Create Shared Network Folder Linux

One of the most convenient ways to share data across a network is using a shared network folder. In Windows, setting up a shared network is usually an easy process. However, it’s not a straightforward to do in Linux (no surprise).

Create Shared Network Folder Linux

To begin, you are going to need to download and install samba

Next, create the folder that you want to share.  I am going to create a folder in my home directory called shared:

Then create a user and password combination that can be used to access your shared folder:

Finally, go into the Samba conf file and add the shared folder with the users:

Then add the following at the bottom:

Restart Samba for the changes to take effect.

That’s it. You should now be able to access this shared network folder across other Windows and Linux devices.