Nautilus (also known as GNOME Files) is the default file manager for Ubuntu and as such is used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" by default on Ubuntu.

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ubuntu16.04 guest - virtualbox share folders

i updated (fresh install) to 16.04 on my ubuntu VM, i am unable to get permission to access my share folder: -share folder set to automount in virtualbox. -account is a member of "vboxsf". this was ...
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Automatic pop-up warning

I am using Firefox if a specific page is closed in Firefox a pop-up message should be shown in screen is it possible?
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How can I make nautilus like this always?

Here is my nautilus opened with sudo nautilus: Here is my nautilus normally opened: I want to make nautilus always like sudo nautilus. How can I do it? Thanks!
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why does android dissapear when i open nautilus as root [on hold]

i was wondering if there is any way to use photorec on a phone or tablet running android also i opened the terminal and typed sudo nautilus and the device is not available under root ...." why ? "....
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Does Nautilus exclude any items from its search results?

When I searched for a file called 60-evdev.hwdb using Nautilus for instance, although it took about half an hour, in the end it returned to say that it couldn't find such a file on my machine. ...
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Disable external hard disk auto-open/autoplay at every startup!

I've already run this: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false and uncheck automount & automount-open in dconf-editor but problem remain. Edit: I run Ubuntu-Mate 16....
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How can you add something in the right click menu in nautilus so that it copies to a certain directory?

I'm trying to add a menu entry onto the right-click menu of nautilus so that it copies selected files from their current directory to another. Essentially I want it to run a program / command that is ...
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Nautilus script or action to install selected debs

When multiple need to be installed, a such option will be very useful. What command should be put into a script in .local/share/nautilus/scripts? Or in Nautilus-Actions Configurations Tool?
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Why this behavior with Nautilus Launcher in 14.04?

Silly and inconsequential, but ... I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. When I right click on the file drawer icon for Nautilus on the launcher, I don't get a consistent response. Sometimes, I'll see ...
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How to name a file to be the very first in Nautilus?

New versions of Nautilus are cool, because they skip nonalphanumeric letters at the beginning of any file name and sort files according to the first alphanumeric letter (if any). But how to name a ...
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Browsing computers on windows network

So I was able to see all computers and shared resources clicking on Network in Nautilus, without doing anything basically. Now I only see "windows network" but I get "unable to find location". I'm ...
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Nautilus not launching on Wayland [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I have tried with Wayland session and it is soo cool. I love it because on normal session, I have some screen tearing issue which is not present at all in Wayland. ...
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Can you unmount Drive in Ubuntu's GUI?

I do quality assurance of my fat32 drive based on the answer here. I think gparted is not sufficient here. I cannot find an option by double clicking the drive for unmount. I would like to use GUI ...
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how to make default view in nautilus arrange file by modify date the most recent at the top

I set default view by access date but files always arrange by oldest file open on top not the most recent file that I open that require me to always click again the modified column to make it ...
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Launcher opens NTFS locations under devices instead of Nautilus

On Ubuntu 16.04, is there a way for Launcher to open folders from NTFS partitions (which are auto-mounted) under the icon/instance of Nautilus instead of what it started doing in 16.04, i.e. instead ...
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Nautilus not opening up, showing GLib error

When I launch nautilus from terminal the following error is printed and nautilus doesn't open up. (nautilus:25179): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->...
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Files disappear from Launcher

I tried to solve this 'cause I'm not the only one with this problem, but still I can't get rid of it. The problem is like in this gif: BUT I saw that if I open nautilus using ALT+F2, it doesn't ...
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Mounting error with nautilus only on ubuntu-gnome

I have same problem with mount disk using nautilus Unable to access “expansion” No object for D-Bus interface Log viewer (gnome-logs:32602): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkListBox with a model will ignore sort ...
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Browse Nautilus Bookmarks folder from command line

I share a network folder from Ubuntu machine#1 to Ubuntu machine#2 In machine#2 I can use Nautilus to browse that shared folder in machine#1. I can add that folder to Bookmarks. How should I browse ...
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Remove favorites from nautilus

Right after installing Ubuntu 16.04, I decided to change the OS's language from German to English. After rebooting, Ubuntu asked me if I would like to rename the personal folders and I agreed. ...
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How to Keep Focus of File-Browser when Previewing Thumbnails in Sushi?

A report done here already 2011 in bugzilla.gnome.org but no proposals for improvement. It is possible that this is not a gnome-sushi issue but dependent on the packages on the test environment How ...
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16.04 LTS — comment user-dirs.dirs lines - uncommented again after reboot

in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs, I commented the following lines : XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Téléchargements" XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Modèles" XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/...
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How to make Nautilus list `..` for parent directory in all folders [duplicate]

I've scoured the File Manager Preferences, GSettings and The Internet as best I can, and I cannot find the setting the hides the .. meta folder for parent directory. Even with "Show Hidden Files" ...
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“open in terminal” command in ubuntu 16.04, doesn't open terminal in changed directory

In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS open in terminal command in right click menu always start the terminal with /home/user as working directory. Is there anyway to make it's functionality same as nautilus-open-...
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Adding a Refresh button (Right Click) 15.04 [closed]

Please tell me how to add a refresh button in right click drop down in 15.04 as I have tried nautilus and its showing error messages. Nautilus extra works only for versions less than 14.04. Any ...
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Do these file managers warn you when you try to copy files that there isn't enough space for?

