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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Open the directory in Nautilus of a file found with locate

After locating an .odt file I want to open the containing folder. For example i type locate /home/*special*.odt and find only one file. How to achieve this ? I tried to google the problem, but ...
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sudo nautilus command shows Gtk-WARNING

when I typed sudo nautilus in the terminal i am getting file system is opening with this shown in terminal: (nautilus:4546): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: ...
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Nautilus does not start when network connection is down

Nautilus does not start when network connection is down. I have some network shares (sftp://. . . . . ) bookmarked in Nautilus. If the network connection is down, Nautilus will not open. Is there a ...
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Nautilus tree structure for places

I use the places in Nautilus a lot and there are twenty entries or more. First thing: I always have to give it an alphabetical order manually, as new entries are placed below, at the invisible end of ...
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Nautilus Thumbnails Size Fix

Nautilus displays thumbnails very small when I have it set to 200% icon zoom in icon mode. I would prefer to have 5 columns of icons like this, but with larger picture and video icons: When I set ...
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How can I display directories in the “Recent” folder?

"Recent" folder in Nautilus only displays recent files. Can it display recent folders too, such as in the "save as" interface?
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Nautilus fonts went big. 14.04

After a reboot my nautilus left bar (with bookmars: home, documents, ect..) has big fonts. I tried to reset nautilus and unity but the font still big. Tried to remove all .conf dir but nothing. Also ...
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Rubbish Bin lost all functionality

It appears I have somehow accidentally broken the functionality of the Ubuntu rubbish bin. There is currently no functionality to rubbish bin whatsoever. I first noticed this after I the terminal ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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Ubuntu search not finding any files

I've noticed that the search indexes only those files which have previously been opened with some application. For example, searching for a presentation returns 0 results initially, but once I ...
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Nautilus spending inordinate time creating thumbnails for a photo (jpg) folder

Background: I had a disk issue necessitating a desperate recovery with foremost. Foremost seems to have recovered most of my photos, probably 1500 of them. But it must have found recovered a bunch ...
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Nautilus crashes

Every time I try to open any folder the window pops up and disappear. I tried using nautilus command in terminal and it printed following message Initializing nautilus-open-terminal extension sys:1: ...
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How can I get rid of artifacts without logging out?

So, I was dragging some files around in Nautilus and I wanted to cancel a drag. So, I just hit escape. Then I got this weird file icon floating always on top on my screen that I couldn't figure out ...
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Location of webdav mounted from nautilus

If I have mounted a webdav share using Nautilus, has it been mounted somewhere on the filesystem that I can access on the command line? If so, where?
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Can not see C drive ( windows installed ) in list of devices in Nautilus

Let me tell how the problem started. I needed more free space for D drive, so i extended free space for D drive from C drive by using the the function EXTEND of Mini Partition Tools Wizard. Then the ...
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“Run In Terminal” message doesn't appear

I'm trying to execute a .sh file, but its opening in gedit. I permitted it to be "executed as program", but it's still not working. I'm on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04LTS.
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Nautilus trash doesn't show deleted files on other partitions

Ubuntu 14.04 I have created several symlinks in my home folder to folders in another drive. I have changed the permissions of that mounted drive: drwxrwxrwx 6 root root 4,0K oct 13 17:30 media/ ...
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How to use nautilus to connect to a remote server: 2 features missing?

I've recently discovered that I can connect myself to a web server using nautilus (so I don't need stuff like winscp). So I did manage to connect myself to my web server, and started to download some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Files not showing up in Nautilus, but can find using “locate” command

My Downloads folder is showing nothing right now( it was working perfectly earlier), and when I try to find a file using locate -i which is in my downloads folder, it shows the path ...
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Import pictures into ubuntu Shotwell from Windows XP

How can I transfer pictures in Windows XP into Ubuntu Shotwell? I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP partitioned equally on a 500GB hard disc.Here's what I tried:I select File in Shotwell,then Import ...
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How to change display app for sh scripts?

If I double click on sh script in Nautilus and choose Display, it opens it in the Emacs. I want to change into Sublime Text 3, by adding to the mimeapps.list: text/x-shellscript=sublime_text.desktop ...
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Connect to server via file manager: “Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your gvfs installation”

I use Mint, and not Ubuntu, with Caja as file manager, but this problem seems to occur with Ubuntu/Nautilus just the same (Nautilus: "Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your ...
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Font problem in nautilus with HiDPI

I have an HiDPI screen on my laptop. Nautilus was great until now. See how it is now: http://file.nekland.fr/uploads/capture001.png It can look ok for you but on fullscreen on my computer it's ...
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What is the Command Line Equivalent of “Safely Remove Drive”?

