Here's an interesting fact; file and folder sharing is not enabled by default in Mint. Fortunately, it's easy to fix this oversight.
To enable sharing from Nautilus, you'll need to install an application called, nautilus-share from the Software Manager:
- Open the Software Manager (from the Administration menu).
- Type, nautilus-share in the search box.
- Click on the nautilus-share link.
- Click the install button and then reboot your machine.
If you want to share your file or directory on your network and you're using SAMBA, you'll also need to add a username and password to the smbpasswd file just open a terminal and type:
sudo smbpasswd -a [user_name]
Where [user_name] is the name that the remote user will use to login to the shared folder.
Once the username has been accepted, you will be prompted for a password and then prompted to confirm the password. Once you have rebooted your PC, sharing is a simple matter:
- Right-click the desired directory or file.
- Select Sharing Options from the pop-up menu.
- Click the Share tab.
- Check the Share this folder check box.
You can also add a comment, choose to allow users to create and delete files, and allow guest access from the same dialog box.