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In Ubuntu 12.10, in Nautilus, there were the following entries in the sidebar:

  • "File system" - Ubuntu installation drive
  • "Computer" - the equivalent of "My computer" in Windows

Now, in Ubuntu 14.04, in Nautilus, the entries have changed to:

  • No "File System" entry
  • "Computer" - Ubuntu installation drive

I remember giving some computer:// command in terminal, to open equivalent of "My Computer" on Windows.

How do I open the equivalent of "My Computer" on Windows in Nautilus 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 '14 at 3:11
The question title makes sense. The body is still confusing. – Pharap Aug 1 '14 at 9:23
Looks like it's missing all the definite and indefinite articles. Bizarre. – Alex Aug 1 '14 at 9:56
To reviewers: this isn't about 12.10. Read it. – Oli Aug 1 '14 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 '14 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. – thomasrutter Dec 16 '14 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. – thomasrutter Dec 16 '14 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 '14 at 3:30
compter:/ does not work – rink.attendant.6 Dec 16 '14 at 4:22
no space in the word computer:/ – ankur verma Apr 18 at 7:12

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