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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NFS client's nautilus hangs when NFS server is ofline

NFS server: Ubuntu 14.04 server NFS client: Ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64 bit On Client I mounted the NFS share mount -v -t nfs NFSSERVER_IP:/servernfsfolder ~/clientnfs Mount was successful and I was ...
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Problem with m4a files

Rhythmbox, vlc and totem instantly crash when opening a m4a file. When I run rhythmbox -d and play a m4a file, I receive this message: (rhythmbox:9023): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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Cannot install RabbitVCS on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I try to install RabbitVCS on my ubuntu 14.04 but when I try to add the PPA: ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa, I get this error : Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa'. Please check that the PPA name or format is ...
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Not able to hide hidden files / folders from nautilus broswer

This is the issue in Ubuntu 14.04 I am not able to hide hidden files/folders permanently from nautilus browser. i am able to hide hidden files/folders from nautilus browser temporarily but when i am ...
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File operation window cannot be restored

After I minimised a file operations window showing me the progress of copying a 100 gb file, I cannot restore it in any way. I tried the proposed solutions from When copying files and the focus is ...
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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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Since a few days, Dropbox stopped syncing

Theres a new problem with nautilus-dropbox and is the worst for a service like Dropbox: stopped syncing and their tech support don't believe their users. The problem is: start dropbox it downloads ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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Nautilus (File) 3.10.1 how to lock drag and drop bookmarks

From the new Nautilus releases exist the ability to create shortcut/bookmarks simply by drag&drop folder onto the nautilus left panel; However, this behavior can unintentionally create additional ...
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12.04 LTS - 14.04 LTS File Manager: No sidebar tree or menu bar

After upgrading from Desktop 12.04 LTS to Desktop 14.04 LTS. The File Manager seems to be severely degraded. The sidebar no longer allows a tree-structured view of directories. The menu bar is very ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see iPad anymore

A month ago i had the trust/don't trust bug, so I search for a solution. I found libimobiledevice. I installed it and everything works fine: Ubuntu could see my iPad and show it up in Nautilus. Since ...
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How to reset Nautilus Launcher icon shortcuts to default

After an update I ended up with this: How can I add the default options which are not bookmarks (Documents, Downloads, Music...) The same happened to Nautilus when I opened it, but I added the ...
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How to obtain list of copied files in nautilus

Imagine i copied several files in nautilus to paste them somewhere else; how could i obtain the list of copied filenames to for example, use it in a script?
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Launch file manager from terminal with a keyboard shortcut

I would like to use a keyboard shortcut to launch the file manager in the working directory of the terminal (the reverse equivalent of Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here"). How can ...
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“Close Nautilus and open terminal in the same directory”?

Is there a way to do this? Whether by a keyboard shortcut or a context menu item or something? Note: I specifically mean "close Nautilus" -- this works for opening a terminal without closing ...
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Ubuntu ssh clients

is there a ssh client similar than filezilla but i all so need to use terminal sometimes. Support for ssh access key is all so requirement. It would be great if i just could jump up and down files in ...
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Icon theme doesn't apply to Nautilus at all!

You can see that I have applied the 'Simple' icon theme in Gnome. I am using Ubuntu Gnome. And have download the tarball then extracted it into the /.icon before applying it through Gnome Tweak Tool. ...
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thumbnail for folder contains video \ pictures [duplicate]

I have a folder with videos. is there any option to add thumbnail to folder with videos?
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An Ubuntu/Linux alternative of Bulk Rename Utility for Windows?

I have only spent 5 months with Ubuntu and it has been an awesome experience, I hardly boot into Windows now, but there are some things I miss, like the Bulk Rename Utility I used to have in Windows. ...
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What are Trash and .Trash-1000?

When deleting a file a .Trash-1000 folder is created which contains two subfolders files and info. My deleted file as well as folder is saved all inside the subfolder files. If I Select Trash and ...
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MTP with Android phone unreliable on 14.04

With 12.04, I was able to connect my Android phone without problem (using MTP) to my Ubuntu machine. Open Nautilus, there is my phone, and I can click through to the folders that I wanted. However, ...
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Nautilus right click behaviour

When I scroll the left column in nautilus out of the initial view and find the target folder and then right click it (e.g. to insert a copied a file or open in new window), Nautilus jumps the window ...
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How to start executable program from terminal?

I downloaded a program from the internet. I simply took the file from 'Downloads' and put it on my desktop. I can launch the program by double clicking on it. However I cannot figure out how to start ...
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Desktop and Nautilus fonts suddenly HUGE

I am running 14.04 (x64) with an nVidia card. About a week ago, the desktop and Nautilus fonts both ballooned in size, and I have been unable to find compiz or unity settings that address this. ...
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How to grant apache2 access for PHP script to modify /media/user/[SD card on phone]?

