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If I mount a Windows share using the "Places>Connect to Server..." option where is it mounted and is it always mounted at the same place?

I need to know the path so I can access it from the Terminal.

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You should found it under ~/.gvfs.

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On My 14.04 Desktop:

/run/user/<user id(1000)>/gvfs

But these are the current mount locations





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Depending on the desktop or program you use (gnome,kde,smb4k..) it might be in one place or another. It might also have a session id in the path, However, all is reported by the mount command. Open the remote folder, and then in terminal type mount and enter. Mount will list all that is mounted and where is mounted.

If you want to ensure that your path is always mounted/ automounted on login in your desired directory, then your command line is the safest bet.

Potentially you could mount it on command line as well in the desired folder:

mount -t cifs //server-name/share-name /mnt/<share_folder> -o username=shareuser,password=sharepassword,domain=nixcraft

And go further than this and add it in fstab, thus when your computer boots, share is mounted on startup:

//server-name/share-name     /mnt/<share_folder>     cifs   defaults,username=shareuser,password=sharepassword,domain=nixcraft     0     0
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This doenst answer this question my friend –  Jose Areas Apr 7 at 13:13
I've updated the answer. –  user283885 Apr 8 at 17:39

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