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Mounted Windows share doesn't show contents within docker container?

I have asked … in no less thanthree different … places, and still have gotten zero replies, sooooo here I am asking at a 4th …

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What I’ve found for mounting Windows volumes on WSL2 containers is that the volume path looks like:

  • /c/[local path]:[container path]
    This may work for you if you mount the network volume to Windows, rather than to Linux to start with.
    Then if you need to access it from Linux, use /mnt/ to get to it.
    So if you map the network volume to, say, N:
  • /n/[local path]:[container path]

Thanks @rickspiewak, have you tried it yourself to see if it works?

This is from a working implementation, not a theoretical idea - using a local Windows folder, not a mapped network folder though.

@rickspiewak Can you give a network share a try?

Not soon. I’d recommend that you see if you can make it work with a local Windows share first, then just substitute a mapped network location.

That’s what I’ve done; no luck, that’s why I came here.

If you can’t make it work with a local Windows share, you may have file permission problems. Make that work first before you go to a network share - one step at a time.

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