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My question is what is the mount point in nautilus opening ftp server (example: ctrl + L like DVD/CD was in /media/Optical, or Pendrive was on /media/Mypendrive for example. I looked in /media /mnt and other folders but did not find

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this is primarily an English site. I see your other question is in English - could you translate this one please? It will have a far greater chance of being answered. – Caesium Nov 24 '11 at 15:09
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The mount point is in $HOME/.gvfs/, a virtual file system that is only accessible by the user who owns the session.

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Florian thank you very much! :D – ubuntu_user Nov 24 '11 at 15:36

On Ubuntu 12.10, the mount point for FTP and other flying mounts, is under/run/user/{USERNAME}/gvfs/, and accessible by session owner.

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