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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What is the difference between “Unmount”, “Eject”, “Safely Remove Drive” and the eject icon?

When I right-click the desktop icon for my USB drive or SD card I have the choice to "Eject" or "Safely Remove Drive": In the Tree side pane in Nautilus, I can either "Unmount" or "Eject": The ...
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How to access gvfs mounts from command line?

I have some samba share mounted via Nautilus and I'd like to access the files from command line. They used to appear under $HOME/.gvfs but not any more. Where have they gone to?
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Why do my gvfs mounts not show up under ~/.gvfs or /run/user/<login>/gvfs?

From what I read, when mounting a network share via nautilus or gvfs-mount the mount point should be in ~/.gvfs. This seems not to be the case for me: I tried mounting both an FTP and SMB share via ...
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How to automount a gvfs file system on logon

I configured a remote folder in nautilus. I always need this remote folder, so I created a symbolic link to it in my home folder: ln -s ~/.gvfs/remote_folder ~/remote_folder. Though, when I first ...
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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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Nautilus: “Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your gvfs installation”

I was trying to connect to a sftp server using Nautilus... but I could not as it showed this error:
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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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How do I query the gvfs metadata for a specific attribute? [closed]

A nice feature in evince is that when you close the program and later reopen the same pdf, it automatically jumps to the page you were reading. The problem I have is that I often read ebooks on ...
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Nautilus wants a password when I try connecting to a public Windows share

There is a computer on my network running Windows 7 Professional with a bunch of shared folders and printers available on the default WORKGROUP domain. There is no password for any of these shares and ...
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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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Copying photos from camera stalls - how to track down issue?

When I copy files from my camera (connected via USB) to the SSD in my laptop a few files get copied and then the copy stalls. I'm not sure why, any ideas or things to investigate appreciated, or bug ...
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What means this error message: lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon file system /home/nes/.gvfs

When i use lsof with sudo like this sudo lsof ~ lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon file system /home/nes/.gvfs Output information may be incomplete. However when i use it ...
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File notes tab gone in Nautilus 3.2.1

It seems that the "Notes" tab in the "File Properties" dialog is gone in Nautilus 3.2.1/Ubuntu 11.10. How can you use the notes feature now? What do you do about notes that you have already made? Is ...
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Slow gvfs Samba Performance

if I use/acces a Samba Share using Nautilus or manually using "gvfs-mount smb://SERVER-IP/Share" I get a poor Performance, only about 7 mb/s on my 100 Mbit Network. If I access the same Share on ...
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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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Get location of “true” GVFS path from Nautilus

I mount my Samba shares through Nautilus. I know that, behind the scenes, the share is fuse-mounted and Nautilus somehow does the translation between smb:// URLs and the actual location in the file ...
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jbd2 constantly writing to disk [closed]

I know there are related issues, but none of them seem to apply to my case. Below is iotop output. jbd2 is constantly above 90% usage. It's been grinding away for 2 days. It stops for a while after a ...
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Can't connect Google Nexus in Ubuntu 13.04

After upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 I am having issues with connecting my Google Nexus to my Ubuntu machine. I have found this script somewhere on the Internet but it does not seem to work now : ...
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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 ...
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How to fix broken GVFS package?

Since I have upgraded to Oneiric I have some issues with the GVFS package. Because of the fact that nautilus is not able to handle FTP-Connections anymore, I tried to reinstall gvfs-backends as ...