GVFS is the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop, which allows users easy access to remote and local data via a variety of protocols, and maintains file metadata.

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Unable to edit remote files using Wine program in Ubuntu 16.04 [on hold]

I often edit remote text files via sftp. I like to use Notepad++ for this purpose so I use Wine. I mount sftp folders in Nautilus (Files) and open them in Notepad++ like local ones. It works ...
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gvfsd-smb-browse causes 100% CPU usage

After upgraded to 16.04, gvfsd-smb-browse always causes 100% CPU usage. This situation seems related a bug : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1303300. But maybe not related it.How can I ...
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Transmission and deluge fail in ubuntu 16.04 LTS saving to external usb hard drive connected to another machine

I have transmission and deluge (trying to see if it's a problem with the app) and I'm having the same problem with both of them. When torrenting. I get an error " Operation not supported (/run/user/...
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SFTP/GVFS: some files unaccessible when accessing thousands of files

I am trying to copy my photos from a bricked Ubuntu machine via SFTP. To make sure nothing gets lost, I calculate the MD5 sums as well (before copying the photos). Now I have the following problem: ...
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gvfs does a http HEAD request on remote server during login

TL;DR: What exactly is gvfs for and why does it send http HEAD requests to remote servers? Every now and then, I get strange errors in the log of a website I'm developing. Some further inspection ...
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Can only access gvfs-mount in nautilus

I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount, gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name> The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse ...
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How to purge gvfs metadata for non-existent files?

I have added some emblems to some files in Thunar. I see they are stored in the property metadata::emblems which can be listed using gvfs-ls or gvfs-info. If I delete a file, and create a file with ...
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Installing Atom on Ubuntu encounters errors with gvfs-bin

So I am trying to install Atom on my Chromebook running Xubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). I downloaded the .deb from atom.io, but when I ran sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb, it returned: Selecting previously ...
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Setting up gvfsd to specify options when autolaunching gvfsd-fuse

According to http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/utopic/man1/gvfsd.1.html gvfsd automatically launches gvfsd-fuse (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/utopic/man1/gvfsd-fuse.1.html) I want to know ...
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How do I read from & write to a Windows Share on Xubuntu minimal virtual machine?

I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1. I have a VMWare virtual machine set up with Xubuntu Minimal. I created a shared directory in Windows with music files in it. It has read/write ...
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Mount SMB share with gvfs from command line

There are many ways to mount an SMB share in Ubuntu. For example: as root, you can use mount.cifs: mount -t cifs -o user=username //servername/sharename/ /mnt you can use smbnetfs as described ...
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Unable to mount anything through gvfs

I used to mount remote folders on my computer using the simple "connect to server..." tool available in Nautilus, which worked perfectly, using sftp and gvfs. For some reason, after I updated to ...
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chown: cannot access '/var/lib/lightdm/.gvfs' permission denied

For I can't login to the desktop, I searched for a solution and find a way that reinstall lightdm, so I tried to reinstall lightdm, but returned a message: chown: cannot access '/var/lib/lightdm/....
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/gvsf empty, gvsf-fuse not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

In my work i usually have to manage a lot of files through smb / shared folders, sometimes i use Uget to download files directly to server. Uget does not support smb, so i use /gvfs virtual folder to ...
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Where is the smb mount point in 15.10 of shares mounted via the file manager?

From Ubuntu 15.10 I want to access movie files on a samba server for editing in Avidemux. I cannot open the files from within the file open dialog of Avidemx because the smb network share doesn't show ...
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Dot files not opening in default MIME applicaton

Can someone explain why a dot file is not opening in xdot from this sequence of commands? $ gvfs-info test.dot | grep ::content-type standard::content-type: text/vnd.graphviz # OK, so the MIME type ...
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Gvfs permissions denied in syslog

My syslog is generating this the following two lines every second. O ct 19 06:27:09 wally org.gnome.panel.applet.MultiLoadAppletFactory[1911]: glibtop: statvfs '/root/.gvfs' failed: Permission ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 not mounting Canon 7D

I've looked around but no answers. This works on normal unity Ubuntu 14.04 but I can't see the camera in kde dolphin on 15.04. dmesg makes sense: kubuntu 15.04 [ 3154.107933] usb 1-1: new high-speed ...
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gvfs-trash fails to trash

I'm trying to use gvfs-trash, and I get an error. $ trash thefile Error trashing file: Unable to find or create trash directory How can I fix this? $ ls -ld ~/.local/share/Trash/ drwx------ 4 ...
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How do I pass SMB/CIFS nobrl (or other mount) option to gvfs-mount?

I'd like to mount a dedicated NAS box SMB share from userland (no sudo or root access) via gvfs-mount, and specify various mount.cifs options such as nobrl (no byte-range locking) for compatibility ...
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Where is the GVFS folder in 15.04

I can't seem to locate the GVFS folder in Ubuntu 15.04 has its location changed from 14.10? The old location: /run/user/1000/gvfs/ Is always empty, no matter how many samba shares are mounted. ...
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Sudden gvfs error when issuing la command [duplicate]

I have started la ~ with the output ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied I've done quite a bit of googling but haven't found a solution. Any ideas what is wrong?
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Mounting a camera as mass storage automatically

When I connect the camera via the USB cable, its is detected by lsusb but it's not mounted. I followed the answer to this question: Nikon P7100 doesn't connect as a mass storage device Now it ...
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Gvfs folder location in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

Despite this question Where ".gvfs" has gone in 14.04 , the folder I found in /run/user/1000/gvfs is empty, but I have 3 mounted samba shares. Even locate .gvfs gives no results and all ...
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Nautilus occasionally stops working

