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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How to add a location to “Places” instead of “Bookmarks” in Nautilus/Ubuntu's File Manager? [duplicate]

I want to add a custom bookmark to Nautilus's/Ubuntu's File Manager's sidebar, right under: Places As opposed to adding it right under Bookmarks
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Clickling on a open nautilus window's icon opens new window [closed]

When I connect an external HardDrive to my computer and open it using Nautilus (for browsing files), clicking on the nautilus icon (which has an open window indicator) just open a new Nautilus window, ...
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How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...
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Whole system is read only

My whole system is read-only so I can't even connect to WiFi (needs authentication). So I went into the terminal: sudo su nautilus It sat there for about 20 seconds with no output then it had a ...
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What happened to dconf/Nautilus “show-advanced-permissions” in 13.04?

When using Nautilus and right-clicking on a file > Properties, user is presented with a permissions tab. The default UI for this permissions tab is horribly difficult to understand and calibrate and ...
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Missing new file in Ubuntu 13.04

The New file operation is missing in Ubuntu 13.04. How can I fix it? I have only "New Folder". How can I add the New File option again?
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Having Error message while using the “sudo nautilus” command in terminal

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bit). When I run "sudo nautilus" command in the Terminal, this output appears: tushar@tushar-G41M-Combo:~$ sudo nautilus [sudo] password for tushar: Initializing ...
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nautilus: no modification, access dates for folder

when looking folder properties I dont see properties like Modification date or accessed date. screenshot (folder properties on right) I am on ubuntu 12.04
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Nautilus 3.8 cannot store sftp passwords

Since Iv'e upgraded to 13.04 gnome shell, nautilus can no more store sftp passwords. It does not work with my existing bookmarks and with the new ones created.
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How to restore old nautilus reaction to keyboard input [duplicate]

Since Ubuntu 13.04 nautilus behaves different when typing. Before, the cursor moved to the file in current directory which matched the typed letters. Since 13.04, nautilus searches in all ...
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Today Nautilus reverts back to Icon Theme ubuntu-mono-dark although the desktop interface settings is set to Faience-Ocre

I run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. I did configure a year ago through Advanced Settings / dconf my Icon Theme to Faince-Ocre and my Windows Theme to Adwaita Cupertino L Unity. I kept the GTK+ Theme as ...
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How can I create a separate data partition?

The home partition holds all user data and settings. When backing up my home partition it contains a lot of data (the settings) I don't need. So I thought I could create a separate data partition and ...
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android file transfer difficulties

I'm having problems transferring stuff to my Samsung Galaxy S4 and its memory card. The long and short of it is that I just can't transfer certain files across: the music is mostly in .wma format, ...
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When I run Nautilus or Guake from awesome wm the wallpaper is reverted to my Unity background

I'm using awesome wm on a ubuntu 12.04. It works fine except that whenever I run guake or nautilus should the background being reverted back to what's my background on unity. on using nautilus, ...
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how to list opened nautilus tabs with qdbus?

I am trying to dig into qdbus for nautilus to get a list of opened tabs; I managed to do this so far: sites=(`qdbus |grep nautilus -i`); for siteSrc in ${sites[@]};do list=(`qdbus $siteSrc`); for ...
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how to make ps show child processes that are listed at htop?

I am not being able to ps -p $pid of some processes that are listed at htop... One very well known that I can point out is nautilus (so I think you can easly try it). There is a main process that ps ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and now I cannot change preferences like theme, wallpaper, and nautilus preferences

So I just down-rev'd ubuntu from 13.04 back to 12.04 LTS desktop 64 (Precise). I am using Unity. I just reformatted the Ubuntu partition, but kept my home directory intact, and everything seemed to ...
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How can I sort files in Nautilus by modified date?

I want to sort files in Nautilus by modified date, similar to sorting files by modified date in Windows Explorer: How can I sort files in Nautilus by modified date?
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Bash script with execution permissions won't run with dbl click

I have a bash script that has permission to execute, but when I double click it in nautilus it wont execute, instead it opens its text in gedit. In properties it says open with: gedit, and that ...
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Safe to install Nautilus 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I tried installing the new nautilus via commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus But the console warns me not to do that: You are ...
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Ubuntu jumps folders when saving files

Whenever I want to save a file in a directory that has 1 sub folder, Ubuntu has this REALLY annoying habit of jumping into that folder when I click save and I specifically ask it to save in the first ...
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My 'USB flash' does not have right permission. I can't copy files into it via Nautilus?

I have a USB cooldisk 8.0 GB. it was full of Windows viruses. I tried to delete them under Ubuntu 13.04, but it didn't allow me to delete anything! I formated it by the software 'Disks' to FAT ...
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Why Recent Items are not being deleted even using the Privacy app in Unity?

I wanted to remove certain things from the Recent folder and used the Privacy app as indicated on this site. However, nothing has changed. The files are still in the folder and , even though I changed ...
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Cannot access my web content that i just copied to /op/lampp/htdocs directory?

