After searching for a file in Nautilus, how can I open its parent folder?
It's not possible with the default nautilus that is currently shipping with Ubuntu. If you'd like to see this feature, you have two options:
Jadonchristensen found a way to add "Open parent folder" to Nautilus' context menu:
1) install Nautilus Actions from terminal:
2) run Nautilus Actions from terminal:
3) click on 'Add New Action' and fill the form as in the following:
5) save and exit
6) then simply right-clicking on the search result and selecting "Open parent folder" will do the trick.
It would be interesting to know if it's possible to open the containing folder in a NEW TAB rather than a new window.
Is there an option one can add to the nautilus command?
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This has already been requested as a feature: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/12628/
A workaround mentioned there is to create a nautilus script:
Alternatively you can use the following syntax to open Nautilus and highlight the file in the containing folder:
If you do not wish (like me) to install nautilus-actions, there's a workaround.
It's not as convenient as the Nautilus actions method, but it avoids installing a package that might in principle, have security issues.