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Raspberry Pi - Windows Sharing

The Samba open source software provides a convenient mechanism for sharing files across your computers and Raspberry PI machines. Outlined below are various commands and configurations options that I used to enable the sharing of my home folder to other machines on my network in read/write mode. Please use caution when following any of the steps below as they will make your files accessible for yourself (or others) to access from your machine.

Configuration Content Added to smb.conf

[pihome] comment= Pi Home path=/home/pi browseable=Yes writeable=Yes only guest=no create mask=0777 directory mask=0777 public=no