Now i have copied and pasted my own web file that i previously had created on windows 7. The gksudo nautilus command did certainly help me to copy that web file into the /opt/lampp/htdocs directory. ...
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How to see the amount of free disk space in files browser with 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

Up to the previous Ubuntu versions you could easily switch on a status line at the bottom of the files browser, which showed useful infos like the amount of free disk space, number of files in ...
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set limit to data transfer/copy speed

On command-line and/or file managers (such as nautilus), how do we set an upper limit to data transfer/copy speed? I haven't found anything on the manuals of "cp" or "mv". I wan't to know this ...
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add LibreOffice to Nautilus right click `create new document` menu

How do I add LibreOffice word processing to the options on the Nautilus right click create new document menu? I'm on 12.04.
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How to search multiple file names in Nautilus?

How to search for multiple file names at once in Ubuntu via the GUI? I tried Nautilus but without success.
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Ubuntu 13.04 opens disks and directories in the browser instead of in Nautilus

for example, when I plug in my external hard drive, google-chrome opens file:///media/atj/TOSHIBA%20EXT/ When in sublime text Open Containing Folder opens the folder in the browser too. Any clue to ...
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No desktop icons after uninstalling nemo

I tested nemo on Ubuntu 12.04. I made it the default file manager. When I uninstalled it, desktop icons disappeared and I can't do a right click on desktop to open menu. How can I make Nautilus the ...
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Setting default editor for php files

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. I had installed Netbeans on my PC. I want change default file to netbeans. I've tried to right-click on a php file > Properties > Open With > Show other Application ; ...
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cant import photos with nautilus

I was using shotwell to import photos, but I couldn't stand the way it forced me to use their event folder structure. I have read that nautilus will allow you to import photos, but I am not presented ...
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Why does nautilus open a new window when I click “Home Folder” while there is already a minimized one? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Whenever I click on "Home Folder" on Unity it opens a new window while I already have one which I want to use. Why is that happening in 13.04? It did not happen in the ...
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Unable to Mount anything; USB, internal drives; do not have permissions; HELP!

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a USB on an HP Pavillion. I posted a problem about removing Thunderbird. I was advised to use GKSU Nautilus to become root, or as I understand it, SUPERUSER. I could ...
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Add tags or annotations to text files

I have a lot of similar text files - data in csv format etc. - that differ only in minor aspects (data normalized or not normalized...). It is very difficult to find meaningful names for the different ...
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How can I tell when Files is done searching? [closed]

When I search for files in Files, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes for files to stop being added to the search results. Sometimes I think the search is done, but then more ...
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Sort order in Nautilus: Phonebook-style

I want Nautilus to sort in a phonebookstyle, e.g. underscores should be first: _Anton _Bert _Caesar Anton Bert Caesar How can I achieve this?
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Archive manager started instead of executing a shell-script

When I double click on a .sh (the file is executable) file in Nautilus the archive manager is started instead of executing the script. How can I make Nautilus show the dialog (execute/edit/...) again? ...
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Display folder sizes in file manager

In nautilus (or nemo) file manager, the "Size" column shows the filesize for files and the number of items contained in a folder for subdirectories: Number of items is not that important for me, it ...
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Is possible to split an nautilus window in horizontal?

The window splits vertically when we press the F3 key, it's possible to split the window horizontally?
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“nautilus-emblems” in 13.04

It appears that 13.04 restored the emblem capability in "nautilus-emblems". Unfortunately the installation instructions in /usr/share/doc/nautilus-emblems/README.md aren't very clear: As root user ...
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Open file or folder location directly when searching for it - Nautilus [duplicate]

I currently use nautilus as my default file manager. When I search for some file or folder, I also need to switch to the directory that contains the particular file or folder. It feels tedious to go ...
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

Currently, when all windows are minimized and closed, the desktop will show files and folders located in /home/user/Desktop. I want to change this behavior and have my home folder be displayed for ...
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Tagging files in Nautilus [duplicate]

I would like to be able to add tags to images files by right clicking in the image file and be able to search by tags directly in nautilus without using an app like shotwell. Is there anyway to do ...
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Is Privacy's Delete History button supposed to delete Nautilus' Recent Items?

I've opened two files and deleted the last hour history, in Recent Items' tab, in Privacy options (Ubuntu 13.04). However, Nautilus keeps showing the two files in Recent files. I've found the ...
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Very poor file transfer performance

Just recently, my system is really struggling to move large amounts of data (sometimes few big files, sometimes many small ones). The trouble occurs when the files are being moved off of my hardrive ...
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How to rename multiple files? [duplicate]

I'm trying to move some files to another folder that already contains older files with the same name. Nautilus asks me every time to rename the duplicate files and they're too much to rename them ...
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How to disable “recent files” folder in Nautilus?

When I turn off " record activity" in the privacy settings, my activities are still recorded in the "recent files" folder (even when I am using a truecrypt volume). I haven't figured out a PERMANENT ...
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Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 lost the shortcut key for jumping to list view [duplicate]

In the version of Nautilus included with Ubuntu 12.10, you could press Ctrl+2 to switch to file list view, instead of the default grid view. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 this feature doesn't seem ...
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What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

I post this question since new nautilus is very 'keyboard unfriendly', specially for one-key shortcuts. From 3.4 to 3.6 the very useful 'backspace' shortcut to go to parent directory has gone (along ...