Getting started

You can start Shared Folders Administration Tool in the following ways:

System menu

Choose Administration ▸ Shared Folders.

Nautilus Context Menu

Press the right mouse button on any local folder and choose Share folder to share or stop sharing the folder.

Command line

Execute the following command: shares-admin.

When you start Shared Folders Administration Tool, you will be prompted for the administrator password. This is necessary because the changes done with this tool will affect the whole system.

After entering the administrator password, the following window is displayed.

Figure 1Shared Folders Administration Tool main window

The Shared Folders Administration Tool main window contains the following elements:

Shared folders

This allows you to specify which folders are going to be shared through the network.

General properties

Specifies global settings for a group of shared folders.