windows can see shared directories, but cant access them
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You may need to create the same user in Linux as you have in Windows with the same password. And then use the "smbpasswd" to add a samba user and password. Much depends on your smb.conf file. For example, are you using the default "security = user". Is this share public?
>>You may need to create the same user in Linux as you have in Windows >>with the same password. And then use the "smbpasswd" to add a samba >>user and password. Much depends on your smb.conf file. For example, >>are you using the default "security = user". Is this share public?
thanks for replying..
yes, I am using the default "security = user". the share is not public..
The path line could be your problem, what is the permission for that directory and all its contents? (It could be on rare situations..)
Do you get access denied error in opening the files?
YES I DID get an access denied error in opening my files!
i don't know the permission for my Directory(the problem ^^) I just checked the 'Writable' and 'Visible' in the GUI tool...
kuya Thank you very much for your continous support! Hope you wont change!
You should not be sharing a directory in /root. Root is the administrator and no one else has the right to access it.
The problem is that this directory (WST-FileCabinet) is inside a directory you don't have permissions to enter (/root).
You can move the WST-FileCabinet directory elsewhere, such as maybe /home/WST-FileCabinet. For a public share, maybe /home/samba/WST-FileCabinet. Some people use /var/samba if the host is used predominately as a file server.
There is a Fedora Core RPM package called samba-doc, that supplies the book "Samba-3 by Example". It includes not only example smb.conf configurations but also shows you step by step how to create the directories being shared in the example including the directory permissions. For example, it this is a publicly read and writeable share, you will want to set the sticky bit.
may i suggest that you create an ordinary account for your daily work and not use the root account. using root is dangerous. use only root for administrative tasks in your system. good luck and welcome to linuxquestions.