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Inconsistent parent directory of all symlinks

A large portion of my system depends on symbolic links, so this is a very serious problem. I do something like the following cd mkdir test mkdir other cd test ln -s ../other/ # So ~/test contains a ...
3
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1answer
107 views

Why can't I rename a file from 'NAME' to 'name'?

I am unable to rename a file from RELEASE to release which is currently located on my USB flash drive. If I try to rename it through the file manager (Nautilus), it shows the error message as ...
0
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1answer
113 views

Hiding partition in Nautilius

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 and nautilus (File) v 3.8.2 on Dell Inspiron 7535 which had comes with windows 8 pre installed. Dell had already created lots of partitions. I want to make this partitions not ...
4
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2answers
320 views

How to change Nautilus to show “file system” instead of “computer”?

Nautilus use to have the label for the file system in it's tree as "File System". Recently that was changed to now show "Computer" in the tree to open the file system. Regardless of why this change ...
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0answers
21 views

How to fix Incorrect filesystem property information? [duplicate]

My hard drive has four partitions. Windows 80gb Ubuntu Linux 70gb Storage 530gb Recovery 14gb I used Gparted (booted Linux from pen drive) to remove 30 GB from storage and subsequently ...
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5answers
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Integration of a tag based file system approach in Gnome and Nautilus

I am using Gnome 3.8 and Nautilus and I am quite satisfied in principle. Yet I dislike the traditional hierarchical file system approach using paths. It may be me but I often cannot find the files I ...
3
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1answer
924 views

Missing new file in Ubuntu 13.04

The New file operation is missing in Ubuntu 13.04. How can I fix it? I have only "New Folder". How can I add the New File option again?
9
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2answers
1k views

Display folder sizes in file manager

In nautilus (or nemo) file manager, the "Size" column shows the filesize for files and the number of items contained in a folder for subdirectories: Number of items is not that important for me, it ...
2
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1answer
330 views

Very poor file transfer performance

Just recently, my system is really struggling to move large amounts of data (sometimes few big files, sometimes many small ones). The trouble occurs when the files are being moved off of my hardrive ...
6
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1answer
628 views

File operations freeze when putting files larger than 10MB on an SD card [closed]

I have the newest Ubuntu 13 with all updates. When copying files to my 32GB SD card, the file operations freeze just before it finishes. It does not complete. Files greater than 10MB do this. ...
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2answers
605 views

Is there a difference between a symbolic link via terminal or right-click make link?

I'm wondering if there is a difference between going to a terminal and typing ln -s path 'path or just right clicking on something and selecting make link.
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2answers
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How to open Nautilus at current command line directory?

I was wondering if anybody knew a command that would allow me to open a Nautilus (if that's the right name for the Ubuntu 12.04 graphic/window explorer) window from the command line at the current ...
4
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2answers
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Cdrom is mounted, but where?

A Nautilus folder will be opened automatically when inserting a CD in a drive. It is under Devices with name Audiodisk. As long as the files are accessed via Nautilus everything is fine. The problem ...
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2answers
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How to see the size and free disk space on the / filesystem's partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive? In Nautilus, I can easily see the physical size (total capacity, free space, used space) of any mounted disk, ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

How can I change the standard files in nautilus?

I don't like the standard files in Nautilus (the ordering by data types - Images, Music, Videos, Documents etc.), how can I change this or can I change this ordering without getting problems with ...
2
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3answers
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'sudo' not working after changing the permissions of '/usr' directory

Recently I had to change the folder permissions of /usr folder. Now the whole sudo is not working. If I try to update my system using this command: sudo apt-get update I get the following message: ...
14
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4answers
10k views

How to create a bookmark under “computer” in the Sidebar of the nautilus file manager in 12.04?

Somehow, I removed the Downloads bookmark in the Sidebar under "Computer". Is there any way I can make a new one? Possibly with the same icon? I still have my Downloads directory. I just don't have ...
5
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1answer
572 views

Can I undo file operations?

When do you think to add the "undo file operations" like Windows does? If (for a mistake) I move a file I want to CRTL+Z to undo the operation.
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I change how executable files are handled by the file manager?

When I double click on text files, nautilus asks me what I would like to do with them. I find this to be intrusive, as I just want them to open. How can I fix this? Note: This question is a ...
5
votes
1answer
375 views

How can I make nautilus use my installed FUSE file systems automatically?

Is there a way to have Nautilus automatically use my FUSE file systems to (for example) open ISOs as folders, or archives as folders, or what ever other 'locations' FUSE supports?
17
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8answers
27k views

Why do my gvfs mounts not show up under ~/.gvfs or /run/user/<login>/gvfs?

From what I read, when mounting a network share via nautilus or gvfs-mount the mount point should be in ~/.gvfs. This seems not to be the case for me: I tried mounting both an FTP and SMB share via ...
6
votes
3answers
8k views

Change the default Downloads directory

I originally had a Downloads folder, but decided to create a separate partition for it. So I renamed Downloads to Downloads2. I know, I should have just cut and pasted the content, but this seemed ...
2
votes
1answer
844 views

Random files (invalid encoding) appearing in home directory

There are various files with random names This is a recent issue, but I'm not sure how it's happened. The only new install on my system was remmina and I've been playing around a lot with screenlets ...
9
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3answers
1k views

Has anyone managed to configure Nautilus to show EXIF data?

I followed instructions on the Ubuntu Forums to configure Nautilus to display additional information about image files - specifically, the EXIF data: [SOLVED] Adding mp3 info columns (e.g. bitrate, ...
8
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2answers
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Are “file Notes” exclusive to Nautilus; is there a Terminal CLI?

Until today, I've avoided using the file Notes feature in Nautilus (Properties), because of portability problems. ...but they are just so tantalizingly handy! ...Adding notes to a like-named text file ...
3
votes
1answer
549 views

How can I enable double-click execution from flash drives?

Ubuntu 10.10 does not allow double-click execution of files such as binaries or Python scripts if they are on a flash drive, even when the file is marked as executable. I believe it is probably a ...
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3answers
478 views

How can I manage saved complete web pages and their directories (e.g n.html and n_files) in Nautilus

Using an arbitrary web browser, e.g. firefox, you can save a web page (complete web page), for which it saves the html file, say n.html, and web page elements in a corresponding directory, n_files. ...