C: drive folder sharing?

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  1.    15 Jan 2018 #1

    C: drive folder sharing?

    Hi all - I have a Win10 desktop for gaming/more complicated work and a HP Laptop running Linux Mint MATE 18.3. I'm having an issue with folder sharing on Win10?

    I've got two folders shared from my Win10 machine - the Shared Folder (which is at the default Windows location where I just copy stuff that I want to transfer over, etc) and my Music folder full of my MP3s (the Music folder is at C:/Music) that is shared so I have access to it from my Linux laptop.

    The Shared Folder works fine and I can access and read and write to it, no problem on my Mint laptop using Samba, but accessing the Music folder gives me an error:
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    As far as I can tell, the permissions on my Music folder are set the same way there are on the Shared Folder? I.E. I went into the Sharing options for it on Win10 and clicked Advanced Sharing - gave it a name, checked the 'Share this folder' box, and added a Share permission group of 'Everyone' with 'Full Control'...yet I still don't have access...?

    Any thoughts or suggestions as to why this might be?
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  2.    15 Jan 2018 #2

    You set share permission but then you need to set NTFS for the folder as that will stop access. C drive has a hidden share of c$ which is an admin share
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  3.    15 Jan 2018 #3

    I've noted the C$ Share on Linux as it is visible, but does nothing.

    How would I go about setting NTFS for my Music folder to get access for myself? Thanks for the reply!
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  4.    18 Jan 2018 #4

    Samuria said: View Post
    You set share permission but then you need to set NTFS for the folder as that will stop access. C drive has a hidden share of c$ which is an admin share
    Sorry for the bump, but I don't know what you mean by this? I know of the hidden shared folder for C:/ but don't know what you mean by setting NTFS? NTFS is a file system...?
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  6.    18 Jan 2018 #6

    Samuria said: View Post
    As mentioned in my original post:
    ...and added a Share permission group of 'Everyone' with 'Full Control'...yet I still don't have access...?
    As far as I can tell, I've already done this I think?

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  7.    30 Jan 2018 #7

    *Bump* Sorry to bump, but still having this issue and as far as I can tell, I have everything set correctly!
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  8.    30 Jan 2018 #8

    I had to add vers=2.0 to /etc/fstab after last update to connect to windows shares as smb 1 was turned off by default in windows.

    Like this (scroll to the right - it is in red)
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information
    # <file system> <dir>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    UUID=b023985e-c449-4301-ae92-582e6d3c39b3       /               btrfs           defaults,compress              0 0
    //        /mnt/MacBook cifs credentials=/root/secret.txt,iocharset=utf8,uid=1000,gid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,nounix,nofail,vers=2.0,x-systemd.device-timeout=1 0 0
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  9.    19 Feb 2018 #9

    Sorry for the late reply - unfortunately, that won't help me. I only access my shares when needed, not from boot. Also, my other Windows shares are working fine, it's only the one located directly in C:/ that will not let me in from my Linux machines (C:/Music).
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       19 Feb 2018 #10

    Hi there

    I've given up on Windows Networking -- sometimes it works and then after an update shares don't work again. Windows Networking IMO has been the really weak link in Windows for as far back as I can remember. Even as far back as Windows 3.11 for workgroups. !!

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    If you have any sort of Linux NAS - to get access to your shared directories from Windows simply use the actual LAN address of your NAS instead of the hostname .That always seems to work.

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    I still have problems though accessing WINDOWS FROM the NAS but since I rarely need that I'm hoping somebody else will have a fix soon. This stuff has worked previously but after W10 updates it is broken again and all previous suggestions like disabling / re-enabling SMB etc don't make the slightest bit of difference.

    You can get Windows access by a convoluted mount -t cifs thing with the actual IP address of your Windows machine but as I said for me accessing Windows FROM my NAS isn't a problem as I rarely if ever need it. Accessing the NAS FROM Windows is a much more required option for me and mounting the share via an IP address in Windows (connect Network drive) does the trick.

    for example : accessing Windows share FROM NAS. (note if you need write access then add rw in the options --I'm only using Windows shares for READ access for the NAS.

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    I often wonder how hackers can get into a network when you can't even browse YOUR OWN NETWORK SHARES !!!!easily.

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