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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How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus?

How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus (Ubuntu 15.10)? I want a list of all the big files in one of my hard drives. I can see the search by file type option by not search by file ...
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Nautilus not opening folders and ntfs disks

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04, had to delete my olduser and created a new one following the steps on this answer How do I change my username?, used the command usermod and changed the username and home ...
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Can't see anything in home directory ubuntu 14.04

I cannot see any files or folder in my home directory. I believe it is because of nautilus. How can I fix this issue?
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Ubuntu 16.04: ' Open in Terminal' context menu on desktop opens it only in home directory

Since upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, the desktop 'Open in Terminal' context menu opens only in home directory. It's realy uncomfortable. Is there a way to make it open with prompt in desktop directory ? Is ...
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Can a Network Share tab be added to Nemo in Ubuntu 16.04

Recently, I had had an issue which required making a folder shareable on my local LAN. I noticed that under Ubuntu 16.04 there was no "share" tab in Nemo for making a folder shareable on the local ...
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Backspace does not function in Nautilus 3.20

I tried these things but nothing helped: Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar There is apparently someone else with the same problem: ...
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for Ubuntu 16.04 is there Unity?

Does Ubuntu 16.04 have Unity, multi desktops? Can I run nautilus? Will not run apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal.
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Can't generate thumbnails from some mkv files

I've been using Ubuntu for a time but still not that professional one. My problem -that I've been stuck with last two days- is I downloaded an MKV video with HEVC stream which is unknown to VLC, but ...
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Nautilus sidebar not working - display words error

Currently in Xenial the words in the sidebar are not showing. I have tried reinstalling nautilus sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus That has not fixed it, what else should i do?
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Default file manager does not open

What the title says when I try to start nautilus on terminal this is the output: (nautilus:5593): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv- ...
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Nautilus Icon not showing window indicators

Runnung Ubuntu 16.04, upgraded from 15.10. I installed Dolphin alongside the existing Nautilus for testing purposes. Ever since, Nautilus is no longer showing open windows in the sidebar. The Files ...
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Nautilus causing constant instant reboots on Ubuntu 16.04

Hoping someone can help me with my problem, it has me climbing the walls at this point. In short, I am getting frequent and consistent hard reboots when reading/writing from any harddrive/SSD or USB ...
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Nautilus navigation bar is cluttered

I very much dislike the feature of Nautilus wherein navigating to a parent folder leaves the subfolder name visible at the top of the window. This is redundant information since the parent folder ...
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File manager stuck in Tree View

Somehow I managed to set my file manager to tree view. Can not find any way of returning it to the default. No tree box to uncheck on any of the preference tabs other than to list all files or just ...
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totem-video-thumbnailer uses almost all CPU power

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, my laptop gets hotter and uses almost all CPU power. How to fix it? Thanks a lot for your answer...
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Can't connect to smb share after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, I can no longer access my networked media tank's smb share. It's an old (2009) Popcorn Hour A-110. When I connect to server smb://192.168.0.5 in nautilus, I get ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Open a file with default application that is not listed in “Open WIth”

I would like to open by default all .txt files with emacs, but when I right-click on the file, and go to properties, and then go to the "Open With" tab, emacs doesn't appear. It is not listed either ...
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How can I automaticly make extra nautilus bookmark names at first logon of someone?

This concerns systems that have mounts to file-shares on servers (sshfs). (The mounts are made at login (via a .desktop file in $HOME/.config/autostart) that starts a script in /etc/sshfs (eg: I use ...
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Missing desktop icons with Nemo on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. On my computer I used to replace Nautilus with Nemo. Since Ubuntu was upgraded, it looks like Nemo is no more able to handle the desktop display. Instead of ...
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How to remove unwanted default bookmarks in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Nautilus has some bookmarks in the left-hand bar by default. I do not store any music or videos on my computer, and would like those book marks to disappear. How can I make this happen? The linked ...
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Nautilus not working since 16.04 install

So after I installed 16.04 Ubuntu update, I tried to open my home folder, but it didn't work. I tried running nautilus in terminal and it thrown this: user@user-desktop:~$ nautilus (nautilus:13623): ...
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preview cdr at filemanager

How can I preview cdr at Thunar/Nautilus? Or maybe in another software? I tried Inkscape file opening dialog - but also no preview. The files can be properly opened at the Inkscape. At aptitude I also ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Turn off new feature that external storage/trash now display number of windows open

One of the new features of 16.04 is that if one opens the trash or an external hard drive, then it has a separate icon in the launcher instead of the usual Nautilus icon. I personally find this very ...
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16.04 - sudo nautilus does not open in unity bar

In Ubuntu 16.04: when I run sudo nautilus from the terminal, a new window pops up but no arrow indicating an opened window appears besides the nautilus icon at the unity panel. When I minimize the ...
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Way to prevent USB icon from showing in launcher — I'll use Nautilus icon

When I attach a USB drive (or any external drive) an icon appears in the Launcher. If I then click that USB icon, Nautilus opens. This is dumb. If all it does is open Nautilus, why do I have to have ...
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How do I stop a file operation in Nautilus without undoing it?

