I am trying to mount a Windows drive onto my RPI but it is asking for a password.


sudo mount.cifs //192.xx.xx.xx/Users/Username/Folder1/Folder /mnt/folder cifs sec=ntlm,defaults,rw,username=username,password=password 0 0

After this it asks for a password:

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

I tried the drive's password and the RPI password but it doesn't work.

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It looks like you are trying to use the line from /etc/fstab as the arguments to mount.cifs.

On the command line you put the need something like this:

sudo mount.cifs -o sec=ntlm,defaults,rw,username=username,password=password //192.xx.xx.xx/Users/Username/Folder1/Folder /mnt/folder

If you put your what you have in the /etc/fstab like this:

//192.xx.xx.xx/Users/Username/Folder1/Folder /mnt/folder cifs sec=ntlm,defaults,rw,username=username,password=password 0 0

You should be able to mount it with the command:

sudo mount /mnt/folder

It will look up the information for mounting /mnt/folder from /etc/fstab to perform the mount.

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