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I have a couple of QGIS applications (one 3.2.2-Bonn and one 2.18.9 Las Palmas) running on Ubuntu boxes (both 18.04.1 LTS).

Files are loaded from a SAMBA file share and load fine. But when I try to save the projects, QGIS gives an error:

couldn't save to the location or there was a zip error

If I try a save-as it says the same thing and creates a file of zero bytes.

Is this a QGIS bug or am I doing wrong when I mount the file share?

I mount them through the 'other locations' tab in the Nautilus.


I should have noted that the SAMBA is a windows server and the files were all created in the windows version of QGIS - not sure if that makes a difference.

The terminal command produces this: enter image description here

And the error has changed but now looks like this:

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    What are the read/write permissions on the drive like? – HeikkiVesanto Sep 10 '18 at 13:05
  • Can you add a screen shot of the error you are seeing? – whyzar Sep 10 '18 at 13:54
  • Works for me, my SMB share is mounted under the gvfs folder in /run/user and writing projects is fine. What's the path to the folder you are trying to write? – Spacedman Sep 10 '18 at 14:51
  • Can you run mount | grep gvfs and edit your question to show the output - it should be a line with "fuse" in it and some options. – Spacedman Sep 10 '18 at 14:58

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