Map ADLS gen2 as network drive or shared drive

Prakash14 116 Reputation points

Is it feasible to Map the ADLS gen2 storage account as network map drive (or local drive / shared drive )in windows machine ?

Any options to mount ADLS gen2 storage account on a filesystem (like NFS or SMB) ?

Azure Data Lake Storage
Azure Data Lake Storage
An Azure service that provides an enterprise-wide hyper-scale repository for big data analytic workloads and is integrated with Azure Blob Storage.
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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 59,341 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Prakash14 ,

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    You can mount SMB Azure File Share on windows/ Linux/MacOS.


    For more details, refer to Mount SMB Azure file share on Windows and video on How to map an Azure v2 storage share to a Windows drive letter.

    If want to access the ADLS gen2 storage account from windows machines - easiest way is using SFTP protocal.

    SFTP support requires hierarchical namespace to be enabled. Hierarchical namespace organizes objects (files) into a hierarchy of directories and subdirectories in the same way that the file system on your computer is organized. Different protocols are supported by the hierarchical namespace. SFTP is one of these available protocols. The following image shows storage access via multiple protocols and REST APIs. For easier reading, this image uses the term Gen2 REST to refer to the Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 REST API.


    For more details, refer to SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support for Azure Blob Storage.

    Hope this will help. Please let us know if any further queries.


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