I shared the folder in Mint via 3 methods:
1. Editing /etc/samba/smb.conf. I added these lines to the end of the file:
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[Myshare] path = /home/chellrose/Myshare available = yes writeable = yes browseable = yes guest ok = yes force user = chellrose force group = chellrose
3. In Nemo, I went to "Sharing Options" from the right-click menu, and chose to "Share this folder" and "Allow others to create and delete files in this folder", and gave it the share name "Myshare" as above.
Having done those steps, I go to my Win10 machine, map network drive to \\<Linux IP address>\Myshare and enter the username and password I'd created through the Samba GUI. Sometimes it will load the folder, but at an incredibly slow pace. It takes about a minute to access the main share and subfolders won't even load.
Alternately, when I map the network drive, sometimes I get instant access to the folder, but it shows up as empty. If I close the window and then try to re-access the share, Windows says it is no longer available.
Both machines are connected to the same network.
I do note that when I access Samba Users through the Samba GUI, the smb.conf file is changed so that "available = yes" and "browseable = yes" are commented out (even if I didn't change anything in the GUI). Having those lines commented, or not, makes no difference in what I see in Windows 10. Further, if I take out the "force user" and "force group" lines, then Windows 10 tells me I don't have permission to access the share.
I need help getting consistent and quick access to this shared folder, and its subfolders, through Windows. Thanks!