Samba – Share Ubuntu-Server 16.04 Folder to Windows Host


I have installed the ubuntu-server 16.04 and VBoxLinuxadditions and Samba

I am trying to share a folder from this server to my windows host machine.
Now I can see this virtual server on my network but there are no shared folders on the server.

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How do I make one through the command line?

Best Answer

So i have figured this on my own and this is the easiest solution:

just install samba with

sudo apt install samba

and go to this file:


and just at the bottom add these lines:


comment = Ubuntu File Server Share
path = /path/to/the/folder  #for example /home/user_name/public <- this comment needs to be deleted!
browsable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = no
create mask = 0755

restart the samba service

sudo service smbd restart
sudo service nmbd restart

and that's it, easy peasy :)

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