View Full Version : [ubuntu] Folder sharing problem on Hardy 64

December 16th, 2008, 07:48 PM
I tried to share a folder on hardy the 'right-click sharing options' way (I'm not yet clued up with the terminal). All the necessary files were downloaded automatically, but I keep on receiving this error

'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error Permission denied
You do not have permission to create a usershare. Ask your administrator to grant you permissions to create a share.

I am the only user on this computer, so I should have all the permission I need right?

( I also checked the "Allow other people to write in this folder" and the "Guest access" boxes in the File Manager GUI)

December 17th, 2008, 03:25 AM
One soluti0n I've seen involves adding yourself to the usershare group. I'll try to find the link... this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1003144) thread is similar, but not the one I remember. Another (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=825965) similar thread - with possible solution.