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 to connect to external network hard drive as a different user?

I can access my external network hard drive with Files in Ubuntu 14.04.2. It is 2 TB WD hard drive and I guess its file system is NTFS and I guess (again) that samba is used here. First time I ...
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Nautilus won't launch in Ubuntu 15.04. What should I do?

Nautilus won't start. When I try to launch it from a terminal, I get the following messages: (nautilus:3344): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion ...
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Missing new file in Ubuntu 15.04

My question is pretty much the same like this one: The New file operation is missing in context menu. How can I fix it? The only difference is that I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. The accepted answer ...
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Disable Text File Preview in Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I find that text files are displayed with a preview in the icons. I do not want to disable preview for all file types because I need thumbnails for images, media and various other ...
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What is the command to open a specific directory in a new tab in nautilus?

I want to make a .desktop file that opens a folder in my default file manager in a new tab. To test if it opened the right location, I tried nautilus ~/*folder*. That opens my file manager, but it ...
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How do I choose 2 files to compare in Meld?

I can drag two files into the Meld GUI. I can also click File comparison (see ), then choose one file, compare that to nothing, then choose the second file. This seems roundabout. I want to compare ...
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“No object for D-Bus interface” when mounting with Nautilus

I have an internal HDD that gives this error when I try to mount either of its two partitions in Nautilus, while my main HDD works fine. When I use Disks to mount it works but unmounting in Nautilus ...
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Nautilus not generating thumbnails for GIF images in Ubuntu 15.04

No matter what I try (changing the preview options, deleting the thumbnail cache, etc.), Nautilus in Ubuntu 15.04 does not generate thumbnails for GIF image files. However, it generates a thumbnail ...
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How to add directory bookmark when the parent directory is not readable?

In file dialogs and file managers, it's possible to add bookmarks representing directories, used similar to other "places". To add a bookmark for a directory, I have to enter the parent directory and ...
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How to change the default of Arrange items in Nautilus

In Nautilus the default sorting is Arrange by Name How to change this default action in Nautilus?!
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Nautilus GFVS bookmarks disappearing in Save As

I have bookmarked a number of local network folders for easy access within Nautilus. When I try to "Save as" from programs like Thunderbird, or to setup the backup config in filesync, I can't see the ...
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Problems with Dropbox since Ubuntu upgrade 14.10 -> 15.04

I upgraded Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04. I have the problem that Nautilus crashes when I open the Dropbox folder from the icon in the top bar. The icons on the desktop disappear and the launcher just ...
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how to make a nautilus context menu script to play media files in local LCD TV

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit OS and Sony Bravia LCD TV. I want to play media files through LAN. I tried many UPNP servers but none of them provide an easy way to play media files in smart tv. Actually ...
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Remove black line from (15.04 - Vivid) Files/Nautilus sidebar

Is there a way to remove the black line from the sidebar of the latest Ubuntu? It sticks out and always causes me to lose focus when I'm working, because it stands out way too much compared to the ...
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Totem always plays file twice

On Ubuntu 15.04, Totem Package version 3.14.2, whenever I open any media from Nautilus in Totem (aka Videos) it always, without change, plays the same file twice. Example: Click on a .mp4/.mp3 in ...
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Compiz desktop background not shown when Nautilus is running

I'm trying to see the Compiz desktop background, so that every desktop has a different wallpaper , but it only shows up when Nautilus is not running. I tried to set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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Prevent fs (SD card) from getting an item in Unity Launcher

Is there anyway I can prevent the following behavior (running Ubuntu 14.04)? I keep an SD card plugged into my computer, and every time I boot it up or bring it back from suspension, it adds an item ...
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Is there a file manager that opens readme files?

I'm looking for a file manager that shows the content of a readme file when I open a folder, like on github. Is that possible to do? Edit: I know that they are just text files that I can open like ...
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Location of “Connect to Server” mount in a guest session

The question where to find the mount point when connecting to a server through Files has been asked and answered before [1]. However, when logged into a guest session, none of the suggested paths ...
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How do I view File Operations when I have closed Nautilus?

For example, when I am copying a file from my documents folder to an external USB, a small window labelled File Operations appears, showing progress etc. However, when I close Nautilus, it disappears ...
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How to forget sftp password in Nautilus (none in seahorse)

I added the entry sftp://daniel@<somedomain> to my bookmarks in Nautilus. The first time it was accessed it asked for the password but never after that. I cannot remember which option I selected ...
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Permissions for accessing my Macintosh HD

I'm using Ubuntu live running off a USB stick (14.04) to access my Mac OS hard drive to an external hard drive. I can no longer access my Mac OS drive (it freezes on launch) and I need to back up my ...
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Nautilus launcher second instance

A few days ago , there was this update . After applying it nautilus created a new icon in the launcher . It was kind of nice 'coz in the normal icon , if u click to maximize a window, it opens a new ...
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How is mounting samba share in terminal different to mounting in Nautilus?

I have a server operating a samba share that I can happily navigate by browsing the network, finding the server and share. When I open the share I'm asked to log in. I use my username and password and ...
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Nautilus takes an awfully long time to launch for me on 15.04. Does anyone know why?

