Samba, an implementation of the Windows SMB protocol that lets you access devices over your network, has been ported to iOS. This will allow you to access your iDevice files over a Wi-Fi network using Windows.
The current default configuration for Samba on iOS gives you read-only access to most of the file system and write access to an empty storage directory. This is actually done to prevent accidental damage (it's easy in Windows Explorer to move a directory from one place to the other by accident). If you want more control over the sharing I highly recommend reading about Samba and how to configure it to do what you want (the configuration file resides in /etc/samba/smb.conf).
Popular use cases:
● Going to your friends and using your iDevice as an portable storage device which works over WiFi without needing any file copying software on their Windows machine.
● Browsing your photos from your favorite photo viewer on your computer over WiFi.
● For the advanced users you can have full streaming access to your iDevice files from your computer.
You can download Samba from the BigBoss Cydia Repository.
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- Posted using my iPhone 4