Nautilus is the default file manager for Ubuntu (similar to Windows Explorer). It's used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" in default Ubuntu.

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Generate thumbnails for text?

I need to generate thumbnails for some text files. Obviously the system somehow has the ability to do exactly this (see the screen shot). Is there any way I can access these images and just copy them ...
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How can I mount a SMB share exactly like Nautilus does it?

I have an...interesting problem. You see, I have a SMB share on a network that I would like to mount locally. When I use Nautilus to mount it, everything works perfectly. However, I need to ...
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Problem to acces shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from Yosemite

I have a problem to acces my shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from a Yosemite machine. I get "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “” can’t be found." so, i went through all ...
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Ctrl + l not working on Nautilus

Ctrl + L on nautilus go to the shows path of the directory. But not working for. How to fix this? Look this image in the previous I press Ctrl + L and next to the home the path bar appear like ...
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How to remove bookmarks from the Nautilus sidebar?

I want to remove Videos and Music from the left side panel. But, I can't seem to find the option to do so. How do you do that?
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Nautilus how filter every files by extension

I want to filter every mp3 files in certain folder and its sub-folders. I typed *.mp3 in the search box but it is not working.
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Filter files in a folder?

How can you filter out files in a given folder by typing in characters into a "filter by" box? Is there a script or extension that will enable this functionality in Nautilus?
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Nautilus-Columns

I have installed nautilus-columns as I wished to view and sort files by the date they were created rather than last modified, but I find that whilst it works for mp3 files it doesn't seem to for ogg. ...
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Different nautilus thumbnails rendering for text files

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on both my laptop and the desktop; both are up-to-date but they have a different past-history of installations and upgrades. Now, text-type thumbnails are different ...
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Nautilus sometimes refuses to rename files or folders - terminal works

I sometimes have the following issue: I'm working with Nautilus (Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity) and for example create new folders. But when I want to rename them, I can select that in the context menu and ...
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Ubuntu 14 Nautilus Font is wrong

As you can see, Nautilus font has suddenly stopped respecting the OS defaults. It happened by random after a boot today. Resetting fonts to default does not help. Any ideas what's happening? Edit: ...
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Disable Nautilus notification sounds

Nautilus plays sounds when switching tabs, opening/closing the preferences menu, and going up/down the directory tree. I find it annoying. How do I disable it? This question has been asked once ...
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File types in Nautilus - how to distinguish between jpg and tiff? [on hold]

Ubuntu seems to resemble Win7 more and more... Under file type column I get inane stuff such as Image, Document, etc. Since when has Ubuntu stopped distinguishing between JPG, TIFF and other image ...
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Why did my Nautilus stop displaying thumbnails for text files?

I've chosen to have plain-text files displayed with thumbnails in Nautilus. However, this has suddenly stopped functioning the other day (after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I guess). But there's no such ...
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Program startup lags at fresh 14.04 LTS Install

When starting 'Nautilus' Filemanager or 'System Settings' (here especially the printer dialog) the startup of theses programs sometimes lag for up to 30 seconds. Then the programs start and work ...
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Nautilus crashes on file/folder drag, Icon issues 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04, Unity. Nautilus crashes without error message when I try to drag any file/folder. Left click and hold on anything, the second it moves a millimeter, Nautilus crashes/closes. ...
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Cannot change association for mp4 video files to custom .desktop

I cannot set default association of mp4 and avi files to my custom desktop files. For mkv, I can change from nautilus file>properties>open with tab. This is a video of the peculiar behavior that I am ...
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Nautilus moving items to Trash without asking for confirmation

How do I force Nautilus to demand yes/no confirmation after hitting the delete key? I am aware of the "Files"->"Preferences"->"Behaviour" option: "Ask before emptying the rubbish bin or deleting ...
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Unable to access Trash when running Nautilus with “sudo nautilus”

When trying to access the Trash area in Nautilus when running it from Terminal with the command: sudo nautilus I get this error: Is this because it is trying to access trash://// which is the ...
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Same file extension, but different “Type” in file properties!

I have two different files that have same file extensions: *.otf. But if I right click on these two files, Nautilus shows different "Type:" for them in file properties window: One is ODF template ...
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CTRL, ALT, SHIFT or right-click kills some windows

For the last few days, certain desktop applications have started dying whenever the Ctrl, Alt or Shift keys are pressed, or the GUI is right-clicked. This happens on keydown/mousedown. For example, ...
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How can I stop Nautilus hanging on symlinks to autofs mount points

I have a Samba share that is mounted as a CIFS mount via autofs. I would like to have users be able to easily access this mount point from their home directories/desktop. If I create a symlink to the ...
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How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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How to add “Open terminal here” to Nautilus' context menu?

