Having a problem with copying over files from Windows

Hey guys and gals,

I recently got a workstation at work and of course I installed Ubuntu Mate. I got connected to my work’s Windows network, but every time I try to copy over files to my computer in Caja it gives me an error: Operation not supported. I was hoping that someone may be able to help me out on this problem.


Are you trying to connect to the Windows network using Samba?:


I have alway changed two files to make my linux box work with my office windows files. The first is:

( I change the following two lines accordilngly)
#======================= Global Settings =======================



Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of

workgroup = workgroup name

server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field

server string = computer name

Then I change: /etc/nsswitch.conf
(add wins in front of dns)


Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.

If you have the glibc-doc-reference' andinfo’ packages installed, try:

`info libc “Name Service Switch”’ for information about this file.

passwd: compat
group: compat
shadow: compat

hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns

I leave everything else the same in both files, remember you need to edit them as sudo. Below i show you the two commends to open in terminal and edit:

sudo pluma /etc/samba/smb.conf

sudo pluma /etc/nsswitch.conf

This has always worked for me on my offices network, we have simple file sharing so I dont need to take in account for login and or special permissions.

Hope this helps.

Is it possible that is a permissions issue?. :frowning: