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Here is what I did.

I gave the command in the terminal

mount /home/myfolder/mounting_folder /dev/sda3

It displayed a message that

mount: /home/myfolder/mounting_folder is not a block device

Why isn't this working?

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try it the other way around, linux command work often with command source destination here you want to mount your source to your destination directory – Kiwy Mar 27 '14 at 11:57
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This isn't working because you're trying to mount the target on the device (not the other way around like you're supposed to). Simply swap the arguments:

mount /dev/sda3 /home/myfolder/mounting_folder
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