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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Keeping a Clean Home Folder

I installed n (node.js version manager) recently, as well as npm, and node.js. I can't tell which program is to blame, but there are tmp, local, share, and bin folders in my home folder as well as a ...
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How to have nautilus window divided into two or three columns (like mac) Miller Columns?

I would like the nautilus windows look like a mac : When you click on a folder (in the part 1 of screen), the content of this folder was display (in part 2 of screen) It's very useful when you ...
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Where is Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10?

Where is Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10? I see only Files app which is similar but lacks some Nautilus features, especially on right-click menu. Can it be installed along official Files app? I was also ...
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Unremovable file on desktop 13.10

Howdy and many thanks in advance for your time. When first installing Ubuntu (13.04, now running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook) on this machine many months back I copied a folder from my old ...
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Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?

Every time I use Nautilus and navigate to a specific subdirectory inside my home directory, Nautilus instantly closes, and the desktop wallpaper disappears too. The computer appears to continue just ...
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Empty Trash - Nautilus consumes 6.7gb of RAM Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I was building a directory from the command prompt and by accident initialized the entire home directory instead of the folder that I wanted, is there a way to undo this? The readme.md is in the trash ...
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Having trouble with chmod

Before I would write "sudo chmod 777" and then the name of the file or folder but now it doesn't seem to change any permissions. I looked at multiple tutorials on how to use chmod and can't figure ...
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Can't delete file (folder?)

I run ubuntu as a dual boot along with Windows and last time I was on ubuntu, I created a folder (Java) in the following directory. This time, when I logged on, I was unable to navigate into the ...
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Not able to copy any folder from samba share network

I am connected to a windows network and i am coping a directory from my windows share, it starts coping but the progress bar stops in the middle without any error message and it does not copy. But i ...
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Upgrade back to latest Nautilus/Files after downgrading

I made a mistake of installing or downgrading nautilus. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. On the Launcher, when I right-click at the File, there are options for Documents, Downloads, Music, etc, making ...
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How can I set a device label for a devices in the Nautilus sidebar?

When I mount any device (Windows partition, external HDD, flash drive, TrueCrypt mounts...) they appear in my Nautilus sidebar as "75 GB volume", "11 GB volume", etc. How can I change their label to ...
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No automatic thumbnail generation

I recently decided to do a fresh install of 13.10 and ran into a quite peculiar problem. It seems that thumbnails are not generated automatically, when I open a folder in nautilus I can only see a ...
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How to remove nautilus without screwing up unity?

I recently installed Cinnamon on my Ubuntu 12.04.1 and I loved the interface of its file manager Nemo, which I guess is also based on Nautilus. But I prefer Nemo over Nautilus and I want to remove ...
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Why can't I rename a file from 'NAME' to 'name'?

I am unable to rename a file from RELEASE to release which is currently located on my USB flash drive. If I try to rename it through the file manager (Nautilus), it shows the error message as ...
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How can I add a dropbox folder option under my “Places” in Nautilus

Like windows, when you download dropbox it places a folder in the library list. I'm wondering if I'm able to similarly add dropbox under "Places". Thank you in advance for your help.
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How do I change keyboard shortcuts in Nautilus 3.4

I am using Nautilus 3.4 and xubuntu 12.04. I know in Nautilus 3.6 the keyboard shortcuts can be changed in ~/.config/nautilus/accels, however in 3.4 that file does not exist. Is there another file in ...
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Do not show hidden icons

I see the hidden files in nautilus. I pressed ctrl + h but when I open the file manager again hidden files appear.
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Quick access to /usr/share/applications

I'm a Linux newbie, just installed Ubuntu yesterday as a matter of fact. I love it. But I do have one question. Is there a way to get to /usr/share/applications faster than having to go through the ...
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why does files (nautilus) open a new window although there's one already open?

When I click on "files" in the launcher it opens another window although the normal action is to maximize the window already open. It doesn't always do that. Is it a bug?
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How do I make my partitions show up in MyComputer in Ubuntu?

My partition setup is like this Location - Partition Label /dev/sda5 - root /dev/sda6 - home /dev/sda7 - work_partition /dev/sda8 - play_partition I am not able to find the location of MyComputer ...
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Why is Share Button Unavailable in Ubuntu One? [closed]

So, My that file is already uploaded and is in Ubuntu one folder but share button in right click context menu is unavailable. please help what to do
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Nautilus is not showing the full or folder file names

When my folder location is too long, I can't view the full file or folder names. Double clicking on the name field or in between name and size doesn't work either.
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Impossible to see files in Trash via Nautilus

I saw some posts here teaching how to lead with it problem but any of them helped me. My problem is i deleted the Trash icon from my Desktop, and after that, i noticed few days after that accessing ...
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Is there a way to join multiple Nautilus windows into one window with different tabs?

Many times I end up with many Nautilus windows open. I would like to reduce clutter by joining them into one window with different tabs. Is there a(n easy) way?
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How to sort files inside a directory via terminal? [closed]

I want to sort subdirectories inside a main directory according to the size,and also I want to sort files inside the subdirectories according to the file created date through terminal. Is that ...
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How to add an option to create a new file with a specific extension in right click menu

The title says all. I would like to have this option in right click menu on the desktop or in nautilus. I know that is possible, but I don't remember how to do this.
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How to set the ID3 Year on an mp3?

