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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gksudo nautilus isn't exiting after closing the window

As for graphical things with high privileges, gksudo and gksu are much more convenient than sudo and su gksudo nautilus But when i use this command and after closing the opened window the terminal ...
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Does Rhythmbox have folder play option?

I can select a folder in nautilus, right-click and choose "Open with VLC..." as well as "Open with Rhythmbox" but while the VLC option plays the files in the folder, Rhythmbox doesn't play the ...
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Slow SFTP Speeds with Raspberry Pi on Local Network

I am using my Ubuntu Desktop (15.04) to connect to my Raspberry Pi 2 on my local network. To access the files, I would like to mount the RPi using Nautilus's "Connect to server" feature. When I use ...
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How do I run Nautilus as administrator, and go to the next command line?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. Here is what happens when I run "nautilus /". The program runs, and the terminal goes to the next command line. Perfect.(http://postimg.org/image/9cpyfjqvp/) But here is what ...
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File icon showing in properties but not in nautilus

http://i.stack.imgur.com/uoNUQ.png As you can see from the image the icon for python files displays fine in the properties window but not in nautilus. Even more, the Perl icon displays fine in ...
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How to undo command sudo nautilus

I have typed sudo nautilus to make some changes , now I want to come out of the command or undo the command to give access back to root.
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Ubuntu 14.04 - issue opening Samba shared locations with Nautilus

As asked I'll try to clarify my issue. I've an Ubuntu 12.04 system (64Bit), on which I've some shared folders. I'll call this SYSTEM A. I'm able to access to these folders from other devices ...
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How to change the address bar back to tabs from input text in nautilus?

After Ctrl+L or click "Enter Location" from the menu, the tab of nautilus becomes input text. But how can I go back to the tabs?
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How to remove “Open in terminal” option in right click

Iv installed Ubuntu-GNOME and immediately after that as an old habit I tried to add "Open in terminal" Option in my right click menu. By using sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal and ...
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Change in nautilus' UI post reboot [closed]

so I had to force shut down my machine recently and post that, nautilus' displays content differently and in a manner inconsistent with Ubuntu 12.04. As it can be seen, the system font and default ...
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nemo doesn't work correctly on ubuntu 15

I installed nemo and use these three command..... gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.nemo.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true xdg-mime ...
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How to stop Album Art files from showing in a folder with songs?

How can I stop showing me those selected file from songs folder?
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Covered in corrupted characters after clean Ubuntu/Firefox reinstall

Latest Update: Firefox 39.0 still causes the two serious problems listed below after a fully clean re-install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Firefox to a reformatted partition, without restoring any ...
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Why udisks is not in the system

In Ubuntu manual regarding AutomaticallyMountPartitions is described that Nautilus is using udisks to mount partitions. But when I type udisks in terminal system tells that I need to install it. So, ...
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My Nautilus does not detect special Home folders

I had linked my /home/user/Desktop with my Desktop inside Windows 8. I also had liked other folders like Music, Videos, Downloads, .... But unexpectedly I ran my windows using fast boot. then my ...
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How to know current file in large Move operation?

I have large move operation running. I am doing it through the GUI. Is there a way to know what's the current file being moved?
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How can I clean up Connect to Server's recent servers?

My Recent Servers list of Nautilus' Connect to Server dialog is cluttered because instead of listing the recent connections, it lists all the connections I've ever made. It is annoying because ...
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Nautilus - Open with Sublime - Open in new window

In Nautilus on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, when I choose "open with" and then select "Sublime", the document will always open in any existing instance you have open. If I use the CLI and call subl ...
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Nautilus - file does not open as admin

I run an ubuntu server and I installed nautilus in gnome to get the possibility to open a textfile as administrator. But when I right-click on the file and select "open as administrator" I get ...
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How to install RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm looking for an SVN GUI that integrates into the file browser (Nautilus or Thunar). So far I've only found RabbitVCS for this, but I'm having trouble installing it. Yes, there are plenty of posts ...
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ipv6 ssh connection with nautilus (rsp. nemo)

I want to establish an ssh connection to a server with an ipv6 adress via nautilus, nemo, or any equivalent gui file browser. the ssh connection via terminal works just fine. However as soon as I ...
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“Super +D” hides copy dialog forever in 15.04

How to show the 'copy progress window' after hiding it in 15.04?. Super +D hides copy dialog forever, selecting "show copy dialog" or Alt+ Tab does not have any effect. The small progress bar is ...
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FTP offline dump

I am having few machines in which internet is not available due to access control protocols. So are there any offline dump setup available for FTP(Nautilus/fire FTP or filezilla);So that i can install ...
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Acessing (via terminal) the cifs mount (mounted via nautilus)

I have managed to mount a Windows Share via the nautilus 'connect to server' interface. Anyhow, when trying to access the mount programmatically - it is not accessible $ ll /run/user/1000/gvfs/ ls: ...
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How can I get ImageJ to open all files in the same session?

