I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount,

gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name>

The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse it in nautilus. However, I am prompted with ls: reading directory .: Permission denied when I try to ls the corresponding FUSE mount at:


The folder (/run/user/...) is owned by me. I am a member of the fuse group. Other relevant information may be:

  1. I had permission issues when mounting the same share using mount.cifs, but I was assuming that gvfsd-fuse/nautilus uses a completely different backend?
  2. I only have permissions to access a certain folder (<folder_name>) on the share

So how can I make the fuse mount point work?

closed as off-topic by don_crissti, Archemar, slm Mar 17 '16 at 11:48

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    The question is also posted over at ask ubuntu, see here. – Karl Yngve Lervåg Mar 17 '16 at 7:56
  • I think the question is more on topic on this forum than on the Ubuntu forum. I would suggest that it remains open here and that it be closed on askubuntu. – Karl Yngve Lervåg Mar 17 '16 at 12:08
  • I'd be happy to close the question at askubuntu and reopen this one, if that is possible. – halvorlu Mar 17 '16 at 12:19
  • I don't no why they closed this question it's very relevant – Rick T Apr 23 '16 at 17:58