How can I share a folder in Ubuntu after changes were made?

Posted on 2011-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.  I've been trying to set network drives to mount automatically and shares to stay shared after a reboot.  In doing so I've somehow set a folder so that I can no longer share the folder.  The way I used to share a folder was by right clicking and setting the check boxes and that's it.  Today I'm given the below message.  The only thing I tinkered with yesterday was the Storage Device Manager.  I made no changes other than clicked mount a drive.  I've been using Ubuntu for about 10 months but I'm not well versed in permission changes.  Thanks in advance. ScreenShot
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point_pleasant earned 500 total points
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the smb.conf file is meant to be administered by the swat program.  If you are the administrator add the line ownershare owner  only = false in the global section.  see man page for swat and smb.conf for further info

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Thanks for the reply.  However, everything just stated is Greek to me.  Don't know how to get to the man page for swat and smb.conf for further info.

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just type 'man swat' or 'man smb.conf'  if you have the paper manual pages swat is in setion 8
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I appreciate your effort for me to educate myself but this is my primary machine and other work functions must be performed throughout the day.  My day does not allow for me to weed through 8076 lines of manual.  I'm a convert from Windows after 15 years of use and prefer to stick with GUI whenever possible unless explicit instructions are given when navigating via terminal.

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Found this.  Worked like a charm.  Thanks for your efforts.  Points are for them.

Can you tell me why this is needed as it just happened out of the blue?

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Let me clarify when I say "points are for them", I meant for your efforts.  Thanks again.

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