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Where is Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10?

Where is Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10? I see only Files app which is similar but lacks some Nautilus features, especially on right-click menu. Can it be installed along official Files app? I was also ...
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Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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Unable to access certain files in Ubuntu?

I have files in my Ubuntu install that say I am not the owner or do I have the proper permissions to change anything about them. I completely formatted my hard disk before the Ubuntu installation ...
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Causes of files disappearing and ways of prevention?

My brother told me two weeks ago that some of his files were missing and last week all of his files disappeared (together with some installed programs). The weird thing is that the folder structures ...
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Error message when reading subdirectory from a USB Drive

When attempting to display a directory (sorry, I'm strictly GUI for now because I'm new to this) I get the following error for a folder that reads flawlessly when attached to various Windows boxes. ...
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how do I view a file strictly by the date it was accessed/created/downloaded [duplicate]

I would like to see files by date with out seeing the other files with In the same folder. I'm looking in /var/cache/apt/archives and would like to distinguish the files within by date.
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How to access Media Files across Android and Ubuntu while using dual-boot

I'm using dual-boot on my Nexus 4 with Android and Ubuntu OS. Is there an option to access the Media (Picture, Music, Video etc.) files stored on Mobile while boot in either OS? E.g. the stored music ...
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file permissions for openvpn setup

I can't find what permissions I should give to certificates and to the folder. I am importing the files from kde network manager. If I give 400 or 640 permissions to /etc/openvpn ,then , from the ...
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What does the first character of UNIX mode string indicate?

I'm very familiar with linux file permissions, and special perms (sticky bit, suid, guid) But I don't know what the c stands for? Is it a permission, or something else? I've done some googling with ...
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File sharing with Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I have setup Ubuntu 12.04 Server and am using it as a raid 1 backup for all my photos and files. I would like to set up a web based file server and backup like Google Drive so I can share my files and ...
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How i can add bookmarks in files or Pantheon Files 0.1

I installed this software but I can't find the option to add bookmarks, or add to my favorite places.
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Changes made to html / css / js (stored on NTFS partition) are lost

I edit web pages (saved on NTFS partition) using Komodo Edit. As long as I usu Ubuntu (12.04) everything seems to be fine (changes appear to be saved), but after rebooting / switching to windows 8 all ...
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How to share files between two machines in a network with a router?

I have a notebook with ubuntu 13.04 and a desktop with Debian 7.1.0 and I want to know how can I share files between the two machines, I'm using a router and the notebook is connected to the wireless ...
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Personal files disappeared after ubuntu upgrade

I was coming from Ubuntu 12.04, I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with a live CD today. Something went wrong in the installation Executing 'grub-install/dev/sda7/' failed This is a fatal error Now, I ...
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Rename all the files “file.txt” in directory with multiple subdirectories

If I have a directory1 which has a "file.txt" and subdirectories: "week", "today", "last month". In "week" and "last month" is also "file.txt". directory1/ file.txt week/ file.txt ...
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What program will change AVI Files into files I can burn on K3B to burn dvds?

I have AVI Files that are videos. Im am looking to burn these movies onto a DVD-R. It only burns as data to the disc if I burn it directly. So im wondering what program will convert these AVI Files to ...
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How can I browse my hard disk drive?

I am new to this operating system, and i can't really get around how to browse my hard disk drive. I have a hdd with 3 partitions and I would like to browse for my files but I can only use the Desktop ...
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transfer files from 1 disk to another

i am trying to transfer a directory structure from a sd card to an external hard drive while preserving the integrity of the directory structure and sub folders and files within it. i need to exclude ...
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Why does every directory have a size 4096 bytes (4 K)?

As the subject says; I want to know why is every directory having a size equals to 4K even if they contain files with sizes greater than 4K. Please have a look at the following:- a) b) PS: I ...
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Transfer file from Ubuntu to Nokia Lumia

I just bought a brand new Lumia running Windows Phone 8 but my current computer runs Ubuntu 13.10. I want to transfer some files (music and stuff like that) to my new Lumia. I thought it was as easy ...
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Editing file in Ubuntu One

I have uploaded a file to ubuntu one. I got to edit it and update it very often. Is there any I can in which I can edit file(spreadsheet) in ubuntu one? I used Google Drive, I could create and manage ...
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Display contents of one folder in another

Is it possible to show all the files from one folder in another on Ubuntu? A bit like libraries on Windows? More specifically I want files from a specific folder in my local Google drive folder to ...
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Transferring files through wifi network

I have a Desktop running windows 7 and a laptop running Ubuntu. I have a wireless N router connected to both. I wanted to transfer some files from my desktop to laptop. I found an option called ...
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Can't see files in Ubuntu One web interface, just in android, and in the sync folder

I think there is some screen-shots or some documentation missing otherwise, as I've been using U1, for a week or so but I'm not quite sure it is working correctly. This is the thing. I copied (using ...
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Upload more than one file using the Web interface

Where I work I cannot install the Ubuntu One client in Windows (you need adminstrator rights). But using the web interface, you have to select one file at a time, so if you want to upload 100 small ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 print as pdf does not work

the function "print to file" doesn't have any output. I want to print for example a web page just as pdf. when the print dialogue is open, i select "print to file". a progress bar is displayed and ...
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folders content in properties goes through a loop

When I select several folders and right-click properties, the content (files and size) takes a huge amount of time, because it keeps starting from zero. For example it counts the files (and size) ...
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How can I see the memory occupied by a file and folder and also entire directory from terminal?

