This topic was originally addressed 3 year ago but no definite solution was proposed. Hopefully some new ideas may pop now. Folder Sharing Service Not Installed
I am trying to establish a network connection for file sharing between my newly installed PureOS computer and my main Windows 7 home network. I’d like to be able to share files back and forth between those two desktops. The Win7 computer has a shared folder with public read/write access rights. And I can easily share files between all my Win7 computers.
From the new PureOS computer I can successfully ping the Win7 computer and vice versa. In PureOS I installed smb4k and I verified that smbclient is installed by this line:
sudo apt install smbclient
To which I got a message back stating that sbmclient is already installed.
Files I can now see a
Windows Network in
+Other Locations. Yet, clicking on
Windows Network will show an empty window. I Cannot see my Win7 computer.
Files navigating to a folder, I can Mouse Right Click and choose
Sharing Options. I then get a message:
Sharing service is not installed. I choose
Install Service then I get another message box:
Sharing service installation failed / Would you like to retry the installation?
And that is the end of the tunnel.
I spent countless hours in the web trying to find a solution without success. I found many posts stating that same problem but found no definite solution. The fact that I can ping both computers is a sure sign that PureOS can access the network. I have a feeling that I am missing a very simple detail to get this Network access to work. In the previous post, cordellsr states that he got his Network access to work but didn’t know what he did to get there. So, surely, there is a solution.
Hopefully some of you will have insight to that problem. Thanks anyone. Cheers