Today we will show you how to create a shared disk in your local network. We will use Raspberry Pi and Samba software for this purpose.
I have already described the installation in the previous article.
We start the command line (cmd) and connect with the command:
We will use Samba - this way we will be able to access the Raspberry file system from Windows.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
We create a folder /home/pi/share, which will be shared.
We open the configuration file in the “nano” editor.
sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
And at the end of the file, we can write our own settings. Especially the definition of the shared folder - its path, name, etc.
[share] path = /home/pi/share writeable=Yes create mask=0777 directory mask=0777 public=no
We save it using Ctrl+X and then Y.
We create a Samba user, for simplicity, we will call it pi (just like the default Unix user created on Raspberry). It will ask us for a password, so we choose one.
sudo smbpasswd -a pi
We restart Samba:
sudo service smbd restart
Now in Windows Explorer, we enter the path (or navigate there through the Network):
We fill in the username we created (pi) and the chosen password. And we are there, in the Raspberry home folder (/home/pi/share).