Share files from Ubuntu 10.04 to Windows 7 in quick steps

You might come across numerous posts which tell you how to share files between windows and linux. This is one of them but in quick and easy steps.

1. Install samba

sudo apt-get install samba

2. Edit samba

gksudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

3. Add the required details

workgroup = Homegroup

usershare owner only = false

server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

usershare allow guests = yes

4. Restart samba

sudo service smbd restart

5. Go to the folder you want to share and right click on it. Select sharing options. Check the boxes for Share this Folder and Guest Access

Folder Sharin

6. Go to windows 7 PC , open File browser and right click on network. Click on Map Network Drive.

Map Network drive

7. Now enter the ipaddress of the Ubuntu PC and the folder share name. Save the settings. eg. If your ip address is and your foldername is Public, add your share like this \

Thats it! Your shared folder from Ubuntu can be accessed from windows machine.

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