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.
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.
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.
You could just use a Cloud service too- aka Dropbox or Ubuntu One. Even Google Drive with InSync on Ubuntu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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