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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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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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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How to make hitting delete key delete file on not-Ubuntu partition?

Ubuntu automatically recognizes and mounts my Windows partition, where I store many of my files. However, when opening a folder on this partition in Nautilus, nothing happens, while doing so on the ...
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sudo nautilus error

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10. When I run sudo nautius in the terminal this error appears: Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus '...
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Desktop Icons dissapearing and windows not opening up

This is my third time asking this question. As soon as I log in desktop icons disappear and none of the windows open up. If they open up the close down immediately. Right after that my computer ...
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Folder/File Options

I'd like to use the File Preferences settings as someone replied on my last question, but there is NO "File Preferences" tab available in the Home Folder that pops up when I click on it in the ...
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No File-Preferences Menu

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and Nautilus, in order to configurate my image preview, i wanted to access the file menu.. but there are no preferences at all. is it possible to enable / disable them?
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Nautilus slow to load on first attempt

After every restart or shutdown, nautilus takes about 10 sec to load.Once loaded, it will start quickly next time. I started nautilus from terminal with sudo access and the error was ** (nautilus:...
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How can I persistent disable left menu in Nautilus (F9)?

When I press F9 left panel hiding, but only before Nautilus restart.
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How to require mount with password of other internal hdd partitions for all mount-style applications (with udev)

I am trying to block access to other partitions with different file systems on the same physical hdd (layout: gpt) by preventing any partition mounting without requiring a password. FSTAB takes care ...
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How to enable notifiction “action to choose” after auto-mounting in nautilus

I have Ubuntu with Gnome. The window informing about USB auto-detection (action to choose) always occurs when USB drive was plugged. After removing ~/.config directory it stopped working. How to ...
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Can I use the embedded nautilus-terminal in Ubuntu 13.10?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I have used nautilus-terminal which embeds a terminal into the nautilus window. In Ubuntu 13.10, I have intalled nautilus-terminal using the usual steps: sudo add-...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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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 I'...
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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 (gksu:...
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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.