Network Drive Mounting

Can i get a step by step instruction on mounting network drives on my LAN?
the network drives are on a windows machine.
many thanks in advance

One that worked for a user: Network Problem with Windows 10 Connection
Here are some more options: https://askubuntu.com/a/1203670

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how about on Zorin 15?

The first link is of someone on Z15. The second link was to a 18.04 Ubuntu solution which is also what Z15 is.

This might help

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@Slo-Motion Are you on Core (Gnome/Nautilus) or Lite (xfce/Thunar) ?

Yes that's done but I can find the place through a Wine app for instance I wanna save a file direct to the server

I'm on ZORIN 15 LITE

Connection refused by server

@carmar i still need a simplified guidance for mounting my network drive

Sorry, I've never done this myself. I'll defer to others on the forum.

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I found this:

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=81

You may not be interested in the terminal part, but he states clearly in his opening post that he has access to his networked drive (mapped)

Edit:
And her goes into detail about mounting them automatically at boot (3rd post down):

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=137974

I'll see if I can find/create a step by step.

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Automatic mounting

Note: You may need to enable systemd-networkd-wait-online.service or NetworkManager-wait-online.service (depending on your setup) to proper enable booting on start-up.

As mount entry

This is a simple example of a cifs mount entry that requires authentication:

/etc/fstab

//SERVER/sharename /mnt/mountpoint cifs _netdev,nofail,username=myuser,password=mypass 0 0

Note: Spaces in sharename should be replaced by \040 (ASCII code for space in octal). For example, //SERVER/share name on the command line should be //SERVER/share\040name in /etc/fstab.

Tip: Use x-systemd.automount if you want them to be mounted only upon access. See Fstab#Remote filesystem for details.

From the automatic mounting section of samba wiki:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samba#Automatic_mounting

This should also make them available in thunar in network or other locations.

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i feel getting the terminal part helps me understand ZorinOS all together

i didnt have to go far,Paradoxons entry helped me find where the network drive is(is it mounted idk) and i can get it in my wine apps

thank you @337harvey

im gonna try the mounting bit tho