What is the command line equivalent of the Nautilus feature called "Safely Remove Drive". Specifically, I am removing a USB flash drive.
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Nautilus Scripts - Select every second file

Is it possible to write a script to select every second file I found something similar http://g-scripts.sourceforge.net/cat-filesysmgt.php but it's been taken off line. I create numerous routine ...
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no dash/applets shown after installing ubuntu desktop on ubuntu server 14.04 64bit

I tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server i.e: - Motherboard: mini-ITX GIGABYTE H77N-WIFI - Processor : Core i3 - DDR3 : 8 GB - SATA HDD : 1 x 500GB, 3 x 1TB - Network if: ...
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File Chooser - Can't Clear Folder Selection

How to clear selection on folder in GtkFileChooser? The shortest way I can find is by going to upper / parent directory from current directory and coming back to it. It is annoying when we need to ...
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Can't access webdav server after password change in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been accessing a webdav server through nautilus without issue until yesterday. I changed my password, and now I get an error message Oops! Something went wrong. Unhandled error message: HTTP ...
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How can I use colored icons in Nautilus sidebar?

Does anybody know how to make Nautilus (ubuntu GNOME 14.04) use colored icons in its sidebar instead of the default black/white ones?
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How to select files/folders based on input name prefix match in nautilus instead of start searching? [duplicate]

When one types on the keyboard in a view of a directory in nautilus, it either starts searching or to select the first file/folder matching the input with a prefix in the file's/folder's name. I've ...
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Restarting Nautilus when installing Dropbox

I have a fresh installation of 14.04 with full updates. I installed the cloud synchronization engine - CLI and Nautilus extension from the Software Centre. During the installation process I get the ...
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Some buttons are too big?

I don't know how this happened, but certain buttons are showing as gigantic and it looks weird. In Files, the directory buttons like home, forward, back etc are huge. Same thing with System Monitor, ...
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Rename files in subfolders with parent folder names

I have a main directory that has four folders f1, f2, f3 and f4 each of these folders has 10 folders, and each of these 10 folders ff1...ff10 has some .jpeg images with some names lets say image1.... ...
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Humanity icon instead of Symbolic for USB devices in Nautilus sidebar, Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed. USB devices in Nautilus sidebar are shown in "color", as it was before in 12.04. Screenshot (USB is called TV SHOWS): I think the needed icon is located there: ...
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Using a samba path (smb://server/…) to check if a folder/file exists

I have a samba path, f.e. smb://server/path1/path2/ which is located when mounted at /var/run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=server,share=path1/path2/. I can easily check via filesystem path if the ...
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Nautilus slow and finally crashes

I migrated my laptop in 14.04.1 LTS (from a 12.04 partially upgraded in 13.10 for hardware support). Since then I have randomly very slow nautilus windows opening. When that happen, if a nautilus ...
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Always open files in the same gedit window

Overview I realize this has been explored in several other posts, but none seem to work on 14.04 and gedit 3.10.04. I'd like every text file opened via nautilus to open in the same window of Gedit. ...
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Partition not showing as device in Nautilus

I have mounted a partition as ext4 and define in /etc/fstab. UUID=4xxxxxx-xxxxx /wdd ext4 defaults 0 2 I can see the mount point as /wdd running df -k. But it is not showing up as device under ...
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No write access in folder using Nautilus despite having group write permissions

There's a folder I would like to move files from/to using Nautilus. I am not the owner of the folder (and don't want to be), but I changed the group to one I am a member of. The permissions on the ...
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What is nautilus doing?

Lately my ubuntu 14.04 computer has been quite noisy. It's the CPU heat sink, it's unusually active. If I run top, hud-service is taking up ever more and more memory (59% of 8GB at this moment), with ...
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“Nautilus restart required” by Dropbox

I've just installed on my new pc Ubuntu 14.04, and one of the first programs I installed is Dropbox. But everytime I turn on my pc, it ask me to restart Nautilus because of Dropbox. If I restart ...
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Can I get Nautilus to recognize a connection timeout for a remote folder?

For convenience when I'm working at home, I have a bookmark on Nautilus to my home folder on the server at the university where I work via sftp. This works quite well, but I've noticed lately that if ...
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Unity top bar problem with transparency [UBUNTU 14.04.1 LTS]

I have a problem with the menu bar, as shown below: A title bar is shown behind the main bar, from Nautilus. This started happening when I updated 12.04 from 14.04.
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Problematic MTP on Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-bit

I have read lots of posts and tutorials about enabling MTP support on Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-bit since I own a Samsung Galaxy Note GT-8010 tablet. After installing various packages I am able to have it ...
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EOG (Eye of GNOME) doesn't re-summon itself

I keep noticing something rather annoying about the EOG image viewer on Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if this is a "bug" or if I am simply not doing something right. If you open an image, open another ...
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Nautilus icon doesn't get me to a previously opened Nautilus' window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3 desktop and the normal behaviour when you click on the icon of a program already running is that you're taken to such program. For example, if I open Firefox, ...
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unable to change permissions

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I want a text file not to be executed when opened in nautilus or dash. ls-l shows this line for the regarding file -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1310149 Sep 20 10:28 then i run ...
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Error message 'You do not have the permission necessary to view the contents of root'

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I am logged in as an administrator account (I double checked, and it really is administrator) (username 'dennis'). I cannot create folders in my ~/ folder. When I ...
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Use custom command to open files

gedit application is set as default application for text files. Supposing I have a script with execution rights in /usr/bin, how can I set that script to be run when I open a text file using Nautilus ...
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Saving Nautilus tabs

Is there any way to save the Nautilus state? I'm usually opening more windows and more tabs, divided by arguments, but it's very frustrating to lose them every time I shutdown the system.