When I open more than one image from Nautilus in ImageJ they all open in a new session. If I already have one session running and open a new file in Nautilus ImageJ also creates a new session. How can ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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Directories in /usr/bin/ not openable. The directories seem to be replaced by “link” icons

A link to a screenshot of what the directory looks like when opened in nautilius : I even tried using the terminal to access these directories but to no avail. Output of ls -l -rwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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Connect to sftp server when running thunar as root

I would like to open a file browser such as thunar or nautilus as root and connect to a sftp server. However when I try this with thunar it will just show the red X bubble icon for any sftp address I ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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Applications are hiding in x-nautilus-desktop after they minimized

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 in default mode I think it's x-nautilus-desktop. There are no icons only command prompt is coming after i pressed Ctrl + Alt + T. Everything is okay but when I minimized any ...
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File Manager Hang on Ubuntu 10.04

When I try to open a folder, it will display "Opening [folder]..." on the taskbar, but it shortly disappears and nothing happens. When I log out, something informs me that File Manager is not ...
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Preview of pictures in zip or rar file in Nautilus

Xubuntu is a very nice feature that is a preview (pictures) the zip file in your Thunar file browser. How to do this in Nautius / Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu Flickering windows

I recently installed nautilus 3.1.12 following this website and it have left me flickering windows. All my browser, ide, options are flickering and it seems like the ui is basic one not gnome. How to ...
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Context menu shadow stuck on trash

Occasionally, the context menu gets stuck on trash this has happened ever since 12. Sometimes when I right click on the Trash icon in Nautilus/File Browser, only the shadow appears, and is stuck ...
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How can i connect to a server via SCP in Lubuntu 15?

In windows I can use WinSCP, and it's said in this thread (What is a program similar to WinSCP?) that you can use Nautilus's bulit-in function to do this job. But in Lubuntu there's only this pcmanfm. ...
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Manager Nautilus

The Nautilus manager is good, but I think he needs supplements, despite many extensions. Could have the action open as root it, show how much storage is being used. For this what would be the best ...
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Issues installing dropbox in ubuntu 14.04

I'm absolute beginner in the Ubuntu universe. I come from Win7. I installed Ubuntu yesterday and I need some basic applications like dropbox. In a first instance I installed it from the software ...
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Nautilus shortcut for mounting gdocs?

So I have this: alias gdox='google-drive-ocamlfuse -m ~/Documents/myUserId@GDocs' Is there a way to make a shortcut (or something else) in Nautilus so that I can see the above and access it by ...
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Can't unzip compressed files - Ubuntu 15.04

So, here's what I'm faced with atm: I am unable to unzip any type of compressed files - 7z, tar, bz, zip, rar, etc. I've tried in front-ends (nautilus and PCMan) and terminal (unzip, tar, etc) and ...
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Nautilus - screen tearing after scrolling

When I scroll in Nautilus some entries don't refresh properly. It doesn't matter if I scroll with the scroll wheel on my mouse or with page-up, page-down, home or end keys. It doesn't happen if I ...
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How to get a “refresh” right click action?

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I want a 'refresh' option, like in Windows when you right click on desktop. Can anyone help me to get that option in Ubuntu?
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Change Nautilus file view

In Nautilus you can view files as a list or as a grid. Both options take too much space on the screen and I am wondering if there is an even smaller list view that can be used to list my files without ...
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Nautilus issues

I recently used Nautilus (from /usr/share/applications as a double click on "File") to "make a link" for a desktop icon. This worked fine once I changed the permissions to executable. However when I ...
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Update to Nautilus 3.12.2 to run dropbox

Recently I have been unable do run dropbox on Ubuntu 14.04. A proposed solution is to update to Nautilus Nautilus 3.12.2. I would like to know if it is safe, especially for one like me who does not ...
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Woke uo this morning to find out that nautilus icon are bigger

After an update last night, login to my Laptop and open Nautilus, to find out that all icons are bigger than usual settings. please kindly assist me
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“mount -a” shows errors from past mounts - how can I clear them?

As I Linux newbie, I had multiple false starts getting FSTAB to mount USB drive bulk storage. The current FSTAB now works as intended but the earlier mount point attempts also show in the Nautilus ...
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Symlinks dont work after restarts— then restarting nautilus fixes it

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to folders in a partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Symlink problems with OSX dual-boot

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to files in a shared partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Mount network share by clicking on it in file manager (i.e. Nautilus)

I have a NAS SMB share that I want to mount. It's not always on, and I use the same computer at work so I don't want to mount it automatically. For now I mount and unmount it through terminal, but is ...
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What is gvfsd-metadata?

A little Googling tells me that it often hogs CPU, and writes a lot of (worthless?) data to disc. In my own experience it simply consumes about 15%-20% CPU and offers me no benefits I can see. I've ...