June 18, 2013

Unable to Share folders in Ubuntu problem got resolved (Samba)

Hi friends,

I was not able to share my folders within network sometime back.

After searching and modifying configuration file my problem got resolved.

Problem

Unable to share Ubuntu folders

Message:  

net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot share path /opt/foldingathome as we are restricted to only sharing directories we own.
Ask the administrator to add the line "usershare owner only = False"
to the [global] section of the smb.conf to allow this.

Resolution:

  1. Type the following in console
    • $ sudo vi /etc/samba/smb.conf
  2. Go to [global] section
  3. Add the following line
    • usershare owner only = False
  4. Save and exit from vi
  5. Restart Samba service
    • sudo service samba restart
Now, you can happily share your folders over network

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