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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12.04 Gnome: Mounted Samba Volumes do not open with Nautilus

I am talking only about the shortcuts on the Gnome-Classic Desktop. Using GNOME nautilus 3.4.2 The mounted samba volumes, many times get opened by gedit, or either, nautilus cannot find a proper ...
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What to do when the Options button (“Cog wheel”) disappears in nautilus from the upper-right corner

I noticed that sometimes the "Cog Wheel" - Options button (I do not know if it is the proper translation from French) at the most up-right corner disappears in nautilus (see attached image) Without ...
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change link to bookmark [duplicate]

I set up a bookmark to my remote development machine in "connect to server", and book marked it. it shows up in the places menu, but gives me an error / warning every time I connect. warning, folder ...
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Can't alter/change access rights

I've downloaded some gopro footage to my local hd and then copied the files from my hd to an external drive. Whenever I want to change the access rights it will switch back to read only in Nautilus. ...
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F2 Occasionally not Working or lagging

Sometimes when renaming a file in nautilus or nemo, when pressing F2 it becomes unresponsive and I can't rename it (no keypress is shown on screen, nothing is saved when I stop renaming), and I have ...
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How to know if I completely exit nautilus as root

I just use a "sudo nautilus" (yes, sudo not gksudo) command to delete a few directory which is owned by root. Then I hit close button to exit it. So my question is: How do I know that I am not using ...
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In gnome ubuntu how can I remove unwanted devices from nautilus' sidebar?

I use gnome ubuntu... installed it last night. I'm very pleased with how fast it is and how much ssd space I now have. In windows 8 I had about 20GB left, with ubuntu and the same apps installed I now ...
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Unable to mount LG optimus L5 as USB

I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04.1 (amd64) last week on my acer aspire E1-571. I plugged the phone (LG optimus L5)and it was mounted as a usb massive storage. Few days later, I installed by error an ...
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Nautilus - no preference .. on ubuntu GNOME 14.10

im using Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 i cant find Nautilus preferences in nautilus window, where i can change things like showing folders in list view as default , and such things... i checked some asked ...
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How to Overlay Text on Icons

I remember back in the day I used to have the opening snippet of txt files shown on my icons. I still have the icon set I used, which includes files like text-txt.icon [Icon Data] ...
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Nautilus does not start automatically on boot

I recently upgraded the gnome shell to 3.14 and since then every time I boot my desktop the nautilus does not start. There is no response when I click the Files icon or type nautilus in the terminal. ...
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Change background color of sorted column in Nautilus list view

I basically would like to do what is mentioned here. However, I am not interested in installing any themes. I would just need to know where the location is of this setting. I am on Xubuntu 14.04, ...
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Sharing folders through Nautilus refuses to work on one Ubuntu 14.04 machine

I am only able to share from ~/Public, but using the Nautilus UI to share other folders, does not work for me. Even trying to open a shared folder from the same desktop computer itself, after having ...
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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Move to trash in nautilus doesn't work, trash folder stays empty [duplicate]

When I click "move to trash" in the right-click context menu of nautilus, I get the following error: "name of the file ” can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately? but I don't ...
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How to prevent Nautilus in Ubuntu from Auto Bookmarking Folder location?

Ubuntu Nautilus Auto Bookmarks Folder location, how to prevent this. It sometimes even bookmarks desktop.
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Desktop icon position (programmatically access and manipulate)

I'd like to programmatically access and manipulate the Desktop icon positions, their icons, etc. This is for files and directories that you keep in ~/Desktop . Where is this stuff stored?
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What does the grey slice in disk usage represent?

When I right click on Properties for my ext4 partition I get the following pie chart: The meaning of the blue and white slices are fairly obvious, since they are in the legend to the right, but ...
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Unable to copy files from Windows partition into Lubuntu

I'm running Lubunto OS right now, navigated to the Windows 7 partition using the file manager, navigated further into the wallpaper folder in the Windows partition, copied a wallpaper file. Next, I ...
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How do I fully disable 'auto-mount' of USB drives under Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Background: I've tried using the dconf-editor tool and have unchecked the 'automount []' and 'automount-open []' options, under the 'org->gnome->media-handling' parameter set. (I've even cleared the ...
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What are these binary files that keep appearing?

In the home file menu I keep getting these binary files. What creates them? Do I need them? or Can I delete them? The file is called tmprKpqdzeod-Uian-7hIT Mzyhd48jLLe jIxI-WEfIYlsHs7w0EwSWU7tYL0h ...
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Nautilus won't let me see or access files

The last time I accessed this folder, it worked OK as it always has until this afternoon. Today, if I open the folder, there are no files or folders listed inside it. Nevertheless, Files (Nautilus) ...
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Delete Key on Macbook AIr

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on my macbook air 2013 (6,2) and I want to know if it's possible for me to change the behavior of the 'delete' key to that of the backspace key as there is no backspace ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus “connect to server…” window changed

I'm having trouble because I want to connect to my EC2 server through my new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 and I just can't. I already downloaded the .pem key and added my server to the ~/.ssh/config ...
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Nautilus crashes all desktop folders gone

