View Full Version : How to share NTFS storage partitions on HDD over network with Windows 7

October 20th, 2010, 05:36 AM
I have a desktop with Ubuntu and I've set up Samba to share files with my Windows 7 laptop. I can access my home folder just fine except for my NTFS storage partitions on the desktop's HDD and my home folder's Downloads folder (which times out whenever I try and open it).

Is there an alternative way to share files between Linux and Windows 7?

October 20th, 2010, 08:36 AM
By default you cant share what you dont own (makes sense when you think of it :) ). Thats probably whats preventing you from sharing the ntfs volumes. You could try this:

gksudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

add this line in the [global] section:

usershare owner only = false

Or fix your fstab and mount the ntfs volumes in to mountpoints you own.

That you cant share Downloads seems odd though. You didnt make a mistake in capitalization? Have you tried accessing it from windows by IP?