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I know how to do this via the command line but it would be nice if I could also do it using the GUI.

Unfortunately the files app 'Connect to Server...' dialogue does not include NFS as a server detail Type.

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Pantheon Files does not currently have this feature. Currently, the "Connect Server" dialog only works for protocols that can be mounted using gvfs. NFS servers are often connected at start up using etc/fstab. If you are using NFS for an always on NAS for example this is probably the more convenient approach.

It may be possible to extend the functionality of "Connect Server" to do ad hoc mounting of NFS servers; I suggest you raise a wishlist bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/pantheon-files. It is unlikely to be implemented in the next release (Loki) however.

Using the search field if one enters the path to the nfs volume and presses return/enter the nfs directory will mount to /run/user/1000/gvfs/.

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  • But you can then symlink the auto-mounted NFS filesystem to your homefolder and then use it as usual. – Phil Jacobs Mar 28 '16 at 3:19

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