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

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The shared folders not shown in Ubuntu 22.04

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 and successfully shared folders in VMware. However, I find my mnt folder is empty. So, I use sudo mkdir /mnt/hgfs codes to make mnt have a folder named hgfs. However, the ghfs ...
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Samba share suddenly unreachable

(First of all, English is not my first language so sorry if any of this is incomprehensible) For over a year now, I've had three HDDs on my Ubuntu machine shared through SAMBA, to be accessible from ...
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How to see path of my network shared folder?

I installed samba and made a new folder I named shared under /home/brian/shared. I want my printer to be able to scan documents here. I tried to put this as a shared network folder for my printer and ...
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Share folder not work

I followed this 2 guides to share folder on ubuntu 20.10 (last version): https://www.answertopia.com/ubuntu/sharing-files-between-ubuntu-and-windows-systems-with-samba/ https://manjaro.site/how-to-...
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Online Account - Google, Can't create files in Shared Folders, but personal OK

Error picture Hello. I just installed Ubuntu 21.10. My online accounts like Google was my reason for using Windows. I have seen that it is now possible in Ubuntu. I have noticed that in the shared ...
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Can I set a password for ubuntu's media sharing feature?

Can I add a password to the media sharing, make it necessary to enter a password to access the files? The media sharing option on ubuntu: Here I can view the shared media on a different computer:
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Shared folder mounting failed

I am using Ubuntu 64 bit with a virtual box and I shared a folder between Windows (host) and Ubuntu. In the virtual box configuration I defined the shared folder as follow: Name (Windows) Path ...
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Virtualbox guest additions build fails on kernel upgrade from 5.11.0-46-generic to 5.13.0-30-generic on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running Linux vbubuntu 5.11.0-46-generic #51~20.04.1-Ubuntu in a virtualbox v6.1.18 hosted on Win10 After the Ubuntu software update the shared mounts with the host are no longer accessible and ...
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Can't connect to a Windows Share folder that uses a user name and password?

I am trying to connect to a Windows Share folder. I can see it on my network, but when I enter the address of the share folder, for example smb://Server-Raid/OneDrive, I get an error message stating ...
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Plex server to use windows network shared drive?

I have been able to successfully mount the windows Network share drive in Ubuntu. However I cannot get Plex Media Server within the Ubuntu virtual machine to access this drive. I'm not sure what ...
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How to share a disk partition between two ubuntu distributions

I have a dual boot with one ubuntu distro on each (18 and 20). Each ubuntu boots on a different partition, and are not related in any way. Now I have created an empty small ext4 partition outside of ...
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Dual boot and shared data

I am a very beginner and I have the following probem: I have two separate SSD, one for both the OS win10 & Ubuntu studio 20.04 in dual boot and the other (D:, formatted in NTFS) for the data. From ...
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Why can't I see my shared folder from windows 10 anymore?

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS via Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1 on Windows 10. I have one shared folder auto-mounted with full access, This has been working for a long time now, but I can't see the ...
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Mapping network drives to a shared sub-folder

I have shared a folder on my local machine as follows; /home/don/storage it appears in the fstab file as: /dev/sdb2 /mnt/storage This in turn has a folder sturutre as follows; /home/don/storage/data ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 - issues sharing folders to Windows 10

Basically before a reinstall of Ubuntu 21.10 server, via Ubuntu Desktop I was able to right click on a folder > Local Network share and I was able to share. I think my undoing is when I try share ...
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How can I protect my CIFS attached shares from accidential deletion like 'rm -rf /'?

