I am not really an IT professional just someone who enjoys working with computers. I have a small business (3 Windows 10 Pro computers). I also have a Windows 7 Pro machine which I am using as a backup “server”. I have a batch file on each of the machines that everyone clicks on just as they leave the office each day that makes connection to the “server”, uses robocopy to copy selected files and folders to the “server” then terminates the connection. It has worked well for me for years. With Windows 7 going out of support next year I decided I wanted to learn Linux and make the server a Linux machine. I Googled “best Linux distro for beginners” and Linux Mint seemed to be the most recommended. This may not be the best distro but at the time I knew NOTHING about Linux so I downloaded it and began to learn my way around. I joined ITPROTV and have been through most of the Linux courses. I have Mint installed, have given the machine a static IP on our network, installed Samba, and created a Samba user. My problem right now is that I can ping the Linux machine from any of the Windows 10 machines but when I try to connect to it to copy files I get a “System 53 path not found” error. I really want to learn Linux and this is my project to accomplish that. Can anybody help me get over this next hurdle? Thanks.
Adding a linux machine to w windows network
“System 53 path not found”
Try the following from Windows 10
Open your Windows Explorer, then right click on
In the menu select
Add a network location, then
Choose a custom network location
//192.168.16.1/Shared, click Next
Type a name for this network location:<type a name to remember>
Click in box
Open this network location when I Finish.
I think that should work for you. If not, there are smarter people than me here!