Re: I don't understand how network drives are seen & remembered
Networked locations are mounted inside the .gvfs folder, which is an invisible folder inside your home directory. You may wish to bookmark this folder. In some circumstances, certain types of local drives may appear here too.
Originally Posted by DerekP
It didn't always work like this, and it might not always work like this in the future, but that's how it is now as long as you're using a Gnome-based desktop (such as Gnome Classic, Gnome Shell, Unity, Mate, Cinnamon etc).
Other desktops like KDE or XFCE work in different ways, so they will mount network directories in a different location.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.