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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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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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 do I mark a file as executable via a GUI?

How do I mark a file as executable using a graphical interface (GUI)?
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Creating .desktop files to use on the “Open with other application” tab

I am looking for the specs necessary to build a .desktop file to be used in Ubuntu 11.10. Many terminal applications or even GUI application do not show on Open with other application tab anymore and ...
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How to customize the context menu in Nautilus?

From time to time I come to ideas of actions I'd like to have available in a menu which pops up when I right-click on files in Nautilus. How to add them there? Is there something like Thunar UCA ...
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How do I enable MP3 preview?

Just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and Nautilus no longer previews MP3 files when I hover over them. Another PC that's been running 11.10 for a while also experienced this after the latest update ...
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How can I install a Nautilus script?

I found a nautilus script I would like to use. How do I install it?
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Desktop shows a white or black background instead of wallpapers

after upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 my desktop background turn black after I try to set a image for that. How to fix it? This is my desktop screen.
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Traditional search-as-you-type on newer Nautilus versions

Until now I was using a "traditional" version of Nautilus: that that comes with Ubuntu 10.10. Now I'm using 3.6.3, included with Ubuntu 13.04 (most likely any recent version is equivalent for the ...
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Add custom command in the open with dialog?

In earlier versions of Ubuntu (10.10-) there was an option in the "open with" tab in the properties window, to add a custom command to open a file. However, this is no longer the case in Ubuntu 11.10. ...
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Is there any tweak to bring back emblems in Nautilus?

I read the following dev email Removing 'Backgrounds and Emblems' and when i read this part: Note that this does not completely remove the ability for extensions (e.g. Dropbox) to add emblems ...
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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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Where is “open with…” in Nautilus?

In Ubuntu 11.04 I usually edit my *.fig files by clicking on the icons. The application (script) which opened the file was texfig. This script was chosen by "open with..." in nautilus. But now there ...
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Is there a way to restore Nautilus' split screen (F3) feature?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 since today and I am missing the split screen function in Nautilus. Is there any way to patch Nautilus so that this amazing function is usable again?
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What is the “Templates” folder in the home directory for?

For as long as I can remember, every time I install Ubuntu there is a folder in the home directory called "Templates." I've always just deleted it, but I'm curious: what's it supposed to be used for, ...
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Disable auto-opening nautilus window after auto-mount

Every time I plug a USB stick in, nautilus opens a new window with the contents of the drive. I would like to disable this auto-opening of the nautilus window, but I would like the actual auto-mount ...
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VLC is set to open the folders (Home, desktop, documents etc) in the Places menu. How to reset this?

So I downloaded something with Kget and somehow set all the folders in the Places menu to open in VLC rather than in the default file manager. How do I clear this?
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Keyboard shortcut for “open a terminal here”

How can I create a keyboard shortcut so that when I press F12 in nautilus (or desktop), I get a terminal in the current directory?
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Assigning shortcuts (accelerators) to Nautilus 3

I want to assign some shortcuts to menu actions in Nautilus 3.2.1 running under Ubuntu 11.10. I followed the steps shown here How do you create a "new document" keyboard shortcut? but it did ...
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Rabbit VCS stopped working after upgrade to 11.10

Been using RabbitVCS for months now happily. Then when I updated to Oneric on Monday Rabbit VCS stopped working. It is installed but the right click menu in nautilus is gone and ...
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How to hide all desktop icons in 12.04?

In 11.10 Using Configuration editor, one used to be able to edit a boolean parameter named : Desktop_Show This allowed to hide/show all desktop icons. This latter was removed in 12.04. Someone, ...
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How do I tag files with custom emblems in Nautilus?

In every previous version of Ubuntu, I'd just right click the file, hit Properties, then one of the tabs would let me add all the custom icon tags I'd like. It seems to be completely missing in ...
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How to transfer files from/to an Android device?

Do you know if there is a ubuntu program (possibly a Nautilus plugin) to transfer files from/to an Android device? What is my mind is a program which does adb push, adb pull, and adb shell ls in the ...
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Nautilus bookmarks are missing since upgrade to 13.04

My bookmarks are not shown anymore after upgrading to 13.04 Raring ringtails and I can't add any new bookmarks. The function is not shown and the shortcut Ctrl+D isn't working either. Is this ...
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Selective mounted volumes for the GNOME Desktop and Nautilus Sidebar

By default 'mounted volumes' are shown on the Ubuntu desktop. I usually disable this (gconf-editor or Ubuntu Tweak) because I don't want, for instance, my Windows partition on the Desktop. However ...
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How do you create a “new document” keyboard shortcut?