After copying a lot of jpgs from folder A to folder B the desktop-image and all folders are no longer visible. After clicking any folder-sign on the panel one folder shortly opens and after 3sec ...
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Unable to move files even as root

I run PCs with Ubuntu 12.04, and the symptoms are consistent from two different PCs. I have a backup server, and normally have no issues with copying files there. Recently, I moved some files to ...
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SMB Share wont let me write to a sub-directory where I have permissions

Not sure why this isn't working but its very confusing: I have a smb share mounted at /run/user/1001/gvfs/smb-share:server=cyserve,share=cynopsis my user name is tahnoonp, and I have permissions ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 gets stuck in a loop and keeps trying to re-mount smartphones

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad y410p. I have a pretty fresh install, less than a week old. Fully up to date. At first I was just having this issue with Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4, I ...
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14.10 built-in preview files and folders

I was wondering how to get a preview of files and came across the programs gnome-sushi and gloobus-preview. However, in the official Ubuntu 14.10 Documentation, it seems like this should work out of ...
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Nautilus as root cant change owner

Running Nautilus as root on Ubuntu 14.04 When attempting to open properties window to change owner I get ERROR:nautilus-properties-window.c:1839:schedule_owner_change_timeout: assertion failed: ...
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Bitdefender Nautilus Extension Not Showing

I installed the Bitdefender Scanner for Unices Nautilus extension. After installing it and logging in again, I couldn't find any sign of the extension running. The application itself can run fine. I ...
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How can a Nautilus script be run for an empty directory?

I have a Nautilus script that can create multiple directories at once using mkdir with the option -p. The script is effectively the following: directoryStructure="$(zenity --title "make directory ...
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Change visibility of files for non-root users

I have a file that is only visible in root mode. I want to make it visible for non-root users. I added permissions such that the maximum of person can read, write and execute it (even if only read ...
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Global menu in nautilus disappeared

After restart computer global menu in nautilus disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04
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Is it possible to see partitions mounted via `fstab` in `etc directory?

I edited my /etc/fstab file in order to mount an NTFS partition shared between Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I would like to see the icon for this partition under the ...
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How to prevent windows pop-up at the insertion of a removable device? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and I'd like to get rid of a little annoyance in the system. Basically every time that I insert a new device (mostly the multi-partitioned external Hard Disk), Ubuntu ...
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Can not open the “Trash” folder in nautilus

When I clicked the "Trash" folder in the nautilus, I was prompted an error: What's the matter? How to fix it? Thanks. PS: I have reinstalled the nautilus and I was running it with sudo.
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Thumbnail Creation Cause 100%CPU

Opening folder with .jpg images or .mp4 or .mkv etc. causes 100% cpu utilization. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo T540P. I do not want thumbnails written constantly on my SSD. Using dconf editor I selected ...
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How to force Firefox to open downloads with new default file manager (Nemo)?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Then I installed Nemo and configured it to be my new default file manager. Most things works great, except for the browser Firefox. If I download a file and click in ...
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restore a hidden trash folder

I have Ubuntu installed in one drive and another drive for data. Using Nautilus I deleted a hidden folder in the data drive. That hidden folder moved to Trash and will no longer restore. I cannot ...
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Flightgear problems

So I got flightgear on ubuntu and I want to know how I can add aircraft. I know that you can go to filesystem/usr/share/games/flightgear/aircraft, but it is in the /usr folder, so you can't cut, copy ...
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Gnome shell overview search does not search directories indexed by tracker

Running a very recent install of GNOME Shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04. the command-line tracker search tools work very well but the overview search in the GNOME Shell does not search the filesystem. ...
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Window title font changed, Nautilus home icon inverted

I was looking at some options in dconf-editor (not touching anything related to fonts and icons), when I realized that my screen suddenly started looked different... The window title font was much ...
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Nautilus doesn't show the exact copy speed

When I copy files using Nautilus it tells me that it copy the file at 50Mo/s. I know that it is impossible for my USB 2.0 drive. It stuck then when there is only 2~3Mo remaining. How to solve this ...
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Applications are crashing

for a few days ago my applications are started to crash in ubuntu 14.04. I open nautilus, hit CTRL+H and nautilus crashes, open bittorrent client and when I want to delete one of my torrent files, the ...
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Custom thumnailers not working in trusty

For some reason, dconf editor is no longer able to customise thumnailers as explained here. I want to exclude pdfs and plain text thumbnails. I add ['application/pdf','text/plain'] to org > gnome ...
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Whenever I open my home (~) folder with nautilus, there is an endless loading

Ubuntu 14.04. Kernel 3.13.1-031301-generic. If I change to another folder the endless loading (*) from hard drive stops. I don't have much in that folder. Any idea what might cause that, or how I ...
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How to restore the down arrow icon on the Downloads folder in the home directory?

I removed the original Downloads folder in the home directory and created a new one with the same name, but the down arrow icon on the new Download folder now disappeared. Could someone please tell me ...
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Adding server to nautilus with the same address but different username

I've got a working server connection defined in Nautilus with server address ftp://1.2.3.4/ and username ftp@website1.com. When I try to add another connection with server address ftp://1.2.3.4/ and ...
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Is there an equivalent program to the windows explorer for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? and Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space These above are not the same as this question and I am struggling to ...