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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
2
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1answer
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where is recent directory

I suddenly open recent directory. I press Ctrl+L to see, what is its path directory. and I saw recent:/// is that a path? So where is recent directory? Update: or better to say: In terminal if I ...
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cannot access/delete folder in Rubbish Bin containing hundred of thousand of corrupted files on 14.04

yesterday I discovered a folder in the Trash Bin named FdtN0bhKRX containing more than 700,000 corrupted files. I know the approximate number because I tried to move the folder to a USB key, and when ...
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0answers
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make parent directories as needed in Nautilus

A standard context menu item of Nautilus is "New Folder", which can be used to create a new directory in the directory focussed. An option of the command mkdir is -p, which can be used to "make parent ...
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6answers
73 views

How to move a visible file to a hidden folder?

I've only been using Ubuntu for two weeks and have been able to find answers to any problem I had, however this one defies my searches. I want to move a visible programme file (wallch) to a hidden ...
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1answer
65 views

How to access root folder?

I just did a data recovery of a very important file, and it is saved in root folder automatically, and I can't access root folder even from gksu nautilus it gives this dialog: You do not have ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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Find and Delete Empty Directories [duplicate]

How to Find Folders (Directories) That are empty (Not Containing Any Files) and Delete Them By Using Terminal Command or Another Method. Filtration (Finding Directories or Files) Less than 'N' bytes ...
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1answer
39 views

Conduit Synchronizer Don't delete empty folder

I am using conduit sync tool for updating data from source(folder in local drive) to destination(folder in pen drive) But when any subfolder deleted from source, Conduit Only Removes all files from ...
4
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1answer
571 views

Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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0answers
152 views

FIXED Nautilus (13.10, cairo dock) crashes when I try to open “Pictures” (external disk) or Downloads or some folders that contain media

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 with Cairo Dock for, maybe 2 or 3 months. I regularly upgrade ubuntu, but for the last couple of weeks I've had this problem: from time to time, Nautilus (which I ...
3
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1answer
142 views

Is there a way to know the creation date of a folder?

I can't find the creation date in the properties. Is there a way to know? I tried arranging the files by modification as to know which were created first but I don't know if it is in ascending or ...
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0answers
44 views

Nautilus never stops counting the size of multiple folders at the same time

I have installed 13.10 and everything seems to work fine. However when I try to measure the size of multiple files at the same time the size section does not stop rising. After a while (not the real ...
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2answers
87 views

How to remove “number of items” listed at the end of every folder name?

How to get rid of the "number of items" displayed/listed at the end of every folder name?
0
votes
1answer
204 views

Applications Folder

I moved my applications folder into the Home folder without thinking and now I am unable to move them back into the usr folder. I want to move the applications folder back to where it was. How would ...
1
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1answer
147 views

I cannot delete a folder in a USB drive

I've removed the USB key while the system was saying something like finishing writing, DO NOT REMOVE USB stick but I wasn’t looking at the screen so couldn't catch the on-screen warning. Now I have ...
0
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1answer
53 views

nautilus: no modification, access dates for folder

when looking folder properties I dont see properties like Modification date or accessed date. screenshot (folder properties on right) I am on ubuntu 12.04
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0answers
33 views

Ubuntu jumps folders when saving files

Whenever I want to save a file in a directory that has 1 sub folder, Ubuntu has this REALLY annoying habit of jumping into that folder when I click save and I specifically ask it to save in the first ...
2
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2answers
483 views

Open file or folder location directly when searching for it - Nautilus [duplicate]

I currently use nautilus as my default file manager. When I search for some file or folder, I also need to switch to the directory that contains the particular file or folder. It feels tedious to go ...
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5answers
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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the “Places” menu of Ubuntu 13.04 “Files” application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
5
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2answers
249 views

How do I prevent directories mounted with 'bind' from appearing on 'Devices' on nautilus?

I have these lines in the fstab # binds /media/DataNtfs/Music /home/can/Music none rw,bind /media/DataNtfs/Pictures /home/can/Pictures none ...
2
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2answers
182 views

How can I restore template functionality after having deleted the Templates folder in 12.10?

As many I deleted the Templates on a fresh install. I followed the instructions in the accepted answer of What is the templates folder in the home dir for? I am running 12.10 and the proposed solution ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Nautilus - show folder size in List view?

In the List view in Nautilus, I can see datestamp, name, etc - but it would be great to add one more extra tab and make the size of everything contained in a folder visible at a glance as well. Is ...
2
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2answers
792 views

Nautilus tags/labels/marks/columns for folders/files

Is there any way how to mark folders or files with tags(or labels, new columns or whatever) in Nautilus? It would be nice to sort marked folders or files through this tags. Especially my first idea ...
7
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1answer
2k views

Go to the parent directory in Files/Nautilus Ubuntu 12.10

In Ubuntu 12.10 (Gnome3) they've removed the "go to parent directory" using Backspace. I was very used to it... I've seen in source code comments that they've removed this support and there are at ...
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1answer
248 views

How do I get my folders back on my desktop?

