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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“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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nautilus connect to server - can not reach filesystem root

Using Ubuntu-Raring I connect via 'Files/Connect-to-server': ssh://root@myhost:mysshport/ connection works ok, but I am connected to '/root' on the target system and can not reach the filesystem root ...
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Nautilus tags/labels/marks/columns for folders/files

Is there any way how to mark folders or files with tags(or labels, new columns or whatever) in Nautilus? It would be nice to sort marked folders or files through this tags. Especially my first idea ...
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Disable Text File Preview in Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I find that text files are displayed with a preview in the icons. I do not want to disable preview for all file types because I need thumbnails for images, media and various other ...
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Managing remote server connections via Nautilus

Is there any way to manage remote server credentials while using Nautilus remote server connect feature? The Recent Servers works for couple of connections, but not for 20+. Also it seems that if I ...
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Desktop and Nautilus fonts suddenly HUGE

I am running 14.04 (x64) with an nVidia card. About a week ago, the desktop and Nautilus fonts both ballooned in size, and I have been unable to find compiz or unity settings that address this. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: ' Open in Terminal' context menu on desktop opens it only in home directory

Since upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, the desktop 'Open in Terminal' context menu opens only in home directory. It's realy uncomfortable. Is there a way to make it open with prompt in desktop directory ? Is ...
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Nautilus - When I select to open with gEdit, settings aren't saved

A few days ago I decided to activate the option to run scripts in Nautilus by double clicking on it. But I also edit some a lot so whenever I want to edit them, I have to right click them, hover my ...
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Fix wrong encoding of filenames

strangely the encodings from some music I got from a friend with Windows 7 OS show up with a wrong encoding in nautlius . I already tried it with convmv --notest -r -f windows-1255 -t utf-8 * but ...
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Missing new file in Ubuntu 15.04

My question is pretty much the same like this one: The New file operation is missing in context menu. How can I fix it? The only difference is that I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. The accepted answer ...
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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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12.04 LTS - 14.04 LTS File Manager: No sidebar tree or menu bar

After upgrading from Desktop 12.04 LTS to Desktop 14.04 LTS. The File Manager seems to be severely degraded. The sidebar no longer allows a tree-structured view of directories. The menu bar is very ...
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Is there a command to get the location of a file which is selected in nautilus?

I want to be able to select a file, enter a command and have it return the current location of the file selected in a terminal.
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How do I set a different default place when I click on 'files' in the sidebar?

This is another question all about the usability of unity, which is proving to be not as easy to customise as I'd like. Using Ubuntu 14.04, When I click on the files icon, it immediately takes me to ...
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Nautilus crashes accessing a certain folder

Nautilus exits when I try to access a certain folder. This is what it says when started from the command line: user@Computer:~/Dokumente/Briefe$ nautilus ./ Initializing Arronax v0.05... ...
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Upgrade back to latest Nautilus/Files after downgrading

I made a mistake of installing or downgrading nautilus. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. On the Launcher, when I right-click at the File, there are options for Documents, Downloads, Music, etc, making ...
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Impossible to see files in Trash via Nautilus

I saw some posts here teaching how to lead with it problem but any of them helped me. My problem is i deleted the Trash icon from my Desktop, and after that, i noticed few days after that accessing ...
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Change of Ownership Causes Nautilus to crash how can I change it back?

Installing Solr I change the ownership of a folder called solr ... usr/share/solr-4.5.1/example/solr/ to tomcat7 but now when I try to change it back nautilus keeps switching off I have changed the ...
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Sorting Pictures by name-column “record date” with nautilus

i use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a few days now and i like to shot photos :-). So far, i load all my pictures on my ubuntu system (approximatly 15000). But when i want to sort them in their folders by the ...
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Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 opens underneath other windows

This applies to Ubuntu 13.04 and not 12.04. Whenever I launch Nautilus from the terminal by typing nautilus it is opened up beneath my other currently active windows. However this does not happen if ...
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Nautilus fail for remote

I am testing remote desktop from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 with ssh. I can get connected and commandline works ok. However, when I use "nautilus" to display the desktop of Ubuntu, it failed. But ...
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Manually synchronize a webdav share with a local folder

I am running Ubuntu 13.04. I want to manually synchronize a local folder with a webdavs share. I can type Control-l in Nautilus (Files), type in the davs://user@myserver.com:port/ and mount the ...
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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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Device links in Nautilus (Files) sidebar won't mount/unmount

I have set up my MacBook Pro 8,1 to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.04 + OSX Mountain Lion. After the installation was finished I changed my Linux UID to 501 so that it matches the UID on the OSX install. I ...
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nautilus: no modification, access dates for folder

when looking folder properties I dont see properties like Modification date or accessed date. screenshot (folder properties on right) I am on ubuntu 12.04
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Today Nautilus reverts back to Icon Theme ubuntu-mono-dark although the desktop interface settings is set to Faience-Ocre

