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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totem-video-thumbnailer uses almost all CPU power [on hold]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, my laptop gets hotter and uses almost all CPU power. How to fix it? Thanks a lot for your answer...
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Can't connect to smb share after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, I can no longer access my networked media tank's smb share. It's an old (2009) Popcorn Hour A-110. When I connect to server smb://192.168.0.5 in nautilus, I get ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Open a file with default application that is not listed in “Open WIth”

I would like to open by default all .txt files with emacs, but when I right-click on the file, and go to properties, and then go to the "Open With" tab, emacs doesn't appear. It is not listed either ...
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How can I automaticly make extra nautilus bookmark names at first logon of someone?

This concerns systems that have mounts to file-shares on servers (sshfs). (The mounts are made at login (via a .desktop file in $HOME/.config/autostart) that starts a script in /etc/sshfs (eg: I use ...
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Missing desktop icons with Nemo on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. On my computer I used to replace Nautilus with Nemo. Since Ubuntu was upgraded, it looks like Nemo is no more able to handle the desktop display. Instead of ...
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How to remove unwanted default bookmarks in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Nautilus has some bookmarks in the left-hand bar by default. I do not store any music or videos on my computer, and would like those book marks to disappear. How can I make this happen? The linked ...
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Nautilus not working since 16.04 install

So after I installed 16.04 Ubuntu update, I tried to open my home folder, but it didn't work. I tried running nautilus in terminal and it thrown this: user@user-desktop:~$ nautilus (nautilus:13623): ...
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preview cdr at filemanager

How can I preview cdr at Thunar/Nautilus? Or maybe in another software? I tried Inkscape file opening dialog - but also no preview. The files can be properly opened at the Inkscape. At aptitude I also ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Turn off new feature that external storage/trash now display number of windows open

One of the new features of 16.04 is that if one opens the trash or an external hard drive, then it has a separate icon in the launcher instead of the usual Nautilus icon. I personally find this very ...
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16.04 - sudo nautilus does not open in unity bar

In Ubuntu 16.04: when I run sudo nautilus from the terminal, a new window pops up but no arrow indicating an opened window appears besides the nautilus icon at the unity panel. When I minimize the ...
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Way to prevent USB icon from showing in launcher — I'll use Nautilus icon

When I attach a USB drive (or any external drive) an icon appears in the Launcher. If I then click that USB icon, Nautilus opens. This is dumb. If all it does is open Nautilus, why do I have to have ...
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How do I stop a file operation in Nautilus without undoing it?

I'm copying a large file through a live CD rescue disk (Bare Metal Backup and Restore). I must shut down the computer, and would like to pause the copy and resume it after reboot. What is the best way ...
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Nautilus (Files) show drives in launcher

How to handle different HD (mounted in folders from the FSTAB) in the same Nautilus? for example, I have mounted my music hd in Music folder, when I click in Music folder another instance of Nautilus ...
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Cannot overwrite files in remote server via SFTP in 16.04

I used to connect to sever via nautilus over SFTP in Ubuntu 14.04. Now I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer. I can create files on remote server, but I cannot overwrite any file. I cannot edit ...
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Scripts (suddenly) not running from Nautilus

I wrote some scripts, set Nautilus to run executable text files without asking, set the files as executable and everything worked as advertised. I double-click my scripts, they open up in ...
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Nautilus looks bad in 16.04

Yesterday I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04. Knowing that the nautilus file browser will looks slightly different, I took screenshots before and after the upgrade. I did not think it would look ...
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Arc Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 looks weird

I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: ...
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Nautilus gives Gtk Warning when started

When I run nautilus this warning is generated. I installed dropbox from then its started, But then I uninstalled dropbox reinstalled nautilus reinstalled gnome-session From my terminal: ~ ...
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How to remove Nautilus (Files 3.14.3) sidebar shortcuts in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 I used "sudo gedit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults" to edit out the shortcuts but that doesn't work in 16.04 and the file "~/.config/user-dirs.dirs" does not appear in 16.04. I don't use ...
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How do I upgrade Gnome Files (nautilus) in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I was using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and had upgrade gnome shell via ppa to 3.18. Yesterday I updated my distro to 16.04 and was surprised to find files is now version 3.14! How can I get the latest ...
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Can't copy files/make folders in new Truecrypt volume

I recently purchased a new external harddrive, and created a new partition on it. Then, I created a Truecrypt volume on the partition. However, it seems that the volume was created incorrectly: when ...
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Why does Nautilus “desktop management” enable gnome-terminal transparency for a non-compositing WM?

I am running Trusty Tahr with spectrwm as my window manager. I have enabled the transparent background for gnome-terminal, but the background will only be transparent if I run nautilus first with its ...
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Multiple file selection in list view

I have found that using the shift or Ctrl keys in combination with the mouse does not work for selecting multiple files in Nautilus list view on 14.04. I have seen numerous posts stating that this ...
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Moving large amount of files (~ 100 000)

I work with folders that contain a lot of files, like 100 000 or even 1 000 000 files per folder. When I try to move the content of a folder into another, my computer always gets stuck. Even when the ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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Why is .profile is not sourced when choosing “Open in Terminal” in context menu?

I have already changed the default profile of the terminal emulator to "Run command as login shell", but that only enabled the sourcing of .profile when I open Terminal via ctrl-alt-T. What am I ...
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Where are Nautilus settings stored?

I would like to know where on the file system Nautilus settings are stored.
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How to write a script to open current path from nautilus in guake

I use Guake with tmux as my preferred terminal on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I would like to be able to run a script from nautilus that does the following actions: Ctrl + L, Ctrl + C, F12, cd Ctrl + Shift + V ...
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How to move file into trash from a mounted diretory with symlink?

I have a filesystem mounted under my home dir. For example, /home/user/mount/. I have a directory /home/user/mount/Downloads. And I have created a soft link to it with /home/user/Downloads. When I ...
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Show partition in under “Devices” in Nautilus

I have an external USB stick and HDD that used to be listed under "Devices" in Nautilus and I was able to mount/unmount them by clicking on them. For some reason, they aren't listed any more... The ...
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Opening files without or unknown extensions from a remote server

When I try to open files without or unknown extensions, for example .bashrc from a remote server (via sftp), I get this dialog: I would like to be able to select my text editor in the context menu ...
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Facing issue with Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, and today I install Tomcat for hobby project, spend some time opening nautilus for a short period of time. After then rebooted the system and now I just see ...
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Nautilus does not save list display setting

After the Thunar file manager crashed numerous times on me while renaming files, I swtiched my standard file manager to Nautilus in the settings. Unfortunately, Nautilus does not save the view when I ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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Nautilus custom folder icons in /home disappeared and i cant change them anymore

Recently my customized icons inside my /home disappeared after an upgrade. For example i had a customized icon for the folder /home/USER/Downloads. Last time i added these custom icon by right ...
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How do I disable pseudo film perforation (movie strip overlay) on video thumbnail previews?

That doesn't disturb when medium-size icons are shown (though hide some part of image): But using small icons, sometimes all I can see is just pseuso film frame:
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Select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard

My workflow relies almost a 100% on the keyboard. Therefore I would like to be able to select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard. I know that: I can select multiple ...
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How can I place the nautilus - nemo sidebar to the right?

Is there a way to place the sidebar of nautilus and/or nemo to the right and not in the left?
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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 ...