Failed to mount a Windows share

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I am using Ubuntu Operating System and have installed Eclipse in my system but I am unable to access it. Whenever I try to open or start eclipse the following error message occurs. How can I resolve this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I need an expert’s advice. Thanks for any assistance.

Failed to open shared

Failed to open “shared”

Failed to mount a Windows share

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Failed to mount a Windows share


If it is only a windows share you want to be able to access from the Ubuntu PC you could do this:

All commands go into the command line:

  • First install smbfs:

    sudo apt-get install smbfs

  • Create the directory in which you want to mount the network share:

    sudo mkdir /media/samba

  • Then mount the network share: (you need to adapt the IP and the username and the share name)

    sudo mount -t smbfs -o username= your_use_rname //192.168.x.x/sharename /media/samba/

  • You can now access the network share as if it was a folder on your PC.

Also You can add it to /etc/fstab so it mounts each time on boot.

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