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I want to add "Open terminal here" to Nautilus context or right-click menu but it tries to download 32bit version from Internet.
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Can't edit anything on FTP server

I have a serious problem. When at work, I work directly on our development FTP server, using sublime text. However, since upgrading to 14.10, I can't edit anything on any server. Creating new folders ...
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icon captions info on desktop don't disappear

In nautilus, when I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> icon captions, and in this window when I change the highest order (first one) from None to Type (or anything else), this change is not ...
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Unable to mount smb share. “Please select another viewer and try again”

This don't think this is the typical, "I can't mount a windows share" post. I am using stock Ubuntu 12.04. I am pretty sure this is a Nautilus issue, but I have reached a dead end. I have one share ...
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13.04 no context menu after rabbitvcs install

I was using rabbit in 12.04 LTS and then upgraded to 13.04 while rabbit menu was gone. So I went to the install page and followed the instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa sudo ...
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Why I can't delete a folder?

Could not remove the folder [Folder name]. Show more details Error removing file: Directory not empty Cancel-Skip All-Skip I tried to delete these folders from terminal with: rm -r
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Open minimized nautilus window and not open home in launcher

There is some behavior I can't understand in the Unity Desktop. Open nautilus via. clicking in the launcher onto the home-button Navigate to for example the windows-partition in nautilus Minimize ...
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Clicking on nautilus opens new window rather than opened ones [closed]

Whenever I click on Nauitlus (Home) icon with one opened window, it always opens new rather than showing me opened ones. Is there any tweak for this?
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Filemanager that asks for sudo rights when it needs it [duplicate]

On my Mac I can copy files using the Finder, and if the destination folder has a different owner, a window pops up and asks for credentials. On Ubuntu or Linux Mint I don't see anything like that. ...
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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: ...
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How can I remove / change the “Open With” list?

I have one problem. Just look at image: So I want to remove one of Dev-C++ IDE and Microsoft Visual Studio Version Selector (I've tried to install Microsoft Visual Studio and it doesn't works,and ...
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Why can't I rename folders on my Android device from my Ubuntu interface?

When I connect my Android phone to my Ubuntu 14.10 computer (Gnome Flashback), it connects without errors, and a Nautilus window opens: I went into Phone/Music directory, and I wanted to create a ...
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How do I change the color of desktop icon text

Gnome-shell's desktop is unusable with any light colored wallpaper as the icon names (also white) are unreadable. There doesn't seem to be anyway to change their color, changing various themes ...
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How can I instruct Nautilus to pre-generate thumbnails?

I have a large library of PDF documents (papers, lectures, handouts) that I want to be able to quickly navigate through. For that I need thumbnails. At the same time however, I see that the ...
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Cannot see pictures on Trascend SD

I m quite new to Ubuntu/Unix systems and I am facing some problems while trying to read files from my sd card. Basically the sd card is detected and mounted but I cannot see thumbnails or the content ...
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Nautilus thumbnails don't appear in 14.04

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. In Nautilus > Edit > Preferences > Preview I have "Show thumbnails" as "Local files only" and "Only for files smaller than" 100MB. Changing those settings ...
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When running gksudo in my terminal and trying to change file permissions, Nautilus crashes. How can I fix this?

I was trying to save some files to my usb drive and discovered I couldn't do it. So I decided to try to change my file permissions as a user by launching Nautilus as root. To do this I typed in gksudo ...
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How can I remove a HDD from the “Devices” list in the file browser?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a new 11,3 Macbook Pro (dual booting) and I see this random HDD (looks like my cryptswap partition) listed under Devices in my file browser. As you can see it's a bit of ...
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How do I disable the selected file overlay in the file explorer?

When I open a file explorer window and select an item, a yellow overlay appears in the bottom of the window. The overlay moves to avoid the cursor. How do I disable this feature? Example image:
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Safely remove for portable hard drive doesn't work

Safely removing my portable WD Elements USB 3.0 1TB drive doesn't actually safely remove it. I get no notification that it is in fact safe to remove even when having done nothing on the disk. It ...
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How to remove folder shortcuts from Dash files

How can I remove folder shortcuts from nautilus dash shortcut?? You can see that some way I managed to add two new shortcuts to this menu and I do not know how to get rid of them. Here is the list ...
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Copy file and folder path from Nautilus

How can I copy the file and folders full path in Nautilus? In the right-click context menu there is no such option provided. In file/folder property window I can only copy the folder path.
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File operation window cannot be restored

After I minimised a file operations window showing me the progress of copying a 100 gb file, I cannot restore it in any way. I tried the proposed solutions from When copying files and the focus is ...
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How can I change the default Nautilus Bookmarks?

So when I add a new user, I want them to have a nice set of Nautilus bookmarks pre-loaded. If I look in: ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks I see this: ... file:///home/myuserid/Documents ...
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - won't run bash script file from desktop [duplicate]

I know there are tons of this question on here already but none of them seem to have solved my issue. I've done a clean install of 14.04 Server and install Unity (I know, boss asked for it so he can ...
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How to share a mounted drive in ubuntu?

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and since I running it off USB stick - was able to share the "Downloads" folder on my local network. However, if I try to share a folder on any mounted drive ...