I have a Synology NAS and I have 2 folders from it attached in /mnt/nas-XXX via /etc/fstab like so: //192.168.178.100/BackUps /mnt/nas-backups cifs uid=0,credentials=/home/user/.smb,iocharset=utf8,...
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Weird Samba username mapping

I have a very weird problem with Samba and username map. The mapping file is like this: username map = /etc/samba/users.map Contents of /etc/samba/users.map: master = johndoe user2 user3 regular = ...
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VSCode /etc/fstab permission denied, no access to network folders

I installed today's (29.09.2021) version of vscode via the Ubuntu Software Center. Version: 1.60.2 7f6ab5485bbc008386c4386d08766667e155244e x64 I cannot open a folder form a network share, when I ...
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Gradle: Failed to load native library 'libnative-platform.so' for Linux amd64

For Ubuntu I have installed Gradle 7.2 and the repository directory in /opt/gradle/ to be shared for some users: Therefore: /opt/gradle/ 7.2 rwxr-xr-x root root repository rwxr-xr-x ...
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How to create a shortcut of a remote folder?

I have ubuntu-server running in VirtualBox. This VirtualBox is running on (L)ubuntu 20.04. I want to create a shortcut for a folder present inside ubuntu-server within VirtualBox. I want to be able to ...
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Access to shared folder failing

I'm trying to set up a shared folder so that only a specific user (steve) can access. Steve is the only user on my machine and the share is set up using Steve's account. The share is set up like On ...
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Ubuntu VirutalBox shared folder able to write to host PC except when running terraform plan

I am running Ubuntu 21.04 on VirtualBox, and I have set up a shared folder to my Windows 10 host machine. I have set this folder to be writable, permanent and auto-mounted. The folder works fine in ...
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I cannot copy folders between windows 10 and Ubuntu

I hope someone can help a newbie. I have 2 computers I am working for this question. 1 windows 10 computer being used as a file server (4 drives) 1 Ubuntu computer being used as a backup server (4 ...
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Shared folder was not found - vboxsf

When I try to mount my shared folder on my Ubuntu virtual machine, I get this error: /sbin/mount.vboxsf: shared folder '/home/john/shared' was not found (check VM settings / spelling) I have ...
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OneDrive for Linux do not sync in ntfs partition

I began to use onedrive for Linux available at https://github.com/abraunegg/onedrive. I use Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. It works fine if onedrive local folder is on an ext4 partition. Nevertheless I want to ...
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Cannot mount ZFS pool on remote host

I have (for testing purposes using a USB-attached drive) setup a ZFS pool that I would like to share via NFS to one client. Note that I pretty much followed the information from this post which is not ...
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How to set up folder sharing with Lubuntu guest and Ubuntu host?

I've been using VirtualBox, currently at VirtualBox Graphical User Interface Version 6.1.16_Ubuntu r140961, for a while with several iterations of Ubuntu, currently using 20.04 as the host and two ...
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Accessing shared folder on Virtualbox 6.1 - Windows 10 host - Ubuntu 20.04 SERVER guest

I believe I did everything what was described on how to access a folder on my host - Windows 10 - from my guest - ubuntu 20.04. However I get no results. Guest additions are installed on my VM : The ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 "NO LanMan password set for user"

My setup: Server with Ubuntu 20.04 with samba shares. HP Deskjet 8620 Pro printer. The printer provides a feature called "Scan to network folder". It used to work with Ubuntu 16.04, but it ...
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Unable to use a shared folder in VBox Ubuntu guest that was upgraded from 20.10 to 21.04

The host machine is Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop with VirtualBox version 6.1.16. The guest machine was also Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop with the latest (6.1.16) VB Guest Additions. I was able to use shared folders (...
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Samba Share on Pi – Windows & Linux can write but not applications (Sublime, Codeblocks)

Context (irrelevant): I was looking around the net and stack for this particular issue but couldn't find an answer. Some answers even suggested enabling guest_ok which is in my honest opinion a ...
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After uninstalling Samba, can no longer access Windows network

Ubuntu 20.04; local network with one Windows 7 and one Windows 8 machine, on a workgroup I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04. At first I was able to see the Windows network and access the ...
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how do I mount a usb harddrive connected to router?

could not find an answer to this. when i browse from within audacity for files, I can only see local folders. file manager shows the network drive though. Audacity 2.4.2, Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, trying ...
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Shared Drive / Folder

