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I was trying to connect to a sftp server using Nautilus... but I could not as it showed this error:

Nautilus Error

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I don't really know what the problem could be, but the sftp support for gvfs is provided by the gvfs-backends packages, so I'd try to reinstall the package and see if that solves the issue.

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Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall gvfs-backends 
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