I am a completely new Linux user, as I have been working with Windows for quite a while now. Recently, I decided to begin a project to create a Linux server as Media storage. After installing Ubuntu 12.10, and running Samba to detect the Windows (7) network, I discovered that, while I can see directories on the Ubuntu computer, I cannot see files. And on the Windows 7 computers, I cannot see the Ubuntu computer.
As I said, I am a VERY new user to Ubuntu, so I ask that any advice be in simple terms. Thank you in advance for your help.