To access a share on a Samba server from Windows, Open My Computer or Explorer on the Windows system and click Map Network Drive from one of the drop-down menus on the menubar (found on the Tools menu on Windows XP). Select an unused Windows drive letter from the Drive combo box and enter the Windows path to the share you just create by typing a two part address starting with \\
The NetBIOS name or just the hostname if you have not assigned a different NetBIOS name for the Samba server.
Share name. You can also browse available shares for the server Softpanorama, you need to enter \\softpanorama. From this window, you can view and browse the shares available on the Linux system. If you set a share is set to be nonbrowseable, you need to enter the path of the share using the format \\servername\sharename.
For example, to map /tmp on softpanorama to Windows drive J, assuming the share is named tmp on the Linux system, select J in the Drive combo box, enter \\softpanorama\tmp in the Folder text box, and click Finish. You should be able to access the /tmp directory from softpanorama as J (tmp) on the Windows machine. If you cannot map the drive, refer to “Troubleshooting”