In my never ending quest to get my Tags View situation sorted out, I dual-booted Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon and installed digiKam.
I have managed to get Mint communicating and sharing with my network Windows 7 machines.
When booted into Mint, I can see and access all of the internal and external Windows NTSF drives in the dual boot machine and all network machines with full read/write authority.
In Windows digiKam, when I go to Settings > Configure digiKam > Collections > Add a Collection, I can browse to any and all local and network folders.
Even though I have good connections and full authority, in Linux digiKam, in the same situation, the only choices it gives me in the file browser are the local Linux folders - all two of them.
I have found a time-eating work-around; navigate to the desired folder in Mint native file handler, change the address bar to display the actual location > copy; go back into the digiKam collections file browser and paste into the second space up from the bottom (I think it says "Directories)
Am I missing something; or, is this as good as it gets in Linux digiKam ?
Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.