After considerable time trying to fix this, I've come up with what I think is a solution:
I think some of my OS installs may have gotten somewhat corrupted; I haven't figured out how to check this, but the reason I believe this is that some of the issues were randomly corrected after I was forced to install a fresh version of the OS after a power outage corrupted the image I was using. This IS after I had tried several different OSs so....who knows?
Also, right now, I've SMB1 turned off and I can access the PI. I've tried a TON of different searches but what eventually worked is captured here:
https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/ ... ion?page=1
Now, I'm just going to go figure out how to get the USB drive to work with this whole situation.
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Simply mount the drive using drive manager and change destination directory as described on our online docs https://dietpi.com/docs/software/file_servers/#samba
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team