How to create a (windows) share with Raspbian

Here I show how to create a (windows) share on a raspbian running raspberry pi


It took me some google search to found this good article:

Share Linux folder to Windows

When I tried out I missed some steps.

First I connected to my Pi with PUTTY

After that I created a new User who will be granted for accessing the share

sudo adduser NAME –no-create-home –force-badname –disabled-login

Where NAME has to be replaced with any name you prefer. (I used Patrizio 😉

After successfully created the User, I followed the instruction on the article above.

sudo apt-get install samba

With this command I installed the samba server to share to windows.

After successfully installed the samba server, I set the samba user with (replace NAME with you choosen one)

sudo smbpasswd -a NAME

You can choose the same password like adding the user before.

I made a Folder inside the home folder

mkdir share

and set the permissions with

chmod -R 777 Share

After that, I had to change the samba server’s config file with

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Added the following lines at the end of the file

path = /home/Share
avaible = yes
valid users = NAME       #NAME of the created user
read only = no
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes

Obviously you can change the settings to fulfill your needs.

Last but not least I restarted the samba server with

sudo service smbd restart

When I accessed the share with my windows machine, I got this result:


Now I can write files to the Raspberry Pi from my Windows machine 🙂