Ubuntu not showing up in windows 7 network

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http://askubuntu.com – I have a windows 7 laptop and ubuntu desktop, and both are connected to the same network, I can see the windows laptop in ubuntu's network, also I can access it, copy past files,on windows I cannot see ubuntu in the network. I want to use synergy and use ubuntu as server, I've done all the configuration. Desktop ip is when I enter '\\' in run in windows, It says it cannot find the network path, and synergy gives a timeout error. I know the issue seems to be with windows, hope I can get some support here. This setup(sharing and synergy) has worked with 10.10 now I (HowTos)