Ubuntu – How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows

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I wanna transfer some files from this PC with Ubuntu to a PC with Windows 7 I don't care how to do it (ftp, samba or whatever) I wanna know the steps, I searched a lot but I can't find anything that works. Thank you.

Best Answer

  • Share Folders in Ubuntu 11.10

    Objectives: Share a folder in Ubuntu and access it from Windows

    To get started, right-click on the folder you wish to share and select ‘Sharing Options’

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    When prompted to install Samba services, do it.

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    After installing Samba services, click ‘Restart session’

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    Then click ‘Create Share’ to complete the process.

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    Open Terminal Replace USERNAME with your account name.

    sudo smbpasswd -a USERNAME
    
    sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf.old
    sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
    

    scroll to the global section, and add the lines

    encrypt passwords = true 
    wins support = yes
    

    press ctrl+o and ctrl+x to save, and exit nano

    sudo service smbd restart
    
    On the Windows machine, go to Start –> All Programs –> Accessories –> run and type the command:
    
    \\computer_name\share_name
    

    computer name can be ip address of ubuntu machine , to check ip of ubuntu machine , go to ubuntu machine & open terminal & type ifconfig

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    Type the Ubuntu computer name and the share name of the resource.

    You will get a prompted to enter your credentials. Type your Ubuntu username and password and click ‘OK’

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    Now try again to access the shares from your Windows machine

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    Transfer files From Ubuntu To Windows

    On Ubuntu Machine install openssh-server

    sudo apt-get install openssh-server
    

    after installing go to windows machine & download / install FileZilla & open it

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    • Host = Ubuntu Machine Ip address
    • Username = Your Ubuntu Machine Username
    • Password = You Username Password
    • Port = 22

    Done Now you can easily transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu OR Ubuntu to windows

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