How to mount a network folder on ubuntu

This is a very quick tutorial about mounting network share folder on linux machine. Suppose your friend has shared folder to you on network but you are not able to access that folder on third party software like filezilla etc.

So you can mount that network folder on your home directory by running below simple commands.

First open terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T

Install cifs-utils

sudo aptitude install cifs-utils

Finally hit below command to mount.

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=rohit // /home/amit/project

After hitting enter key it’ll ask amit’s pc password, Enter password and press enter, Mount successful.

I tested on ubuntu 14.04 and it works. It should also work on ubuntu other version like 14.10, 15.05 and other linux os
Thanks 🙂