How to share files between Windows and OpenSuse Linux

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – Sharing files and folders between Windows and Linux operating systems is cool but you’ll need to perform some configurations before sharing can take place. Also, sharing files and printers between Windows and specific Linux distribution like OpenSuse required some configurations that will vary a bit from other Linux distributions. But my experience with OpenSuse and Windows machines was a painless one.   Once you follow the instructions correctly, enabling sharing between these machines should be a cake-walk. But remember, before any sharing can take place, some basic requirements must be met. Without satisfying those requirements, you’ll find yourself in more trouble then you can imagine.   Please make sure you satisfy these requirements: Both machines must be in the same IP subnet (IP addresses must be in the same range) Bothe machines must share the same communication protocol (samba must be installed in OpenSuse) Both machines must be in the same workgroup   Step One: Preparing the Windows machine 1) Power on your Windows machine and configure these settings. In the search box, begin typing ‘network and sharing’, then click on the result in the list to open the Network and Sharing Center. Next click Manage Network Connections.     2) Next, right-click on ‘Local Area Connection’ and the select Properties. Then select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.     3) Enter the IP address information as shown below. Next, type the word ‘system’ and select System from the list as shown.       4) Next select Advanced system settings and select the Computer Name tab. Enter the Workgroup name and click OK.         Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)