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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File Manager Menu Missing Bookmarks, Places, Applications, and Applets

For several years starting with Oneric up until Trusty basic menus are not available via the GUI. Adding bookmarks to the .gtk-bookmarks config file and creating a new home directory for Bookmarks ...
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Move files from trash in Nautilus

When I navigate to the Trash, right click on a deleted file and select Move To, browse a folder and hit Select the file is restored to the original location not the selected one. The same thing ...
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Embedded terminal in Nautilus?

In Kubuntu, Dolphin File Manager has a cool feature that includes a terminal in it which can be toggled at any time by pressing F4. It also changes directories based on the user's navigation in the ...
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Nitrogen wont change wall paper on gnome 3.12

I have disable the draw background and show desktop icons schema in dconf editor at org.gnome.desktop.background. I have ensured that desktop icons is also disable in gnome-tweak-tool and I even made ...
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Why does “Available disk space” fluctuate wildly in 12.04LTS?

Disk Usage Analyser is telling me I have 1.5G free. Nautilus tells me I have between 0bytes and 1.4G free space, and that changes minute by minute without my saving anything to my hd. When I used to ...
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Can /home/user/music and other media folders be moved to a separate drive? [duplicate]

I have two hard drives. One is a 256GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu to the SSD and that is where my /home directory resides. I would like to use the HDD for media storage. How ...
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How can I force all thumbnails to be shown? [duplicate]

I have a folder with over 1k photos. I am trying to use the thumbnails as a way to preview the pictures when organizing them. Unfortunately, not all the thumbnails are being generated. Many remain ...
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Nautilus and other applications freeze when bookmarked NFS share is unaccessible

I have some issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and NFS shares. Where I work, I am using NFS shares to access my files. Some of the locations on the shares are bookmarked in nautilus and some documents are ...
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Where does Ubuntu put my icon settings?

When I change the icons of my folders, where does Ubuntu store these icon settings? I would like to know because I set the wrong picture to be the icon of folder, so I replaced it with another picture ...
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MTP Device is connected and recognised but not displayed in file manager in ubuntu 14.04

My phone Lenovo Vibe P1 is no longer getting displayed in my File manager in my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. It is getting displayed without error in my brothers pc which is also running Ubuntu 14.04. It ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Nautilus Cannot Add Bookmarks

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my desktop PC, however I'm having a strange issue where I cannot seem to add bookmarks in the Nautilus file browser. ctrl + b gives me no + option to add a ...
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16.04 beta — problems with samba (systemd related) and nautilus (launcher related)

I decided to take the plunge on doing a do-release-upgrade tonight from 14.04.4 to 16.04. Went pretty well -- the display died mid-upgrade and I wasn't able to ssh in to check on things, so I had to ...
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Can't display the thumbnails of HEVC Main10P and VP9 codec video

I hate totem player, it is useless to me, so I installed the ffmpegthumbnailer, removed totem player, and changed the default thumbnailer to it by following steps. sudo apt-get install ffmpeg ...
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Issues with smb under 14.04LTS with Window Shares

I've been having issue with one of my Ubuntu installs and for life of me, cannot seem to trace what has gone wrong. Currently using XFCE on ubuntu but it dosen't seem to matter what desktop manager I ...
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How to configure default width for left Nautilus column?

Is there a way to set the default width for the column in Nautilus which contains Bookmarks, Computer, Network? This should apply to both a plain Nautilus windows as well as to an Open Directory ...
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How do I mount NFS through nautilus?

I have an NFS share that I need to connect to (for reasons of speed). If I try to connect through Nautilus->Connect to Server, I get the error "This file server type is not recognised." I have ...
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How to copy files with superuser rights without gksudo nautilus?

I'm tired of having to start the gksudo nautilus file browser every time I want to copy a file, but don't have the correct privileges for it. How can I grant my account the permanent privileges to ...
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Is there any easy way to add samba passwords in GUI?

I can easily share the files through samba in Nautilus, but can we add the passwords without typing commands or installing other software like system-config-samba?
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When uploading files in Chrome, how do I choose the file browser?

When trying to upload a file/image in Chrome you get the default file browser. I think it's Thunar or Nautilus. I changed my default file browser to Dolphin file explorer however. All my folders and ...
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USB read-only via graphic UI and writable via CLI

Why I'm unable to write on USB via Files (Nautilus, graphic UI) and I'm able to write on it using CLI? Using Files I'm getting the error: Error while copying to "DEVICENAME". This destination is ...
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How to make natural scrolling work in all applications

I have enabled natural scrolling for the wireless mouse using xinput xinput set-button-map 11 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 This works well in almost all apps with notable exception Nautilus and last version of ...
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Can only access gvfs-mount in nautilus

I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount, gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name> The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse ...
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I somehow deleted my Desktop from nautilus places

I somehow deleted my Desktop from nautilus places, it does not show in the places part of Nautilus anymore as you can see from the picture. Nautilus places And also now my Desktop lists the contents ...
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SoftRAID array not visible to apps on boot?

