Let’s say that there is a file server named “A”. A has several network shares, like B1,B2,B3, … B9. On windows, if you type
\\A in the address bar, it shows all the shares of A (B1,B2,B3, …B9). If you have navigated into
\\A\B1\C\D, you can click
A in the address bar to go back to the list of A’s shares.
On Gnome Files, however, if I go “Other Locations” → “Connect to Server”, and type
smb://A and connect to it, it first shows A’s shares (B1,B2,B3, …B9) under the address of “Windows shares on A”, but once I navigate into one of them, the root becomes that share’s name. that is, if I navigated into
\\A\B1\C\D, the root becomes “B1 on A”, so I cannot navigate back to A’s share list, unlike Windows.
Is there a reason why Gnome Files uses “B1 on A” instead of “A” as the root?