It's now 2:35am here in the UK, and this has all become a nasty mess as I feared it might....
Before I saw Bodhi's last message I decided to try Powels method to see if I could get that working.
Samba has installed and I'm sure I did all the things mentioned, however even though my windows laptop can see the shared folder on the Ubuntu machine, when I try to open it I'm told I don't have permission.
I'm not asked for a password or username, I'm just refused access......
Do I now try to reverse the whole SAMBA thing & try changing the owner like Bodhi suggests?
or can I still do that now WITH Samba installed?
should I stick with trying to make SAMBA work?
Do you guys disagree about how this should be done?
I only want read access to the files in that folder yet it seems impossible to make it happen...
I really do want to move away from microsoft OS but things like this really do tempt me to just go back to what I know works fine...
I'll sleep on it & see what replies are here when I awake.
Please don't think I'm not grateful guys, your help is much appreciated, just a little frustrated here that's all!