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Sharing folders over a network - Peppermint 5
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:17:10 pm »
To my knowledge this tutorial should work in the 32 and 64 bit versions.

This tutorial is for new users, ie. it explains in detail how to do the steps. You do not need Terminal experience.

I have posted it on my blog: http://myiceadventure.blogspot.com/2014/08/sharing-files-over-network.html

Sharing files over a network

I have a Windows background, so I am comfortable sharing folders and printers in Windows XP and 7. I have before today, not shared a folder in Linux.

1. Click Menu >> Software Manager

2. Click on Featured. Scroll down to Peppermint-Networking-Pack. Install it by double clicking on it, then clicking on install (top right). One of the programs it installs is a graphical utility to configure Samba shares, called the Samba Server Configuration Tool. It's great, makes the job very easy.



3. Create a folder that you want to share over the network, open PCManFM, (Menu >> PCManFM) then right click in the white section, left click on create new Folder. Type a name and press <ENTER> , I created a folder called Dumpster in my Home directory.

4. Now click Menu >> System Tools >> Samba



5. Click the + , which is just under the File menu.



6. Click on Browse, then navigate to your folder, click OK. Click the check boxes next to Writable and Visible. Now click the Access tab



7. Now click the dot next to Allow access to everyone.

8. Click OK

9. Go to your folder in PCManFM, click the up arrow (top left), now right click on your shared folder. Left click on Properties. Click the Permissions Tab, make sure that Change content is set to Anyone. Click OK.

You now have a shared folder, that can be accessed through the network and which can be copied to and from.

And you are done. Very painless indeed. Hope this helps someone.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 04:45:44 pm by 10i »
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Re: Sharing folders over a network - Peppermint 5
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 04:32:16 pm »
Thanks 10i .. nicely written tutorial :)
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 05:09:16 pm »
Thanks 10i .. nicely written tutorial :)

My pleasure, I was really surprised to see that so few tutorials have been written. Will try and do a few more as / when / if I have the time.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 05:36:23 pm »
It's not been long since the move from the old forum, and I personally haven't had time to write many.

So sure .. publish away, I'm sure people will find them very handy :)
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Re: Sharing folders over a network - Peppermint 5
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 05:52:08 pm »
Hi 10i, nice tutorial, its always great to have stuff like this as a reference - grand job  8)!
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Re: Sharing folders over a network - Peppermint 5
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 06:14:09 pm »
Hi 10i, nice tutorial, its always great to have stuff like this as a reference - grand job  8)!
Thanks, my pleasure.
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Re: Sharing folders over a network - Peppermint 5
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 12:29:24 am »
thank heavens ...after trawling for days I finally found an answer , owe  you one :-)...Cheers

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 05:04:10 am »
prak97, I applaud you for taking the time to let the tutorial author know it helped and to pass on your thanks .. the world needs more people like both you and the 10i .. there are times I'm proud to be part of this community, brilliant stuff :)

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 05:44:37 am »
An unveggiefied zone you say!  Just when you thought it was safe to come out - he'll be back  :o!!

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 05:58:22 am »
Aaaaaarrrggh!!! .. don't do that  :'(
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 05:58:31 am »
Glad you are sorted out.

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 06:20:47 pm »
prak97, I applaud you for taking the time to let the tutorial author know it helped and to pass on your thanks .. the world needs more people like both you and the 10i .. there are times I'm proud to be part of this community, brilliant stuff :)

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Re: Sharing folders over a network - Peppermint 5
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2017, 08:36:41 am »
great stuff! however, if you want to share folders that are on another physical disk, samba doesnt work.
do you know how to make it work? i need folders to be fully read/write accessible

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2017, 08:45:17 am »
SAMBA should work just fine as long as the disk is mounted .. or do you mean that you want to know how to automount the second disk at bootup ?

Is it an internal or external disk ?
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