If I try to copy 400 GB of files onto a drive that only has 390 GB of free space, will I be warned at the beginning of the operation? Or will I find out at the very end, when the space has run out? I'...
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7zip - Open a compressed file without creating a permanent file

Suppose that I just want to open a file inside a .7z archive. What I'd like to have is that the system creates a temporary file somewhere and then open the file with the default application, pretty ...
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Deleted All Traces of Mysql

I was having issues with mysql not being recognized as a service or through init.d. In my frustration I opened nautilus with sudo and deleted every trace of MySQL. At this point I've tried ...
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Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system

Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system. When I arrange the icons by moving them with the mouse and refresh it, it'd be undone and rearranged by name. What's ...
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How can I get the Nautilus file manger to open?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I cannot get Nautilus to open. Clicking on the icon does nothing and I've already tried un-installing and reinstalling it and the error persists. So I have ...
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nautilus windows don't show up in Launcher

For some time now when I open a Nautilus window, no icon appears in the Launcher, and when Alt-Tabing, the Nautilus windows are ignored too. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity. EDIT: I'm no longer ...
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Reloading the View in Nautilus

The Nautilus menu item View > Reload exists for a reason: sometimes people might need to use it. At what rate or time period will the reload happen automatically, so that I know that I don't need ...
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Nautilus Cannot Move Files to Trash When Trash is in eCryptfs / Files are on a Different Drive

I used to just press the Delete key on selected files on Nautilus, and then it would trash the file(s) without confirmation. That was very convenient. I later decided that my Trash may contain ...
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Nautilus share link fail on fstab mounted twice or more times the same share for different users profiles

Nautilus make a shortcut (xshare) below "Computer" which only works on one profile and get buggy in the remaining users. How to mount same share, many times, on one shared desktop, in different user ...
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Serious(?) Warnings in Terminal when mounting a drive and opening nautilus

I am trying to create a script that mounts another partition of my HDD and then opens a specific folder inside there so I don't have to click ~10 times to mount and get there. These are the commands I ...
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Can't install Nautilus in ubuntu 16.04

Due to some drop-box problem I removed Nautilus without seeing what this app is . Now I can't open any file , Home button is completely removed , all the desktop items have gone . I can't install it ,...
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Why doesn't Nautilus find other locations when gparted is running?

I had an active gparted window open, then opened nautilus. As a result, nautilus did not list the other partitions on the computer. Once I closed gparted and restarted nautilus, the other partitions ...
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Nautilus column size not shrinking.Also Weird folder instead of Documents

Now no matter what I do, the file manager would not shrink to the left. It will extend to its right but it will not shift even a bit more left that this. Also the Document icon shows the location of ...
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How can I make the text color on my ubuntu theme work with different background colors?

I'm running 14.04 and I figured out how to edit theme colors recently so I changed some colors in the Ambiance gtk-main.css file. I have the nautilus bg color set to dark grey and I want the text to ...
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How to get rid of annoying hover info in folder?

In the attached picture the annoying hover info covers my file. I can't either do a right click or see the name. Only maximizing the window solves the issue, but can't do that cause I need the space ...
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Dynamic template names for Nautilus

I really like that I can add templates to ~/Templates in order to create new files by a template with Nautilus or Caja. What I like to have improved is the naming of my files. They are named: ...
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Network links disappeared in Select Destination or Filename windows

Not very long ago, the links to my network drive disappeared in the pop up destination windows on all of my Ubuntu 14.04 PC's. Networking still works fine, Nautilus still sees the net drives and it's ...
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How to change a floating box that comes up when you press a key

When you're on you Desktop and you press any key then a floating popup is comes up at right bottom corner of a screen:
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Listview column height issue

I am using GnomishGray theme on Ubuntu 16.04. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=149193 When I switch to listview to in nautilus and nemo listview column height looks weird. I don't know ...
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How can nautilus-open-terminal, the Nautilus context menu item, be installed on Ubuntu 16.04?

I have attempted to use apt-get to install it, but I can't seem to find it: sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal-here
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How can I add refresh button to right click menu in Ubuntu 15.10?

I tried using nautilus-refresh but it doesn't work. Is there any update for 15.10
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Open folder GUI in remote machine

I have ssh connection with a remote machine (ssh username@server). But now I want to open a certain folder path/to/folder in a GUI environment. The following I've tried while being in username@server:/...
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How to “open in terminal” when “viewing items as list” on Nautilus?

When it is set "view items as grid of icons" you just right-click and open in terminal. However, when it is set "viewing items as list" and the page is full of files, it's not possible to find an ...
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Selecting files from different folders

Is it possible in nautilus to select a bunch of files from a folder, then go to a different folder and add some more files to the selection ?
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How to establish a webdav connection with TLS client certificate authentication in Ubuntu?

This answer works nice for establishing webdav or webdavs connections with nautilus. However, when I try this on a webdav share secured with a self-signed TLS client certificate authentication, I get:...