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 - file does not open as admin

I run an ubuntu server and I installed nautilus in gnome to get the possibility to open a textfile as administrator. But when I right-click on the file and select "open as administrator" I get ...
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How to install RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm looking for an SVN GUI that integrates into the file browser (Nautilus or Thunar). So far I've only found RabbitVCS for this, but I'm having trouble installing it. Yes, there are plenty of posts ...
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ipv6 ssh connection with nautilus (rsp. nemo)

I want to establish an ssh connection to a server with an ipv6 adress via nautilus, nemo, or any equivalent gui file browser. the ssh connection via terminal works just fine. However as soon as I ...
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“Super +D” hides copy dialog forever in 15.04

How to show the 'copy progress window' after hiding it in 15.04?. Super +D hides copy dialog forever, selecting "show copy dialog" or Alt+ Tab does not have any effect. The small progress bar is ...
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FTP offline dump

I am having few machines in which internet is not available due to access control protocols. So are there any offline dump setup available for FTP(Nautilus/fire FTP or filezilla);So that i can install ...
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Acessing (via terminal) the cifs mount (mounted via nautilus)

I have managed to mount a Windows Share via the nautilus 'connect to server' interface. Anyhow, when trying to access the mount programmatically - it is not accessible $ ll /run/user/1000/gvfs/ ls: ...
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How can I get ImageJ to open all files in the same session?

When I open more than one image from Nautilus in ImageJ they all open in a new session. If I already have one session running and open a new file in Nautilus ImageJ also creates a new session. How can ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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Directories in /usr/bin/ not openable. The directories seem to be replaced by “link” icons

A link to a screenshot of what the directory looks like when opened in nautilius : I even tried using the terminal to access these directories but to no avail. Output of ls -l -rwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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Connect to sftp server when running thunar as root

I would like to open a file browser such as thunar or nautilus as root and connect to a sftp server. However when I try this with thunar it will just show the red X bubble icon for any sftp address I ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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Applications are hiding in x-nautilus-desktop after they minimized

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 in default mode I think it's x-nautilus-desktop. There are no icons only command prompt is coming after i pressed Ctrl + Alt + T. Everything is okay but when I minimized any ...
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File Manager Hang on Ubuntu 10.04

When I try to open a folder, it will display "Opening [folder]..." on the taskbar, but it shortly disappears and nothing happens. When I log out, something informs me that File Manager is not ...
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Preview of pictures in zip or rar file in Nautilus

Xubuntu is a very nice feature that is a preview (pictures) the zip file in your Thunar file browser. How to do this in Nautius / Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu Flickering windows

I recently installed nautilus 3.1.12 following this website and it have left me flickering windows. All my browser, ide, options are flickering and it seems like the ui is basic one not gnome. How to ...
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Context menu shadow stuck on trash

Occasionally, the context menu gets stuck on trash this has happened ever since 12. Sometimes when I right click on the Trash icon in Nautilus/File Browser, only the shadow appears, and is stuck ...
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How can i connect to a server via SCP in Lubuntu 15?

In windows I can use WinSCP, and it's said in this thread (What is a program similar to WinSCP?) that you can use Nautilus's bulit-in function to do this job. But in Lubuntu there's only this pcmanfm. ...
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Manager Nautilus

The Nautilus manager is good, but I think he needs supplements, despite many extensions. Could have the action open as root it, show how much storage is being used. For this what would be the best ...
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Issues installing dropbox in ubuntu 14.04

I'm absolute beginner in the Ubuntu universe. I come from Win7. I installed Ubuntu yesterday and I need some basic applications like dropbox. In a first instance I installed it from the software ...
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Nautilus shortcut for mounting gdocs?

So I have this: alias gdox='google-drive-ocamlfuse -m ~/Documents/myUserId@GDocs' Is there a way to make a shortcut (or something else) in Nautilus so that I can see the above and access it by ...
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Can't unzip compressed files - Ubuntu 15.04

So, here's what I'm faced with atm: I am unable to unzip any type of compressed files - 7z, tar, bz, zip, rar, etc. I've tried in front-ends (nautilus and PCMan) and terminal (unzip, tar, etc) and ...
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Nautilus - screen tearing after scrolling

When I scroll in Nautilus some entries don't refresh properly. It doesn't matter if I scroll with the scroll wheel on my mouse or with page-up, page-down, home or end keys. It doesn't happen if I ...
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How to get a “refresh” right click action?

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I want a 'refresh' option, like in Windows when you right click on desktop. Can anyone help me to get that option in Ubuntu?
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Change Nautilus file view

In Nautilus you can view files as a list or as a grid. Both options take too much space on the screen and I am wondering if there is an even smaller list view that can be used to list my files without ...
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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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Update to Nautilus 3.12.2 to run dropbox

Recently I have been unable do run dropbox on Ubuntu 14.04. A proposed solution is to update to Nautilus Nautilus 3.12.2. I would like to know if it is safe, especially for one like me who does not ...
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Woke uo this morning to find out that nautilus icon are bigger

After an update last night, login to my Laptop and open Nautilus, to find out that all icons are bigger than usual settings. please kindly assist me
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“mount -a” shows errors from past mounts - how can I clear them?