My achievement is that the script can access /media/user folder, but for some reason it can not sneak into the mounted SD card located on the phone. Of course this can be accessed from nautilus. I ...
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Battling Nautilus / automount - something is undoing 'udisksctl power-off'

This Q/A comes close to an 'answer', but provides just a way to disable automounting ENTIRELY - I must stress: do not want to disable functionality. As I insert a CF (Compact Flash card) into the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Automount USB Stick as root

I tried to read up a bunch of things on that topic, but nothing so far solved my problem. Everytime I plug-in a USB flash drive it gets automounted to /media/user/ as root. Currently it's a ext4 ...
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Nautilus No Window Bar After Upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading today to 14.04 from 12.04, I noticed that Nautilus has no window bar. Other programs has it. Can someone please show me what I needed to do to restore it? Screenshot:
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Nautilus doesnt have window border on Gnome shell

I have a problem with Nautilus that Nautilus window border is disappearing. As you can see, there's no window border. What can i do to get it back ? Using: Nautilus 3.10.1 and Gnome Shell ...
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How to get back the “Find applications online” option?

I need to open/ run a file which doesn't open with recommended application, so when I right click on it and after that click on 'open with other applications' then below the recommended and other ...
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Make lubuntu open folders on the desktop with nautilus

I've followed many threads and questions on how to replace pcmanfm with nautilus but still when I double-click a folder on the desktop it's opened in pcmanfm. None seems to work. How do I make it use ...
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Connecting to secure WebDAV makes Nautilus hang up

I just received a box.com account from my school and, since Box Sync does not exist for Linux, I instead tried using the WebDAV service box.com offers. I tried the Nautilus:File->Connect to Server... ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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Bookmarks, Places nautilus sidebar position Ubuntu 14.04

12.04 shows my bookmarks at the top of the side panel. After upgrading to 14.04 it shows Places, Devices, Bookmarks, Network. Is there any way to move Bookmarks top of the side panel or set position ...
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symbolic icons for nemo

Is it possible to change nemo (source code probably?) in order to use symbolic icons in the sidebar instead of the usual folder icons, just like nautilus does? I.e.: I want nemo to use ...
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custom-symbolic icons for places in nautilus

I know it is possible to set custom-icons for folders with using gvfs-set-attribute /home/folder metadata::custom-icon-name: folder-whatever but nautilus uses symbolic icons ...
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Nautilus slow if lot of images are in a directory

I have 400 images in a directory. I look at the directory with nautilus. The first time I open the directory it is very slow, I have a modern laptop with 4 cores and plenty RAM. My use case: open ...
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How to copy or (quickly-and-easily) backup a “special file”?

Wanting to try this unverified answer for this unanswered question, but not without some kind of quick-and-easy backup. Thought copy-and-paste of the /dev/bus/usb/004 folder would do the trick, but ...
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Ubuntu - CinnamonDE no sound after uninstalling nemo

I tried to make nautilus my primary file manager, because I prefer it to Nemo. I was unable to find any solutions that were effective. finally I found some advice focused on a similar issue(thunar) ...
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Documents link in files is replaced

In nautilus i.e., files the documents link in the side bar is replaced by some other link. What should I do? Note: I've removed my user name in the screenshot. The output of ls -l ~ is: total 684 ...
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Problems repairing Dropbox

I installed Dropbox and it did not show the green draw when it's syncronized, so I just uninstalled it and tried to install it again. It was taking so long for uninstall so I just decided to restart ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 hangs every minute

Every minute I get a second or so of minor lag. So far I know the following: It happens every minute around :00 seconds It only affects video, not audio I get a spike of iowait and disk write every ...
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Which .css theme file changes the buttons on top of nautilus?

This is what I am talking about: I'm making a theme and I don't know what I should be looking for, but I think it is somewhere in the gtk.css file.
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Nautilus thumbnails don't appear in 14.04

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. In Nautilus > Edit > Preferences > Preview I have "Show thumbnails" as "Local files only" and "Only for files smaller than" 100MB. Changing those settings ...
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Nautilus Connect To Server Can't type in GUI

When I have Nautilus open and I select File->Connect To Server... The window that opens up wont let me type in any of the fields. I have no idea why it would do this. It has worked previously, but ...
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Hi. Trying to move some files, but Nautilus progress bar won't come up. (Trusty 14.04)

I have been having some trouble with an external hard drive lately, so I have been trying to move as many files off of it before it finally bites the dust. So I've been able to track progress pretty ...
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Problem when copy files between sambashare

I've have mounted samba share's on Ubuntu 14.04 using lib pam_mount. My file /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml has the content: My file /etc/samba/smb.conf has the content: [homes] comment = ...
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How does Dolphin and Nautilus enable user samba shares without restarting smbd?

And how can I manipulate these settings using command line tools?
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In 14.04, how do I persist a view in Nautilus-Gnome?

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and I use the Gnome (MetaCity) UI. I set up a view in Nautilus like this, including the side bar and location entry box. I want to persist this view so that ...
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WebDav server/client crash when uploading more than 750mb (Apache2 + Nautilus)

I am running an Apache server with SSL and basic auth (.htpasswd) and webdav enabled for a share. I have 2GB RAM, the server is dual core and has plenty of hdd space available (3TB). I can ...