I'm having some files and folders in the "My Documents" directory. What are the commands to see the size of a file and directory in a terminal?
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“No such file or directory”, but the file exists

I copied some files to Ubuntu (running on VirtualBox). Trying to open the said copied files and get an error. I'm not entirely sure how the file directory system works, but I used cp command to copy ...
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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Where are my files?

I'm sure most of you will know what has happened instantly so thank you :) I was going to keep both windows and WUBI (installed on SSD c:/) and was moving files on the same hdd (d:/) from the windows ...
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Installed Ubuntu over windows

I need to get those windows files. Please let me know whether there is any procedure to get those windows files
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How to create a search folder for accessing files across multiple folders?

Is there a way to create a "search folder" like Thundebird and some operating systems have? Here's my scenario I am trying to fix: I run data recovery on hard drives and some of the files come ...
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How can I read and edit files from Apple iWork (Keynote, Pages)?

How can I save and read files from Apple's office suite, iWork? It includes applications like Keynote (for presentations), Pages (word processing), etc.
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File rating in folder

I wonder if there's a posibility to rate files (especially sound files) in folder with list view in rating column. I've used this feature in win 7 and it's probably only thing I miss. I'm not looking ...
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after using the terminal,wireless connection is gone

Yesterday I was looking online to see how can I transfer pictures,files from my Nexus 7 tablet to my desktop computer with the usb cable.. I've found several support forums like this one I'm using ...
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How do I encrypt files after skipping the option during installation?

I need to encrypt some files on my machine. I did not select the option do encrypt my home folder at installation, but since there was an option to do so I am guessing that Ubuntu has some inbuilt ...
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How do I solve “Error splicing files?”

My hard drive crashed, so I'm using a Ubuntu live disk to access my files. But as I try to transfer them to my flash drive, it occasionally comes up with an error message which, when I view details, ...
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Does Ubuntu One have a file size or type limit?

I uploaded a 1.7G .iso file to Ubuntu One, kept tracking for a good while with u1sdtool. But when it was uploaded and u1sdtool gave feedback that there was no transfer going on, I went and checked my ...
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USB file transfer painfully slow - is this a solution in some cases?

A new Ubuntu user here. Case 1: System: F730 with 4 GB RAM - SUCCESS no problems installed 2007 office http://rmitc.org/2013/04/ultimate-microsoft-office-2010-installation-on-ubuntu/ Another ...
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Recover files in 12.04 version (encrypted)

I have a Ubuntu system installed with 12.04 version in which to start after some time the screen turns black. This happened after an upgrade. So I thought about running live-cd and recover my files to ...
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Abbyy fine reader like application for Ubuntu 13.04

I have a lot of images and what I want to do is to scan those images and get output in ms word file that can be edited later. For Windows, I have Abbyy fine reader. But I don't want to go back to ...
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How can I add an application to the list of Open With applications?

I installed Komodo Edit from a download (wasn't available in Software Center.) I want to be able to open .php files in Komodo, but when I right-click and choose Open With Other Application, Komodo ...
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Ubuntu Server Hangs When Downloading Large Files

While attempting to download a file from my desktop over LAN, the whole system seems to freeze up. SSH and the webserver both become unresponsive, along with FTP. This seems to happen when it hits ...
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How do I create a script file for terminal commands?

In Windows I can write a file containing commands for cmd (usually .cmd or .bat files). When I click on those files it will open cmd.exe and run them commands the file contains. How would I do this ...
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how do I get to files save on my windows system [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. How do I get access to my Windows files with Ubuntu?
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Why won't my FTP server let me upload?

I am using ubuntu server with FTP, and I don't have permision to upload files. I think this is because of ubuntu, How do i change the permisions of files on ubuntu server? 12.04.
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How can I clean up the traces left by a trial antivirus program I uninstalled?

Let's say I installed an antivirus program for a trial period. Then I did not like it and uninstalled it. But I am definitely sure that it leaves some files, traces etc. behind. So how can I clean my ...
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Can I recover the previous version of a file in Ubuntu1?

I was working with an important file and I had a crash while I was saving it. The file is now damaged and I cannot open it. It is also a synchronized file, so I have it in Ubuntu1. The problem is that ...
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Copying files with nautilus bottlenecking the whole system [closed]

When I copy files using nautilus, most recently from a NTFS external hdd to a FAT32 usb drive, the system crawls to a stop. Everything, even TTY login is affected. It's impossible to use the ...