Using the 12.04 version. This morning the Update Manager popped up, I clicked it and it said some items will be un-installed and some will be upgraded and new ones will be installed. I did it and ...
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1answer
466 views

creating a keyboard shortcut to open a specific folder/directory

I have dropbox installed. So I would like to create a keyboard shortcut to open my dropbox directory in nautilus ? what is the command that I have to put in the 'command' field ? Thanks
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5answers
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How can I add a bookmark in my nautilus folder explorer

In Ubuntu 11 I just dragged the folder there. This seems to be not possible on my new Samsung ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04 I've tried Ctrl+D and using the top menu but nothing happens and no error ...
3
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1answer
647 views

Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut ...
5
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3answers
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
5
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2answers
2k views

How to hide files and folders in Nautilus?

I want to hide, most of the folders in root (/) using Nautilus. Probably the only folders in / I want shown are /home and /tmp. In addition to hiding folders, I also want to hide two files: ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Trash folder not showing files

how the topic says I can't view my Trash folder in nautilus. I have read all tips here for the same bug but any answer was effective for solving my problem. This issue persist since upgrade to ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click?

How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click when browsing folders? This would be similar to how windows works. Right now, my Nautilus opens a new window of nautilus if i double click a ...
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1answer
261 views

Nautilus scripts in top level of contextual menu

Is it possible to have Nautilus scripts appear in the top level of Nautilus' contextual menu, rather than in a Scripts folder?
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2answers
705 views

Nautilus doesn't display contents of the home folder when launched as root

It shows the desktop symbol but it doesn't show the files on my desktop neither. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME shell.
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2answers
199 views

How can I view the number of files in each folder in Ubuntu one folder?

I think, it would be nice, to see the number of files in each folder, to know if the synchronization of Ubuntu one is finished or not.
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1answer
1k views

How can I change the icons of many folders?

I have a collection of films on my computer and every film is stored in its own folder with image of its cover. What I would like to do is to change icon of each folder to icon of film's cover. Is ...
1
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1answer
288 views

Directory bookmarks for open/save files in Matlab

I have Matlab 7.11.0 (R2010b) under my Ubuntu 10.10. Every time I need to save a new file edited in its editor, Matlab starts from my $home address, so I have to manually go directory by directory ...
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2answers
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Create a link to a folder on the left panel of Nautilus file manager?

I would like to create a link to some new folder that I have in my home. The left panel shows docs, images downloads etc. But I would like to add my other folders that I created myself like university ...
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2answers
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How can I assign custom icons to folders?

How do I assign custom icons to folders, as well as the default folders Desktop, Downloads, Music, etc.? I know that one way is to assign the properties of folders, but I want to assign icons in the ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Sort files on the filesystem

My MP3 player plays files in the order they have been placed onto the filesystem. Now it seems to Nautilus copies files in some random order, so when listening to an audio book or something I get all ...
14
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3answers
636 views

how do I make nautilus to automatically suggest the folder 'Documents' for pdf files?

In Ubuntu 11.10, how can I set up nautilus so that when I select "Save as..." on Evince or some other PDF viewer, for a PDF I downloaded with the browser, it automatically suggests the folder ...
3
votes
2answers
123 views

Downloads from Chrome or any shortcut from Places menu opens with Evince

When I try to open a file that has been downloaded from Chrome, or any folder in the menu bar "Places", evince opens with an error. The error does not occur when I open a file with a particular ...
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1answer
276 views

Is is possible to change the icon of a particular folder?

Is is possible to change the icon of a particular folder (like in MS windows XP, etc), so that it is easily identifiable and strikingly visible. please advise me.
5
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5answers
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Nautilus crashes when accessing some folders

Since the past few days, Nautilus has started crashing whenever I access one of the Documents, video, pictures, download folder. It does not happen when I access the home folder and other mounted ...
2
votes
1answer
296 views

How to close multiple nautilus folders that are opening automatically after login?

Every time after I login into Ubuntu 5 folders from the same path (/usr/share/applications) are opening automatically I searched in Nautilus Help and I couldn’t find anything related to my issue. ...
5
votes
1answer
725 views

Opening images sorted by modification date/size/type/etc

Suppose I have a folder with pictures in them. If I sort them by name once I open one with Image Viewer and navigate to the others the order is respected. But if I sort my files by modification date, ...
2
votes
1answer
961 views

How to auto-expand ALL sub-directory levels in Nautilus tree view, via the keyboard?

In Nautilus tree-view, pressing * (asterisk) expands the selected directory structure by ONE level. Pressing * again will expand the structure by one more level. ...etc, etc, untl all levels are ...