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I'm having trouble accessing our Windows shared drives in QGIS while working on Linux Mint.

For some reason I don't remember this being a problem prior to version 3.4, but here is the issue:

Our shared team drive sits on a Windows server, which we access via a mapped drive in Windows. This works well in QGIS on Windows, as the standard 'browse' dialogue boxes show mapped drives, etc.

However, the browse dialogues in QGIS on Linux - now using Mint v19 - don't show any detail:

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Can anyone think of a way to access drives that have been added via SMB and available at the desktop level, but not accessible to QGIS?

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If you mount your SMB shares via the file manager (which is Nemo in Mint, Nautilus for Ubuntu/Debian), in the background they are mounted with gvfs (old, deprecated) or gio (new).

For programs that do not show these locations, you can find the mount point in /run/user/$UID/gvfs or /run/user/$UID/gio.

$UID is usually 1000 for a single user system.

See this related question on askubuntu with more details.

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  • that works! I wonder if its worth putting in a feature request to have this interface improved? Thanks!!! Nov 26, 2018 at 17:11
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    The file dialog is not QGIS specific, it's from GTK3 which already has a bug report filed for that. Should be fixed in future versions.
    – pLumo
    Nov 26, 2018 at 17:17
  • Thanks - seeing that in other applications like PyCharm... I've been coming back to this thread for the answer, so thanks again! May 1, 2019 at 21:54
  • it seems this bug may have been fixed? Do you know when this might be added to QGIS? Jun 20, 2020 at 15:13

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