sharing files between Windows XP and Lubuntu

Marlon Ng guikaye at
Fri Mar 20 10:58:48 UTC 2015

Hi guys. I tried sharing files between two desktop computers, one of which
is running Lubuntu LTS, the other is Windows XP.

When I'm using Lubuntu on one desktop computer, I'm able to access the
shared files in Windows XP on the other desktop computer, using this:
sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

For vice versa, I used this:
sudo apt-get install samba

Windows XP sees the shared folders on the Lubuntu Machine thru "My
Network", but in order to access the files within those folders, I have to
type a username and password. I assume this is the password that I use when
running the sudo command in terminal, correct?

The problem is even if I type in the username and password, I just can't
get to the files. The username and password entry box keep coming up.

Any suggestions?
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