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Hello there After getting a lot of help on my first issue, I'm back with another. I have set up a file sharing program (Extplorer) and it is now working ...
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    Mapping using Samba - Help needed.


    Hello there

    After getting a lot of help on my first issue, I'm back with another.

    I have set up a file sharing program (Extplorer) and it is now working with users added.

    I now need to map the program on my linux serve to the files which are situated on a windows server.

    I have read as much as I can and found I need to use Samba.

    I have installed this and found the relevant .conf file in which most posts say I must edit.

    However I cannot find the lines I must edit? Is this just a general file that must be edited fully?

    I am just after examples or a step by step guide, as I really am not familiar with Linus at all, and am trying to learn as I go along.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Are you attempting to access files residing on a windows share from a linux system (the whay I read your text), or are you attempting to serve files from a Linux machine to a windows machine?

    To mount a windows share on Linux, you do NOT need SAMBA (it is a server) you need "cifs-utils" usually within the package group "net-fs" which allowing the mounting of a windows share (via the mount command).

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    I am trying to access files on a windows server via a linux program file manager. I basically need to make the linux server see the files on the windows server.

    Many thanks.

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    then all you need is "cifs-utils" and you can mount (as user root or via sudo) the windows share (providing proper authorization best done by a credentials file).

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