Nautilus is the default file manager for Ubuntu (similar to Windows Explorer). It's used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" in default Ubuntu.

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How can I mount a SMB share exactly like Nautilus does it?

I have an...interesting problem. You see, I have a SMB share on a network that I would like to mount locally. When I use Nautilus to mount it, everything works perfectly. However, I need to ...
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Disable Nautilus notification sounds

Nautilus plays sounds when switching tabs, opening/closing the preferences menu, and going up/down the directory tree. I find it annoying. How do I disable it? This question has been asked once ...
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File types in Nautilus - how to distinguish between jpg and tiff? [on hold]

Ubuntu seems to resemble Win7 more and more... Under file type column I get inane stuff such as Image, Document, etc. Since when has Ubuntu stopped distinguishing between JPG, TIFF and other image ...
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Different nautilus thumbnails rendering for text files

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on both my laptop and the desktop; both are up-to-date but they have a different past-history of installations and upgrades. Now, text-type thumbnails are different ...
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Program startup lags at fresh 14.04 LTS Install

When starting 'Nautilus' Filemanager or 'System Settings' (here especially the printer dialog) the startup of theses programs sometimes lag for up to 30 seconds. Then the programs start and work ...
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Unable to access Trash when running Nautilus with “sudo nautilus”

When trying to access the Trash area in Nautilus when running it from Terminal with the command: sudo nautilus I get this error: Is this because it is trying to access trash://// which is the ...
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Nautilus moving items to Trash without asking for confirmation

How do I force Nautilus to demand yes/no confirmation after hitting the delete key? I am aware of the "Files"->"Preferences"->"Behaviour" option: "Ask before emptying the rubbish bin or deleting ...
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How can I stop Nautilus hanging on symlinks to autofs mount points

I have a Samba share that is mounted as a CIFS mount via autofs. I would like to have users be able to easily access this mount point from their home directories/desktop. If I create a symlink to the ...
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Problem to acces shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from Yosemite

I have a problem to acces my shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from a Yosemite machine. I get "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “” can’t be found." so, i went through all ...
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Filemanager that asks for sudo rights when it needs it [duplicate]

On my Mac I can copy files using the Finder, and if the destination folder has a different owner, a window pops up and asks for credentials. On Ubuntu or Linux Mint I don't see anything like that. ...
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Same file extension, but different “Type” in file properties!

I have two different files that have same file extensions: *.otf. But if I right click on these two files, Nautilus shows different "Type:" for them in file properties window: One is ODF template ...
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Cannot see pictures on Trascend SD

I m quite new to Ubuntu/Unix systems and I am facing some problems while trying to read files from my sd card. Basically the sd card is detected and mounted but I cannot see thumbnails or the content ...
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Why can't I rename folders on my Android device from my Ubuntu interface?

When I connect my Android phone to my Ubuntu 14.10 computer (Gnome Flashback), it connects without errors, and a Nautilus window opens: I went into Phone/Music directory, and I wanted to create a ...
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How do I disable the selected file overlay in the file explorer?

When I open a file explorer window and select an item, a yellow overlay appears in the bottom of the window. The overlay moves to avoid the cursor. How do I disable this feature? Example image:
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How to remove folder shortcuts from Dash files

How can I remove folder shortcuts from nautilus dash shortcut?? You can see that some way I managed to add two new shortcuts to this menu and I do not know how to get rid of them. Here is the list ...
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How can I change the default Nautilus Bookmarks?

So when I add a new user, I want them to have a nice set of Nautilus bookmarks pre-loaded. If I look in: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks I see this: ... file:///home/myuserid/Documents ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - won't run bash script file from desktop [duplicate]

I know there are tons of this question on here already but none of them seem to have solved my issue. I've done a clean install of 14.04 Server and install Unity (I know, boss asked for it so he can ...
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Files and folders sorted strangely when in file select

I don't know why but previously when I was looking for file to open (for example in gedit), the folders were appearing before the files, but now they are sorted no matter if they are files or folders. ...
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Safely remove for portable hard drive doesn't work

Safely removing my portable WD Elements USB 3.0 1TB drive doesn't actually safely remove it. I get no notification that it is in fact safe to remove even when having done nothing on the disk. It ...
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When running gksudo in my terminal and trying to change file permissions, Nautilus crashes. How can I fix this?

I was trying to save some files to my usb drive and discovered I couldn't do it. So I decided to try to change my file permissions as a user by launching Nautilus as root. To do this I typed in gksudo ...
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How to open folders with `nemo` by clicking on folder icons on the desktop handled by nautilus or directly within nautilus?

My aim is to replace nautilus with nemo from universe in ubuntu devel (currently vivid) using unity. I am close to this goal, after reading about DefaultFileManager from ubuntu help and this or this ...
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How to share a mounted drive in ubuntu?

