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In Ubuntu 12.10, there was "File system" which is Ubuntu installation drive, and "Computer", which was opening "my computer" equivalent of Windows. Now "Computer" drive showing "file system" and as I remember giving computer:// command in terminal was opening "my computer"(equivalent of windows). And I had added same command to custom shortcut which was working fine to open my computer(windows equivalent). My computer view is better to use for me. So please tell me how can I open "My computer" equivalent of Windows in Ubuntu 14.04.

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My brain just exploded reading this. Can you please post an image of what you saw on 12.04 and what you are seeing now in 14.04 for me to understand your issue. –  Luis Alvarado Aug 1 at 3:11
    
The question title makes sense. The body is still confusing. –  Pharap Aug 1 at 9:23
    
Looks like it's missing all the definite and indefinite articles. Bizarre. –  Poldie Aug 1 at 9:56
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To reviewers: this isn't about 12.10. Read it. –  Oli Aug 1 at 11:43

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If you want to Directly open "Computer" location, then run/type following command:

nautilus computer:///

Or by using Alt+F2, then type computer:/// as follows: screen

This will Show "Computer" which you want!

you can also use computer:/ only.

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Looks like any number of /'s works fine. –  saji89 Dec 16 at 4:22
    
The first double slash indicates global scope, so anything following that is a system or host name. The slash following it is the beginning of the path. If you give only two slashes, it treats it as having no path, but the default path is "/" so it'll just work the same. If you only have one slash it'll treat the "/" as the path and not have a system name, but the default system name is empty, so it'll work the same. And finally, if you have no slashes, it'll use the default system AND path, so it'll work the same. So officially it's three slashes, and any less is a shortcut to the same. –  neon_overload Dec 16 at 5:03
    
Also, the ability to have more than three slashes is just a quirk of directory parsing where a null value as a directory name resolves to current directory, so it still just works. –  neon_overload Dec 16 at 5:03

In the file manager hit Ctrl-L and then type in computer://

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Note: computer:/// also works.

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compter:/ is also working. –  Sudheer Aug 1 at 3:30
    
compter:/ does not work –  rink.attendant.6 Dec 16 at 4:22

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