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Sep 252013

Before making any modification to any files, first create a backup of smb.conf file

sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf  /etc/samba/smb.conf.bak

The open the configuration file for editing:

sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

In the section identified as Share Definitions, insert this piece of code. The path string should be the path for folder you will be sharing. If you want others to have the ability to write to that directory –

sudo mkdir -p /path/to/shared/folder
sudo chown nobody.nogroup /path/to/shared/folder
    comment = Ubuntu File Server Share
    path = /path/to/shared/folder
    browsable = yes
    guest ok = no
    read only = no
    create mask = 0755

Once the configuration file has been saved, its time to restart the samba daemon

sudo restart smbd
sudo restart nmbd

Once the samba daemon has restarted, you need to add a list of users who can access samba folder.

sudo smbpasswd -a username

To access this directory from windows, open My Computer -> Tools -> Map Network Drive

Folder address for this share would be:


NOTE: The folder is called share in the share definition. You can call it something else and edit the parameters based on the chosen share name.If you want to have access to this folder each time, make sure to save the password and check that option to reconnect at login.