I edited my /etc/samba/smb.conf file, and now my samba share is not accessible and the the /var/log/samba/log.smbd is reporting a non-useful mkdir error. I have removed the changes I thought I made, but that did not help.


To restore a samba config to the original, I did the following:

  • Download the image.
  • Extract the image.
  • Clone the image on to a flash drive: sudo dd bs=4M if=retropie-4.3-rpi2_rpi3.img of=/dev/sdb conv=fsync
  • Copy the file on the flashdrive to the Pi: scp .../etc/samba/smb.conf pi@
  • On the pi: sudo mv /tmp/smb.conf /etc/samba/
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  • Or, sudo apt-get install --reinstall samba samba-common-bin ? – Roger Jones May 20 '19 at 15:56
  • Please accept your own answer with a click on the tick on its left side. Only this will finish the question and it will not pop up again year for year. – Ingo Jan 16 at 13:49
  • @Ingo At the time I wasn't sure if this was the best way to do it, so I never accepted my answer. Since no one else has answered, I guess I will accept it. – Morgoth Jan 16 at 19:41

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