I connect a remote folder in Nautilus (file info says that it is done via sftp), and within it the folder becomes fully browseable. But I can't access it from the other applications: I couldn't find the mount point. I wonder what is the default mount point?

UPD: I use Ubuntu 13.04

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Remote folder mounts are only available to other applications which are using the gvfs APIs for file operations, and which claim to support remote file operations when creating the file chooser dialog, to open files.

These folders aren't mounted in the typical sense of the word, as they are virtual file systems managed by gvfs. However, they can be accessed in applications which only support classic POSIX file operation calls, by looking under the ~/.gvfs/ or /run/user/$USERNAME/gvfs directory, where $USERNAME is replaced with your username, to browse the mounts and files within, if you have the gvfs-fuse package installed. You may need to unmount and re-mount the remote directory after installing, or possibly even log out and back in.

  • I don't have ~/.gvfs folder. What's the way of telling Nautilus to use it? – Igor Shalyminov Apr 15 '13 at 16:51
  • Updated answer, the location was moved in some recent version of gvfs. And the gvfs-fuse package is required. – dobey Apr 15 '13 at 18:09

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