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How do I mount network shares without root? It has been discussed a lot but I found no useful answers (sudo not acceptable, fstabs not acceptable, mount.cifs does not work without root either).

The issue is, Dolphin (KDE file manager) or Krusader can mount e.g. USB drives without requiring me to be a root as described here. But it cannot be used for network shares. Is there any similar approach for smb shares?

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You can use gvfs-mount:

gvfs-mount smb://user@server/storage

Depending on the version and OS, you can then find the mounted storage below ~/.gvfs or /run/user/$UID/gvfs


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