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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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How to only allow a file to be opened or executed by certain application(s)?

Let's say that I've got a security application (or something which I just don't want any old application or user to have access to because it is very important and if the wrong guys had access to it ...
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Where can I find XviD preset files for avconv?

I cannot seem to find any XviD preset files for avconv. I looked into /usr/share/avconv but there is none. I also googled alot but cannot seem to find any. I managed to compile one by looking at the ...
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How do I manually arrange the items in a folder in 14.04?

Icons can be arranged manually on the desktop, but I can't find any way to do it inside any other kind of folder. This is a big shame, as I used to (in 12.04) manually lay out and change the icons ...
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How to see the names of files that Dropbox is uploading/downloading?

I would like to know the names of the files that Dropbox is currenting upload and downloading. How to best do that? Happy with either a GUI or command line answer...
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File command not finding the right info from an iso file

When I run file archlinux-2015.11.01-dual.iso it responds with archlinux-2015.11.01-dual.iso: x86 boot sector when I know it should be responding with something like ...
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How do I make “show in folder” open the folder with the archive selected?

I use Lubuntu, when I ask my browser or other application to show a file in a folder, it will open the folder but without that file highlighted; so I have to search the folder for it. How can I make ...
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Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, Bluetooth file shareing

How is it possible to send an file for example in image to another phone with Bluetooth. I managed to pair my phone with another phone through Bluetooth but I was not able to send an image file in ...
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Show Copy dialog by default

In Unity, when i move files, I see this: icon that tells me there is a transfer going on. I would rather see the window with multiple progress bars that tells me what the disk write speed is, and ...
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Restoring Evolution email data files after upgrade

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS via a bootable USB flash drive. I now have to start over and get everything back to looking like it did before the upgrade. When installing Evolution it ...
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Save new files to ubuntu one from ipad apps

On my iPad I have various apps, that can create new files. But I can't find a way to save this new file to ubuntuone. Is there anything, that I missed? Thanks, Armin
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Android using Ubuntu One Files API for upload a file

I have a big problem, I'm trying upload a file to my Ubuntu One account using the Files API for Android. I think that my authentication process is OK, but when I call the uploadFile U1FileApi method, ...
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Where to find file tag options in Ubuntu 12.04?

This link mentioned tags associated with files. http://www.iloveubuntu.net/nautilus-receives-tags-ubuntu-1204-lts But I cannot find it on my Linux 12.04. Thanks in advance.
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Missing files have disappeared

I extracted my files from a memory card and put them in a folder, formatted my memory card, and after restart the files are not in the folder on the hard disk. Is there a way to return them? I ...
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Strange RAID disk volume usage

I have Ubuntu Server 12.04, and my disk is full. I don't know why; my files don't use more than 5GB. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Is there an application similar to Everdesk for linux/ubuntu?

I am looking for a file manager that stores emails together with other documents in the same folders similar to Everdesk.
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Can I recover emptied file?

Carelessly I emptied my text file textfile by the command cat > textfile nonexistfile instead of cat textfile > nonexistfile, so is there any method to get the data back?
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Opening skype chat history file

how to open skype chat history file in any editor. I have a file named file256.dbb
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associate program to a file where program is not in list

Relative noob here. Need help trying to figure this one out: I have a program (Guitar pro 6) that I want to associate to all .gpx files so that when i start such a file, it is started with that ...
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USB file transfer preparing to copy, but file count climbs indefinitely

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 to back up my Windows machine that won't boot and am running Ubuntu from the CD. I copied and pasted a volume of about 160GB to my external HDD. The transfer has been ...
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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Remove duplicates of 1+ million files

I have a 5tb hard drive that has over 1 million files (photos, music, documents, etc.) that are duplicates of other files and I need to delete the duplicates. I tried both fslint and dupeGuru but they ...
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how can i make appear my bookmarks at top left than bottom left in nautilus?

