How to access the mapped network drives from the mingw shell? When I try

cd y: or cd /y or y:

All I get is No such file or directory or sh.exe y:: command not found.

I am able to access the same mapped Y: drive using cmd. I would like to know how to do the same using mingw shell.


Try cd /y/ to solve your problem

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    Care to explain why it works this way? – Ivo Flipse Mar 26 '12 at 13:22
  • I'm able to access the drive from mingw shell if the drive is actually connected. That is, if I double click and open the drive in Windows Explorer and then use Mingw to cd into it, then it works. – yasouser Mar 26 '12 at 15:00

I find I have to use the mount command first. If I have a USB stick on drive E: then in the mingw shell:

mount e: /e

Only then can I run cd /e/. You can run mount without parameters to list all the currently known file systems. umount /e will remove the link between E: and /e/.

  • I have a "mapped network drive" as "S:" but when I run $ mount S: /s in MingW64 (git back) I get mount: warning - /s does not exist. – iX3 Nov 6 '17 at 0:55
  • It seems that my problem was that I was running git bash in elevated mode (set "Run as administrator"), and evidently the admin user didn't have an authenticated session with the file server or something like that. – iX3 Nov 6 '17 at 1:03

Try this format in MINGW64 shell (Bash for windows)

$ cd //IP_Address_of_remote_drive/Path/To/The/Folder/

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