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 burn cd with the CD/DVD creator

Is there some trick to burning a cd with the CD/DVD creator? I'm installing k3b because that's a known entity. What is this, and where is the "burn" button? Help just tells me this is Nautilus ...
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How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus?

When I double-click on a script in Nautilus to run it, the script just opens in my text editor with no option to run it. Using Nautilus, how do I run executable text files and/or scripts?
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How can I make the text color on my ubuntu theme work with different background colors?

I'm running 14.04 and I figured out how to edit theme colors recently so I changed some colors in the Ambiance gtk-main.css file. I have the nautilus bg color set to dark grey and I want the text to ...
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Nautilus Cannot Move Files to Trash When Trash is in eCryptfs / Files are on a Different Drive

I used to just press the Delete key on selected files on Nautilus, and then it would trash the file(s) without confirmation. That was very convenient. I later decided that my Trash may contain ...
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Nautilus share link fail on fstab mounted twice or more times the same share for different users profiles

Nautilus make a shortcut (xshare) below "Computer" which only works on one profile and get buggy in the remaining users. How to mount same share, many times, on one shared desktop, in different user ...
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Problem trying to add Refresh option to Right click menu

I am trying to add Refresh option to Right click menu in ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I tried with the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dr3mro/nautilus-actions-extra sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Why doesn't Nautilus find other locations when gparted is running?

I had an active gparted window open, then opened nautilus. As a result, nautilus did not list the other partitions on the computer. Once I closed gparted and restarted nautilus, the other partitions ...
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Serious(?) Warnings in Terminal when mounting a drive and opening nautilus

I am trying to create a script that mounts another partition of my HDD and then opens a specific folder inside there so I don't have to click ~10 times to mount and get there. These are the commands I ...
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Can't install Nautilus in ubuntu 16.04

Due to some drop-box problem I removed Nautilus without seeing what this app is . Now I can't open any file , Home button is completely removed , all the desktop items have gone . I can't install it ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion

since some days my Files lens opens only nautilus but not the correct application which is associated with the file extension. For example, if I choose a PDF file, Nautilus is openend, pointing to ...
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Nautilus column size not shrinking.Also Weird folder instead of Documents

Now no matter what I do, the file manager would not shrink to the left. It will extend to its right but it will not shift even a bit more left that this. Also the Document icon shows the location of ...
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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 TLS client certificate authentication, I get: First: The ...
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Dynamic template names for Nautilus

I really like that I can add templates to ~/Templates in order to create new files by a template with Nautilus or Caja. What I like to have improved is the naming of my files. They are named: ...
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Network links disappeared in Select Destination or Filename windows

Not very long ago, the links to my network drive disappeared in the pop up destination windows on all of my Ubuntu 14.04 PC's. Networking still works fine, Nautilus still sees the net drives and it's ...
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How can I add refresh button to right click menu in Ubuntu 15.10?

I tried using nautilus-refresh but it doesn't work. Is there any update for 15.10
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16.04 - sudo nautilus does not open in unity bar

In Ubuntu 16.04: when I run sudo nautilus from the terminal, a new window pops up but no arrow indicating an opened window appears besides the nautilus icon at the unity panel. When I minimize the ...
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How do I hide / remove a partition from the Nautilus left panel?

I have a luks setup with encrypted partition. And I don't want everyone on my computer to see that I have such partition. Unfortunately it shows up in the nautilus "devices" panel as "Encrypted ...
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How to change a floating box that comes up when you press a key

When you're on you Desktop and you press any key then a floating popup is comes up at right bottom corner of a screen:
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Connecting to secure WebDAV makes Nautilus hang up

I just received a box.com account from my school and, since Box Sync does not exist for Linux, I instead tried using the WebDAV service box.com offers. I tried the Nautilus:File->Connect to Server... ...
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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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Why windows open in the background when called through keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

I set several keyboard shortcuts, for example CTRL+SHIFT+A opens my Amazon folder. However, it opens in the background (i.e., behind Firefox or Chrome). My shortcuts involve gedit, Nautilus, Firefox, ...
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Listview column height issue

I am using GnomishGray theme on Ubuntu 16.04. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=149193 When I switch to listview to in nautilus and nemo listview column height looks weird. I don't know ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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Open folder GUI in remote machine

I have ssh connection with a remote machine (ssh username@server). But now I want to open a certain folder path/to/folder in a GUI environment. The following I've tried while being in ...
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How to set default terminal to tilda or yakuake when using “Open in terminal” from folder

When I am inside folder in nautilus I want to be able to open that folder in terminal. This can be done with nautilus-open-terminal package described in Where is 'open in terminal'? However, ...
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How can nautilus-open-terminal, the Nautilus context menu item, be installed on Ubuntu 16.04?

