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SEECo
August 4th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Hi guys I have a Window XP Professional and two Laptops having Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition. I have created a folder in the home directory of both laptops and the Folders are shared on Desktop having Windows now I want the same folders to be shared by the laptops and visible on the network. How could I do this. Please help.

GreatDanton
August 4th, 2012, 10:38 PM
For sharing between Ubuntu and Windows you must have samba installed.
This link will help you: http://www.unixmen.com/howto-install-and-configure-samba-share-in-ubuntu/

Regards.

Ubun2to
August 5th, 2012, 12:10 AM
Quick question-do you want the files to be synchronized between computers? If so, just setup Ubuntu One to automatically keep the contents of certain folders the same. Much easier than using Samba, which would make for a lengthy post. It works on Ubuntu and Windows, and you get 5 GB of storage space for free.
If you just want to be able to access the contents of certain folders, but don't care if they are exactly the same or have nothing in common, you will need to use Samba.

dwhite
August 5th, 2012, 01:01 AM
Quick question-do you want the files to be synchronized between computers? If so, just setup Ubuntu One to automatically keep the contents of certain folders the same. Much easier than using Samba, which would make for a lengthy post. It works on Ubuntu and Windows, and you get 5 GB of storage space for free.
If you just want to be able to access the contents of certain folders, but don't care if they are exactly the same or have nothing in common, you will need to use Samba.


+1
this is what i do also, dropbox works well too

Dylan1473
August 5th, 2012, 06:25 AM
Uh, to clarify, were you asking how to share between Ubuntu and Windows or between the two Ubuntus?

EDIT: This thread here (http://askubuntu.com/questions/95573/how-can-i-transfer-files-between-two-ubuntu-computers-on-a-lan-without-installin) presents an interesting solution. Just open a terminal, use



cd [PATH TO THE DIRECTORY YOU WANT TO SHARE]
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Hopefully that's applicable in your case. There are actually a bunch of methods but that one seems relatively simple. Samba might be a more ideal solution though.

EDIT AGAIN: Link (http://askubuntu.com/questions/45082/enable-personal-file-sharing) to a very detailed explanation of the Samba method if you choose to go that route.

EDIT YET AGAIN: And I see that GreatDanton already provided a link. Well, I'll leave that there just in case you should find it useful.

fractalman
August 5th, 2012, 01:37 PM
i use ssh-server to transfer between my pc and my laptop which both run ubuntu

To install the OpenSSH server, you need the packages

openssh-server

sshfs


GNOME

Click File -> Connect to Server. Select SSH for Service Type, write the name or IP address of the computer you're connecting to in Server. Click Add Bookmark if you want to make the connection available later in the Places sidebar. There are options to login as a different User Name, on a different Port number, and use a different default Folder.
Files can be copied by dragging and dropping between this window and other windows.

gifford
August 6th, 2012, 01:04 AM
Nitroshare is another option.
https://launchpad.net/nitroshare/