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and since I running it off USB stick - was able to share the "Downloads" folder on my local network. However, if I try to share a folder on any mounted drive ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to right-click menu [duplicate]

I would like to change keyboard shortcut to right click from Shift+F10 to something simpler like Ctrl+Return to make working with nautilus without mouse smoother. By right click I mean opening menu of ...
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How to delete Nautilus - Files completely in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have tried: sudo apt-get remove nautilus sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus In the Ubuntu Software Center, it seems nautilus is uninstalled: On the other hand, I have also done the ...
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Segmentation Faults Nautilus/Software Center

From yesterday I have a problem in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I use the nautilus file manager and I do right-click on the bookmarks of file managers the window menu that should appear does not appear ...
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WMV files not playing anymore with VLC nor with Video application in 14.04

For an unknown reason, my WMV files are not played with VLC nor with Video application. VLC or Video application start but disappear instantly. All those WMV files were readable PERFECTLY via VLC ...
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Weird accidental key mapping, CTRL key alone loads home page on Firefox and home directory on Nautilus, how to revert to default behavior?

I cannot really tell exactly how this did happen. Yesterday, I pressed CTRL + C to copy a URL from a web page displayed on Firefox, and it seems I touched something else that wasn't CTRL + C and ...
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Light Adwaita theme for Ubuntu Unity - toolbar customization!

The above snapshot shows some application windows: Nautilus, Rhythmbox, gedit using the Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). I've made changes in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/* but that ...
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Nautilus suddenly closes when I attempt to drag a file or folder

I am not able to work with Nautilus as it is closing off its windows unexpectedly. Is there any fix for this. I have run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and my system is up to date. once the ...
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how to view on ubuntu: comments and tag metadata of video files created on windows [duplicate]

I am trying to switch over to Linux (after taking the EdX course) and move my workflow gradually from Win to Linux. One of the things I haven't been able to accomplish yet is to move and view (with ...
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Nautilus-Columns

I have installed nautilus-columns as I wished to view and sort files by the date they were created rather than last modified, but I find that whilst it works for mp3 files it doesn't seem to for ogg. ...
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Nautilus search for Artist Albums, Artist name and other Music Metadata

Is there a way to make Nautilus Search Engine look for Music Metadata like Artist name, Album, Year, Composers,etc... and make it show the results according these Metadata? I am interested mostly for ...
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icon captions info on desktop don't disappear

In nautilus, when I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> icon captions, and in this window when I change the highest order (first one) from None to Type (or anything else), this change is not ...
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How do I restore a Places folder I accidentally deleted in Nautilus?

I accidentally deleted my Documents folder and didn't notice it for a couple days. Somewhere in that time, Nautilus auto-updated my list of Places so it no longer includes my Documents folder. I have ...
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problems getting files that are locked of a dead mac HDD

i got a 2008 mac book pro that boots but will not show any thing on the built in screen or the external one either. so i looked at it as dead, but the HDD still works properly. i got it mounted on ...
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In nautilus how can I hide file types [duplicate]

Like on windows? There doesn't seem to be an option for this? Is this possible? it's annoying looking at the .xxx all the time.
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Nautilus sometimes refuses to rename files or folders - terminal works

I sometimes have the following issue: I'm working with Nautilus (Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity) and for example create new folders. But when I want to rename them, I can select that in the context menu and ...
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Workaround for bug #889911: creating multiple folders in Nautilus fails

I'm still experiencing https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/889911 (bug was marked as "expired" at the end of 2012). How the bug manifests: Open Nautilus and explore any ...
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Appearance of a .desktop file in Nautilus

This is Ubuntu 14.04. Nautilus version 3.10.1. I have a "file.desktop" file in my personal "~/bin/shortcuts" directory. When I look at the directory with Nautilus, it shows the "Name=" field value ...
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CTRL, ALT, SHIFT or right-click kills some windows

For the last few days, certain desktop applications have started dying whenever the Ctrl, Alt or Shift keys are pressed, or the GUI is right-clicked. This happens on keydown/mousedown. For example, ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Receiving GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply error message when stopping and restarting Nautilus

When I stop and restart nautilus using the command "nautilus -q && nautilus I receive the following message : Impossible d'enregistrer l'application: ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
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All files become hidden in Nautilus file manager

When I cd to a directory via Terminal and when I create a file every time via terminal, the file is not shown in Nautilus. But when I put ls command, I can see the files on Terminal. But I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 14 Nautilus Font is wrong

As you can see, Nautilus font has suddenly stopped respecting the OS defaults. It happened by random after a boot today. Resetting fonts to default does not help. Any ideas what's happening? Edit: ...
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how do i achieve executing a python script ON TERMINAL via a shell script in nautilus folder by the right-click>Script way?

Using nautilus i am writing a script which will run the python script which invoked it. So to run a python script i just need to right-click on it>goto scripts>select appropriate script and it will ...
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12.04 Gnome: Mounted Samba Volumes do not open with Nautilus

I am talking only about the shortcuts on the Gnome-Classic Desktop. Using GNOME nautilus 3.4.2 The mounted samba volumes, many times get opened by gedit, or either, nautilus cannot find a proper ...
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What to do when the Options button (“Cog wheel”) disappears in nautilus from the upper-right corner

I noticed that sometimes the "Cog Wheel" - Options button (I do not know if it is the proper translation from French) at the most up-right corner disappears in nautilus (see attached image) Without ...
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change link to bookmark [duplicate]

I set up a bookmark to my remote development machine in "connect to server", and book marked it. it shows up in the places menu, but gives me an error / warning every time I connect. warning, folder ...
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Can't alter/change access rights

I've downloaded some gopro footage to my local hd and then copied the files from my hd to an external drive. Whenever I want to change the access rights it will switch back to read only in Nautilus. ...