Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am running a desktop on windows and would like to access the files in a certain folders from my laptops via my local Lan network. What is the easyist way to do that?...

My desktop is Running windows 8, laptop 1 is running windows 7, and laptop 2 is running Linux Ubuntu (latest version)

share|improve this question
1  
What version of windows on each computer? –  Carl B Mar 15 '13 at 1:45
    
My desktop is Running windows 8 laptop1 is running windows 7 and laptop2 is running Linux Ubuntu (newist version) –  user207316 Mar 15 '13 at 11:38

1 Answer 1

Use file sharing - it's built into Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/file-sharing-essentials

It's very simple to setup for simple sharing of specific folders from your PC to another.

share|improve this answer
    
Yes, that should work but I am running windows 7 on one laptop and the newest version of Ubuntu on the other. Is there any other way, because you can't use Home group on Linux -Thanks –  user207316 Mar 15 '13 at 11:32
1  
Simple sharing doesn't have to use home group; you can just share folders independently which you can browse in Linux with smbclient and/or mount as folders. –  Dave C Mar 15 '13 at 12:07

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.