I have attempted to use apt-get to install it, but I can't seem to find it: sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal-here
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disk is not free after removing virtualbox on ubuntu 14.0.4

I m struggling with missing disk by virtualbox. First I deleted my "65GB virtual machine" (only removed virtual machine. at that time it was mistake and at this time, I didn't use virtualbox manager) ...
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How to “open in terminal” when “viewing items as list” on Nautilus?

When it is set "view items as grid of icons" you just right-click and open in terminal. However, when it is set "viewing items as list" and the page is full of files, it's not possible to find an ...
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Selecting files from different folders

Is it possible in nautilus to select a bunch of files from a folder, then go to a different folder and add some more files to the selection ?
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14.04 Problewm connecting to local server - help?

Got crouton running on a chromebook and ubuntu running on a different box on the same home network. Trying to connect to the ubunut box from the crouton box through Nautilus - Connect to server. ...
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How do I start Nautilus as root?

I've got a problem with nautilus in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I run command "gksu nautilus /" password ask box appear and I type my super-user password , than password box is disappear and nautilus is ...
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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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Ubuntu xenial File Manager trash not working

I am on a fresh ubuntu xenial installation. I can't make the trash directory working, no matter what file manager I use. I've tried with nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm (my current file manager): nothing. ...
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Access Windows share from nautilus to user without password

I'm trying to acces to a windows share using nautilus with an user (not guest) that has empty password but if a I leave the password empty nautilus prompt that the a password it's required. From ...
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“Open in remote terminal” for Xubuntu file manager

I recently switched to Xubuntu. I am trying to recover the Ubuntu nautilus functionality, "Open in remote terminal", which was on the right-click menu of every file manager window. This does not ...
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My 'USB flash' does not have right permission. I can't copy files into it via Nautilus?

I have a USB cooldisk 8.0 GB. it was full of Windows viruses. I tried to delete them under Ubuntu 13.04, but it didn't allow me to delete anything! I formated it by the software 'Disks' to FAT ...
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Can't move files to the trash

When I want to move a file to the Trash, Nautilus give me an message saying this: You can't move example.file to the trash can. Do you want to remove it immediately? I can give you this photo ...
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Gtk theming in applications changed after update, so have nautilus fonts

After I updated Ubuntu 16.04, the fonts in nautilus and desktop and a bunch of other places have changed and don't look their usual self. Here is how the fonts look like now: Also the theming in ...
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nautilus file types in prompt window

I'm constantly trying to load files through a program that requires a pop up dialogue window to navigate to locate the files, however the problem is that I am always having to select the "All file ...
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Arc Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 looks weird

I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: ...
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Nautilus and smb bookmarks Ubuntu 16.04

For some reason when I download a file using Firefox, I cannot see my samba sites, even if I bookmarked them. I can see the bookmarked folders, except for the ones smb:. This is what I see whenever I ...
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Nautilus file manager crashes [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Nautilus has suddenly begun to crash each time I try to access the Downloads directory. Access to all other directories / files is OK. Seems to only be the Downloads directory. ...
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Nautilus Icon not showing window indicators

Runnung Ubuntu 16.04, upgraded from 15.10. I installed Dolphin alongside the existing Nautilus for testing purposes. Ever since, Nautilus is no longer showing open windows in the sidebar. The Files ...
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Popping up the folder when clicking “Show in Folder”

Using Ubuntu 13.04, whenever I downloaded something using Google Chrome, I can click on the downloaded file, and click "Show in Folder". Currently it does not also pop up the window (nautilus) that ...
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Skip mounted network folder when host is offline

On my desktop Ubuntu 15.10 (A) I have mounted some folders on another Ubuntu box (B) on my LAN. I used this guide: How to Create a Network Share Via Samba Via CLI (Command-line interface/Linux ...
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Global menu bar is empty in Unity on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm running the new Ubuntu LTS (16.04) with Unity 7.4.0 (The default for 16.04). I've taken three screenshots. The first is the behavior I expect in Chromium. As you can see in this screenshot, I was ...
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How to get a “refresh” right click action?

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I want a 'refresh' option, like in Windows when you right click on desktop. Can anyone help me to get that option in Ubuntu?
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How can I place the nautilus - nemo sidebar to the right?

Is there a way to place the sidebar of nautilus and/or nemo to the right and not in the left?
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Nautilus won't launch [16.04]

If I try to launch Nautilus in whatever way (from Unity, Terminal), it doesn't launch. Terminal gives me these outputs: launch name@machine:~$ nautilus (nautilus:4367): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings ...