Share HDD drive on OSMC or Raspberry pi

While there are many methods for file sharing, the easiest path is using the Samba file sharing service. It’s easy to configure and use on both Windows and Mac platforms.

# Login to your osmc via SSH using a terminal 
ssh -i osmc:osmc@osmc_host_ip

# Instal samba sever and vim 
sudo apt-get install smb-app-osmc vim

# Make a copy of samba configuration
sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb-local.conf

# List all your external hard drive connected to the Raspberry Pi
ls /media
# Assume `/media/WesternHDD` is the path to your external hard drive

# Make change to the `smb-local.conf` file
sudo vim /etc/samba/smb-local.conf

Your smb-local.conf file should look like this

    browsable = yes
    read only = no
    valid users = osmc
    path = /media/WesternHDD
    comment = OSMC Home Directory

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