error open office documents with GVFS

open office documents with nautilus from samba shares

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mv Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 6:56

Hello everybody,

I hope I'm in the right place.

We use Ubuntu Gnome on multiple clients. For various reasons some of them don't want to and can't do without Microsoft Office. As a compromise we now use PlayOnLinux and Office 2010, which works very well, except for access to SMB shares directly from Nautilus. GVFS creates a directory under


And here is our problem with the ":" the directory cannot be opened in Office/Wine. I found out by searching and trying that if I put an "ln -s /run/user/uid/gvfs/smb-share:server=,share=test ~/network", access is possible without problems.


I came across the following:

However, the script does not seem to work that way. I replaced $USER with $UID. But the script is never called from /usr/share/playonlinux/bash/document_reader. Maybe someone has a good tip what I can do.


Thanks for any help