Personal File Sharing requires packages not installed on my system

Asked by Paco Rocha

I want to share a hard drive connected to my PC but when trying to enable Personal File Sharing I get the following message:

Share files over the network

This feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system.

As far as I can see on the Software Centre, Personal File Sharing is installed. Is there anything else that is needed to enable this option?

Thank you for your help.

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :

You have to install Samba. Open System>Administration> Synaptic Package Manager, and find package named samba, and install it.

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Best Marc Stewart (marc.stewart) said :

The two packages you need to install to activate that are:

You may need to restart after installing them, but it worked for me without it.

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Paco Rocha (jose-jose8) said :

Thanks Marc Stewart, that solved my question.