I'm creating my own MP3s with an online service, and I'm setting the "Year" attribute in the ID3v tag, but I'm having trouble getting it to work with both Nautilis and Rhythmbox. In Nautilis, when I ...
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Cannot Open Trash from Nautilus

I accidentally deleted all my music files from Rhythmbox. And I want to restore it from the trash. But when I open the Trash in Nautilus, I got error "Aborted (core dumped)" in terminal. Why is it? ...
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Rabittv on Ubuntu 13.04

Trying to install Rabbit TV to tried these command lines: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-core Install nautilus, thunar, gedit and ...
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pass arguments which has spaces to new protocol

I have created new protocol handler for opening application through web pages where a link will open installed application like terminal/chrome etc as suggested in: (Is it possible to open an Ubuntu ...
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Add Command to Menu Entry in 13.10 to convert images to JPG [duplicate]

It is possible to add a Menu Entry that when I click a picture it says "convert to JPG" and executes this command? convert -format jpg {The right click file} Because normally when I want to attach ...
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HTML files thumbnail preview

Sometime back, I was using 12.04 and it was displaying thumbnail previews of HTML pages just like it does for images and videos. I upgraded to 13.04 and somehow lost that feature. Now my HTML pages ...
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Thumbnails in nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10, nautilus stopped producing and showing thumbnail icons for images and videos. Also in KDE environment, there's no longer a standard icon for nautilus in start menu (or its ...
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Wait for key after nautilus-actions in terminal

I need to execute a script from the nautilus-actions and then wait for any input from the user, who has to read what the script has done before the terminal disappears. This is my current ...
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After installing kde-full package at start-up nautilus automatically opens my home folder [duplicate]

I have installed the kde-full package on Ubuntu 12.04 in order to switch to the KDE plasma workspace as well as install the other applications. It works well with just one problem that I can't ...
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Change of Ownership Causes Nautilus to crash how can I change it back?

Installing Solr I change the ownership of a folder called solr ... usr/share/solr-4.5.1/example/solr/ to tomcat7 but now when I try to change it back nautilus keeps switching off I have changed the ...
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How can I remove a HDD from the “Devices” list in the file browser?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a new 11,3 Macbook Pro (dual booting) and I see this random HDD (looks like my cryptswap partition) listed under Devices in my file browser. As you can see it's a bit of ...
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Permissions won't change

I opened Nautilus as super user to try and edit permissions. I can open the drop menu and change, but they instantly revert back to their original state before I can even click "apply changes." What ...
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How can I get all USB storage device to mount as read-only or offer no mount options at all?

These are the two parts of my query: Is there a way to mount all USB storage/flash/removable storage devices as read-only i.e. set the default mount policy to read-only? Back in Windows OS, I could ...
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preview thumbnail for .agr (Grace)files 12.04

In Ubuntu 12.04 Nautilus is not showing preview thumbnails for .agr files produced by Grace unlike Ubuntu 10.04. How can I have preview thumbnails for .agr files on Ubuntu 12.04. sample file. ...
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Can't set a folder on another drive as default Downloads folder

What I want: 1. Set a folder which is located on another drive (/media/vorpall/27DCD6C93788CE6E/Media/Downloads) as "Downloads" folder at Home. 2. New "Downloads" folder should have an arrow icon on ...
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Hidden files show up in Nautilus recent files

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and have a hidden folder. Using the privacy app in the system settings I have excluded this folder from the dash this works well enough although I would prefer to be able to ...
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Where did Nautilus's panes go?

I used to be able to open a second nautilus pane/panel with F3, but that doesn't seem to work in 13.10 and I don't see anything about panes in prefs or menus. Where'd it go?
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Have to run dropbox with `~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd`, why not just dropbox?

I've had nemo file manager with the dropbox extension but after the problem of nemo 2.0 that couldn't render the desktop properly, I removed both of them, and installed nautilus. Now, I am trying to ...
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how to install gvfs-mtp backend in ubuntu 12.10

as given on the launchpad page here PPA description These builds of gvfs have my native mtp backend backported from gvfs master. Use this to easily access MTP based devices with Nautilus. ...
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gksudo nautilus - incorrect password

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on my office PC. I have a STANDARD user working on it (with limited privileges). I'm looking at the screen through Team Viewer and I am trying to run gksudo -u AdminUser ...
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nautilus window focus/stacking order when drag and dropping files/folders into applications

In the MS Windows when you have opened explorer (file/folder explorer eq nautilus in Ubuntu) and another application opened on top of that (for example explorer in full screen mode and some ...
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Restore Music Folder & Shortcut

I was sorting out my music collection and accidentally deleted my (empty) ~/Music folder. Now, there is no shortcut in the Files/Nautilus sidebar, and if I create a new ~/Music, I am unable to restore ...
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Why did Files (Nautilus) stop updating partition's bookmarks?

I've upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and noticed that Files (Nautilus) stopped updating my bookmarks that are located in another partition (an ext4 one). It used to work before. Testing, I've found out ...
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Hiding partition in Nautilius

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 and nautilus (File) v 3.8.2 on Dell Inspiron 7535 which had comes with windows 8 pre installed. Dell had already created lots of partitions. I want to make this partitions not ...