Parse error in fstab - mounting a Windows share

by Ian M   Last Updated November 10, 2017 18:02 PM

I am having a problem editing /etc/fstab to mount a share on a Windows machine. I can manually mount the share using the command below without any problems:

sudo mount.cifs //machinename/sharename /media/sharedfolder -o user="My Username",password=MyPassword

But when I add this line to /etc/fstab I get a parse error:

//machinename/sharename  /media/sharedfolder cifs username="My Username", password=MyPassword,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0

Can anyone tell me what's wrong with the line in the fstab file?

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