I am new to Ubuntu and still learning so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and trying to set up shared files between Ubuntu and Windows 7. I did manage to get a shared file set up once, but have since lost it. In an effort to repair the problem I installed system-config-samba, and since running the Samba GUI my Ubuntu machine no longer shows up on my network for some reason? It use to show up in windows explorer under the network section, and when I first had the shared folder I could access it there. Now the Ubuntu machine is no longer found?
I can not find what was changed when I ran the system-config-samba?
I had to uninstall all of Samba including system-config-samba, and then reinstall all of the software. I ran the Samba GUI, set up new shares and my Ubuntu machine is now back in windows explorer under the network section. AS far as I can tell, when I first installed system-config-samba it changed something in the smb.conf file causing the machine to not be displayed.