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Below are the easy steps to creating and sharing a folder on a Ubuntu 9.10 system to be accessed from a Windows 7 system, on the same network:

  1. On your Ubuntu 9.10 system, create a new folder or locate an existing folder to be shared.
  2. Right click the folder and choose “Sharing Options”.
  3. Check the “Share this folder” box.
  4. Check the “Allow others to create and delete files in this folder” and “Guest access” boxes IF you want those features.
  5. Click the “Create Share” button.
  6. Click the “Add the permissions automatically” button
  7. If prompted to install Ubuntu components, do so, accepting the defaults, and restart your Ubuntu system if prompted.
  8. On your Windows 7 system, type the UNC path of your Ubuntu 9.10 system in the “run” field. You can see this by clicking the “Start” button. Type “\\IPAddress\share”

  9. IPAddress = the IP Address of your Ubuntu 9.10 computer.
    Share = the name of the shared folder on your Ubuntu 9.10 computer.
    Example = \\192.85.45.2\pictures

  10. Press the enter key and you will be prompted for a username and password of your Ubuntu 9.10 user account.
  11. After you have entered your credentials the folder will open and its contents displayed.
If you encounter an error after typing in your username and password, try rebooting your Ubuntu 9.10 computer and try to connect again.

user Posted by John "Mike" Wright

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