While I have a nautilus window open I can do Ctrl+Shift+N to create a new folder in the current directory. However there is no default keyboard shortcut for creating a new document. How would I create ...
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How to reset all per-folder view settings in nautilus?

As per tittle, how do I reset all custom view setting for all folders that I previously set a custom view mode (icon/list/compact) for? I made a change to the Default View setting in Preferences and I ...
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Add options to “Move to” (when you right click on a file) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Copy to” and “Move to” context menu options in Nautilus In Gnome (version 2.30.2), when I right click on a file, one of the options is "Move to ...
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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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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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Are there any alternatives to Nautilus?

Are there any good alternatives to Nautilus? I'm looking for something lightweight, with a cleaner interface, but the ability to manually enter file paths is still important. Any suggestions?
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What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

I post this question since new nautilus is very 'keyboard unfriendly', specially for one-key shortcuts. From 3.4 to 3.6 the very useful 'backspace' shortcut to go to parent directory has gone (along ...
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Delete extra toolbar on top of the screen in GNOME fallback mode?

Clean install to 11.10, trying to keep Gnome Classic. I've installed gnome-session-fallback and removed unity via software center, and this toolbar still won't go away. Has anyone had any ...
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How to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of specific file types?

I'm trying to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of PDF files. In another thread on 'Ubuntu forums' someone said to open gconf-editor and disable the PDF entry in the '/desktop/gnome/thumbnailers' ...
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Why can't Ubuntu see any free space?

I've got an external terabyte drive to store my scrap (actually I mean a partition on it, I've got some other partitions there). The FS used is ext3. Even after I delete some files there (so there are ...
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Is there any way to Install Latest Nautilus File Manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am so desperate to use Nautilus File Manager 3.6 or above in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have tried a lot of ways but finally tired to ask this question. I went for this link: How do I install Nautilus ...
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How to stop Thunar being default file browser

On a relatively new 11.04 installation Thunar has become the default file browser simply by using it! Whilst I can open Nautilus easily enough, I'd rather it remained as the default, especially when ...
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Nautilus stopped working after update to 3.6.1

This morning the Ubuntu Update Manager upgraded nautilus to 3.6.1 srirangan@pangolin76:~$ nautilus --version GNOME nautilus 3.6.1 after which it has stopped working srirangan@pangolin76:~$ ...
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Nautilus 3.6 doesn't have a status bar?

In 12.04, Nautilus showed the amount of remaining space in the status bar , but as of 13.04 the status bar is gone. gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.window-state start-with-status-bar true turned ...
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How to achieve List/Tree view in Nautilus?

How to achieve List/Tree view in Nautilus like the following screenshot? Cant find information about this. ps Im using Ubuntu Remix with pure Gnome 3, and last version of Nautilus.
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Where is the »open as administrator« option in Nautilus gone?

Till Ubuntu 11.10 there the context or edit menu had an option to open a specific folder as administrator. This option came with the package nautilus-gksu. Now it vanished. Does anybody know how to ...
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How do I set the background color/pattern in a Nautilus window?

In Previous versions of Ubuntu, I used to go under the edit menu to set the background color of a Nautilus window. I have no idea how to do this in Ubuntu.
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How do I theme the Nautilus background image?

I want to change the background image in the Nautilus file browser. My idea is to put my own style in the background. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and Nautilus is version 3. I know that I have to change ...
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How can I give other drives and partitions short, meaningful names in nautilus?

In nautilus and Unity the external drive has a nice short descriptive name "mcat", but all partitions on the 4 internal drives are displayed as a size (834 GB filesystem) or a huge 32-character string ...
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Downgrade to Nautilus 3.4 from Ubuntu 13.10 / Nautilus 3.8

I just updated to Ubuntu 13.10 and greatly dislike Nautilus 3.8 that comes with it. In Ubuntu 13.04 I used the instructions in this article to get back some of the features from Nautilus 3.4, but ...
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Can we have Mac like 'labels' on GNOME?

Can we some how use color labels on icons like OS X?? Something like this:
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Ubuntu: “Editable Menu Accelerators” (on a per app basis). Where is this option?

I keep seeing references to a config option calld Editable Menu Accelerators or Editable Menu Shortcut Keys. This is exactly what I need, but all the directions I've read about how to find that ...
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Is it possible to open directories as administrator?

I want to have a root privileges on some directories. How can I do this?
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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How to run a script directly when double clicked? [duplicate]

To execute a script, I have to: Write the script Make it executable Double click it, which shows this window: Click the "Run" button. How can I execute the script directly, without showing the ...