Nautilus doesn't display the content of a network share, but I can access it via terminal

by grg rsr   Last Updated February 17, 2017 12:02 PM

This problem puzzles me: I can't access the files of a windows network share via nautilus, but I can open the folder and manipulate the files fine via the terminal.

Here is the entry in my /etc/fstab

//ip/share_name  /media/georg/mount_point  cifs users,uid=georg,credentials=/home/georg/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0

The mount point shows up in nautilus, but clicking simply does nothing, not even hang it.

I have been playing around with the fstab settings a bit, tried different security settings, but I can't find a configuration that works. The settings above were taken from

I am using Ubuntu 16.10. The network share is mounted on a Windows server, that I have used before on a different install (not without problems, but those were concerning connection speed, I could always mount it).

Any help is appreciated.


So I am still suffering from this, and I again started to play around with it. I still have hope that some day somebody stumbles over this question :). Without the 'users' flag, I can reproduce the this question ('only root can mount' error upon click)

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