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 get a folder size in nautilus to include hidden files (dotfiles)?

In Ubuntu (14.04) in the nautilus window (the file explorer) I can right-click on a folder and select Properties to see its size. However, this size does not include hidden files. (dotfiles) Is ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “HDD”

So I was recently doing an Arch install and ended up formatting my HDD in the process with fdisk. I gave up on Arch and reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. Now whenever I try and open my HDD in Nautilus I get ...
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Nautilus Can't See Samba Shares

I have a Samba share set up on a Raspberry Pi that I connect to from my Ubuntu 16.04 PC. When I first set it up, Nautilus would discover it just fine in the Network section. For a while now, the only ...
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Nautilus: two icons

When I add Nautilus to my favorites in GNOME Shell, it adds 2 icons. If I remove one of them, they both disappear. How can I get only 1 icon like it should? I already tried reinstalling Nautilus to no ...
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Add custom command in the open with dialog? - Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

I am trying to associate .fig files (generated by MATLAB) so that I can open them easily by double clicking them. An easy way of doing that in Ubuntu versions before 16.04 is to use the custom command ...
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How can I connect to a server directly from nautilus location bar?

How can I connect to a server directly from nautilus location bar? In Windows 7, I can just type \\Name-Of-Server I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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is there a different way to mount drives over ssh then when using putty?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that i use as a fileserver and i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop as the only OS. lately i have been having issues where the mounted drive on my server seems to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Nautilus sidebar menu has no keyboard access

I have a clean install of 16.04. 1) I use cursor keys or the mouse to select a device listed in the Nautilus sidebar; 2) I either press the command key or right-click; 3) the pop-up menu appears, ...
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Nautilus-Share-Message: Called “net usershare info” but it failed

When I run Nautilus from command line, it starts successfully but this appears in the terminal: Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: ...
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16.04, nautilus problems and no files on desktop

After last dist-upgrade my unity is work but I can't open folder (or start nautilus by term), and my desktop dosn't contain any file or folder, or accept click on it. This is the error on launch ...
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difference between windows os refresh and ubuntu reload?

I thought that Linux does not have refresh option. but I figured out that a few weeks ago. Ubuntu has a reload option in nautilus explorer. my question is why do we need refresh or reload option. what ...
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Folder shortcut in Ubuntu 15.10 launcher continues to load?

I followed this answer to this question in order to create a folder shortcut in the launcher. It works, but not as I expect it to. When I left-click the newly added folder shortcut in the launcher, ...
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Partition does not show up after editing fstab

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 64bit and wanted to have auto-mount of partitions (NTFS) after boot up. I edited the /etc/fstab file and added the following line of code: UUID=5CB5FBB62D2AA5D5 /partitions ntfs ...
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Adding application to “Open with..” doesnt open the file but only application in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed cavaj decompiler using wine on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and to automatically open .class files with cavaj i added in mimeapps.list this line application/x-java=Cavaj.desktop; and added ...
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How can I get a directory name by a window dialog called in shell script?

I have a shell script and want to get a directory name chosen by a nautilus dialog (or other tool). Ex: #/usr/bin/bash # choosing a path name export my_directory=`pwd` # open a nautilus dialog (1) # ...
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Why is the space between each folder so big in Nautilus?

I want a bigger looking of folders, but the blank space between folders becomes big ,too. Is there any way to fix that? From this: To this:
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Many thumbnails fail to be generated in Nautilus, but OK in Dolphin with ffmpegthumbs

It happens to lots of .wmv extension files, this is how it looks like:
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Ubuntu 16.04 no devices shown in nautilus

Since today all my devices stoped showing in nautilus sidebar. I still can do manual mount, but it's not very convenient. I also reinstalled autofs with sudo apt-get install --reinstall autofs but it ...
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Removal of Macintosh HD

Decided to give dual booting a try (OS X and Ubuntu) however the Macintosh HD icon honestly irritates me. How can I remove this so it does not occur at all (click for larger versions)?
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Finding files on a connected server in a nautilus window so can copy them

i connect to a server and see the files. Its in a smb: and comes up in my home/.gvfs/video files on blah blah. If i do a search it starts at root and seeks all but the files on the network drive. So ...
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Firefox file dialog doesn't see cryptomator volumes (vault)

I have ubuntu 16.04 with firefox (47.0) and cryptomator 1.1.0 applications installed. On my machine has one cryptomator volume (known as vault) mounted and it's not visible to any firefox file ...
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Remove nautilus without breaking gnome Ubuntu 16.04

I read other questions about this topic, but I cannot find a final solution. I always had some nautilus issues (it freezes very often and I cannot rely on it during my work), So I decided to install ...
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.sh script works in Terminal, but not when executed via “Run in Terminal”

I'm getting nuts with this... I want to be able to open the application "Jupyter Notebook" with a one line .sh script (that I have made executable) that simply says: jupyter notebook If I put this ...
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sudo nautilus error in 16.04

I'm trying to set up localhost with these instructions Now at step 11 I'm supposed to open nautilus in terminal but whatever I do it throws some error at me. I tried reinstall and update nautilus ...
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Problem to select multiple non consecutive files only by keyboard in Nutilus. I don't have a file selection

Nautilus Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus list view Ambiance Theme I want to only use the keyboard, not the mouse For example if I am in the Downloads folder, when I hold the Ctrl key and move down or up (...
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Unity, Files/Nautilus doesn't appear on alt+tab switcher

When I press alt+tab to change between windows Files doen't appears, it's really anoying becouse when I try to access the previously oppened Files window I have to minimze everything or open another ...
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How to share Ubuntu 16.04 virtualbox guest folders?