I have a Ubuntu server at home with a static up and domains pointed to it. I would like to allocate a folder to be used on the Home network as a shared folder where anyone on the network can read ...
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Configure shared folder to be mountable without authentication

My ultimate goal is to configure an HP Officejet Pro 8600 to save scans into a shared folder on my computer (using the "Scan to network folder" functionality of the printer). So I have ...
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smbclient: access windows share

I dont know if this is the place to ask or if network engineering is the place but here I go. I am trying to use smbclient to access a shared folder that I shared on a w7 machine. The w7 machine got ...
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Other users unable to access shared Directory

I created a directory in /home and changed its group from root to sharing. Other users in the group sharing are unable to access the directory. I have tried a lot of ways to solve this problem but I ...
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I am losing my ubuntu share with my W10 computer and smart Tv's after any updates or restarts on the ubuntu

I have ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS when I build the PC and then only install samba 2:4.11.6+dfsg-0ubuntu1.5 and then share my 3 drives across my network I can see all 3 drives on my 2 smart Tv's on my w10 ...
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What is /home/me/.local/share/flatpak and how to remove it?

I have a pretty small Ubuntu 20 LTE install. It is essential that it is small, however fully functional with LibreOffice, Thunderbird, etc. I have noticed recently that /home/me/.local/share/flatpak ...
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SAMBA on server which is in a specific Windows Domain

I unfortunately do not have root access to this server. it is supported by another department so my additional information maybe limited. 1: The linux Server is connected to a DOMAIN 2; if your ...
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Access to shared folder from local network

I am using Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 both connected on the same Wi-Fi. I need to be able to share files from win to Ubuntu and vice versa. I am trying to follow the steps here which seems every ...
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Not able to mount Windows 2012 Server network drives

Up until recently my fstab file was able to mount file shares from a windows 2012 Server without any issues. Sometime within the past two weeks the shares no longer mount. I now get the error mount ...
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'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: failed to add share share. Error was Operation not permitted

I have an 'old' Dell with a SSD and a HDD. As Windows10 is asking too much, I have installed Ubuntu on it, to see where that can get me. So far so good, with a lot of trials and errors, but I run in a ...
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Error splicing file while copying even with small files

I am using VMware and Ubuntu 20.04 as guest, win7 as host. While trying to copy files to shared folder I am getting "Error splicing file:input/output error" It used to work, but I made copy ...
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How to Create a network folder between ubuntu and windows [duplicate]

if you are see this question again, it means i am posting this again because nobady gave a replay to it I need help to mount an network folder between Ubuntu 20.04 focal fossa (Home network server for ...
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Ubuntu GUI SMB share with password inaccessible from Windows 7

I want to share my private files on Ubuntu 20.04 via SMB with Windows 7 machine. The share must be protected with password. In Ubuntu, in Files app, I click with right button on a folder, choose "...
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Backups not running, "Storage location not available" using samba server as target

I'm still pretty green with Ubuntu, but I had previously configured backups from one Ubuntu Server on my network to another to add redundancy to my family's file storage. This worked very well, until ...
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Using common partition on dual system - Win10 + Ubuntu20.04 with common HOME folders

I have a laptop with only one ssd slot, so space is precious. I bought 2TB ssd and am running dual boot Win10 + Ubuntu 20.04 - using more KDE Plasma then Gnome. I have two small partitions one for ...
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Where/Hos to access shared folder content in an oracleVM Ubuntu guest from windows 10 host

I'm trying to access a folder from my oracle VM running ubuntu as a guest and windows 10 as a host so I've already done the share folder thing in setting before launching the VM but I don't know what ...
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Network sharing from Xubuntu 18.04 to Windows 10 fails, (system-config-samba crashes)

Specs: Computer 01: Xubuntu 18.04, with default out of the box samba components. Computer 02: Windows 10. Network Topology: Both computers are ethernet connected to a Modem/Router Description of ...
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