Enable Samba File-sharing

Quickest way to enable samba file sharing without much of hassles:

Open Terminal and follow the steps:


$ su -
# smbpasswd -a -L
# smbpasswd -e -L

Replace with the username of the account you want to enable Samba access, then


# mkdir /usr/local/samba/lib/usershares
# chgrp sambashares /usr/local/samba/lib/usershares
# chmod 1770 /usr/local/samba/lib/usershares

Then open your /etc/smb.conf file:


# gedit /etc/smb.conf

Find [global] and below it add:


usershare owner only = False
usershare path = /usr/local/samba/lib/usershares
usershare max shares = 10

You can change the value of usershare max shares as per your need

Thats it, now restart the computer or the Samba service and share everything you got šŸ™‚

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