sharing files between Windows XP and Lubuntu

Ronnie mrwislr at
Fri Mar 20 16:45:09 UTC 2015

Install system-config-samba   it will show up in your system tools menu.

Marlon Ng wrote:
> 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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