|Folder sharing options|
On my computer I wasn't able to immediately access the share from Windows and needed to restart Ubuntu. So try restarting Ubuntu if you can't access your shared folder from Windows after enabling Windows shares.
In typical Windows fashion browse to \\hostname\share in My Network Places (Windows XP) or Network (Windows Vista/7) to access your shared folder content. Replace hostname with your computer's name. If you don't know (or remember) your Ubuntu computer's name, then fire up a terminal and run the following:
That should print out the name of your computer.
|Windows shared folder authentication|
A login window may pop up the first time when you try to access the network share. With guest access enabled just key in “guest” (sans the quotes) in the user field and leave the password field alone. Let Windows remember the password if you want or don't plan to change anything afterwards.