How do I Share Files and Folders?

By Wobwill
Sep 11, 2007
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  1. Hi,

    I have just set up Samba to create a shared drive between my laptop running Ubuntu v7.04 and my desktop running WinXP home SP2. This is great and I am really pleased that I've been able to make it work with the help of a really clear guide!

    The question I have now (and I am sure it is a simple one!) is this - how do I create links between files and folders on other drives on the XP machine and the shared drive and the same with files and folders on Ubuntu? So that I am not cutting and pasting everything to the shared drive.

    Will.
  2. Wobwill

    Wobwill TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    Sorry,

    Was a little anxious and wanted reassurance before doing anything - however some basic web searches calmed my frayed nerves - it's been a busy day.

    Will
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,025   +221

    it works just like Windows file sharing; you make the folder on XP shared.
    the samba config is then modified to include the newly shared XP folder.
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