I am a Linux beginner, I have Debian 8 and followed the guide in https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/debian-samba-server/ It all went very well and Samba was already working fine until I may have made a mistake and spoiled everything. Before I started the procedure in this tutorial I had created a directory "shares" in my home directory because I thought I would put the shared files there (bad influence from Win). After I completed the installation and everything was working fine, I noticed that the another folder called "shares" had been created in the root directory and saw a folder with the same name in my home directory, which I thought was not needed so i used root privileges to remove it. I suspect that was a bad mistake because after that I cannot access samba anymore. I guess that folder in my home directory had become some link to the share data folders /allusers and /anonymous in the root area. How can I correct that, or delete everything and do a new installation from scratch? I will appreciate any help anyone can give me.