How to share specific folders with samba

Hi, I’ve set up samba on the my osmc raspberry pi B+. Connected to my Pi is an external drive with several folders on it including on containing all my media files, how do I share this folder so I can transfer files to it over the network?

P.S I have never used samba before!

my first moves would be:

  • create a mount point under /mnt
  • set up an auto mount entry in /etc/fstab for your hdd

in order to facilitate the mount, you could consider ensuring that the hdd filesystem has a proper label.
Now you can export the mount point as a named share under smb.