My main user is UID=1001, but when I create files on a mounted drive, they end up with ownership of UID-1000... Other users on this machine don't have the issue.

How might I fix this?

  • You will have to be more specific. What does this have to do with samba? Is this a locally mounted drive or network share? How is it being mounted? – psusi May 28 '14 at 1:09

This is probably part of the mount command you used or the fstab entry you created for that particular mount.

If you followed a wiki page you may have created a line in file /etc/fstab that looks like:

//servername/sharename  /media/windowsshare  cifs  guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8  0  0

Replace uid=1000 with uid=1001 and you will be fine.


If you have another user with UID 1000 then he/she will end up having exactly the same problem. The way around that is not to use /etc/fstab but both of you have an autostart script that does:

mount -t cifs //servername/sharename  /media/windowsshare-userX -o guest,uid=100X,iocharset=utf8

You will need to replace userX and 100X with the correct values, create directories /media/windowsshare-userX and set the owher of these directories to be the respective user.

  • That is so unbelievably simple that I am upset that I didn't try it. Thank you! – The Dingman May 28 '14 at 1:16
  • Make sure you check what I wrote after Edit and not create a problem for an eventual other user of the same machine. – sмurf May 28 '14 at 1:21

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