I'm running 15.04 and have found Nautilus to take about 10 minutes to launch following updates from about two weeks ago. When I look at top it appears that Compiz and Xorg are doing a lot while it is ...
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Run jar from Nautilus - OpenJRE disappeared!

Although I'm frequently using the command line terminal, I find it very irritating when I cannot execute applications from Nautilus. I sometimes write small Swing based Java apps and I've just ...
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“Empy Trash” opens Nautilus (Files) window

When trying to empty the Trash (right-clicking on the Trash icon in the launcher and then selecting "Empty Trash"), a new window of Nautilus opens (working directory ~). Is this a bug? Are there any ...
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How to open in terminal directory in opened in the most current nautilius window?

I am looking for a command that, when called in terminal, will cd to the directory that is open in the most current nautilus widows. On Mac, I use cdf provided with zprezto/oh-my-zsh that wraps OSX ...
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When i empty the trash automatically the files tab opens. How can i stop this?

I press right click on the trash icon on the left corner of my screen and I chose "empty trash..." Then a pop-up appears that says "Empty all items from trash?" and together with that, a window of ...
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Nautilus occasionally stops working

On ubuntu 14.04 LTS, sometimes my computer fails to launch Nautilus. This always happens when I have been working on it for a while (maybe after suspending and waking it again?), never when I just ...
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A file not visible on desktop if one screen is vertically oriented?

I have 2 screen where one is normal horizontal, and the other one is vertical. After I changed that files that I download to desktop are no longer visible. I can see them in Nautilus->Desktop, but ...
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how to preview DDS and WEBP images on nautilus?

I have too many images to search at visually, so I cannot open each one of them individually. What I have to do or install to show DDS images previews on nautilus? I would like to preview webp too ...
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How to connect to network drive when I'm not home

I have bought a 3 TB WD MyCloud network drive and successfully connected to it through Nautilus using Connect to Server and then smb:// followed by the IP address. I then bookmarked the different ...
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Impossible to trash files from a folder which is a symbolic link to a NTFS partition folder

Since a few days and the upgrade of my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot send files to trash anymore from some folders. When deleting from Nautilus, I now get a popup saying: “aaa.png” can't be ...
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Enable text file thumbnails in nautilus

In Ubuntu 15.04 (new installation, no upgrade) I cannot find an option to enable thumbnails for text files. In previous Ubuntu versions the first lines of a text file can be seen. Now in Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Highlighting in weird shapes in nautilus

Is there a way (in nautilus) to highlight files in such a way wherein I can highlight a file and then highlight another file on the other side of the window without highlighting anything else?
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Make nautilus to adjust icons size

In the following picture, I want nautilus to scale up mp3 icon so that it seems as same size as two other thumbnails. What I've done but seemed with no luck: Manipulating ...
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Video is auto rotated in Nautilus (Gnome) as a thumbnail and playback

I have searched everywhere for settings/plugins/program etc. to change this behaviour. If a video is filmed in portrait (or believes it is) it is rotated to this perspective both as a thumbnail and ...
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Is Nautilus same as Files on 14.04?

14.04 fully updated on notebook and desktop. But Nautilus on notebook and Files on desktop. Why and can I install same on both? Unity on both. Files on desktop does not show free space as Nautilus ...
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Nautilus no menu bar above Ubuntu 15.04

Hello my nautilus is missing the edit and go to options above in the toolbar when I hover the mouse above it. This happend since Ubuntu 15.04
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can't move files to trash without any permission issues

This is not like one of the cases addressed before - I've checked them all. I've suddenly begun getting that message "... can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" this ...
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Files: One icon is large

Besides Files in Ubuntu 15.04 has become uglier (siderbar with black line as seperator between different categories), I noticed an error while displaying my files. One icon is very large, while others ...
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Key “enable-interactive-search” not found

Nautilus doesn't open. Here is terminal output: ** (nautilus:7905): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not ...
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Running Shell Script on Double Click

Okay, I have opened nautilus and edited preferences to ask when I double click an .sh script to run in Terminal. Well, I don't want to use a .desktop file; I want to just simply double click on the ...
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Dropbox for extra user not working

When I've added a new Standard user to up-to-date Trusty 64 bit, login to that user, and invoke Dropbox (from the Dash): the Dropbox wizard says that I'm using old version & should upgrade to new ...
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'show desktop' crashes if nautilus is running on Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, kernel 3.19.3-031903-generic, nautilus version 3.12.2 My problem is that whenever I press Super+D keys or even Ctrl+Super+D to hide everything and go to desktop, my system ...
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Marking/Tagging a file in Nemo/Nautilus

I'd love a feature in which I can simply mark/tag a file 'Done'(or similar) whenever I'm done with it. If I have a folder full of 200+ files which I need to go through (videos or music), then it would ...
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nautilus --geometry=?

Trying to open nautilus in a fixed position from a script, but it looks like there is a bug with the "--geometry" option. So my question, does anyone know of another way to force the nautilus window ...
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Ubuntu Natilus desktop window collides with windows applications

I'm encountering strange problem while running some windows programs under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When i have application opened and i try to press some keys the Nautilus search box (i can't inset image to ...
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Distance between folders inside “Icon view” mode (Nautilus)

I'm using two different file managers, and there one annoying thing which I admit in Nautilus. On the picture below you can see how beautiful Thunar show "Icon view" and how it's look in Nautilus on ...