Home Directory in Nautilus
From UVA Linux Users Group
With this method, Home Directory will appear as if it's another folder within your file manager. You can bookmark it and return to it whenever you need to.
This process uses the Server Message Block (smb) protocol, so make sure you have at least the following installed:
sudo apt-get install libsmbclient libsmbios2 libsmbios-bin samba
1: Connect to Server
Go to Places > Connect to Server
(This is most likely in your top panel, unless you moved it).
2: Custom Location
Under the Service Type drop-down, choose Custom Location.
3: SMB Location
At Location (URI): enter
where mst3k is your computing ID
Note: Some may be on home2.virginia.edu; if you are, you'll already know.
In the next step, enter the following info:
Username mst3k (where mst3k is your computing ID)
Password (your computing ID password)
Then choose if you want Nautilus to forget the password immediately, remember it only for the time you're logged in, or remember it forever. If you remember it, the password is stored by Seahorse.
5: Use It
You can now use your Home Directory as if it were part of your native file system.
You can also bookmark the location in Nautilus to make returning to it simple. Depending on what you choose to do with the password, you'll either have to enter it a lot or not at all.
If you choose to keep the password forever, you could conceivably use it to automatically save and store data, rather like Dropbox, but with a bit more space.