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 do I cd into a webdav share (so that I can ls)

Objective is to generate a text file listing all folders/subfolders/files in a directory on a network share (a website I manage). I've successfully connected to the server using nautilus (using path ...
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How can I make File Manager's Unity icon open the already opened window?

The below animation demonstrates the problem. Clicking File Manager's Unity icon opens a new window instead of the already opened window. This is different with any other application where clicking ...
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File manager with two panel synchronized directory browsing

Is there any tool (similar to vifm, mc) which allows two panel synchronized directory browsing? eg. I have two directories opened in both panels: /home/user/website1/ and /home/user/website2/ and ...
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Why doesn't my files bookmark work until I manually access the drive?

I have a new partition, and I can access it, I have my data on it, it shows up under other devices in gnome files. I made a bookmark to a folder on the drive in files and thought everything was ok, ...
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mkv picture attachment and thumbnails

Question How do I get nautilus to use the attached picture to my MKV file when available? I have ffmpeg and ffmpegthumbnailer installed so I get thumbnails for my videos but those aren't as fancy as ...
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Where is location of users via Nautilus [closed]

When I browse files, I like to use Nautilus...especially when in root. Where do I locate the users of the computer via Nautilus?
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Set Nautilus (Files) to have list view as default in specific directories (folders) [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 15.04 64bit with Nautilus 3.14.2 I currently have the icon view set as default, and find it preferable to list view for the most part. However, in folders such as Downloads, I prefer to ...
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How can I prevent Chrome from crashing when attaching files? [on hold]

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that Chrome will crash instantly upon trying open a file manager. Dragging a file from a nautilus window into a website expecting an attachment works fine ...
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Downloading files from Google Chrome

I am running Google Chrome 48.0.2564.97 (64 bit) on a brand new Ubuntu 15.10. When I try to download a file I am presented with a Nautilus dialog asking me where to store the file. When I try to ...
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Nautilus scripts not showing up (although on the right folder and executable)

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and I'm setting everything up. I wanted to add a couple of scripts to the right click menu. Putted them on ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts . Made them executable. ...
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Where my file disappeared?

I was trying to download 1.1 GB file from MEGA cloud storage. In the beginning, I didn't get a "Save As" nautilus window as usual. Though the file was actually downloading to my system. Then I got a ...
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How can I gain access permissions as a user to a USB stick formatted with the “Format Volume” dialog?

I used the Format Volume dialog to format a USB stick. However, if I then insert the formatted stick, I have no permissions to access it as normal user. Is this behaviour intentional? Format Volume ...
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Nautilus crashes when using “New folder with selection” since 15.10 update

Since I updated my 15.04 to 15.10 my Nautilus keeps crashing, when I use "New folder with selection" with more than about five files (don't know the exact number but it's less than 10). When I start ...
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Gnome 3 screwed up Unity, especially Nautilus

I wanted to try gnome 3 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (which had unity). I installed gnome 3 alongside unity; tried it; didn't like it. So, I uninstalled gnome 3 environment. But now my unity is not working ...
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Bluefish & Nautilus: open files in same window

I open Bluefish from the dash. When I then open files from Nautilus in Bluefish, Bluefish always opens the files in a new window. Next file I open from Nautilus will be opened in the same new window. ...
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Nautilus 3.18.2 and Google Drive

I am currently running Nautilus 3.18.2 and one of the announced features was that there will be Google Drive support after Online Accounts have been properly set up. So after adding in my Google ...
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Changed icon is only static when switching file views

I got a question about changing icons in my home folder. Say I have a new folder called Resources and I want to assign one of the matching folder icons available in /usr/share/icons/Adwaita. I have ...
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Desktop icons outside the monitor on second monitor (smaller one)

I have a 24" and a 27" monitor connected to my notebook and arranged as you can see in the Display Settings window below. So the right (blue) monitor is higher than the left (green) one. My problem ...
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image sizes width and height in file explorer - how to view

I have a bunch of different sized images in a folder. I would like to sort the images by widthXheight and then copy some to another folder using a file explorer. (In this case i want to move all my ...
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why are jpeg previews included with each photo in the directory?

i have uploaded a bunch of RAW photos on my ubuntu device from an SD card, and what i am finding is that in each directory where my photos are stored, there is also a jpeg preview right next to it. ...
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How to start nautilus maximized from command line?

I can easily start Nautilus on a particular directory from command line: nautilus /home/nico/Documents But I want that Nautilus window to be maximized. How to write the command line? nautilus does ...
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Cannot browse network while in VNC

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I installed desktop with minimum recommended software. I've also installed VNCServer which works fine. When I physically log on I can use the "Browse Network" in ...
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Switch default file manager system wide on kubuntu

I have installed the 14.04 version of ubuntu-server, and installed the kubuntu-desktop package overtop of it, for the purposes of using a remote desktop client. I would like to change the default file ...
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Sorry, Ubuntu 14.04 experienced an internal error

I am experiencing the following error - nautilus crashed with SIGSEGV
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Bring BackSpace back to nautilus (3.18+) once and for all!

With regards to this question, the solution provide to get backspace for going back in nautilus does not function any longer. I would like to know if there is a functioning workaround for nautilus ...
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Change translation in Nautilus

I would like ask you, where can I rewrite one translation in context menu of Nautilus, because in my language it is not correct translated. Thank you
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how to fix Unable to open MTP device '[usb:004,010]' in ubuntu 1V

I connected my Lumia 640 mobile to Ubuntu and when I tried to open it shows this error:
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Preview ascii files in file explorer (eg nautilus) like in windows 8 under Ubuntu?