I updated (fresh install) to 16.04 on my Ubuntu Virtual Machine, I am unable to get permission to access my share folder: share folder set to automount in virtualbox. account is a member of "vboxsf"....
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How can I make nautilus like this always?

Here is my nautilus opened with sudo nautilus: Here is my nautilus normally opened: I want to make nautilus always like sudo nautilus. How can I do it? Thanks!
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Does Nautilus exclude any items from its search results?

When I searched for a file called 60-evdev.hwdb using Nautilus for instance, although it took about half an hour, in the end it returned to say that it couldn't find such a file on my machine. ...
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Disable external hard disk auto-open/autoplay at every startup!

I've already run this: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false and uncheck automount & automount-open in dconf-editor but problem remain. Edit: I run Ubuntu-Mate 16....
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How can you add something in the right click menu in nautilus so that it copies to a certain directory?

I'm trying to add a menu entry onto the right-click menu of nautilus so that it copies selected files from their current directory to another. Essentially I want it to run a program / command that is ...
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Nautilus script or action to install selected debs

When multiple need to be installed, a such option will be very useful. What command should be put into a script in .local/share/nautilus/scripts? Or in Nautilus-Actions Configurations Tool?
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Why this behavior with Nautilus Launcher in 14.04?

Silly and inconsequential, but ... I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. When I right click on the file drawer icon for Nautilus on the launcher, I don't get a consistent response. Sometimes, I'll see ...
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How to name a file to be the very first in Nautilus?

New versions of Nautilus are cool, because they skip nonalphanumeric letters at the beginning of any file name and sort files according to the first alphanumeric letter (if any). But how to name a ...
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Browsing computers on windows network

So I was able to see all computers and shared resources clicking on Network in Nautilus, without doing anything basically. Now I only see "windows network" but I get "unable to find location". I'm ...
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Nautilus not launching on Wayland [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I have tried with Wayland session and it is soo cool. I love it because on normal session, I have some screen tearing issue which is not present at all in Wayland. ...
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Can you unmount Drive in Ubuntu's GUI?

I do quality assurance of my fat32 drive based on the answer here. I think gparted is not sufficient here. I cannot find an option by double clicking the drive for unmount. I would like to use GUI ...
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how to make default view in nautilus arrange file by modify date the most recent at the top

I set default view by access date but files always arrange by oldest file open on top not the most recent file that I open that require me to always click again the modified column to make it ...
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Launcher opens NTFS locations under devices instead of Nautilus

On Ubuntu 16.04, is there a way for Launcher to open folders from NTFS partitions (which are auto-mounted) under the icon/instance of Nautilus instead of what it started doing in 16.04, i.e. instead ...
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Nautilus not opening up, showing GLib error

When I launch nautilus from terminal the following error is printed and nautilus doesn't open up. (nautilus:25179): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->...
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Files disappear from Launcher

I tried to solve this 'cause I'm not the only one with this problem, but still I can't get rid of it. The problem is like in this gif: BUT I saw that if I open nautilus using ALT+F2, it doesn't ...
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Mounting error with nautilus only on ubuntu-gnome

I have same problem with mount disk using nautilus Unable to access “expansion” No object for D-Bus interface Log viewer (gnome-logs:32602): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkListBox with a model will ignore sort ...
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Browse Nautilus Bookmarks folder from command line

I share a network folder from Ubuntu machine#1 to Ubuntu machine#2 In machine#2 I can use Nautilus to browse that shared folder in machine#1. I can add that folder to Bookmarks. How should I browse ...
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Remove favorites from nautilus

Right after installing Ubuntu 16.04, I decided to change the OS's language from German to English. After rebooting, Ubuntu asked me if I would like to rename the personal folders and I agreed. ...
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How to Keep Focus of File-Browser when Previewing Thumbnails in Sushi?

A report done here already 2011 in bugzilla.gnome.org but no proposals for improvement. It is possible that this is not a gnome-sushi issue but dependent on the packages on the test environment How ...
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16.04 LTS — comment user-dirs.dirs lines - uncommented again after reboot

in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs, I commented the following lines : XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Téléchargements" XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Modèles" XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/...
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How to make Nautilus list `..` for parent directory in all folders [duplicate]

I've scoured the File Manager Preferences, GSettings and The Internet as best I can, and I cannot find the setting the hides the .. meta folder for parent directory. Even with "Show Hidden Files" ...
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“open in terminal” command in ubuntu 16.04, doesn't open terminal in changed directory

In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS open in terminal command in right click menu always start the terminal with /home/user as working directory. Is there anyway to make it's functionality same as nautilus-open-...
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Adding a Refresh button (Right Click) 15.04 [closed]

Please tell me how to add a refresh button in right click drop down in 15.04 as I have tried nautilus and its showing error messages. Nautilus extra works only for versions less than 14.04. Any ...
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Do these file managers warn you when you try to copy files that there isn't enough space for?

If I try to copy 400 GB of files onto a drive that only has 390 GB of free space, will I be warned at the beginning of the operation? Or will I find out at the very end, when the space has run out? I'...