On ubuntu 14.04 LTS, sometimes my computer fails to launch Nautilus. This always happens when I have been working on it for a while (maybe after suspending and waking it again?), never when I just ...
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Impossible to trash files from a folder which is a symbolic link to a NTFS partition folder

Since a few days and the upgrade of my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot send files to trash anymore from some folders. When deleting from Nautilus, I now get a popup saying: “aaa.png” can't be ...
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How to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - CIFS mount via fstab very slow. 10x faster connecting in GUI

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine as a VM on an ESXi 5.5 server. I have two different CIFS mounts, one on a Windows 2008 R2 server and one on a Windows 2012 R2 server. I have the mounts set in /...
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webdav share through gvfs fails upon access

This is the weirdest thing, I have a webdav share mounted via gvfs (Gigolo application) on my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I can access all directories fine, except for one - if I try to open that in file ...
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Desktop icon position (programmatically access and manipulate)

I'd like to programmatically access and manipulate the Desktop icon positions, their icons, etc. This is for files and directories that you keep in ~/Desktop . Where is this stuff stored?
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ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied

Whenever I run an application in terminal as root (such as sudo gedit /etc/default/varnish) , subsequently when I open another terminal I get "ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied" error at top ...
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Which samba user for gvfs-mount (12.04)

I mounted some samba shares in ubuntu 12.04 using nautilus, by clicking the share under "network". I've googled, but i can't find anywhere how to: Which remote samba user were my shares mounted by? ...
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How to reformat my SD card?

I have a micro SD card (/dev/mmcblk0) with one partition on it (/dev/mmcblk0p1). There is a btrfs filesystem on it, that won't mount. When I insert it, I get an error message on the desktop, saying: ...
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Gvfs / samba lookup slow since update to 14.04

Ever since I moved from 13.10 to 14.04, I observe an annoying effect whenever a samba share is mounted to my work station. When I open Nautilus, or when I look up /run/user/1000/gvfs it freezes for ...
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custom-symbolic icons for places in nautilus

I know it is possible to set custom-icons for folders with using gvfs-set-attribute /home/folder metadata::custom-icon-name folder-whatever but nautilus uses symbolic icons standard::symbolic-icon(?...
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What is the difference between gvfs commands and common commands like cat, ls, cp?

I recently found the following gvfs commands : gvfs-cat (1) - Concatenate files gvfs-copy (1) - Copy files gvfs-info (1) - Show information about files gvfs-ls (1) - ...
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How to get gvfs to automount removable devices when not using Unity or Gnome Shell

Back in 13.04 I switched from using Unity to using a Gnome session with i3. My setup is a based on this one. $ cat /usr/share/xsessions/gnome-i3.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=GNOME with i3 Comment=A ...
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Where “.gvfs” has gone in 14.04

My question is "simple". Where can I find a local mount point for the Samba shares I'm connected to. In 12.04 it was located under *home/.gvfs*. Thanks in advance for your help. Here is my smb.conf ...
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Stop Ubuntu asking for password to mount second drive

Whenever I turn on my machine and browse to the second hard disk in nautilus it asks me to authenticate to mount the drive. I can find guides on how to turn on this behavior, but not to de-activate ...
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Why is 'gvfs-mount' not working after a force stop

'gvfs-mount' doesn't work after using a ctrl+z once and reusing 'gvfs-mount' back again. Consider the situation :: gvfs-mount smb://172.17.88.47 Password required for 172.17.88.47 User [nanda]: ^Z [...
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Enqueue Nautilus file operations

Copying (or moving) files in parallel can degrade so much the performance. I usually need to copy large amount of files over network using the nautilus (using stuff like smb:// or sftp:// urls). The ...
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Unmount gvfs samba share with open file

I have a samba share mounted. I'm trying to unmount it on the commandline. $ gvfs-mount -u smb://server/root/ Error unmounting mount: Filesystem is busy I ran lsof to find open files, but I can't ...
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USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only

I am trying to use my ext4 USB drive but Ubuntu 13 is currently mounting it with write permission only for root so with my normal user I can't write to it, without sudo. The first place I checked ...
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Difference between FUSE and VFS in linux?

What is the difference between VFS [Virtual File System] and FUSE [File System in User Space] in linux. I think, most of the popular OS today support VFS feature. I recently had a chance to go through ...
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how to install gvfs-mtp backend in ubuntu 12.10

as given on the launchpad page here PPA description These builds of gvfs have my native mtp backend backported from gvfs master. Use this to easily access MTP based devices with Nautilus. 13....
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Can't empty trash [duplicate]

I visited a lot of forums but found no answer. I have 5 files in my trash bin and I can't delete them, at first after I clicked on the empty trash button it would freeze, now when I do that it just ...
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Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gtk.vfs.Daemon: Timeout was reached (g-io-error-quark, 24)

Upon starting the xfce4 on Ubuntu 13.10, I always get the following message in the log: Error creating proxy: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gtk.vfs.Daemon: Timeout was reached (g-io-error-...
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How to use gvfs mtp mount from the command line in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

When connecting Android 3.0+ devices to Ubuntu 13.04 file transfers usually work fine in Nautilus but using the command line is not at all obvious. No filesystem mount point is apparent and Nautilus ...
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Why have gvfs mount points in 13.10 changed to the user id rather than the user name as in 13.04

When mounting a samba share in Files (nautilus) in 13.10 I've noticed that the mount point is now /run/user/1000/gvfs/{name of share}. Under 13.04 the same nautilus share used to mount under /run/user/...
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Only root can mount /dev/sdb1 on /media/sdb1 - contribute to external usb drive

I can't understand why, when I tried plug-in external USB driver in Ubuntu 12.04, I see next message: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: only root can mount /...