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I am new to Ubuntu so please be gentle! I am taking the plunge from Windows!! I connected to a Windows share (using Connect to Server... menu) and I can access it on Gnome just fine.

However, I don't know how I can access it in console, or in any other program that requires the path, when it's already connected on Gnome. What's the mount point for that? I tried the mount command but it does not show up.

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What version of Ubuntu/Gnome?

Newer Gnome uses gvfs (from Gtk+'s new gio) for network shares and similar. This is a virtual filesystem which does not exist anywhere on the real filesystem -- unless you install the package gvfs-fuse, which creates a ~/.gvfs directory mirroring all your gvfs mounts. You can use gvfs-mount -l to see your gvfs mounts, if you have gvfs-bin installed.

Older Gnome uses gnome-vfs, which did not have any convenient way to integrate with the real filesystem.

You can, of course, follow the MountWindowsSharesPermanently tutorial to mount the network share somewhere on the real filesystem instead of in Gtk+/Gnome's virtual filesystem.

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I'm almost sure that gvfs is installed by default in 9.10. The mount point is created in ~/.gvfs (this is /home/your username/.gvfs) after accesing the share with nautilus. It doesn't persist after rebooting the system.

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