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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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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How do I upload pictures to picasa using Nautilus scripts?

I'm looking for a Nautilis script to upload a picture to a Picasa Album using GoogleCL Here is my script : zenity --info --title "File" --text "$NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS" --height 18 ...
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How to define completely new xdg-user-dirs?

I've just configured my ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file under unity (ubtuntu 12.10) and everything works well so far. But is there any chance to extend the user dirs like this: ...
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How to create option to insert time stamp?

While editing text documents I need to put time stamps frequently. I thought of automating it in 2 different ways. None of these seem to be working. Using nautilus-actions I set up a new ...
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How does one show all applications when choosing an application to open a file with?

I am trying to open a file of an unknown type (Pokemon Gold.gbc). I double click it and get the message "Could not display '/home/josh/Downloads/Pokemon ROMS/Pokemon Gold.gbc'. The file is of an ...
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Why when copying to an external drive the progress window is not correct

Feel free to edit the title to explain better what I am going to write here. When I copy big files to a pen drive for example, the progress window shows an estimate that most of the time does not ...
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Can you make nautilus ask for verification before deleting a file?

Can you make nautilus ask for verification before deleting a file? Now if I hit the delete key by accident I lose the file.
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How do I apply a custom font system-wide for all users?

I have installed the 'Droid' font. The left one root nautilus, the right one normal nautilus. Why are the fonts different? (specifically look at menus) I want both windows to use the same font. ...
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Force file extension to open with specific app (Extensions like .exe, .jpg, .mp4…)

I have already read the question about Creating .desktop files to use on the "Open with other application" tab but this is not what I want, I want to be able to click on the file in Dash or ...
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How I can launch my browser and Nautilus using defaults Ubuntu 12.04 shortcut?

In keyboard shortcut settings I see a launcher section that have 'WWW' and 'Explorer' labels inside the key combination column of the shortcut definition. What keys I must press to launch my browser ...
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Folders' content doesn't refresh automatically

I'm having the following issue on a fresh install of 12.10. Basically if I create a file in a folder through a software (say, GIMP, or Libre), and I have Nautilus open as well, I don't see the file ...
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How to make nautilus forget saved password?

I am browsing Shared folders on a Windows network through Samba. When I first opened a system on the network I was asked for a login username, password and I checked the save-password setting. Now ...
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How can I install a Nautilus script?

I found a nautilus script I would like to use. How do I install it?
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How do I change the default file manager back to Nautilus?

A while back, I set my default file manager to Nemo. I like it a lot, but it constantly crashes. I remember editing a text file to set it as default, but I forgot which file it was. How do I switch ...
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How can I show the connecting line in treeview of nautilus?

I want to display the line that connect childNode with parent of treeView itmes. Same as unchecking the "Display simple folder view in Explorer's Folders list" in Windows-XP's Folder Options like ...
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How to change owner and permissions of a folder in desktop

The problem is that the folder directory is /home/marek/Desktop/Tekkitserver/3.1.1 and root has all but 5 file ownership and permissions what are inside it. It all happened after I launched tekkit ...
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FTP access to a windows machine on LAN?

I am on a LAN network on which most of the systems are Windows based and only I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I want to access the Shared folders on these systems using my ubuntu. I have installed samba ...
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Should I report a bug on Ubuntu's bug tracker or on the upstream's?

I am on an updated Ubuntu 12.04 and I've found a bug in the tag feature of Nautilus. I'd like to file this as a bug report, but I'm confused to where to post it: Ubuntu's bug tracker in Launchpad or ...
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Unusable desktop in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using Ubuntu QQ with gnome-session-fallback for a long time now. I replaced Nautilus with Thunar but when I restarted the laptop, the panel works, but I cant right click or change the desktop ...
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Permissions fail to change, even using sudo nautilus

I've read a lot of threads here but still can't seem to make this work: I'm trying to share various folders (any folders whatsoever) on HDDs other than "File System" over the LAN using fresh install ...
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Desktop Icons replaced with Home folder contents

I have an issue where my desktop is covered with the contents of my Home folder rather than my Desktop folder. I've tried following this post: Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder but to no ...
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How can I restore template functionality after having deleted the Templates folder in 12.10?

As many I deleted the Templates on a fresh install. I followed the instructions in the accepted answer of What is the templates folder in the home dir for? I am running 12.10 and the proposed solution ...
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How do I establish a WebDAV connection in Gnome 3?

In Nautilus from Gnome 3, the Connect to Server dialog is missing the Type field. How can I establish a WebDAV connection?
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How do I connect to password protected servers in nautilus 3.6?

I am trying to manage my android device with DavDrive Lite, which hosts a local file server. The "Connect to server" dialog box in nautilus 3.6 doesn't have the option to type a username and password. ...
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Is Ubuntu a distro with Nautilus included?

This is what I'm told to download "You will need a working Linux Distro with Nautilus". I've never used Linux and know nothing about it. I've got a Windows 8 on my computer. Do I make this a dual ...
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Files with ~ don't get deleted [duplicate]

I think the title is self-explanatory but let me add more info: Ubuntu 12.10 64bit When I delete a file and then use graphical file manager (nautilus, nemo, etc...) the file does not appear to ...
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What is the difference in /home locations between nautilus and the command-line?

