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Raspberry Pi visible to Windows 

Raspberry Pi visible to Windows

I had a bunch of copy and pasting I wanted to do to my Pi from my Windows pc.  Obviously, by default, the Pi is locked down and isn't visible on the network.  To get it be visible, I had to install Samba and tweak the config and also set a password.

Here are the steps I took:

sudo apt-get install samba

sudo apt-get install samba-common-bin

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Make some changes to this conf file.

workgroup = WORKGROUP

wins support = yes

add the following to the bottom of the conf file.


   comment = Pi Home




   only guest=no

   create mask=0777

   directory mask=0777


Finally, run this command and enter the password.

sudo smbpasswd -a pi

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:58:00 AM Categories: apt-get Raspberry PI Samba