Node red watcher for a network drive

I was trying to use Node Red to watch a shared directory for changes in files. Seems it will not do that as it is only able to watch local directories. Makes sense, so I thought I would mount the share as a local directory so that NR can see it and act on what it finds there.

Only problem is I installed NodeRed through This means I am not sure where the computer that is NodeRed actually is as I assume this is running in a container provided by Even if I do know where that is I suspect my mount would not stay in place when restarts as the container would not remember the changes.

Anyone tried anything similar before and if so how did you make it work. I want to look for some files changing and then set off a flow that will make various web requests pointing at those files.