|pi@raspberrypi:~ $ mkdir samba_share|
|pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get install samba|
You need to replace the existing configuration file with this file. The configuration file to replace is /etc/samba/smb.conf
fyi, the contents of the file is :
[global] workgroup = workgroup server string = %h wins support = no dns proxy = no security = share encrypt passwords = yes panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d [samba_share] path = /home/pi/samba_share writeable = yes browseable = yes read only = no guest ok = yes force user = pi
Finally, reboot for ease and test the file sharing ability. Note that there is no security; any user (with access to your network) can read and write files to this directory on your Pi. This is the easiest samba configuration file that you can choose, allowing anonymous access to this directory on your Pi.
Using a file manager, open directory smb://192.168.1.185/samba_share/
Now, my IP address (of my pi, on my network) is given in this example. Naturally, you will need to use your own. As a file manager on Linux, I use Thunar. Whichever file manager you use (including Windows File Manager), the connection string should be the same.
Samba is slow to copy files, but it has the advantage of being simple to drag-n-drop files in a file manager.