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Hey guys big question. My main computer is running windows xp and has ALL of my music on it and I was wondering if there is any way windows can share files/folders with ubuntu somehow?? Both computers are on the same wired network. Thanks guys,
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I don't think thats possible...I might be wrong though. My best suggestion is to google it!
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You just right click on the folder and enable sharing. Make sure network sharing is setup on xp.Then when your on your linux computer go to Network, Windows Network, "Name of your network", "name of the computer" then the folder.
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When I click on Network it gives me 4 tabs: Connection, General, DNS, and Hosts. Non of which say anything about sharing with xp. The connection tab shows a wired connection but it only gives me the option to see it's configuration properties..
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Could use Samba aswell cant you?
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When I click on Network it gives me 4 tabs: Connection, General, DNS, and Hosts. Non of which say anything about sharing with xp. The connection tab shows a wired connection but it only gives me the option to see it's configuration properties..
Not sure then. Here is what mine shows. Can you give a screenshot.

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I'd highly recommend FTP. It's a fast, universal protocol, which I use to share stuff between Windows, Linux and OS X all the time. Try the free FileZilla server, I love it!
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I'd highly recommend FTP. It's a fast, universal protocol, which I use to share stuff between Windows, Linux and OS X all the time. Try the free FileZilla server, I love it!
If someone just want to play music or view pictures, I don't think that's very practical. I have 20 gigs of music that's on another computer. I don't need to waste all that space on this computer. Don't get me wrong, Filezilla is awsome. I use it when I'm not at home.
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cant you use the NTFS-3G driver, then mount the drive...?¿

im not sure im a linux nooby
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cant you use the NTFS-3G driver, then mount the drive...?¿

im not sure im a linux nooby
Not sure. I didn't use anything. It just worked for me. I already had sharing setup with other XP computers.
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