Mount Windows 11 Shares on Debian Linux In 2024

Mount Windows 11 Shares on Debian Linux In 2024

Without any explanations, let’s jump into the tutorial post on how to mount windows 11 shares on Debian Linux on 2024.

How To Mount Windows 11 Shares on Debian Linux In 2024

There are multiple ways to mount Windows 11 shares on Debian Linux. In this post, we will have a look into the two methods to mount Windows 11 shares.

Mount Windows 11 Shares On Debian Automatically

Automate the Mounting Process (fstab)

In this method, you need to add an entry to your /etc/fstab file so that the Windows share can be mounted automatically at boot. Open the /etc/fstab file in a text editor with administrative privileges with the following command:

sudo nano /etc/fstab

After opening the file, you need to add a line at the end of the file in the following format:
/path/to/mount/point cifs
0 0

Save the file and exit the text editor.

Mount the Share:

Run the following command in the linux terminal to mount the share defined in /etc/fstab with the use of the mount command without any arguments. The following command  will read the /etc/fstab file and mount all entries specified there.

sudo mount -a
Now, your Windows 11 share will be automatically mounted on the everytime you start  Linux distro.

In another method, You can use the cifs-utils package. It is the set of the tools and utilities for mounting Windows shares via the SMB/CIFS protocol.

Mount Windows 11 Share On Debian Linux using cifs-utils package.

Install cifs-utils:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

Create a mount point:

You need to create a directory on your Linux system where you can mount the Windows 11 share.

mkdir ~/dir_to_mount

Mount the Windows Share:

Run the mount.cifs command to mount the Windows Share.

Replace the placeholders with your Windows share details (e.g., //server/share, username, and password):
mount -t cifs //server/share ~/dir_to_mount -o

  • //server/share: Replace this with the UNC path to the Windows share you want to mount.
  • ~/dir_to_mount: This is the local mount point to share that you created earlier.
  • username=yourusername and password=yourpassword: Replace these with your Windows username and password.
  • uid=yourlinux_username and gid=yourlinuxusergroup: Replace these with your Linux user’s username and group

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