The first thing I am going to show here is something that has caused a lot problems for users. This is not how you want to make a media share. Many users have shared the root of their data drives. This really is stupid. When you create a share at the root of a data drive it will effect all the shares below it and many times will not have the attributes you want in a given share. Many times you need to adjust the permissions (chmod) of a share or ownership (chown). In linux this is often done recursively (means down through all the folders/files in the share) and this is not good at the root of a drive if you have other shares that require varying chmod/chown values.
**** DO NOT LEAVE JUST A FORWARD SLASH (/) IN THE PATH ****
****ALWAYS PRESS TAB AFTER PUTTING IN THE SHARE NAME IN THE NAME FIELD AND IT WILL AUTO FILL PATH****
Here is an example in shared folder creation of making a share a the root of the drive.... BAD (Pic1)
If you see any shared folders in the shared folder section with just a forward slash (/) for the path you have to ask yourself if you know what you are doing... BAD (Pic2)
And yes, this stupid mistake can be done in the SMB/CIFS Shares TAB. Here it is done by clicking on the + sign and then same mistake as in the shared folder section.. BAD (Pic3)