I'm copying a large file through a live CD rescue disk (Bare Metal Backup and Restore). I must shut down the computer, and would like to pause the copy and resume it after reboot. What is the best way ...
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Nautilus (Files) show drives in launcher

How to handle different HD (mounted in folders from the FSTAB) in the same Nautilus? for example, I have mounted my music hd in Music folder, when I click in Music folder another instance of Nautilus ...
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Cannot overwrite files in remote server via SFTP in 16.04

I used to connect to sever via nautilus over SFTP in Ubuntu 14.04. Now I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer. I can create files on remote server, but I cannot overwrite any file. I cannot edit ...
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Scripts (suddenly) not running from Nautilus

I wrote some scripts, set Nautilus to run executable text files without asking, set the files as executable and everything worked as advertised. I double-click my scripts, they open up in ...
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Nautilus looks bad in 16.04

Yesterday I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04. Knowing that the nautilus file browser will looks slightly different, I took screenshots before and after the upgrade. I did not think it would look ...
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Arc Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 looks weird

I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: ...
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Nautilus gives Gtk Warning when started

When I run nautilus this warning is generated. I installed dropbox from then its started, But then I uninstalled dropbox reinstalled nautilus reinstalled gnome-session From my terminal: ~ ...
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How to remove Nautilus (Files 3.14.3) sidebar shortcuts in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 I used "sudo gedit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults" to edit out the shortcuts but that doesn't work in 16.04 and the file "~/.config/user-dirs.dirs" does not appear in 16.04. I don't use ...
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How do I upgrade Gnome Files (nautilus) in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I was using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and had upgrade gnome shell via ppa to 3.18. Yesterday I updated my distro to 16.04 and was surprised to find files is now version 3.14! How can I get the latest ...
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Can't copy files/make folders in new Truecrypt volume

I recently purchased a new external harddrive, and created a new partition on it. Then, I created a Truecrypt volume on the partition. However, it seems that the volume was created incorrectly: when ...
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Non-compositing WM - dependancy of Nautilus “desktop management” for gnome-terminal transparency

I am running Trusty Tahr with spectrwm as my window manager. I have enabled the transparent background for gnome-terminal, but the background will only be transparent if I run nautilus first with its ...
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Multiple file selection in list view

I have found that using the shift or Ctrl keys in combination with the mouse does not work for selecting multiple files in Nautilus list view on 14.04. I have seen numerous posts stating that this ...
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Moving large amount of files (~ 100 000)

I work with folders that contain a lot of files, like 100 000 or even 1 000 000 files per folder. When I try to move the content of a folder into another, my computer always gets stuck. Even when the ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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Why is .profile is not sourced when choosing “Open in Terminal” in context menu?

I have already changed the default profile of the terminal emulator to "Run command as login shell", but that only enabled the sourcing of .profile when I open Terminal via ctrl-alt-T. What am I ...
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Where are Nautilus settings stored?

I would like to know where on the file system Nautilus settings are stored.
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How to write a script to open current path from nautilus in guake

I use Guake with tmux as my preferred terminal on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I would like to be able to run a script from nautilus that does the following actions: Ctrl + L, Ctrl + C, F12, cd Ctrl + Shift + V ...
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How to move file into trash from a mounted diretory with symlink?

I have a filesystem mounted under my home dir. For example, /home/user/mount/. I have a directory /home/user/mount/Downloads. And I have created a soft link to it with /home/user/Downloads. When I ...
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Show partition in under “Devices” in Nautilus

I have an external USB stick and HDD that used to be listed under "Devices" in Nautilus and I was able to mount/unmount them by clicking on them. For some reason, they aren't listed any more... The ...
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Opening files without or unknown extensions from a remote server

When I try to open files without or unknown extensions, for example .bashrc from a remote server (via sftp), I get this dialog: I would like to be able to select my text editor in the context menu ...
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Facing issue with Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, and today I install Tomcat for hobby project, spend some time opening nautilus for a short period of time. After then rebooted the system and now I just see ...
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Nautilus does not save list display setting

After the Thunar file manager crashed numerous times on me while renaming files, I swtiched my standard file manager to Nautilus in the settings. Unfortunately, Nautilus does not save the view when I ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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Nautilus custom folder icons in /home disappeared and i cant change them anymore

Recently my customized icons inside my /home disappeared after an upgrade. For example i had a customized icon for the folder /home/USER/Downloads. Last time i added these custom icon by right ...