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Old 11-01-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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Question I want to access a shared folder on a Win 7 computer


I have two computers running for daily use.
One is called 'server' and it is powered by Ubuntu 10.04.
The other one is called 'workstation' and it runs on Windows 7 professional.
On workstation I have created a folder 'Share', which I made shared for 'everybody'.
Also I have installed smbclient and smbfs.
With the Google I found this link:
http://www.howtogeek.com/wiki/Mount_..._Prerequisites
But there are errors on that page that have undermined my confidence.
How do I access this shared folder?
 
Old 11-01-2010, 11:54 PM   #2
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Suppose share directory name is data on windows 7 then do

Code:
sudo mkdir /mnt/data
Code:
sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.1.2/data /mnt/data/ -o Administrator
here 192.168.1.2 is windows 7 workstation.(in your example)
 
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:36 AM   #3
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It worked great. Thank you. But now a new problem shows up.
I can access the share on workstation with Nautilus and I can download files and folders from the workstation.
But uploading files and folders to the workstation is only possible when I am root.
The shared folder on workstation is writeable.
So I tried to change the owner/permissions of the share folder on the server in a root shell, but it says: permission denied.
I want to upload files and folders to the workstation as a user.
But how?
 
Old 11-02-2010, 12:12 PM   #4
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Answering my own question:
Code:
sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.1.2/data /mnt/data/ -o Administrator,uid=<uid>
So, to enable writing as a non-root user add your uid.
 
  


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