As I Linux newbie, I had multiple false starts getting FSTAB to mount USB drive bulk storage. The current FSTAB now works as intended but the earlier mount point attempts also show in the Nautilus ...
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Symlinks dont work after restarts— then restarting nautilus fixes it

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to folders in a partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Symlink problems with OSX dual-boot

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to files in a shared partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Mount network share by clicking on it in file manager (i.e. Nautilus)

I have a NAS SMB share that I want to mount. It's not always on, and I use the same computer at work so I don't want to mount it automatically. For now I mount and unmount it through terminal, but is ...
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What is gvfsd-metadata?

A little Googling tells me that it often hogs CPU, and writes a lot of (worthless?) data to disc. In my own experience it simply consumes about 15%-20% CPU and offers me no benefits I can see. I've ...
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Nemo / Nautilus folder icon size

Does anybody know how to reduce this white space - distance on nemo or nautilus between the folders? It's getting ridiculous! I've enlarged the thumbnails from dconf-editor and I also use compact ...
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PCManFM and Nautilus 100% CPU usage

PCManFM and Nautilus take 100% of CPU (each one about 50%) I am on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with lubuntu-desktop. Note that at start, Nautilus doesn't take anything, but takes 50% all the time once a window ...
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How to link specific file type with some applications?

I need tecplot360 to open .plt files, and after I install it on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the software didn't show in the 'open with' lists, After I add 'Tec 360' to 'open with' lists(according to ...
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ubuntu icons size after upgrade 15.04

I recently upgraded my ubuntu linux to 15.04. Some of the places icon size is too big after upgrade. I have attached some images below.
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'sudo dpkg --configure -a' hangs at 100%

I tried to install python's enchant incorrectly with sudo apt-get install enchant. I know now that this was not correct, but it began installing dropbox... no clue why that happened so I panicked and ...
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Change the downloads folder to downloads in other partition and mount at bootup

I have a setup where I basically split my hard drive into three partitions (forgetting the swaps and allsorts) Windows partition Ubuntu Data I would like to get things set up in a manner in which ...
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I moved id_rsa and now no programs can find it

I am planning on doing a clean installation of Ubuntu. I am concerned that, when I do a clean installation, my private keys will be lost and I will be locked out of my servers for which I disabled ...
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Connect to Ubuntu Server over SSH and having root permissions

Is there a way to connect to Ubuntu Server from a desktop Ubuntu using Nautilus, and having root privileges when you connect? I need that, because I have a Wordpress website on the server, and I need ...
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Remove “Restore Missing Files…” from my context menu in Nautilus?

I don't use Backups in my PC, since I don't have enough hard drive space. How can I remove the "Restore Missing Files..." entry from my context menu?
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How can I create a new blank file in an occupied directory?

I am not experiencing the problem in How to create a new blank file in Nautilus 3.6 and above?, perhaps because I have a newer version of Nautilus. $ nautilus --version GNOME nautilus 3.14.2 I can ...
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add/delete ubuntu specific folder or file right click context using bash

I want to change the right click context menu of ubuntu specific folder using bash script. When bash script executes, it first create a file or folder having only two right click context menu option. ...
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Why doesn't nautilus search find anything outside of my home folder?

I installed nginx using apt-get. There are now many folders and files with "nginx" in their name. Using the file browser (nautilus) i search for "nginx" with "All Files" selected. It will not ...
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Cairo Dock opens folders just minimized

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. When I click on the Files icon on Cairo Dock or select a folder in Shortcuts, the file window doesn't popup, instead it opens the folder minimized. However, I expect the ...
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Setting all files and folders that will be created in a certain directory to have read and write access by 'Others'

I've recently switched my uTorrent on Windows 7 torrent download/seeding machine to a Deluge on Xubuntu machine with Samba (to allow sharing with Windows PCs). I am using Nautilus as my file manager ...
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Restart Nautilus-Instaling Dropbox

I'm new with Ubuntu so I hope you can help me. I installed Dropbox using the terminal. Now when I open dropbox to try to log in this message apears: restart nautilus I do it but nothing happens. ...
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Nautilus missing upper margin and exit,minimize and maximize buttons

After I did a partial upgrade on Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS I noticed that Nautilus lost it's upper margin and instead of having the three buttons (exit,minimize,maximize) it now has one big exit button. ...
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How to connect to external network hard drive as a different user?

I can access my external network hard drive with Files in Ubuntu 14.04.2. It is 2 TB WD hard drive and I guess its file system is NTFS and I guess (again) that samba is used here. First time I ...
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Nautilus won't launch in Ubuntu 15.04. What should I do?

Nautilus won't start. When I try to launch it from a terminal, I get the following messages: (nautilus:3344): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion ...