I can't seem to locate the GVFS folder in Ubuntu 15.04 has its location changed from 14.10?

The old location:


Is always empty, no matter how many samba shares are mounted. View of gvfs folders showing empty despite a samba share being mounted.

So has the location moved? The reason that I ask is that I am having problems playing video and music files from Samba shares since upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04 and I am guessing that gvfs is the cause.

I have tried another answer that suggested that I install gvfs-fuse, but this was already installed - a re-installation didn't help.

I guess a second question would be if the location is the same, why isn't anything mounting there anymore?

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    Have a look at this thread askubuntu.com/questions/620584/…. – vembutech Aug 20 '15 at 11:51
  • Thanks, I looked at that but it seems that gvfs-fuse is installed by default on Ubuntu 15.04 and is installed on my system. I tried re-installing but this didn't make any difference. The gvfs folder is still empty even after a restart. – user99306 Aug 20 '15 at 14:33

This is a confirmed bug in the gvfs package:


a workaround at this moment is to first kill both gvfs deamons before trying to mount.

To do so just execute the command:

killall gvfsd

from a terminal.

Now you can find your mountpoint again in:


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