Ubuntu: 'Samba' no longer working with Ubuntu 16.04 & Windows 10



Question:

I know that the question has been asked and answered before but none of the solutions could currently fix my problem.

I have two office computers. One running Windows 10 (because I have to) and another one with Ubuntu 16.04 (because I want to). Both computers run the latest version of each OS. My goal is as simple as what sharing a couple of folders and my printer should have been.

After a clean Ubuntu LTS 16.04 installation, the OS installed 'samba' (on its own) as soon as I tried to share a folder and I was able to access both the printer and that folder from Windows 10 and that's all I needed. Everyone was happy. Then a few days ago, I tried to transfer a couple of files (as I used to do almost every day) and the two computers could no longer see each other.

I tried everything I could find online to fix it (meaning: mostly outdated tips about firewall exceptions & possible smb.conf tweaks that no longer apply) without success. Has anyone faced any similar issues lately? Any links to anything (if possible not outdated) that could possibly work?


Solution:1

Answered here.

Creating a new samba user solved the problem.


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