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Sync files between laptop and desktop
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:40:14 am »
Hi Guys,
Is there a SIMPLE way tp share files between my laptop and desktop which are both running Ubuntu 14.04? I would appreciate it if replies were as simple as possible and step by step as I do not regard myself as a computer wizz.
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Re: Sync files between laptop and desktop
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 12:27:45 pm »
http://www.ubuntujourneyman.com/2012/02/19/shared-folders-between-two-ubuntu-pcs/

If that doesn't work, install system-config-samba:
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sudo apt-get install system-config-samba
the look for "Samba" in your menu / dash .. and use that to configure your shares.

Once you've set up the shared folder on each machine, you should be able to browse to them in your file manager via
Go > Network
and add a bookmark if you want.
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Re: Sync files between laptop and desktop
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 01:27:53 pm »
Thanks Mark,
inevitably a follow up question, how do I create shares, could you give me an example,
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Re: Sync files between laptop and desktop
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 05:09:47 pm »
Got it working one way, ie Laptop recognised on Desktop but not other way round yet, will keep trying.
Thanks again,

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