I found a way to share folders between my Ubuntu virtual machine and Windows 7. Here’s why.
Also, I want to be able to have the command line goodness of Linux and all the luxuries of Windows (including playing music files of any format I want). I did think about buying a Mac if only for Coda. Drool.
- Create a new folder
- Right click on it and select "Sharing options"
- Check "Share this folder" and "Allow others to create and delete files in this folder"
- Download Samba Server configuration
- Add a share – using the new folder you created previously
- Add a user – with a username and password
- Go to My Network
- Log in to folder using user name and password set in Ubuntu
Ubuntu permissions override Samba permissions which is why we have to share the folder in Ubuntu first before we can create/modify files/folders in Windows.
If in Windows you get the error message "Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same use etc.." open up the command prompt and run "net use * /delete" this will delete current users saved by Windows.