Is it possible to share a folder in zorin OS and if so how do you do it?

Just installed zorin OS and may have to go back to Mint as sharing folders was so simple in mint and doesn't seem to work at all in zorin.

I have a folder I need to share across a home network and no matter what I try nothing is granted access to the folder. I have installed samba and all the necessary bits I have found on various threads but it just will not grant access.

Did you also try right-clicking that folder and on Properties changing its group to sambashare and enabling Share this folder?

Thanks for the quick reply.

I have tried that, but I don't have permission?

managed that on another folder & still can't get access

You'll likely have to change parameters in /etc/samba/smb.conf - you can open that with text editor (don't recommend making changes with text editor), or cat /etc/samba/smb.conf to view what's set.

Should see something like:

# create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
;   directory mask = 0700

I have a SMB shared folder setup on my RPi for a "NAS" - had to setup a samba user / pass, and set permissions to the folder; 755 should be fine - others can read and write. Just make sure you have:

#   comment = Home Directories
#   browseable = no

Not browseable - that way no one can get to your home folder; that wouldn't be good..

Might just need the SMB user / pass.. How are you trying to connect to the shared folder?

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