Access Windows share folder in Ubuntu Device in Network


If you want to share files and folders between Windows and Ubuntu operating system that are within the same network, and wondering how to do it?



Solution:

You can make use of SMB Protocol. The Server Message Block protocol is a network file sharing protocol which lets applications on a computer to read as well as write to files. The good thing is that the SMB protocol can be used on top of TCP/IP protocol or other network protocols as well.


Steps:
  1. Open your File Browser on your Windows System,

  2. Get your Local Private IP address,

  3. Now visit: smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, example smb://192.168.0.123

  4. The File Browser should now display Authorization prompt, where you should add your Windows credentials,

  5. Now you should be able to see the list of share Windows files and folders in Network.
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