For this exercise, I used an old laptop (in the back of a closet) because the computer I used to create this exercise is on the other side of the world.
I have the feeling that a lot of the software I used to create this exercise was a bit off.
In Exercise 4.2, you’ll start by creating a new folder called “shared folders”, with the folder contents in two different views.
The first view is where you create a new folder. By creating this new folder, you can also create a new folder that is located in the sharedFolder. This folder will be more efficient, and you can use it to create other folders in the sharedFolder, as well. The second view will be where you create a new folder that is located in the sharedFolder.
Exercise 4.3 gives you the option to create a shared folder that holds all your files – this is more of a tutorial than a step by step approach.
Shared folders are a very popular method for sharing files between computers, but they have the potential to be a huge security risk because if you create any shared folder with a password, it will be very easy to take your shared files and use them to hide other files. In fact, the Windows file sharing tool called Samba was developed to prevent this from happening, but I’m pretty sure that the free version of Windows is a much better idea.
One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to create a shared folder. But as we all know, sharing is not always the best option. If you want to share a folder, you can create it using a folder icon (instead of a file icon). Once created, you can simply click the folder icon and it will create a new folder with the same name as the original.
Samba was developed for creating a folder that was shared from the start. It’s not perfect, but it works.
In the Windows version of Linux, the folder is created by clicking the folder icon and using the share button. In Linux Mint, the folder icon is actually a folder with the name of the shared folder. These folders are more flexible than Windows’ shared folders.
Although I still prefer the file icon, I think sharing folders with a file icon is the better option. Once you create a folder icon, you can use the shared folder method to share the folder from the start.