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October 1st, 2010, 06:23 PM
Can someone please tell me where the smb.conf file is that Nautilus uses when enabling "Folder Sharing" (when alternate clicking the folder in Nautilus and selecting the option "Sharing Options")? The file /etc/samba/smb.conf does not seem to be the file Nautilus is using.


October 1st, 2010, 07:00 PM
Try thie file in your home folder.

October 1st, 2010, 07:03 PM
Hi crypticlabs,

The configuration for the shares can be found in:


In this folder you can find the name of your share.

October 1st, 2010, 07:08 PM
This link gives other info as well:

October 1st, 2010, 07:17 PM
you can use

net usershare info to access the nautilus-share specific parts of your configuration. the rest (the global stuff like workgroup name and whatnot) still remain in /etc/samba/smb.conf. just remember, you cannot have duplicated config statement between the two, so make sure you don;t define usershares in your smb.conf.

October 2nd, 2010, 12:25 AM
Thanks everyone. This is exactly the information I was looking for.