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Old December 17th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to setup a local folder within mnt/sdcard that in actually a network share drive. The reason I am trying to utilize this method to map a network shared drive is so that my local apps can see and save files to this drive/folder.

I do have a rooted device and have installed CIFS manager and was able to mount the drive to the appropriate folder, however when I try to save files to this newly created folder/network drive, it won't let me save them.

I thought this might have been due to the fact that share was not enabled on the hard drive, but it is. Further more, when I utilize a Samba client I am able to save files appropriatly. Seems wierd that I can modify via samba and not through directly through the folder/network drive in the android folder structure.

Appreciate any thoughts on how to get this working. One other point, when I utilize the samba client I do have to enter a username and password. When I use CIFS I also have to enter a user name and password, but am curious if when an application tries to save a file to the folder/drive it is pushing through a different user name and password? In either case, I did enable full access to everyone on the network share.

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I would recommend ES File Explorer, which has the ability to connect to LAN shares.
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[I would recommend ES File Explorer, which has the ability to connect to LAN shares. ]

The challenge with ES file explorer is that my apps can not go through this. If I want my apps to be able to directly write to the network folder, it has to be within the android file structure.
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Basil5303 where you able to find an answer for this. I am trying to do the exact same thing.

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I did find a solution, used CIFSManager (requires root) in the play store, works fairly well and I can mount an external hard drive as an android folder.
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