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Samba - Save failing when Direct from PC to Pi



  • Hi, first of all hello and I look forward to getting to know and understand more of MagicMirror over time. I am very new to all this and a total noob, I have managed to set up MM and add some modules but I am trying to set up Samba to remote access the files so i am able to update and add modules from my PC to MM. I have managed to set up a shortcut on Windows to remote access and I am able to see all the files on my Pi, thing is when I click a file to edit when saving I get told to try again in Admin mode and then that still fails and I get a notification Save Failed - Please check if this is file is opened in another program? I have no idea as I have tried shutting everything down and all kind of options but to no avail, any ideas please? PS sorry for the wall of text.

    Thiis is the code I have added on the bottom of Samba config:

    [share]
    Comment = Pi shared folder
    Path = /
    Browseable = yes
    Writeable = Yes
    only guest = no
    create mask = 0777
    directory mask = 0777
    Public = yes
    Guest ok = yes



  • @Nero easier, use the bitvise ssh client, then u can drag/drop, double click to edit, and have an ssh window open for commands too… free… easy



  • @sdetweil thanks for a quick response, I can try this tomorrow after work. How easy is it to set up to access the Files on my Pi? Bear in mind I’m pretty amateur still. Cheers



  • @Nero do you know how to use the windows explorer for file access…??

    u need to know the ip, and userid and password to ssh logon to the pi…

    thats it…



  • @sdetweil Thank you very much, this works exactly how I wanted it too and so much easier. Cheers


  • Module Developer

    Another good solution (for me) is WinSCP.
    You can open js files e.g. in notepad++ from winSCP.
    Drag+drop works as well.
    And ssh terminal supported as well.



  • @lavolp3 yes, but bitvise opens BOTH types of connections at the same time.
    I used WinSCP before, but always wanted an SSH command session open too…

    I have 5 MM system connections open at once


  • Module Developer

    @sdetweil Thanks for the info I’ll have a look into it!
    (This was the answer I haven’t been notified of 🙂 )


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