If you are using windows as operating system and want to access files available on unix-based remote file systems, you have only limited amount of options. In case you are using Eclipse as development environment, we'll have a look at an alternative, which does not use samba-shares.
A nice option is the plugin
Target Management (RSE). It allows you to add any remote systems to the remote file system explorer.
Once RSE is installed, you are able to add a folder (like you did before) but link it to local or RSE location. Select RSE and choose the path on your remote system!