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    Question Setting up a Shared Network folder

    I have a feeling this is something really easy to do, but before I actually try it I figured I would ask and make sure. Is there a certain way you would set up a shared network folder to go between a windows (xp) machine and a Xubuntu (intrepid) machine? If there is a special way to do this can someone help me out? Thanks alot!

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    Re: Setting up a Shared Network folder

    rightclick on a directory you'd like to share. There should be something like shareoptions. follow the instructions.
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    lol srry i forgot you're using xubuntu. Shouldn't be to different although i wouldn't know for sure, it has been a while since all my pc's run ubuntu fine.
    Last edited by NESFreak; November 23rd, 2008 at 06:23 PM.

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    Re: Setting up a Shared Network folder

    Right click on the folder and pick "Properties".
    Then go to the "Share" tab and enable "share this folder". It will then proberbly prompt you to install the needed software. Samba is the name of the software, and when you are done you should find your Windows share under Places => Networks=> Windows Share

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    Re: Setting up a Shared Network folder

    ummm...Thunar doesn't have that, or at least I cant find it. (I'm trying to do this on the Xubuntu computer)

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    Re: Setting up a Shared Network folder

    Does this Samba program work the same in Xfce? If it does could I just install that and set up the shared folders?

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    Re: Setting up a Shared Network folder

    Im not that experienced with XFCE, but Samba works with it.
    So I guess the answer to your question would be yes

    Else you can install nautilus and do like I said before.
    sudo apt-get install nautilus
    and run it from terminal:
    nautilus

    But I guess there is a "better" way to do this from XFCE.

    But SAMBA is what you are looking for.

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    Re: Setting up a Shared Network folder

    ok... to be honest I feel completely stupid now. I went to Applications > System >, and right there on the menu it says 'shared folders'. I'm almost embarrassed lol. Thanks for all your help, I just got it to work (and btw it did need Samba). Thanks again.

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