How do you have the network location configured on your system? I ask because in Linux, everything is treated as a file on the local machine.
For example, lets say you have a network file server set up to connect over NFS to your machine, you'll have a mount command that looks like this:
mount 192.168.1.101:/mounts /networkmount
This means the /networkmount directory on your local machine is actually the /mounts directory on 192.168.1.101. As such, anything that is saved to /networkmount on the local filesystem is going to be saved to the network mount.