Thanks. That guide gave me some idea. But it seems to be more successful in letting us do the opposite of what I intend. It works for outbound sharing from PCLinuxOS.
As far as inbound sharing or accessing Windows files is concerned, it seems to be outdated.
Down the left hand side again, choose Sharing from the top, then Set Up A File And Print Server
This particular thing does not exist in the present day PCC. I was not able to work around this.
As it is, I seem to have successfully set up an outbound share (not verified yet from the Windows side) but still the Windows shares are not showing up in the PCC > Network sharing > Configure Windows shares > Access Windows drives and directories.
However I am able to browse to smb://192.168.1.x and access it directly. (I may have to give the desktop a static IP such as 192.168.1.10 so that I can link to it directly from Places pane of Dolphin like your suggestion in the other thread.)