Help with file transfer from windows to ubuntu


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Share the files from your windows computer by right clicking on the folder that contains them, and picking "Sharing". Give it some basic level of access.

  1. Press Windows Key+R and type cmd, then click ok.
  2. type ipconfig and get the IP address of your wireless adapter.
  3. From your Ubuntu machine, open a new file window and click (from the menu bar) GO --> Enter Location
  4. type smb://[ip address here]
  5. If you're prompted for credentials, enter either your windows credentials or the ones you set up when you shared the folder.
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You can also go the other way and set the share on our Linux machine, you can follow these instructions on how to do that.

help.ubuntu.com - How to create a network share

Procedures

All commands must be done as root (precede each command with 'sudo' or use 'sudo su').

Install Samba

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install samba

Set a password for your user in Samba

    sudo smbpasswd -a <user_name>

Note: Samba uses a separate set of passwords than the standard Linux system accounts (stored in /etc/samba/smbpasswd), so you'll need to create a Samba password for yourself. This tutorial implies that you will use your own user and it does not cover situations involving other users passwords, groups, etc...

Tip1: Use the password for your own user to facilitate.

Tip2: Remember that your user must have permission to write and edit the folder you want to share. Eg.: sudo chown /var/opt/blah/blahblah sudo chown : /var/opt/blah/blahblah

Tip3: If you're using another user than your own, it needs to exist in your system beforehand, you can create it without a shell access using the following command : sudo useradd USERNAME --shell /bin/false

You can also hide the user on the login screen by adjusting lightdm's configuration, in /etc/lightdm/users.conf add the newly created user to the line : hidden-users=

Create a directory to be shared

mkdir /home/<user_name>/<folder_name>

Make a safe backup copy of the original smb.conf file to your home folder, in case you make an error

sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf ~

Edit the file "/etc/samba/smb.conf"

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Once "smb.conf" has loaded, add this to the very end of the file:

    [<folder_name>]
    path = /home/<user_name>/<folder_name>
    valid users = <user_name>
    read only = no

Tip: There Should be in the spaces between the lines, and note que also there should be a single space both before and after each of the equal signs.

Restart the samba:

sudo service smbd restart

Once Samba has restarted, use this command to check your smb.conf for any syntax errors

testparm

To access your network share

      sudo apt-get install smbclient

List all shares:

      smbclient -L //<HOST_IP_OR_NAME>/<folder_name> -U <user>

connect:

      smbclient //<HOST_IP_OR_NAME>/<folder_name> -U <user>

To access your network share use your username () and password through the path "smb:////" (Linux users) or "\\\" (Windows users). Note that "" value is passed in "[]", in other words, the share name you entered in "/etc/samba/smb.conf".

Note: The default user group of samba is "WORKGROUP".

Source

http://www.hardcode.nl/archives_147/article_548-samba-quick-setup-on-ubuntu-1004.htm
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There is a free file manager with GUI WinSCP. You can copy files in one click.

After creating connection you have one panel with your local computer and a panel with a remote computer.


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