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 find files with idone not referenced by any directory

Okay, some time ago I found what seems to be a bug in nautilus. /tmp$ mkdir test/ /tmp$ mkdir test2/ /tmp$ echo "very important stuff" > test/important-file.txt /tmp$ cd .. /tmp$ ln -s /tmp/test/ ...
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Nautilus opens and immediately closes, no desktop icons and no right click

Nautilus opens only for a few seconds both from the launch bar and the terminal, all the desktop icons have disappeared and there is no right click on the desktop. In the terminal when I type nautilus ...
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How to remove underline in Files list view?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and I've just installed Gnome 3.16. So far it's okay, except one thing: Is there a way to remove this dotted underlining? It appears only in list view. I've tried to dig ...
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folder content doesn't get refreshed automatically in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and when I'm doing experiments which creates new files inside a particular folder X. But I can't see these new files inside X without refreshing X. I have increased the count ...
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Get rsync to retry failed copied files from nautilus

I'm copying quite a few files. I was able to successfully copy >99% of them But unfortunately, some failed - from memory the error was something like; unable to copy file x, timed out, do you want to ...
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Normal Shift key behaviour in nautilus (Ubuntu 14.04, Unity)

In 12.04, in nautilus, I used to be able, while renaming files, to type things that use the shift key, for example, FOLDER_NAME (to type capital letters or underscores you usually press shift). In ...
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Nautilus file notes (user metadata) workaround: how to display note in popup?

This post gives a python program for adding and viewing notes on files under Nautilus: File notes tab gone in Nautilus 3.2.1 It works! I want more.... The annotated file does not have any ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Need a way to recover from a system freeze I encounter often (deleting folders)

Quick bit of context: This is a machine I use at work, and I have to use 12.04 LTS. I know it's old at this point, but I can't go to a newer version. I don't know much about the inner workings of ...
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Crashes -Ubuntu 15

I recently installed two video cards, 2X(NVIDIA GT730 2GB). I have installed the driver from the main Nvidia website and the driver works well. But, when I try to drag a file, nautilus crashes and ...
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Right Click on Nautilus, Title Bar does not always display a dark menu

When I right click on the title bar of any program, the menu displayed is sometimes dark and sometimes white. The selected theme is Ambience. I did not face this problem until I installed Unity Tweak ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to respect no read, write, or execute permissions for others set by chmod and Nautilus

I do not want to give 'others' read, write, or execute permissions in certain directories or folders. i.e. /home/me/test I am running 14.04.3 desktop. I have navigated to the folder, selected the ...
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Problems after removing gnome-shell package

I recently installed the gnome-shell package to try out gnome desktop, didn't like it so much so I removed it and returned to unity. I'm trying to fix a few things that seem to have been messed up by ...
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Firefox does not open dolphin for inode/directory in kubuntu 15.04

this question has been asked multiple times like 1 and 2, but their solutions won't work anymore. Probably because of Plasma 5 and the new firefox versions. So I am using Kubuntu 15.04, Firefox 40.0 ...
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How to fix Nautilus-Extension\Nautilus?

I've installed Nautilus-Extension. But It seems some problem with Nautilus and Nautilus-Extension. So,I've troubleshooted as per this but still I can't. I'm getting like this ! I have opened ...
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How to make the application taskbar icon identical to the application file icon?

I would like to associate a custom icon with our (Qt) application. We ship the application as stand-alone: that is to say all non-system libraries are part of the software package. We need to set ...
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Bash script doesn't run from nautilus, but does run from terminal

Before I add more detail to my question, I have to say something very important: Yes my script has "Allow executing file as program" turned on The question itself: For programming reasons (shared ...
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Nautilus-Open-Terminal tries to open ZSH instead of bash

I recently tried zsh as a shell but didn't like it much. Then removed it and I still continue to use bash. When I was using bash, I had this cool script 'nautilus-open-terminal' which lets you open a ...
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Sublime Text Won't Open Remote Via Caja (nautilus)

On my home machine (Ubuntu Mate 15.04) I use and Sublime Text (3) to edit remote files on my server via the sftp connection created in Caja (Nautilus). I'm traveling and on the laptop, it has the ...
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Nautilus launcher icon no longer contains Places and Bookmarks on right-click (14.04.02)

I had nautilus crash (apport caught it, so I guess I can still locate the logs if it might help) the other day, and afterwards the icon on the side launcher opened a new 'identical' nautilus icon ...
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Update nautilus only? [duplicate]

Can I update only Nautilus in my Ubuntu 14.04? It is really buggy and I've seen that there has been some fixes released to these bugs (eg the copy/paste bug). I'm really reluctant towards doing ...
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(nautilus:13581): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Just installed gksu to use gksu nautilus. When running this command the output after entering password is (nautilus:13581): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: Not sure what caused this but i ...
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What is sudo nautilus ? What does it do ? When do i use it?

Newbie here. I had to install adobe flash plugin and add it to firefox. I followed instructions of a youtube video and did that successfully. In one of the step it asked me to enter the command: ...
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How to make Nautilus icons in Gnome 3.16 less fat?

Since I upgraded from Gnome 3.14 to Gnome 3.16, I have noticed that my icons in Nautilus have started eating a lot more than they used to, and have got really fat, is there any way now to decrease ...
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Nautilus shows an icon for “List View” and a different one for “Icon View”

I have UbuntuGNOME 14.04 (which comes with Nautilus 3.10.1). And I've installed the Numix-Circle icon theme too. Whenever I open a folder with Java files (text/x-java), on "List View" mode, Nautilus ...
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How to enable file creation from nautilus right-click menu on Gnome?

I have got Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, and I have noticed that unlike with Unity, Nautilus does not have the option to create different files with a right-click, just the ...
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mount encrypted disk with right permissions

I encrypted an external drive on my desktop computer, and I can conveniently mount/unmount it from Nautilus just entering the password. The problem is that when I mount it on my notebook (from ...
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How to show the path in the title bar of Files (Nautilus)

Scenario: I have several Files windows open. One's open to /home/me/workspace/abc, one's open to /opt/Tomcat/webapps/abc, and one's open to /etc/abc. I want to work in the /opt/Tomcat/webapps/abc ...
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Nautilus: Multiple Selected Audio/Video files length

I would like to know how I can know the total length of the selected audio/video files in Nautilus, if it's possible. I use ubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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Unmet dependencies while adding right click “nautilus-refresh” in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I am trying to add "Refresh" button on right click by using command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nae-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-refresh But I ...
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Navigating in the Nautilus 3.10.1 side pane using the keyboard

I would like to be able to navigate the main file manager window as well as the Nautilus (3.10.1) side pane using just the keyboard (arrow keys etc.). How do I switch between being able to navigate ...
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Is there a way to change a 'searching box' to an 'executing box'?

When you start typing in Gnome desktop environment a little search-box pop out one the bottom right of the screen ( Im guessing it's a nautilus feature). I could really use an quick execution-box ...
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Can't browse network from Nautilus

It's Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Long story short i uninstalled a lot of software by mistake. Among others i uninstalled unity, samba...even nautilus, then switched to tty1 and installed all that i could think ...
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Is there any tool for creating custom right-click-menu entries, that run Python scripts?

I would like to be able to go anywhere (google chrome, sublime text editor, etc), then highlight + right click on some text, then click a custom right-click-menu button which will run a python script ...
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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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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 ...