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 to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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why does android dissapear when i open nautilus as root [on hold]

i was wondering if there is any way to use photorec on a phone or tablet running android also i opened the terminal and typed sudo nautilus and the device is not available under root ...." why ? "....
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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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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04: Turn off new feature that external storage/trash now display number of windows open

One of the new features of 16.04 is that if one opens the trash or an external hard drive, then it has a separate icon in the launcher instead of the usual Nautilus icon. I personally find this very ...
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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 (...
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How can I get Firefox to use Dolphin instead of Nautilus?

I am using dolphin as my file manager and when I download something via firefox, I right click the download dialog and choose "open folder", I always get nautilus. Why doesn't firefox open the ...
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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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nautilus windows don't show up in Launcher

For some time now when I open a Nautilus window, no icon appears in the Launcher, and when Alt-Tabing, the Nautilus windows are ignored too. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity. EDIT: I'm no longer ...
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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 [on hold]

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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Is there a command to “manually automount” an attached disk?

I have an extra hard drive which I use for backups. The label on its one and only partition is "backup". When I open nautilus and click on "backup" it mounds the drive in "/media/backup", and then ...
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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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Nemo Randomly Makes Itself Default File Manager and Creating Desktop Shortcuts

I've installed Nemo but haven't made it default and I have nothing on my desktop. But sometimes when I boot up I see Computer, Home and Trash icons on my desktop and suddenly Nemo is the default file ...
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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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How to get rid of annoying hover info in folder?

In the attached picture the annoying hover info covers my file. I can't either do a right click or see the name. Only maximizing the window solves the issue, but can't do that cause I need the space ...
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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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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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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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Moving large amount of files (~ 100 000)

I work with folders that contain a lot of files, like 100 000 or even 1 000 000 files per folder. When I try to move the content of a folder into another, my computer always gets stuck. Even when the ...
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How do I set default view to 'list' in Nautilus file manager?

I would like to set my Nautilus "Default view" to List globally on my PC. Is this possible, if so, how do I achieve this? Linked Question (old)
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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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“No object for D-Bus interface” when mounting with Nautilus

I have an internal HDD that gives this error when I try to mount either of its two partitions in Nautilus, while my main HDD works fine. When I use Disks to mount it works but unmounting in Nautilus ...
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How do I prevent Notifications and Icon Popups when Phone Connected to USB?

Condition: extraneous notifications and popups when phone connected to USB. Differential conditions: power management failure with USB, network card management failure. Support: notifications, popups ...
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Nautilus not working since 16.04 install

So after I installed 16.04 Ubuntu update, I tried to open my home folder, but it didn't work. I tried running nautilus in terminal and it thrown this: user@user-desktop:~$ nautilus (nautilus:13623): ...
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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 establish a webdav connection with TLS client certificate authentication in Ubuntu?

This answer works nice for establishing webdav or webdavs connections with nautilus. However, when I try this on a webdav share secured with a self-signed TLS client certificate authentication, I get:...
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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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Nautilus search for Artist Albums, Artist name and other Music Metadata

Is there a way to make Nautilus Search Engine look for Music Metadata like Artist name, Album, Year, Composers,etc... and make it show the results according these Metadata? I am interested mostly for ...
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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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“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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No Minimize/Maximize buttons in Gnome 3

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 The problem is : Nautilus(I think it called "Files" in gnome-shell) has no Minimize/Maximize button ! I have enabled gnome-tweak-tool -> Windows -> ...
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Nautilus is frozen, cannot be used, and cannot be killed

I'm experiencing the weirdest problem right now. Nautilus is essentially not working right now. My desktop is frozen, clicking and right clicking doesn't work, I can't open anything in nautilus, etc. ...
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How to create a new blank file in Nautilus 3.6 and above?

I used to create new blank files in Nautilus (Files) using the right click context menu. It really saved me a lot of time. Since Nautilus 3.6, there is no such entry. Is there a way to create a new ...
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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 ...
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Nautilus looks bad in 16.04

Yesterday I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04. Knowing that the nautilus file browser will looks slightly different, I took screenshots before and after the upgrade. I did not think it would look ...
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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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How do I get an up/parent button in Nautilus, without using breadcrumbs?

Similar question here: How to get back the »open parent« button in 11.10? However, I want always-use-location-entry to be true. So I am not using breadcrumbs. The shortkeys, both Backspace ...
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16.04 beta — problems with samba (systemd related) and nautilus (launcher related)

I decided to take the plunge on doing a do-release-upgrade tonight from 14.04.4 to 16.04. I only have two outstanding issues, both of which might just be due to buggy beta packages but I thought I'd ...
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Fixed columns' width in Nautilus

In Ubuntu 11.10 the nautilus version has a new feature, as you can see: it adapts the column's width to the content of the column itself (at least for the Name column). This behavior is not always ...
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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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Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system

Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system. When I arrange the icons by moving them with the mouse and refresh it, it'd be undone and rearranged by name. What's ...
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How to force Firefox to open downloads with new default file manager (Nemo)?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Then I installed Nemo and configured it to be my new default file manager. Most things works great, except for the browser Firefox. If I download a file and click in ...
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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 ...