Linux Ubuntu Getting-Started Sharing Files with Windows 8 Computer on Network by the Samba Server Easy Guide

July 30th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Ubuntu Windows 8 Easy File Sharing on Network with Samba




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started Sharing Files on Mixed Network Between Linux Ubuntu and Windows 8 Computers.

Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix.

Since 1992, Samba has provided secure, stable and fast File and Print Services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as all versions of DOS and Windows, OS/2, Linux and many others.

Ubuntu Windows 8 Easy File Sharing on Network - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Ubuntu Getting-Started Sharing Files with Windows 8 on Network by Samba - Open Terminal
  2. Samba Server Setup Quick-Start on Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu Samba Server Quick-Start
  3. Obtain the Ubuntu IP

    ifconfig

    Look for:

    • eth0 if the Connection is Wired
    • wlan0 if the Connection is Wireless

    Then You are Ready to Connect by Samba from a Windows or Mac OS X Desktop on Network.

  4. On Win8 Press Win/Cmd >> Search “This PC”

    Windows 8 Ubuntu File Sharing on Network with Samba - Windows 8 This PC

  5. Select Computer >> Add Network Location

    Windows 8 Ubuntu File Sharing on Network with Samba - Add Network Location

  6. Then Follow the Add Network Location Wizard

    Windows 8 Ubuntu File Sharing on Network with Samba - Wizard 1
    Select the Custom Location and the Next
    Windows 8 Ubuntu File Sharing on Network with Samba - Custom Location
    Insert the Ubuntu Ip on the Form:

    \\32.64.128.255\[targetName]

    Example:

    \\192.168.0.2\Public

    Windows 8 Ubuntu File Sharing on Network with Samba - Insert IP and Target Name
    Then the Samba Server Login Credentials
    Windows 8 Ubuntu File Sharing on Network with Samba - Login Credentials
    Last Check “Open Location When I Finish” and Finish
    Windows 8 Ubuntu File Sharing on Network with Samba - Open Location Finish

  7. Finally This PC Access the Shared Ubuntu Directory

    Windows 8 Ubuntu Easy File Sharing on Network with Samba - Success

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