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I am on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I click on the "Files" application, and then I click on "Other Locations" at the bottom of the sidebar. Among other things, it shows an NFS server on my network:

Other Locations

I click on "WhiteAndNerdy (nfs)", and this message pops up:

Mount point does not exist

What exactly does that mean, and how do I fix it?

Updates:

Here is what I get when I right click on "WhiteAndNerdy (nfs)":

right-click menu

Here is what I get when I run sudo /usr/bin/journalctl --since="-5 minutes" immediately after clicking on "WhiteAndNerdy (nfs)":

-- Logs begin at Tue 2021-09-21 10:51:35 PDT, end at Thu 2021-10-14 20:13:43 PDT. --
Oct 14 20:10:36 midnight-star NetworkManager[22487]: <info>  [1634267436.6278] policy: set 'Wile E. Coyote' (wlo1) as default for IPv6 routing and DNS
Oct 14 20:13:13 midnight-star NetworkManager[22487]: <info>  [1634267593.7695] policy: set 'Wile E. Coyote' (wlo1) as default for IPv6 routing and DNS
Oct 14 20:13:20 midnight-star sudo[22733]: ppelleti : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/ppelleti ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/journalctl --since=-5 minutes
Oct 14 20:13:20 midnight-star sudo[22733]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Oct 14 20:13:30 midnight-star sudo[22733]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root
Oct 14 20:13:43 midnight-star sudo[22738]: ppelleti : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/ppelleti ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/journalctl --since=-5 minutes
Oct 14 20:13:43 midnight-star sudo[22738]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
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To mount a disk, you must have a pre-existing directory, a node in the filesystem that the mounted filesystem will overlay.

The error message "Mount point does not exist." is complaining that you don't have a pre-existing directory, or that you misspelled your mount point.

Rght Click on the filesystem's icon, open preferences, and check where it wants to mount, and ensure this directory exists.

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  • When I right-click on "WhiteAndNerdy (nfs)", the only choices are "Open", "Open in New Tab", and "Open in New Window". There is nothing else.
    – user31708
    Oct 15 '21 at 0:57
  • In a terminal window sudo journalctl --since="-5 minutes" within 4 minutes of trying to open it.
    – waltinator
    Oct 15 '21 at 2:31
  • I've added the output of journalctl to the original question, but really there was nothing in it except the running of journalctl itself.
    – user31708
    Oct 15 '21 at 3:23

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