I am setting up a samba server. When I place the folders that Samba will use inside of the /tmp folder, everything works fine. However, when I try to use a directory that I created, it will not let me access it from another computer. I have given public permissions to everyone on this folder (chmod a+rwx), and still, nothing. I am using the built in Samba users(not the Linux users). Any help?

[global]
workgroup = workgroup
netbios name = WCASAMBA
server string = WCA Samba Server
security = share
encrypt passwords = yes
read only = no
browsable = yes

[yearbook]
browsable = yes
path = /var/tmp/yearbook
public = no
writable = yes
valid users = yearbook

[journalism]
browsable = yes
path = /var/tmp/journalism
public = no
writable = yes
valid users = journalism

[downloads]
browsable = yes
path = /var/tmp/journalism
public = yes
read only = yes

[test]
browsable = yes
path = /samba_files
public = yes
writable = yes

The first 3 folders work, but the [test] folder does not.

through which user you are trying to access this test folder using SAMBA??