My / is located on a single SSD, but I also have a softraid for my apps, games, etc. Most notably, both my Steam library and my Dropbox folder are located on the raid array. Whenever I boot my ...
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Files disappearing in Ubuntu 14.04

Intro: I have a WD My Passport Ultra hard drive. I unplugged the HDD from my computer, used it in someone else's and then returned to my machine. When I tried to access a folder, it was no longer ...
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Keyboard shortcut to create a new folder in “Save File” dialog

In an ordinary Nautilus window, I can type Ctrl + Shift + N to create a new folder, but this shortcut doesn't work in the "Save File" dialog. Is there a way to make it work?
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How to make Ubuntu File Manager show the “real” path after opening a shortcut link?

When I open a link, instead of the real path, the file manager shows the location of the link file. Example: home/Desktop/Link to html/wiki What I would like the file manager to show is: ...
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File explorer has 'video DVD' bar at the top

When I open the file explorer and go into one of my NTFS partitions, I have a bar there at the top that says 'Video DVD' and at the end of the bar is a button called video that opens up VLC and tries ...
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How to update nautilus bookmarks after changing user-dirs?

I change the user-dirs.dirs of xdg. However, those changed dirs like the Pictures bookmarks are missing, how to make the bookmarks shown again? Thanks.
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How can I include dot files in Nautilus? [duplicate]

I would like to configure Nautilus to include files like .bashrc etc by default. They have been intentionally omitted, however, I find myself needed to work with them often enough that it would be ...
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Nautilus doesn't work but gnome-open works when opening links on Windows partition

I made a bunch of symbolic links to files on my Windows partition (like link_to_stuff -> /media/uname/Windows/stuff*) and put them on desktop (/~/Desktop/link_to_stuff). After I rebooted, the ...
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How do I retrieve all “open with” file actions per API?

I'd like to expose Ubuntu's File-Manager actions in my application (per file). In Windows you'd have to parse the registry (fairly simple) but I have no idea about Debian or Ubuntu. I don't mind the ...
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How to update to Nautilus 3.18.2 in Ubuntu 15.10

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm still exploring it's features, so could someone help me how to upgrade Nautilus 3.16 to 3.18.2. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10.
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Define keyboard shortcut to a series of keyboard shotcuts

Is it possible somehow to define a keyboard shortcut that sequentially executes two different keyboard shortcuts? As an example, I want to open nautilus search directly. I can search in nautilus by ...
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File sharing lost when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04

Something strange happened when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. I have three partitions on a connected hard drive that were all shared in 12.04. After upgrading, I only have one shared. The other two ...
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help needed recovering filesystem for backup

Got myself in a bit of trouble on a previously smoothly running system. Here is the story so far: yesterday I switched to a propriatary ATI driver instead of the Nouveau driver that I ran uo to that ...
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How to debug Nautilus crashes and issues?

I have a problem since the last update: Nautilus mysteriously doesn't start properly. I see it is a systems wide problem, i.e. affecting all the users on my host. Nevertheless, I have tried: clean ...
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Is there any way to get a details pane in Ubuntu 14.04 like in Windows File Explorer?

Is there any way to get the details pane, preferably in Nemo? I am particularly interested in the duration, bit rate of music files and videos. I realize I can view the information in List View but I ...
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How can I add a file as a Nautilus bookmark or Unity quick launcher icon?

I have a file (.odt) in one of my local folder which I would like to quickly access either through a Nautilus bookmark or a Unity quick launcher icon. How can I achieve this for either of the two ...
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How to manually arrange files/folders in nautilus? (15.10)

On the desktop, I can arbitrarily arrange files by dragging and dropping them wherever I wish. Is is possible to have the same functionality in nautilus? For example, I want to be able to open ...
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How to enable nautilus to show all files on android phone connected via usb mtp?

Android (4.2.2) phone (HTC Desire 310) is detected by Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS successfully. Nautilus starts automatically. But only a few folders are shown. And there are missing much more folders and ...
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Problem in showing Unicode characters in Gnome Files titlebar

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 which uses Files v3.14.2 as file manager. This app cannot show Persian characters in folder name on its title bar. Other apps (VLC ...) have no problem in similar cases. ...
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What is x-nautilus-desktop:/// and why do I have it?

I have a new bookmark in my nautilus I didn't make. It links to my desktop. What is it and where did it came from? Am I giving desktop access to someone?
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How can I make Nautilus file manager remember my open tabs?

Is it possible to preserve my open tabs between closing and opening of Nautilus file manager? Preferably even across different logouts and restarts.
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15.10 nautilus rename would empty file name

To be clear, the file name became empty after F2, and that the rest of rename works fine. Another point is that the file name extension is retained. filename.py ----> .py F2
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sudo nautilus warning

Ubuntu 14.04 with current updates. This is what I get when I type this command "sudo nautilus" (nautilus:3803): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: ...
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How to enable thumbnail preview for text files in Nautilus

I have many small text files, and want Nautilus to show previews in the icon thumbnail. Left is my current situation, right is what I want. How to achieve that on Ubuntu 15.10? My current ...
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Nautilus' Properties tab does not show full path of the file if the path is too long

Whenever a file's path is too long, Nautilus doesn't display the path in full and instead chooses to use ... to replace the last parts of the path. This is annoying and very unhelpful because often ...
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Messed up desktop and other folders

Recently i made an attempt to rename Desktop to desktop..and messed up some things.When i try to remove these folders from here..they get deleted from home directory. Following is screenshot of ...
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Double click the desktop to hide/show all icons

Is there a way to make double-clicking an empty space on the desktop hide/show all desktop icons? hint; the command gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false can be used ...