Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
Old 15th September 2011, 01:12 PM
Rukia chan Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Smile Sharing files between Fedora 14 and Windows 7

Hi ^^
I'm new to Linux and I just installed Fedora 14 on my laptop as the only OS

I'm wondering about methods I can share files between my F14 laptop and my desktop PC running Windows 7

Given that, before I installed Fedora when I had WinXP, I was sharing files between the two PCs using the wireless internet connection since it's just a home network
So I was wondering if there is a similar way now between Fedora and Win7

I tried the remote desktop with rdesktop but I'm still trying to figure out how to copy files between them
But I came here because I'm still looking for a more intuitive way, like using the wireless home network as with XP (still I'm open to other methods) and I hope you guys help me ^^

Thanks a lot for anyone who took the time to read my post and answer me ^^
Take care
Reply With Quote
Old 15th September 2011, 01:22 PM
scott32746 Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
Age: 53
Posts: 1,088
Re: Sharing files between Fedora 14 and Windows 7

Look into Samba
Samba can be installed by yum if it is not installed already.


This part of the forum maybe helpful
Reply With Quote
Old 15th September 2011, 01:26 PM
DBelton's Avatar
DBelton Offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8,463
Re: Sharing files between Fedora 14 and Windows 7

over the home network, you have a couple of options.

I guess one of the best ways is to use samba on your Fedora machine.

If you wish to access your linux files from your Windows machine, then you need to set up samba server on Fedora. If you just want to access your Windows files from your Fedora machine, then you can mount them as cifs without installing the entire samba server.

Look here at post#2 to get you started on setting up samba:


There are other options as well, like ssh, ftp, etc...
Reply With Quote
Old 16th September 2011, 01:33 PM
Rukia chan Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Re: Sharing files between Fedora 14 and Windows 7

Thanks guys for answering me ^^

I installed Samba but I guess I have a problem with configuring it

According to the guides I have to add shares (after adding the windows workgroup) and.. hmm I'm not really sure what they are exactly for Samba ^^'
Anyone can help?

Thanks in advance ^^
Reply With Quote

fedora, files, sharing, windows

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sharing files and printers with a Windows 7 machine Geomancer Servers & Networking 3 31st December 2009 12:43 PM
Sharing printers and files between Windows and Linux XMAG Using Fedora 22 23rd November 2007 12:06 PM
need help sharing windows xp files w/ fedora 5 jake95159 Hardware & Laptops 4 29th May 2006 06:17 PM
Sharing files with Windows XP chompi Using Fedora 4 5th November 2004 10:59 AM

Current GMT-time: 23:08 (Sunday, 24-09-2017)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat