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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Ubunty 12.04 - File Manager - Searching fully “ALL” files/folders and sub-folders

I am very frustrated with the default file manager in Ubuntu. I understand that the default file manager system is Nautilus. When I want to search the entire file system for any particular word, ...
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How to use Nautilus as FTP: Connect to Server not working

I am trying to connect to my FTP server from nautilus. I am simply trying to update some .html files. I enter my domain here, but nothing happens and I cannot click "connect". Any suggestions?
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Ubuntu Linux Filepath for Windows mounted drive

I'm using ubuntu desktop. I mounted a windows drive using the "connect to a server" option. It now shows up in the "Network" list right above "Browse network". I'm trying to cd to this folder in ...
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Nautilus uses natural scrolling, while everything else doesn't

I've chosen to use old-fashioned "reverse" scrolling, i.e., pulling downwards on your touchpad gets you further down in the document. This works everywhere in Ubuntu, except for in Nautilus and in the ...
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Nautilus slow to load on first attempt

After every restart or shutdown, nautilus takes about 10 sec to load.Once loaded, it will start quickly next time. I started nautilus from terminal with sudo access and the error was ** (nautilus:...
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Problem with Nautilus and Ubuntu 13.10

This just happened today. Nautilus (3.8.2) on my Ubuntu 13.10 machine used to work fine, but now, when I try to run it (either from the icon or command line), it opens for about a second and then ...
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How to open a directory and view images if it contains a large number of image files (~70,000)?

I am working on a image processing project. For that I have a directory which contains around 70,000 images. As I process them in multiple stages I save the intermediate images in another directory. ...
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What is the fastest way to move files?

I have a large folder around 6.6GB, it contains about 450000 files. I copy it from one partition to another. It writes that 6 hours left though it has been running for 3 hours now. Average transfer ...
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What are the risks of running Nautilus as root?

Whenever I try to access files outside my home directory I get a permission error. People keep recommending running Nautilus as root by running the following commands in a terminal: sudo -i nautilus ...
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Backspace key for back/forward in a open window

I wish to use the Backspace key to go back/forward in a open window just like it is in Windows. I wish to create a shortcut for "go to previous/next visited location" in an opened window. How can ...
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how change file attributes to make it executable [duplicate]

I want to execute a text file, but I need to change the file preferences so that when I open it, it will actually run the file instead displaying it. However, I don't know how to change the file ...
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How does one add items to the “Send to” menu in Nautilus?

You can add items to the Create document right-click context menu by simply adding items to ~/Templates. Is there a similar method which allows you to add options to the Send to context menu of ...
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I have 2 Different versions of nautilus installed somehow, How can I put the 3.6.3 version in the menu in GNOME Fallback?

I'm Using Ubuntu 12.10, I used the standard Gnome 3 ppa to update all the GNOME apps in 12.10 to version 3.6 including Nautilus. Then I realized that It didn't update Rhythmbox to version 2.98, so I ...
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How can I force access my drives?

For example if I have a cd, dvd or pen-drive inserted and the cd/usb icon won't appear in nautilus or in the media folder, how can I access it? Same with floppy drive. Where can I find it and access ...
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How to search entire hard drive from a Live USB?

I just installed UBUNTU 13.10 via "Universal USB Installer" on a USB stick. When I boot into UBUNTU OS/GUI off the USB I can't seem to be able to search for files/folders on my hard drives. ...
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How to automatically save file with Nautilus without specifying location with Firefox / Iceweael?

I have set it to always save file with files of a .xls extension. However it always asks me for a download location. There is a script that downloads multiple files so I would prefer to avoid ...
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Can't read and write from hard drive

I have a 1TB hard drive that I recently got, but the problem is that even when formatted I am unable to read and write from the hard drive. Any suggestions? I've tried reformatting it, but the results ...
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xrdp mount cd manually

I am running ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit I work through remote connection using xrdp. The problem is when I connect remotely I cannot access CD/DVD drive but I can see the icon in nautilus. When I ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu make it's own File manager [closed]

I don't like the current nautilus, and I think the upcoming versions are just going to make it worse, so why doesn't Ubuntu make it's own file manager? Just like Mint did with Nemo), or at least fork ...
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How can I persistent disable left menu in Nautilus (F9)?

When I press F9 left panel hiding, but only before Nautilus restart.
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How to require mount with password of other internal hdd partitions for all mount-style applications (with udev)

I am trying to block access to other partitions with different file systems on the same physical hdd (layout: gpt) by preventing any partition mounting without requiring a password. FSTAB takes care ...
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How to enable notifiction “action to choose” after auto-mounting in nautilus

I have Ubuntu with Gnome. The window informing about USB auto-detection (action to choose) always occurs when USB drive was plugged. After removing ~/.config directory it stopped working. How to ...
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Is it possible to have multiple files with the same name in a folder?

