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I need to mount a shared folder of a windows system in ubuntu with read / write permission permanently. How do i do that?


  • The windows system is connected to domain.
  • Say the ubuntu system has only one user account without sudo permission. We use root account for system modifications.
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Start by CIFS installation. To do so, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below:

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

Once done you need to mount network folders. For complete instructions and how to, see the Mount Windows Shares Permanently.

Source:Ubuntu Wiki

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I ve done these steps already. But write permissions were not present. I am not able write anything. – karthick87 May 5 '13 at 7:46
Take a look at this, and this. – Mitch May 5 '13 at 7:59
When adding the entry to /etc/fstab make sure you set uid=user,gid=group and replace user and group with the appropriate user and group that you want the files to be placed under ownership. Ex: //[server]/[share] /home/[user]/[folder] cifs credentials=/home/[user]/.[credentialFile],uid=[user],gid=[group] 0 0 – slickplaid Jan 12 '14 at 21:08

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