#1 By: howtogeek, December 2nd, 2013 12:34
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/176471/how-to-share-files-between-windows-and-linux/
We’ve previously covered various ways to share files between nearby computers, but sharing between Windows and Linux can be a little more complex. This article will show you how to map shares across both operating systems for seamless file sharing.
#2 By: Mister Bazinga , December 2nd, 2013 21:19
This looks good for in depth consistent usage of the share files. But for one time usage or once in a blue moon usage, transferring using Netcat would be sufficient and faster too.
#3 By: John Thompson, December 3rd, 2013 05:47
This is all far to complicated. On my dual-boot laptop (Windows 7 and Linux Mint) I can by default already read and write to the Windows file system from Linux.
I installed the "Ext2 Installable File System" on Windows (http://www.fs-driver.org/index.html). This allows windows to read and write to the Linux file system.
#4 By: Cambo, December 3rd, 2013 07:55
You could just use a Cloud service too- aka Dropbox or Ubuntu One. Even Google Drive with InSync on Ubuntu.
#5 By: Ryan C, December 3rd, 2013 13:55
Yes, but this requires that the files be access from the same machine all the time. The article allows for it to be used in cases like a NAS, or in cases where two differing OS computers access files across a network.
#6 By: Ryan C, December 3rd, 2013 13:56
Depending on what I'm sharing, how much I'm sharing, and to whom it's being shared, this is probably the way to go.
#7 By: Korbin Brown, December 3rd, 2013 14:04
You're talking about accessing Windows/Linux files on the same system, which has nothing to do with this guide. What you mentioned would work great in a dual boot system or on any hard drive with both NTFS and ext*, but this guide is talking about sharing files between the two systems on a network.
#8 By: Korbin Brown, December 3rd, 2013 14:07
This would be fine for some files, but what if you need to transfer something relatively big, say a 50+ MB file? That can take a while to upload to Dropbox, just to re-download it on the other system. Quite a pain when you could just transfer it directly to the target system, and it's MUCH faster to transfer files over your LAN.
#9 By: Ryan C, December 4th, 2013 09:50
Agreed, but if it's a small amount of data, and the cloud service offers fine-grained controls on who can access/view/edit the data, it's not a bad idea.
But I'm whole-heartedly with you in that large amounts of data are best done via a LAN, if possible.
#10 By: system, December 12th, 2013 12:33
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