I am trying to access a win7 machine that has sharing enabled on a folder. When I mount it on linux it lists all files as -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root

If i sudo i can copy files back and forth but its read only if I dont.

sudo chown [standard_user] * on the mounted share does nothing.

This mounts the share as read only (all files are root) sudo mount -t cifs "//myipaddress/myshare" /home/myuser/mymount/ -o username=myusername,password=mypassword,rw

On the win7 box I have myuser and everyone as 'full control'

how do I mount this share so that I dont have to be root to delete/move files?


Try the following. Works fine for me.

sudo mount -t cifs -o vers=1.0,username=myuser,pass=mypass "//myipaddress/myshare" /home/myuser/mymount/
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mount -t cifs "//myipaddress/myshare" /home/myuser/mymount/ -o username=myusername,password=mypassword,uid=myusername,gid=users
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  • This worked, but all the files created through the mount are now -rwxrwxrwx. Is there a way to change this? – Rogier Lommers Sep 10 '18 at 18:34
  • @RogierLommes I do not think that this is possible on a per file basis (as MS file systems do not support linux file permissions). – Bruni Sep 11 '18 at 6:27
  • It doesn't show to appropriate owner if I mount an AD share – kaki gadol May 18 at 11:16

You have to make sure the mounting target is owned by the user/group first.

Change directories ownership

sudo chown myusername:mygroupname /mymount/

Mount it to home dir

mkdir ~/mymount
sudo mount /path/to/partition ~/mymount
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  • while this solution is correct, I would advise against blindly changing permissions/ownership of files/directories if you don't know what you're doing – j-money Mar 27 '19 at 10:23

vi /user/credfile username=user password=pass domain=mydomain.local

vi /etc/fstab // /mnt/Share cifs credentials=/user/credfile,_netdev 0 0

mount -a

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