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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Cdrom is mounted, but where?

A Nautilus folder will be opened automatically when inserting a CD in a drive. It is under Devices with name Audiodisk. As long as the files are accessed via Nautilus everything is fine. The problem ...
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remove '500 GB Hard Disk'-symbol in computer:/// (nautilus)

at the location computer:/// in nautilus i have a needless symbol '500 GB Hard Disk' how can I remove it? it's like this problem: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=117655 thank ...
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Window's Files not appearing in Ubuntu.

I'm trying to delete old system files in Windows 7, I switched into Ubuntu to delete the files there but now I can't see the files. They are on my D: drive and I can see all of the files on my C: ...
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All video thumbnails fail to be generated

Not a single video thumbnail is being generated and shown in Nautilus. The folder ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory/ keeps getting filled for all of them. I tried removing all the ...
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What happened to Nautilus search

What happened to the search box that appears on a folder when you press ctrl+f? I used to be able to type and then navigate with the arrows (only between files that matched) and enter would open the ...
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I accidentally permanently deleted a file, how can I recover it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover deleted files? It's probably best to ask for advice on a support forum. Is it possible to recover a deleted file?
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Nautilus - show folder size in List view?

In the List view in Nautilus, I can see datestamp, name, etc - but it would be great to add one more extra tab and make the size of everything contained in a folder visible at a glance as well. Is ...
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Nautilus (11.10), getting the old icon-list-small menu back on panel?

After upgrade to 11.10 the menu for changing folder view has gone. Now you have to go through the mainmenu -> View. I switch back and forth list / icon view a lot, so i really want that shothand menu ...
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How to don't “list folders before files” on Nautilus Trash and Downloads folders?

On the Nautilus Trash and Downloads folders I have set to sort files on inverse modification time sort, but this way I can't be able to know if a folder is older that a file or not. Disabling the ...
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How can I temporarily suspend Nautilus filesystem automounting, without making permanent changes to the system and user configuration?

I have written a tool which automatically formats and copies files to USB flash drives when they are inserted. It needs the drive to be unmounted to format it. Normally Nautilus will automatically ...
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Nautilus keep crashs on mounting samba drives

I am unable to use network drives on ubuntu 12.10. I have 2 computers with windows xp and 7 all connected to a router.
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How can I find out what is locking my home directory?

I've run into an issue lately where my home directory somehow gets read-locked. Any processes trying to read from it, whether it's Nautilus or the terminal become unresponsive for 1-2 minutes, then ...
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Icons for templates

I have some templates in my ~/Templates folder, but there is no icons in context menu for any of them except the default "Empty Document". menus_have_icons is enabled How to get/set them? Ubuntu ...
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Nautilus tags/labels/marks/columns for folders/files

Is there any way how to mark folders or files with tags(or labels, new columns or whatever) in Nautilus? It would be nice to sort marked folders or files through this tags. Especially my first idea ...
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12.10 nautilus on dell xps 12 does not work

I have installed 12.10 on a new Dell XPS 12 ultrabook. Everything seems to work properly right now, including the touch screen, except for nautilus. The left pane works properly, I can select an item ...
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Error when using “sudo Nautilus”, how do I solve it?

Here is the terminal log. http://pastebin.com/xTEK13B7 How do I fix it? What does it do? Is it safe or okay?
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gnome's file v3.6.2 (nautilus) has lost the inline folder expand function

I just update to current gnome 3.6. So this will also bring an redesigned file app (nautilus). In the ListView I miss the folder expand Icon to expand the folder inline. With double click of course a ...
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How can I programmatically change a file's icon?

If I select an icon in Nautilus and select Properties, I can click on the icon presented there. This gives me a file-chooser dialog to select a new icon image. I would like to do this via a script of ...
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How do I rebuild and test Nautilus source?

I'm new to OS level programming so apologies for the noobness. Ultimately I would like to change the behaviour of clicking on "Change Desktop Background" from the desktop context menu. It would ...
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Folder items not showing?

After copying some files via Network from other shared computer folder's files(videos), files are not showing but it consumed the size. And you know how to solve it, right? After doing that it ...
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How to prevent Nautilus panes from resizing automatically?

The "Extra Pane" (F3) view in Nautilus automatically resizes in a couple situations. Is there a way to turn this off so they each stay at 50%? The two situations are when there's one tab on one side ...
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Need Open As Administrator In Nautilus [duplicate]

I'm unable to get Open as Administrator option In Nautils menu, I tried to follow many Tutorials from different sites, but none of them are working.
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How can I add a custom item to the nautilus context menu, but NOT in a sub-menu?

I am interested in adding a custom script to the Nautilus context menu. I am aware of solutions such as the Scripts folder and the Nautilus Actions application. I created a test action in Nautilus ...
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Computer, Home icons disappear from desktop after reboot

I previously enabled the display of the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network Servers icons on the desktop on Ubuntu 12.04, probably using MyUnity. Today, I installed a custom icon set and after ...
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Dolphin/Nautilus Both Cause System Wide Freeze On Access NTFS Partition

Ubuntu 12.04.1, using either file manager to mount my Windows 7 NTFS partition causes a system wide lock up. Only solution is Alt + SysRq + REISUB. I've run CHKDSK /R on volume to no avail. Anyone? ...
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Mounting with Nautilus works but fstab gives “Host is down” error?