I run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. I did configure a year ago through Advanced Settings / dconf my Icon Theme to Faince-Ocre and my Windows Theme to Adwaita Cupertino L Unity. I kept the GTK+ Theme as ...
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How do I get my shared disk back on line in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a folder on my disk which I share over the LAN so my wife can do backups to it. It has worked since I can remember. Now I've updated to 13.04 and suddenly I no longer see it or even my computer ...
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contextmenu does not work in desktop

I am using ubuntu12.04, and I install the gnome-classic desktop. After that I removed the package 'nautilus', and install the 'thunar'. However, I found that the context menu does not work anymore. ...
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Search External Drive with Gnome Documents

Is there any way for Gnome Documents to access and display documents (HTML/DOCX/ODT) on an External USB Hard Drive? I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 in a Virtual Machine with the drive connected to it, ...
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long wait time on Login

I have to wait a long time (about 15s) after entering login credentials. I read some other posts but didn't find anything relevant to my situation. In the .xsession-errors log, there are two errors ...
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Why can I not use gksudo/sudo with any GUI program?

In my Ubuntu 12.04.2 with GNOME-Shell I'm not able anymore to run any graphical programs with gksudo or sudo. I always get an error like cannot open display I don't remember any particular changes ...
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Why do I have two instances of the same partition in Nautilus?

Don't quite recall when this started behaving like this but Gnome's Nautilus has been reporting a sort of 'ghost' partition that's labeled the same as the regular one: The partition resides on a ...
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nautilus automount devices

When opening Nautilus it shows my Devices (which are actually just other partitions) like this: However, they are not mounted. When I now click them, they get mounted. What do I have to do to ...
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Buttons in nautilus to toggle sidebar and view

Is there a way to add buttons to Nautilus? I really would like to have a small button on the sidebar allowing to quickly switch between tree view and places view. Also I would love to have buttons to ...
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12.04 Ambiance dark side bar issue when clicking folder on desktop

Concerning an updated custom ambiance theme: why is there no dark side bar when I click on a folder, like the home folder icon on the desktop, but the theme works as planned when I type nautilus in ...
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Nautilus bookmarks not showing in “Places”

I have set some bookmarks from Nautilus (Bookmarks / Add bookmark), and this get showed under Bookmarks menu, but doesn't show under "Places" menu. Some idea?
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gksu not working

gksu nautilius Running the above or trying to run the nautlius script -'browse as root' gives the following error /home/borax12/.gtkrc-2.0:6: error: scanner: unterminated string constant ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 : No video, image thumbnails after repairing partitions

I recently ran into some problem that required I use Boot Repair to repair partitions. That worked fine but I cannot view any thumbnails anymore, all video and image files just show standard icons. ...
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nautilus 3.4 wit nautilus 3.6 interface

I am not a fan of the 3.6 release, but I like how it looks. Is there a way to get the nautilus 3.6 interface? on my nautilus 3.4?
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How do i stop “5.2 GB SWAP partition from appearing in ”devices" list in Nautilus?

I have 12.04 installed and have a 5 GB partition for swap. I want to stop this drive from appearing in the Devices list in Nautilus. sanjay@sanjay-pc:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for sanjay: ...
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places dropdown>network>ftp= opens in firefox not nautilius

ubuntu 10.10 user upgraded to 12.04 LTS. Gnome 3.2.1 with fallback experience. opening a FTP (not ssh or sftp, just FTP) from places drop down will open ftp in firefox (which isn't even the default ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 menu bar, nautilus, terminal, and gtk themes not working after installation of Gimp 2.8

I installed gimp2.8 from this ppa: ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp after that, my system began having problems. This is my thought process in trying to fix what's happened and the order in which it ...
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Open File in Folder doesn't work as it should

When i download a file, and I click on the little arrow beside it (or right click on it) and I tell it to "Open File in Folder", it opens the folder but doesn't highlight the file the way Mac OS X or ...
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Finer control over units in nautilus size column

Is there a way to configure nautilus so that the size all used the same unit, say kB or MB, rather than varying units? I find it hard to see, at a glance, the relative sizes of things when the units ...
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File explorer not opening after upgrade to 12.04 and other issues

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 via Update manager. But I face many problems. 1. The File Explorer is not at all opening. 2. All my files that were in Desktop are missing. And couldn't open ...
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Desktop icon size editing with nautilus

Icons on my desktop look very big even after setting the icon view defaults to 50% in nautilus preferences. Please help in fixing this issue?
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Nautilus issues

I recently used Nautilus (from /usr/share/applications as a double click on "File") to "make a link" for a desktop icon. This worked fine once I changed the permissions to executable. However when I ...
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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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is it possible to have an always visible menu bar for nautilus or restore the default full gear button menu, in 14.04

The general solution which involves uninstalling various appmenu packages does not work for nautilus, its menu bar is still missing. It does get a gear drop down menu button on the tool bar, but that ...
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for Ubuntu 16.04 is there Unity?

Does Ubuntu 16.04 have Unity, multi desktops? Can I run nautilus? Will not run apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal.