User story follows, just to illustrate better how this is an Ubuntu question 😉
I, as an Ubuntu user (on 20.04.2),
would like to
connect to my Windows 10 machine via a LAN cable (preferably via the SMB protocol)
I can copy/move over downloaded files and documents that I have authored there
at the end of the day I want my Ubuntu machine to be the canonical (ha!) home for my documents.
I know this is not a Windows Q/A site, so feel free to not go into details (if you don't want to) about the steps that I need to carry out on the Windows machine, but please, could you at least give a list of steps about the Samba setup as keywords that I can follow and google one by one?
What I need:
Unfortunately it seems I can't just pull over an entire directory and be done with it. Instead, I would like to use a graphical file manager (Nautilus) to "merge" the contents of some select remote directories into their corresponding local ones, and manually resolve any conflicts should they arise.
What I have tried:
I have tried to enable NFS on Windows (because I already have some NFS experience), but have found out that Windows 10 still has support for only NFS 3, and therefore transferable filenames are limited to only ASCII characters; so that's not good.
That's why I'm aiming for Samba.