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    SAMBA shares working, but not fully?

    Hi all

    I set up an ubuntu machine, and put all my music on it wanting to share it with the network.

    I set up a SAMBA share for the folder where the music is, and on other pcs, I can browse that folder and get a dir listing of all my music. When I try and play it on another pc however, I get: Windows media player cannot access the file. Maybe it's in use or I dont have access to that computer?

    I've tried changing the permissions on the folder, but it doesnt seem to help

    can anyone help me?

    Thanks

    Tom

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    Re: SAMBA shares working, but not fully?

    does no one know what the issue is here? :S

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    Re: SAMBA shares working, but not fully?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colo2 View Post
    I've tried changing the permissions on the folder, but it doesnt seem to help
    sounds like its the permissions on the files themselves.

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    Re: SAMBA shares working, but not fully?

    true!

    how would I go about setting the permissions of all files in a folder?

    Tom

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    Re: SAMBA shares working, but not fully?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colo2 View Post
    true!

    how would I go about setting the permissions of all files in a folder?

    Tom
    open the folder and set permissions to allow files to share inside the folder. I'd share with 'everyone' if the option is there.

    Samba should have asked if you wanted to share files too, and you would have said yes. It should add all shares.
    On 'folder access, be sure to add read/write permissions for yourself if you actually want to work with the files across the lan.
    Last edited by critin; October 12th, 2012 at 12:55 AM.
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