Most people I know are more concerned about mapping their windows folders to their linux box. I will address simple linux folder mapping here, it’s much easier than you might think.
You will first need to locate and edit smb.conf, which is usually located at /etc/samba/smb.conf.
sudo nano -w /etc/samba/smb.conf
Now you will want to add the details of your folder share, for now, I am going to allow “guests” to view folder contents, look for another tutorial later on how to lock this folder down. Add the following to the bottom of smb.conf
[myFolderShare] path = /somepath/to/my/folder guest ok = yes writeable = yes printable = no
Save the file and restart the samba service.
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
Browse your windows network and find the folder. You can then right click the folder and click “Map Network Drive”.