Bug 341439 - Network folders not mounted in regular directories
Summary: Network folders not mounted in regular directories
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 75324
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 4.13.3
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dolphin Bug Assignee
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Reported: 2014-11-30 13:21 UTC by thisguy642
Modified: 2014-12-04 21:14 UTC (History)
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Description thisguy642 2014-11-30 13:21:36 UTC
At this time, programs that use their own file pickers can only access at least Samba network shares via /run/user/<UID>/gvfs/<share name>.  It would be nice to have that linked to a more visible location (probably in the home folder) by default. I had to search a bit to figure out the correct folder, and less experienced users might do worse.
Comment 1 thisguy642 2014-11-30 20:01:32 UTC
Seems I was wrong, and they aren't accessible via a regular directory at all when using only Dolphin. I think they were only there because I had also opened the network folder with Nautilus/Gnome Files. Quite annoying deficiency not present in other desktops and OSes.
Comment 2 Christoph Feck 2014-12-01 06:59:20 UTC
They are not accessible via smb:// ?
Comment 3 thisguy642 2014-12-01 22:31:14 UTC
That's not a regular directory, as in /path/to/some/file. This is a problem mainly for CLI work, but also for what I had mentioned before.
Comment 4 Frank Reininghaus 2014-12-02 21:21:42 UTC
(In reply to thisguy642 from comment #3)
> That's not a regular directory, as in /path/to/some/file. This is a problem
> mainly for CLI work

You can mount Samba shares using the command line, see, e.g.,


I see that it would be desirable to have easy access to Samba shares in applications that do not use the KDE file dialog, but this is completely unrelated to Dolphin - the file manager might not even be running while you use the non-KDE application, so there is no way that Dolphin could provide access to the share! And even if Dolphin is running, it uses the KIO framework to access anything, including Samba shares, so this would have to be implemented in KIO.

I think that bug 75324, which is about making KIO behave more like gvfs and mount kioslaves in regular directories, is what you mean, right?
Comment 5 Frank Reininghaus 2014-12-04 21:14:23 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 75324 ***