Ubuntu – Cannot access shared folder on another Ubuntu machine


I have ubuntu 15.10 installed on two PCs.

On PC A I have shared the /home folder (as a result samba + other were installed automatically).

From PC B I can see the folder but when I try to open it I just get this greyed out screen:

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Before getting that screen I did select Registered User and typed the user and password for the user I use to login to PC A.

How do I access the shared folder from PC B?

Is there some mandatory checklist that I need to go through to make this work, since it apparently is not something that works out of the box?

I made it work using this guide:

And connecting using this guide:

Best Answer

Do you configure correctly :

  1. adduser john
  2. addgroup users
  3. sudo chown -R john:users folder
  4. sudo chmod -R 0770 folder/
  5. sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

And add following lines:

path = /home/samba/folder
valid users = john
guest ok = no
writable = yes
browseable = yes
security = user
  1. /etc/init.d/samba restart
  2. sudo usermod -a -G users john
  3. sudo smbpasswd -a john
  4. enter passwd:
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