This is my scenario: Am currently applying for jobs and have to write alot of application letters - (almost) same content every time, only the date changes. All of these letters are named letter....
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USB stick format via Nautilus

Okay, so I was fooling around on Ubuntu 13.10, then noticed that when I right-click my USB stick in Nautilus, I have a "Format" option. When I click "Format", a new window opens and asks for what to ...
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Make Nautilus as default file browser [duplicate]

I had set Nemo as default file manager on my Unity desktop. I want return to old configurations and Nautilus be my default file manager. How can I do that?
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Nautilus crashes when viewing directory with .jp2

Nautilus crashes whenever one tries viewing a directory containing jpeg 2000 files, I suspect because it tries to create a thumbnail and fails (I'm using 13.10, and you can probably reproduce this ...
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How to edit the context menus of Nautilus File Manager?

I need to change the menu items present in the Nautilus File Manager. I am open to getting my hands dirty in pyhton or anything else for that matter. I would like add or remove menu items from the ...
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Can I use the embedded nautilus-terminal in Ubuntu 13.10?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I have used nautilus-terminal which embeds a terminal into the nautilus window. In Ubuntu 13.10, I have intalled nautilus-terminal using the usual steps: sudo add-...
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How to run a script directly when double clicked? [duplicate]

To execute a script, I have to: Write the script Make it executable Double click it, which shows this window: Click the "Run" button. How can I execute the script directly, without showing the ...
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Open the parent folder of a symbolic link via right-click?

We can open a parent folder of any file using nautilus script like #!/bin/bash nautilus "$1" If I do this script on symbolic link which is on the ~/Desktop, then it will open the Desktop itself. ...
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Redirect library location in Nautilus

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop, and I will install a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 N and Ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 version). But since the SSD has a limited amount of storage (approx....
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Add “open as administrator” option to folders? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add "open as administrator", when I right-click on a folder, because there are some folders you cannot access graphically because that would need administrator privileges?
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image preview from remote drive

I have set up a remote drive for storing my photos. I connect to the drive using "Connect to Server" in Nautilus. This works pretty well and even the preview images are loaded if I edit the Nautilus ...
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How te reinstall Unity? [duplicate]

I have a problem. I deleted some gnome packages , and now Ubuntu won't work as it should. Plus i installed some programs for system tweak(new look of icons etc) and delete them and only left Ubuntu ...
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No window decoration around nautilus windows in Ubuntu 13.10

I updated my Ubuntu and after window boarders for nautilus has been disappeared and the menu items that are on the unity top bar does not work. Menus are still there but you cannot click on them but ...
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Tree-like content display in Nautilus [duplicate]

Is there a way to have OS X-like behavior in Nautilus? Nautilus elementary is long gone? Basically I'd like to have an option to a tree view (only 2 views, not multiple like in max os x) where the ...
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Desktop Disappeared [duplicate]

For some reason, the icons that were on my desktop have disappeared. I am unable to left click on the desktop and do anything like I used to. Any ideas of why it is all of a sudden hiding my desktop ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Bad application startup drawing (e.g., chromium)

I have always noticed a small graphical performance issue in my ten years experience with GNU/Linux. The problem is related to how applications are drawn when started. Typically, on my machine, when ...
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sudo nautilus vs su

As i have learnt that being a super-user in linux/ubuntu we can unlock those task which is being hide out from other user so to avoid messing with the files and directories.Now i want to know upto ...
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No file or picture opening in Ubuntu 12.04

Today, each and every file and photo I tried to open showed up the message You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "File". I can neither open or copy them. In properties ...
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Ignore certain dotfiles from backup

When using the packaged Ubuntu Backup preferences pane, there is an option to ignore folders. Traditionally when using a nautilus based File dialogue, you could press CTRLH to hide/show dotfiles, or ...
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Nautilus error after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04

The desktop icons were missing. I installed the compizconfig-settings manager to restore the icons. I followed this steps: Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window. At the terminal prompt, type ...
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How exactly do files get opened from Nautilus?

I am asking this out of curiosity, to know what goes on 'behind the scenes' when I double click a file in a file browser, say Nautilus. Specifically, what parameters is the executable executed with? ...
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How to redefine nautilius unmount to turn off the unmounted hard drive as well?

I have just installed an hdd caddy for my second hard drive. I would like nautilus to turn it off when all of its partitions are turned off (to simplify it we can assume that there is only one ...
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Recent media not updated in VLC when opening file from Nautilus

When I use Ctrl+O from within VLC to play a file, it will save the file to the list displayed in the Open Recent Media menu. But when adding file to VLC via Nautilus it does not get added to Open ...
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Remove default entries from Files (Nautilus) quicklist in Ubuntu 13.10

By default, when I right click on Nautilus (Files) icon (in launcher), default places and my bookmarks are shown. Is it possible to show just my custom bookmarks? I am using Ubuntu 13.10.
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Use Nautilus to open an SSH connection using hostname

I'm trying to SSH another machine on my LAN using the hostname because the local IP address gets re-assigned somewhat regularly (we have issues with our ISP and frequently have to reset our network). ...
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I accidentally deleted my home folder and Trash bin (Ubuntu 12.04)

I accidentally deleted the Files folders from /usr/share/application, and now I can't open the Trash bin from the unity Panel. and I can't open any of my folders from the Dash. Also, my home folder ...
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How to mount network drive so that it can be used from applications and on wifi

I wish to set up a network drive for storing my personal photos. I already have a server and a 'pictures' user on the server. I planned to store the photos in the home directory of this user. I ...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...