I cannot understand why in the bash, the path for (let's say) the Videos folder is /home/ioannis/Videos and in the Nautilus is /home/Home/Videos. This is what it looks like: Bash Nautilus Any ...
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What is the difference between a Samba share and the Nautilus share method?

So, my server finally died (good old 10 year old machine, minimum). I was running Mandriva on it using samba to share some data areas for backups and storage (had added a SATA card and some 1TB ...
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Why doesnt the “Script” option show up on right clicking in the desktop in Ubuntu 12.10? How to make it appear?

When you right click on a Linux desktop, a menu appears which contains entries like "New folder", "Change desktop background", "Paste", "Scripts", etc. But on a fresh install in Ubuntu 12.10, the ...
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Touchscreen woes: Attempt to scroll using touchscreen is recognized as a click and drag/select

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP Envy 4t-1105dx with touchscreen. Everything except Wifi (Atheros AR9565 doesn't work out of the box) and touchscreen (mostly working) works. I believe that the Envy ...
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Nautilus seems to be very slow only when I use the “Faenza” theme

I'm using gnome-shell and all seems to be good but I've only one problem. Nautilus seems to be very slow only when I use the theme "Faenza", with other theme is all great. In particular Nautilus is ...
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Disable automount in Nautilus to avoid mount-devices being listed twice in Nautilus

I have added my mount devices in /etc/fstab and they get correctly mounted (2nd partition with ntfs and nas-share with nfs). I have also disabled automount in Nautilus preferences by using ...
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how to add background image in nautilus 3.4.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and i want to know how to add image to nautilus background. I know there is a way to change it by editing the nautilus.css file but is there any graphical way to do it. Another ...
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Launch nautilus with option for path

I have Ctrl+Super+N set to launch gksu nautilus. This set me thinking: can I have a prompt that comes up that asks me for a path to open? Ideally, I'd be able to hit a key combo, type ...
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search on 'open' dialog is out-of-date

If I have saved a file recently (or even on the last couple of days), it does not show up on searches on that "open dialog" some programs have (The "open dialog of programs" is the following. It ...
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Way to set a file as a Nautilus Bookmark?

Nautilus allows user to set a Folder as a bookmark. I want to set a text file (that opens in Gedit) as a bookmark that will appear in the sidepane. Is this possible?
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Can't bookmark specific network locations in Nautilus

I am using a NAS server to keep all my music, pictures and video on, and would like to have them as easily accessible in Nautilus as possible. So naturally, I edited the 'Music', 'Video' and ...
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Can I turn off global menu only in Nautilus?

According to post #15 of this Ubuntu Forums thread about Nautilus being slow, turning off global menu speeds Nautilus up significantly. This is certainly true for me, as running Nautilus as root makes ...
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I have a new file type that I would like to handle in gnome how to get file properties?

I have a new file type that I would like to handle in gnome. Establishing a new mime type, a new thumbnailer and a new application to display the file type is done. But I need a new tab on the ...
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copying files to usb stick never finished

I tried to copy 3.3GB iso file into a 64GB usb stick, the progress bar show completed but the copying operation windows doesn't closed after almost an hour now and still hanging not closed. I'm using ...
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Unable to mount smb share. “Please select another viewer and try again”

This don't think this is the typical, "I can't mount a windows share" post. I am using stock Ubuntu 12.04. I am pretty sure this is a Nautilus issue, but I have reached a dead end. I have one share ...
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How connect to a ssh server from Nautilus on startup automatically?

I try to connect to the server from the startup automatically. How could I do it to see the server files on Nautilus?
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Force Nautilus to open with extra pane [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set extra pane as default in File Manager? I've found having the extra pane in Nautilus (by clicking F3) to be insanely useful, and I'd like the extra pane to ...
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How to make folders like “System Volume Information” or “RECYCLER” hidden, just like it is on windows?

I have this external hard drive, and I used it in windows, now that I use it on Ubuntu, and it is kind of annoying to see files like System Volume Information, so how can I make it hidden? Or how can ...
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How to open Nautilus at current command line directory?

I was wondering if anybody knew a command that would allow me to open a Nautilus (if that's the right name for the Ubuntu 12.04 graphic/window explorer) window from the command line at the current ...
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Windows backup in Ubuntu

I am trying to copy the c:\Users folder from a Windows 7 Installation for a backup under Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD. The file transfer seems to be calculating way more info than there actually is in the ...
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Could not display "smb:// [closed]

I'm trying to mount a Windows share in Ubuntu 12.10 and Pinguy 12.04 with Nautilus. I'm getting the typical "Could not display "smb://192.168.0.7/groups" error message. The share's name is Groups, ...
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How can I preserve file modification times when copying to a NAS?

I recently installed a Synology DiskStation on my network. I mounted it from an Ubuntu 12.04.1 computer with the Browse Network button in Nautilus 3.4.2. It shows up as ...
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Copy file and folder path from Nautilus

How can I copy the file and folders full path in Nautilus? In the right-click context menu there is no such option provided. In file/folder property window I can only copy the folder path.
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Nautilus won't use Gnome 3 color scheme?

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 gnome remix, and I've managed to change the color scheme for most of the default adwaita theme, but when I open up nautilus and click on a folder/file, or select something on ...