If you use Windows as your main computer, you can make working with your Pi a lot easier if you can access files on your Pi directly from your Windows computer.
To enable that, you first need to install Samba on your Pi:
sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
Changes to make in that smb.conf file:
- Look for the entry that says workgroup = WORKGROUP and change it if yours is different (the default is WORKGROUP).
- Also look for the entry that says wins support = no - change "no" to "yes" and uncomment by removing the # sign.
- And finally under the Share Definitions sections, the first part (under [homes]) has a line with read only = yes. Change that yes to a no.
If you've installed OpenHAB at this point, scroll to the very bottom and add the following section:
[OpenHAB] comment = OpenHAB path = /opt/openhab browseable = Yes writeable = Yes only guest = no create mask = 0777 directory mask = 0777 public = no force user = root
Close and save this file, and set a password (you can use the same password as when logging in as pi):
sudo smbpasswd -a pi
Then reboot your Pi ("sudo reboot").
Now you can open a Windows Explorer window ( + E), and navigate to your pi by typing "\\<ip address of your pi>" in the top address bar.
To see the Pi folder, go to "\\<ip address of your pi>\Pi" and connect using username "pi".
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