubuntu i can't get to the shared folder. host: windows 10 guest: ubuntu 18.04
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Thunar doesn't show workgroup/windows pcs in windows-network tab

Thunar is unable to display the windows devices in my network from the "windows-network" tab (located under network). However, I am able to access windows devices with the following command in the ...
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Web browser can't access VirtualBox shared folder

Ubuntu guest running in virtual machine powered by Oracle VirtualBox 5.2.18. Virtualbox shared folders worked pretty well here until the upgrade from 16.04 to Bionic Beaver was conducted. After ...
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Shares Ubuntu 14 or 16 [duplicate]

I have looked at the forum. It is amazing how complex all the problems and answers are. Setting sharing looks very simple for a folder. But it does not work for ether platform V 14 or v16. The share ...
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Auto-mounting several Windows shared-folders doesn't …always… work

I've got a problem with network shared-folders configuration in fstab : I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. I've modified my /etc/fstab, adding these lines : //192.168.x.x/Common_space /media/common_space cifs ...
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cd desktop to folder on desktop

In terminal, I need to do cd desktop then cd data then ls data. Data is a folder that connects windows partition of the computer to ubuntu. cd Desktop was initially giving me an error (bash: cd: no ...
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Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS getting CIFS VFS: Free previous auth_key.response =

I recently set up Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS on an old laptop to use as a Plex Media server, and wanted to connect it to my existing media share on my QNAP NAS. I set this up using CIFS, and it seems to ...
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Sharing folder between Windows 10 host and Ubuntu virtual box machine

I am totally new to Ubuntu and a first timer user and been reading about this subject for a while. I have a folder on Windows that I need to be able to access from my Ubuntu VM on Virtual Box. I did ...
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Pointing to files on mounted media

I have external hard drives connected to my computer through USB. In multiple programs (Plex, Foobar2000), when I go to add a library to pull from, I'm stopped at /media... I can't drive further into ...
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How to share a folder location for backup purposes

I am trying to share a backup folder in order for me to backup a Solrcloud collection. How do I share the folder? Do I need Samba? Also, has anyone mounted an Azure container to their Linux machine? ...
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Access Windows 10 Shared Folder from Ubuntu 18.04

I would like to share files between Windows and Ubuntu. In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I could access shared folder on a Windows machine on my local network my navigating to Other locations in Files (Nautilus),...
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How can two users share one folder? [duplicate]

Can I put a folder in the top of the main drive (is that the root?) so that the two users of the machine can use it freely. For example, I'd like to put music in it so that both users can import to ...
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How to make folders invisible to certain users

I use a Samba share pointing to a directory with all my files. As several users access the same share and I don't want every user accessing every folder, I use ACL to restrict them. Is there any way ...
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Exclude directories from a shared folder

I have an Ubuntu 17 VM on Virtual Box, and my host OS is windows 8.1. I created a shared folder between host and guest OS. Now, can I execlude a sub-directory from being shared to windows ?
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Creating a Windows share as ordinary user

I've been able to create a Windows-type shared folder by doing a mount as root, e.g., mount -t cifs -o username=pwa,password=pwd //morchella.local/Downloads /mnt/hpav In this case /mnt/hpav ...
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For some reason I can't seem to access my shared folder created on ubuntu virtualbox

I've created a shared folder on my ubuntu virtualbox to share files with my windows 10 host system. But I when I click the shared folder, it says the locations could not be displayed? I don't have the ...
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Best practice for shared directory on server (samba windows 10 clients)

Setting up file sharing on Linux server (Ubuntu) with Samba for Windows 10 clients. Originally setup this environment 7 years ago on Fedora server, but I am uncertain that I did it in the best ...
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Networking 2 Ubuntu computers?

I have recently started using Ubuntu (versions.14;16 & 17)) on several old PCs and been very impressed by the way it automatically sets itself up and communicates with any peripherals attached. I ...
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Unable to get shared folder from windows server (in LAN) : getting empty folder

I am using ubuntu 17 and working on shared folder/files which in windows server which has vagrant installed for laravel. But I am facing one problem that after some time (2-4 hrs) server(windows files)...
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How to get inodes info with df -i on cifs

I'm trying to get info on with -i flag for df command and it is not working for some reason, showing zeroes for cifs network shared folders, although df without -i flag works just great. What am I ...
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Network folder setup problem

i feel like i'm struggling massively with something that should be simple. I need to give my scanner (hp color laserjet pro m477fdw, all-in-one machine) access to a shared folder on my ubuntu ...
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Shared folders on Ubuntu 16.04 with VM Workstation 10.0 on Win 7

The really annoying thing here is that I had this working, but reinstalled my Host OS and lost my Suspended state for the VM - on rebooting, the shares have gone. I've spent all day trying to resolve ...
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Windows 10 not seeing shared folders

I have a stack of family photos on my Ubuntu 17.10 PC which my wife would like to be able to access from her windows 10 laptop. The usual methods worked fine with Windows 7; in fact, I have a Windows ...
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Folder sharing in Virtualbox

I am using Windows 10 pro as host machine and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as my virtual machine in the Oracle Virtualbox.I created a shared folder in my host and it is permanent.When I start my virtual machine ...
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Moving files from Shared Folder via Command Line

I am running Ubuntu 64-bit 16.04.3 Server on VMWare Fusion 10. I want to access the files on my macOS running High Sierra. Installed VM tools. And I think the Shared Folders are available: ...
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14.04 - Login screen stuck in glitchy loop [duplicate]

My computer, with Ubuntu 14.04 on it, will only boot to the login screen, after what looks to be a graphical glitch--the screen flashes with red-green-blue stripes and then goes black before the login ...
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More Samba Woes

I have made numerous attempts to set up Samba shared drives between two Ubuntu 17.10 machines fully updated. Nothing has worked as yet. Can anyone suggest an idiot proof method for sharing drives on ...