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File sharing

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:45 pm
by red-e-made
My wife and I use two different comps and share the same wireless connection. We'd like to do some kind of file sharing.

When I open mintMenu and go to Network, I can see her computer, and open it. When I select the C$ folder, it prompts me for a user name and password, listing the domain as "MSHOME". But when I enter the user name and password for my wife's comp, I just get the prompt, over and over.

Ideas?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:49 pm
by Husse
I don't use networking although I have several computers on the same (mixed wired and wireless) network so I always feel a bit dumb answering these questions :)
Perhaps your own user and pass?
I know this has been discussed in the forum, but there are so many posts now that a search does not always produce an adequate result

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:22 am
by red-e-made
Husse wrote:Perhaps your own user and pass?
I've tried both mine and hers, and to no avail. If I know the user name and password for her comp, I don't understand why I'm not able to get into C$.

Networking is an odd thing. The other day I was in a coffeeshop and, just for fun, opened the Network folder in mintMenu, just to see what was going on around me. I found four different machines, one of which was wide open. And I do mean wide - I was able to go in there and copy some of his music files into my own machine. :shock: I was thinking of leaving him a little note on his desktop, recommending that he password-protect his machine, but decided against it. I think that might've freaked him out a bit.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:21 pm
by porcorosso
Hi, I'm new here and was just browsing through and saw this thread.

Did you get this figured out?

I hope I'm not jumping in where I'm not wanted, but I gather that the wife's computer is a Windows computer? That C$ share is an admin share, not a file share. Did she share a directory or set of directories under her profile? If so, that should show up in your file browser, and you should type in her user name and password to get access.

Or am I misunderstanding something here?

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:50 am
by Husse
Welcome to Mint porcorosso
Probably Bingo!

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:20 pm
by red-e-made
porcorosso wrote:Hi, I'm new here and was just browsing through and saw this thread.

Did you get this figured out?

I hope I'm not jumping in where I'm not wanted, but I gather that the wife's computer is a Windows computer? That C$ share is an admin share, not a file share. Did she share a directory or set of directories under her profile? If so, that should show up in your file browser, and you should type in her user name and password to get access.

Or am I misunderstanding something here?
Never got it figured out, and I gave up trying. I've tried her user name and password, and it hasn't worked. So now we just file share via flash drive.

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:30 pm
by exploder
porcorosso , is correct.

Welcome, porcorosso !

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:38 pm
by porcorosso
Thanks. It's nice to be here. I'm really enjoying this distribution and hoping it catches on with the masses. It is superbly designed, and the forum is quite interesting and useful -- especially considering how new the distro is and how (relatively) few users there are.

Color me impressed, and mint green!

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:17 pm
by scorp123
red-e-made wrote: So now we just file share via flash drive.
Why not via SSH? It's easy and works right away. All you need is a valid login + password on the remote side. That's how my wife and me exchange files. I have an icon here on my desktop which connects to her PC and her /home folder via SSH ... voila, from there onwards it's drag & drop.

"Connect to Server" ... Then select: "Service Type: SSH", then type in the remote IP address ("Server: "), the folder you want to see when you connect (e.g. /home/yourwife), put in the user name and the password (I use my wife's login), and voila ... you're done.

The same can be done the other way round, e.g. you can create an icon on your wife's desktop that will connect to your PC and your home folder. Very very easy.

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:27 pm
by red-e-made
Sounds good, scorp, I'll give this a try. Thanks.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:23 am
by porcorosso
Yup. From the sound of it your wife's system is running WinXP Home, which has only "simple file sharing" or sharing that just uses a sort of anonymous setup for sharing. Not sure how to make that Windows paradigm work with Linux, though logging on as an admin in Safe Mode might get your wife more choices in the directory structures properties dialogs. I think SSH / SCP will work much more nicely for you, too.