I am struggling to understand this situation:
My Mint 13 Cinnamon system has shares on two folders in a data partition, one called pictures and the other called sound. The pictures folder hold all my photos and scans etc., and I can see these (read only) from my XP laptop. The sound folder holds my music, mainly in MP3 format, but nothing will play on the XP laptop. The files are visible, but all media players return a cryptic message saying that it cannot load the data. I suspect that this is some kind of microsoft permission problem, but can't seem to find a way round it.
BTW, the same laptop running either Peppermint or Lubuntu will see the shared folder on the Mint box and play the files fine! Now, you might say that this is not a problem, why run Windows? However, I have friends with Windows machines who I'd like to be able to hear my music files when they visit.
Just for information, why did I have to use Nautilus as sudo from the terminal to set up the shares? I could not find any way to induce sharing from nemo, it appears not to be implemented?
Thanks for any help.