I've been going through and pouring over resource for the past few hours and I cannot get my box to connect to my friends network drive.

My friend doesn't use linux, but he's setup the network share like this: DPR:\\name\images and he's given me the username and password which I've verified is correct. It is located on

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=***,password=*** //name/images /media/name/

sudo mount.cifs // /media/name/ -o credentials=~/name.credentials (I've confirmed that ~/name.credentials does have the correct credentials as well)

Regardless of what I attempt I get

mount error(13): Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but it's probably really simple and stupid. Thanks to any/all in advance.

EDIT: I don't know if this helps, but I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.


An easier way would be to use a file-manager like nautilus or thunar.

Hit Ctrl+L and use


and type in the password when prompted.

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