So I looked around everywhere to try to set up Samba (Windows) shares through Thunar. It took a bit of work, but it finally worked Here are the steps:
1) Download the thunar-shares-plugin from here
2) Extract it.
3) Leave that be for the present. Open up a Terminal and type in
sudo aptitude install samba intltool libthunar-vfs-1-dev libpam-smbpass. Enter your login password when prompted (You won't see any feedback. That's ok!).
4) Now go back to the folder you extracted in Step 2, right-click on it, and click on “Open in Terminal”. Note that you should be inside the folder.
5) Type in
./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable prefix thunarx-1).
6) Then type in
7) Finally, type in
sudo make install. Again, it should ask you for a password. Enter your login password.
8) Log out and log back in. You should now be able to share folders from Thunar just like you can with Nautilus!!