To share files between Windows and Unbundu

Posted by Howard on January 20, 2018

I once installed a VM with Unbundu in my host windows 10 system. Having downloaded a huge file of 50GB, I wanted to share this file with host windows system. This is how to achieve it.

Step 1: Go to unbuntu and download samba:

sudo apt-get install samba

Step 2: Setup password with existing account, holroyd is my account in unbundu:

smbpasswd -a holroyd

Step 3: make a fold in which you want to share your files:

mkdir ~/Desktop/Share

Step 4: open the linux config file for samba:

/etc/samba/smb.conf

scroll down to the end of the file and add lines like this:

[share]
path = /home/holroyd/share
available = yes
valid users = holroyd
read only = no
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes

Save up this file.

Step 5: execute the command to make the configuration work:

sudo service smbd restart

To visit this fold from Windows:

Step 1: check your ip address in unbundu:

ifconfig -a

Step 2: access the fold like this:

\ipaddress\share fold

in my circumtance, it should be:

\\172.xx.xxx.xxx\share

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