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GUI Samba & WSD

On Ubuntu, Linux Mint or similar distro, you can share folder via File Manager (GUI) for easy sharing to Windows 10 users

However, upon sharing, Windows 10 PC’s unable to see your Linux PC’s via Network

In this guide, I show you how to share and make it discovered!

Install Samba

Open Terminal and enter:

sudo apt install samba

After installing, add you into samba group:

sudo smbpasswd -a anime4000

Done! Now you can create share via File Manager, however your Linux are not visible on Windows Network Place.

Install WSD

Installing wsdd allow your Linux visible on Windows 10 Network Place, to install, follow this:

Download and unzip wsdd

git clone

Copy wsdd into /usr/bin

sudo cp wsdd/src/ /usr/bin/wsdd

Copy wsdd.service into systemd

sudo cp wsdd/etc/systemd/wsdd.service /etc/systemd/system/

Environment File

touch /etc/default/wsdd

Edit wsdd.service

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/wsdd.service

Find and add ;

Comment ; User=nobody and Group=nogroup, like this:

Save and Exit

Reload service daemon

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Enable wsdd

sudo systemctl enable wsdd

Start wsdd

sudo service wsdd start

Done! Now your Linux showing on Windows 10 Network!

Check wsdd status

sudo service wsdd status

Build Samba from Source

First, download samba dependency

sudo apt install acl attr autoconf bind9utils bison build-essential debhelper dnsutils docbook-xml docbook-xsl flex gdb libjansson-dev krb5-user libacl1-dev libaio-dev libarchive-dev libattr1-dev libblkid-dev libbsd-dev libcap-dev libcups2-dev libgnutls28-dev libgpgme-dev libjson-perl libldap2-dev libncurses5-dev libpam0g-dev libparse-yapp-perl libpopt-dev libreadline-dev nettle-dev perl perl-modules pkg-config python-all-dev python-crypto python-dev python-dnspython python3-dnspython python-markdown python3-markdown python3-dev xsltproc zlib1g-dev liblmdb-dev lmdb-utils libdbus-1-dev python3-pip 
sudo pip3 install python-config
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