How can i make my bookmarks appear at top left than bottom left in nautilus? I have to scroll down every time to find my bookmarks. That's boring. If above is not possible, how can i remove the ...
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Incorrect permission set received

In the following shell script: default_conf_file_path="/etc/apache2/sites-available/"; default_conf_file=$default_conf_file_path"000-default.conf"; DocumentRoot=$(grep "DocumentRoot" ...
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LTSP Localapps rus files

Good day everyone! I am installed on ubuntu server 14.04 a LTSP server and GUI Mate. When, i'm trying open russian named files, with ltsp-localapps command, i see window with error message, about what ...
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Force file creation time for all files transferred to a directory

Is there a way in Linux to change the creation/last access time/last modified time by default, whenever new files are transferred or copied. Currently, I need to poll a directory for files and ...
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Accessing git commands from the file manager

Is there a way to do git commands from the Files manager in Ubuntu 14.04? E.g: commit changes, push, pull, etc.
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media player wont play drag and dropped media files

I just got a Sony nwz-e384 walkman. I transfer files Drag and drop, but the device refuses to play them. When I do the same files, in the same way (drag and drop) on windows, the device will play ...
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udevadm test for net devices

I am trying to dump the udev env to see my %M,%m and %k values (I am not happy with udevadm info -a) For that in the RUN I write to a file under tmp/ as mentioned here: ...
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Linux- split large files in smaller chunks and append .txt to the smaller pieces

I have been trying to split a large file using the splitcommand but along with this I need to do the following: split a number of files in a directory add an extension .txt to the smaller chunks ...
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Move files preserving symbolic links

I have some files on an external hard drive, to which I keep soft symlinks in my home folder (many links, not just one). I need to move some of the original files to another hard drive, and I want to ...
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My files from Downloads folder are gone

I was trying to make a bootable flashdrive with WIN7 using Yumi in my Ubuntu desktop. The process got stuck at 46% for over half an hour. I tried interrupting it, but it was not possible. So I ...
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while removing skype to install skype on ubuntu 14.04 I have all my files deleted

Please help me... I never use rm command but stupidly I did use this one below and as a result have all my files deleted including chrome bookmarks and settings.I lost a huge amount of my scientific ...
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Recovering Files from 2nd HDD on a Ubuntu Server

Been Long time, Ok So I have a Ubuntu 12 Server with 2 HDD's 1st HDD is Holding the OS and the 2nd HDD is Holding the Data. The users suddenly complained that there are no documents in the Share ...
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Recover Headerless Encrypted NTFS File Deleted in Ubuntu

My girlfriend had shift-deleted a "Folder Lock" encrypted locker file from my NTFS external drive using her Ubuntu PC. That file has <.flka> extension with NO known file signature. As far as I ...
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Unsatisfied while opening home folder for the first two time

Question may be little logistic Open home folder for the first time clicking files in the taskbar. Go to some drive you have partitioned and open a file from there.Make sure you are not in the ...
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Error: Aborted (core dumped)

I want to convert MODIS HDF files into a NetCDF format in Ubuntu 14.04. I have not compiled the NCO operators with large file size capability and I am getting the following error: ncks: ...
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Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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Cannot save document to usb

Unable to save any OpenOffice documents to usb. Cannot export any Picasa pictures to external hard-drive either. Message says: Error saving the document..... does not exist. .... is file name
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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Detect file size decrease

I am saving streams from browser cache into my home folder. I wrote a script that takes the specific data type and saves them into disk, and names them as data.1, data.2 , data.3 and so on, creating ...
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Ubuntu File Appearing As Directory

I have this php file that somehow is showing as a directory. It still has a php extension but when I cd the file I get: base: cd: satisfaction.php: Input/output error When I vim the file it looks ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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Hide “Places” or “Username” in File Chooser Dialog

Background Making a video-capture of a website demo; part of the demo requires uploading files. Problem The username is displayed in the video, which is a security concern. Question How do you ...
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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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Does “everything is a file” apply to network printers?

If "everything is a file," can I access network (IPP) printers like USB printers (/dev/usb/lp0)? If so, where?
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How can I keep track of changes to files by specific programs?

In Ubuntu, is it possible to keep track of all programs that are used to modify one file? For example, if I had a file called sampleText.txt, would it be possible to generate a list of every edit that ...
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Compressed MP3 files show in Thunar but not in Dolphin. Why?

This morning I tried to compress my MP3 files with lame and did that. But after that, whatever target name I give to the compressed files are not being listed in Dolphin. However, these compressed ...