Bingo, all sorted!! Thank you ever so much!
Now, next problem! How to view files being shared on a windows computer. Ok, so LMDE is running on an old desktop. Next to it I have my laptop which runs a mixture of Windows 7, Ubuntu which will soon be changed to cinnamon
! Anyway, I'm running windows at the moment, so we'll deal with that! The laptop is feeding the desktop internet as the desktop doesn't have a wifi card and the router is somewhere else! So wifi goes into the laptop and gets passed via ethernet to the desktop. So, how can I view the files stored on the laptop from the desktop. I managed to do this on linux mint 13 maya XFCE. I set the files on the laptop to sharing locally. I then went into a file manager and just went to network and could get the files. However, in LMDE XFCE, these files do not seem to show up in Network. My laptop shows up, I can go into it but I can't see the shared files. I'll log into to normal mint again to check but it was working fine before!
I hope that makes sense and I decided not to make a new thread but if you think I should, let me know and I'll do so! Thanks very much again.
This is what I mean, in normal Linux mint XFCE when I click network and then my laptop, I get this:
However, in LMDE, I only get this: