Mount a windows share in linux

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It’s relatively simple to mount a Windows share in Linux. Here’s how you do it.

Step 1 – Create a directory to mount to, e.g. /mnt/WinDir

[user@techedemic ~] cd mnt
[user@techedemic ~] sudo mkdir WinDir

Step 2 – Mount the remote folder as follows

# Syntax:
# mount -t cifs //[remote machine name/ip]/[sharename] /[localfolder]/[mountfolder] -o username=[username],password[password]
[user@techedemic ~] sudo mount -t cifs // /mnt/WinDir -o username=techedemic,password=password

Step 3 – You should now be able to access the share (you might not have the correct permissions, but that’s beyond the scope of this howto)

[user@techedemic ~] cd /mnt/WinDir
[user@techedemic ~] ls 
File1.txt     File2.bmp     File3.gif

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