Is there a filebrowser that features a preview pane to preview Ascii files and images? Can I do that with nautilus? I'm looking for something similar to the Windows 8 file explorer. There you can ...
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Ubuntu : Disable access to file-manager, keyboard,mouse(Touch screen available) for guest account

I am looking to configure Ubuntu(Any version, new installation) for presentation in which I would like to do the following things : Automatic guest-login at startup. Completely disable ...
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Nautilus: Visited directory via symlink, now I can't go one level up in the target directory hierarchy

I created a shortcut via "make link" option. When I enter to this shortcut's folder I can't see any folders above it so I can't easily navigate to them. Is there a way to go one folder up in the GUI? ...
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Nautilus: change “paste” to auto-check copied file against original

Is it somehow possible (maybe with nautilus actions?) to change the behaviour of the "paste" functionality or to add a new paste functionality that does the following: paste as normal do a diff of ...
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Set nautilus to manage only desktop

I replaced nautilus with nemo file manager, because i like it much more, but nemo cant handle wallpapers in desktop. How can i set nautilus to manage desktop only? I dont want to have nautilus "files" ...
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Set wallpaper in nemo file manager

I replaced nautilus with nemo file manager, i like nemo much more, but i dont know how to set wallpaper in nemo. If i go to images and right click on image, then select "Set as wallpaper" nothing ...
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When I open a device in the launcher it opens with DUA, not Nauilus

So i'm having an issue. Know how whenever you mount a device in Ubuntu, it get's pinned to the launcher? Well when I click on it's icon, it opens with Disk Usage Analyzer, not Nautilus as expected. ...
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File Manager Type Classification - Document (pdf/docx)

I have a folder with pdf, doc and docx files, I would like to sort them using the default File manager, displaying pdfs and word docs separately. Unfortunately in the 'Type' column, they are all ...
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Nautilus stuck in fullscreen

Today my nautilus started beeing stuck in fullscreen. Upon opening nautilus you will get the a full screen nautilus. F11 does not do anything and in the nautilus options is nothing to disable ...
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File manager does not always list alphabetically

Nautilus file manager on Ubuntu 14.04 does not always list document folders in alphabetical order. When I access my documents normally via the file manager, all folders and sub folders are shown in ...
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Bug in unity : restore minimised window of nautilus

Initially a mounted drive is opened on nautilus. Now its minimised to the home folder icon in unity desktop. When I try to click it to open that nautilus (that is minimised), it opens a new Home ...
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How to stop Ubuntu 14.04 from changing timestamp on cut and paste? [duplicate]

When I 'Move' pictures from my camera or phone into Ubuntu using 'Files V3.10.1', the timestamp in the 'Modified' column changes to the day I move the files. Obviously I did not 'modify' the file, I ...
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Let Nautilus Display the Desktop, again

I used the most-upvoted answer of How to completely integrate Nemo with Ubuntu? to let Nemo display my desktop when I wanted to switch to Nemo. But I changed my mind. Now that Nemo is uninstalled, my ...
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How to open files with single-click in nautilus 3.14.2 [duplicate]

Since there is no longer any such thing as file > preferences in nautilus or any such thing as a nautilus menu, how does one select single-click to open files instead of the default double-click?
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Samba configuration file location

I have setup samba share in Ubuntu 14.04, by using the Local Network Share option in nautilus and I am able to successfully access the shared folder from other computers in my home. What I can't ...
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ubuntu 15.10 freezes when copying files to shared drive

Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When moving or copying files to either a USB Pen Drive or a Network Share Drive Nautilus (Files) hangs. The copying/moving process starts but then freezes. I know Ubuntu cannot ...
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Nautilus (Files) 3.18.2 show other partitions as other locations, not under home directory listings

In order to be able to install evolution 3.18.2 to Ubuntu 15.10, I had to add the gnome3-team ppa and the gnome3-team staging ppa. As a result, Nautilus (Files) is version 3.18.2. This is a problem ...
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how to have thumbnail for image/video in dash and nautilus?

I'm running ubuntu 15.10. For some videos on my external drive, I have thumbnails in Nautilus. I have try to empty cache and change settings in nautilus Edit/preference/preview, but I still don't ...
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Mark mount as network mount (or disable nautilus thumbnails on certain mounts)

By default nautilus only generates thumbnails for local mounts, so it skips network drives. Unfortunately, certain fuse and unionfs mounts are not recognised as being network drives, so it thinks it ...
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14.04: Copy dialog disappears in the middle of the transfer, and there's no way to get it back. (Unity/Nautilus)

Running into this extremely annoying issue. I start a file transfer, and continue doing something else. When I go to check on it, the file copy dialog is no longer open. I can't alt-tab to it, and it ...
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Gnome 3 Reconfigured Nautilus! How Do I Get It Back to Normal?

I just tried Gnome 3, but didn't like it at all. So I removed/purged it, rebooted, and discovered that my Nautilus looks different now & lacks a menu. I couldn't even find a way to bring it back ...
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Show full-path for links [duplicate]

The real path for the folder TEMP DESK is: /home/username/Desktop/Dropbox/mystuff/TEMP DESK But when I click on the link that I created for it, it shows: /home/username/Desktop/Link to ...
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Connect to server using Nautilus and navigate to root catalog

I connect to server using Nautilus via SFTP. It opens home directory and not allows to go very root catalog. If I do the same connection using FAR commander from windows I also moved top home ...