I'm connecting to my university's VPN so I can connect to the network drive. The VPN seems to be working fine and I can connect to the drive by typing the address into Nautilus and entering my login ...
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Downloading big file from FTP in Nautilus in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

After several seconds after download starting I have message "Error while copying file.zip. There was an error copying the file into /home/user. Timeout was reached". In Ubuntu 12.04 it's ok.
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Get location of “true” GVFS path from Nautilus

I mount my Samba shares through Nautilus. I know that, behind the scenes, the share is fuse-mounted and Nautilus somehow does the translation between smb:// URLs and the actual location in the file ...
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Creating a new file with touch command actually creates eight unlisted files?

Have a look at this screenshot: Pardon for my language used when I installed Ubuntu. Anyways, it is beyond my imagination how come creating an empty file actually creates eight files, alas, the ...
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Why I can't see the thumbnails in Nautilus?

Problem Loading Thumb Previews: This started to happen after upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10.
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nautilus automount devices

When opening Nautilus it shows my Devices (which are actually just other partitions) like this: However, they are not mounted. When I now click them, they get mounted. What do I have to do to ...
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How to get sharing options to stick - ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a really hard time trying to get my sharing set up on my 12.04 system. I've tried both desktop version and server - I'm a bit of a linux n00b, so I need a GUI, command line is beyond me ...
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Go to the parent directory in Files/Nautilus Ubuntu 12.10

In Ubuntu 12.10 (Gnome3) they've removed the "go to parent directory" using Backspace. I was very used to it... I've seen in source code comments that they've removed this support and there are at ...
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Copy hangs in local network

I want to copy files from one Ubuntu system to another.They are both in local wireless network. I shared entire home dir on one, and tried to copy some files to another. It works for some time and ...
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How to revert back to Nautilus 3.4?

I installed GNOME DE and the packages and Nautilus got updated to 3.6 but I don't like it. I removed GNOME DE packages but Nautilus still remains at 3.6. How can I revert back to 3.4?
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File manager (Nautilus) hangs or is ultra slow when listing contents of ssh/sftp server

I used to use File --> Connect to server to connect to my remote ssh a lot before 12.04/11.10. But now in a fresh install of 12.04, whenever I try to access the remote files, nautilus either always ...
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How to remove items from the Nautilus context menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to hide the “Copy To” and “Move To” context menus? It used to be possible to edit /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-directory-view-ui.xml in order to do ...
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“Safely remove drive” option missing from Nautilus in 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to safely remove a USB external drive? Safely remove drive option is missing from Nautilus in 12.10 or am I missing something? In 12.04 I could right click on the ...
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How to revert to pre-12.10 nautilus?

I currently have nautilus 3.6.1 default installed on my 12.10 installation (gnome3) but I really don't like the loss in features and the slower search speed compared to the version on e.g. 12.04. How ...
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Nautilus doesn't open .tex files on left-click (12.04)

When I left-click a file with .tex extension from nautilus, it is not opened. No matter if I choose gedit or texmaker as default programs in "Properties". Right-clicking, then choosing app works, ...
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Disable sounds in Nautilus

With upgrade to Quantal, Nautilus makes some sounds when moving between folders and when closing folder properties window. I have all sounds disabled from System Settings (muted) and didn't find any ...
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How can you add an item to the right-click menu in nautilus (without Nautilus-Actions)?

I'm trying to give my image uploader some kind of rightclick->upload functionality. Currently I use the nautilus-scripts folder, but that puts the menu entry behind an unapparent "Scripts" item. I've ...
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Dropbox not Installing on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm running a PC with Ubuntu 12.10. I require "Dropbox" to be installed on this machine, and chose to look for it in the "Software Center" and start the installation from there. The following ...
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How to create a new blank file in Nautilus 3.6 and above?

I used to create new blank files in Nautilus (Files) using the right click context menu. It really saved me a lot of time. Since Nautilus 3.6, there is no such entry. Is there a way to create a new ...
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How to install gloobus preview on 12.10?

You look, I have installed the version 12.10 of the Ubuntu and try to install the Gloobus Preview, but when I finished and started to use it, any file was opening with it. The files opened totally no ...
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Unable to change anything in Nautilus

I recently installed Gnome 3 and now I have found out that it has messed up with nautilus. The menu bar and the right click menu are completely devoid of options. Also, the icons look different. How ...
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How to add “Open terminal here” to Nautilus' context menu?

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I want to add "Open terminal here" to Nautilus context or right-click menu but it tries to download 32bit version from Internet.
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How can I add a picture as folder background in Ubuntu?

How could I add a picture as folder background? For example if I have a movie folder, how I could add its poster as background in this folder? I am using Ubuntu 12.04
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Nautilus does not display drives properly

Nautilus's sidebar partitions broke after a new fstab and an upgrade to Quantal. I made a new fstab after putting it off for several months, and now Nautilus doesn't show anything in the "Devices" ...
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Issues With Nautilus 3.6 after upgrading from v3.4 12.10

In version 3.6 is that it cannot save the change in view of folders and windows. Everytime I close the window,the view is reset to default. Anyone know any solution or facing the same problem?