I want to be able to share a folder in Dolphin. Right click on a folder, then go to Share tab. Unfortunately I see a message there: "You appear to not have sufficient permissions to manage Samba user shares":

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I am on Arch Linux, if that matters. I have installed samba package and I am able to manually configure a share. But I would like to be able to do it fast from gui, just like on Windows. Also, I have seen that in other distros using KDE, this Share tab actually works.

How to fix that problem?

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You should follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Samba#Enable_Usershares. It explains the steps. But here they are. Run:

sudo mkdir /var/lib/samba/usershares
sudo groupadd -r sambashare
sudo chown root:sambashare /var/lib/samba/usershares
sudo chmod 1770 /var/lib/samba/usershares

In /etc/samba/smb.conf add:

  usershare path = /var/lib/samba/usershares
  usershare max shares = 100
  usershare allow guests = yes
  usershare owner only = yes


sudo gpasswd sambashare -a your_username
sudo systemctl restart smb.service
sudo systemctl restart nmb.service

Log out and log back in.

Now in Share tab you can configure permissions level for your new share.

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Also you can press "Show Samba status monitor" monitor and see the list of all your user shares and reconfigure them if required:

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