I am trying to share a folder from Windows 10, and mount on my Raspberry Pi 3. These are the steps I followed.

  1. Changed the permissions of a folder in windows, to give it full access to everyone.
  2. Created a new user in that Windows system with username=BB, password=123.
  3. Updated and upgraded Pi, and then installed samba, samba-common-bin, cifs-utils.
  4. Connected Pi to Windows using ethernet cable, through a static IP.
  5. Wrote the following line in fstab.
  6. // /home/pi/testbuy cifs username=BB,password=123,uid=1002,iocharset=utf8,dir_mode=0777,file_mode=0777,vers=2.0 0 0

  7. Executed the command sudo mount -a

But I am getting permission denied error, tried all the versions, and tried to change add sec parameters. None of them worked.


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  1. Change to vers=3.0 to use the newest version of the protocol.
  2. Manually mount with sudo mount -t cifs -o username=BB,... //169.254... /home/pi/testbuy
  3. Use smbclient //169.254... to test it with an interactive client
  4. dmesg | tail -n10 to see if there are any kernel messages with hints

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