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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Hi. Trying to move some files, but Nautilus progress bar won't come up. (Trusty 14.04)

I have been having some trouble with an external hard drive lately, so I have been trying to move as many files off of it before it finally bites the dust. So I've been able to track progress pretty ...
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Application Startup Icon Locked (root)

I have installed a program, an icon appears on the desktop, but it has a picture of a lock on it, and clicking it does nothing. It's a program I installed from a file. /home/roger/Downloads/...
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Nautilus 3.4 on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 LTS

I'd like to get Nautilus 3.4 on a fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04. Nautilus 3.10 is the earliest version available through the default repositories. There are instructions around for earlier ...
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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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gparted shows wrong used space?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation and need to change the file system of one of my drives. I need to copy all its data to another drive then copy it back after having changed the file system but I ...
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Delete button does not work inside Trash

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Delete button works fine from any folder and shifts the file to trash bin. Shift+delete also works from everywhere (including the trash). But the delete button doesn't do ...
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MPEG2 Transport Stream (MTS) Thumbnails

I have one of these Sony handycams that produce MTS video files. Openshot can now edit them and MPlayer2 can play them, which is fantastic. But I have trouble knowing which is which in the file ...
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Nautilus crash “aborted ('core' dumped)”

I have Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 and I have a problem with nautilus. When I opened, it then closes itself instantly, making also the desktop icons disappear. Usually it closes when I open a new folder. ...
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Nautilus multihop ssh

I would like to use the nautilus (or any other usable GUI file manager) to work on Virtual machine. This VM is running on a remote server, and I can't reach it via ssh from my computer, I have to ...
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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 ...