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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Gnome 3 Nautilus - Custom bookmarks

I'm just upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3 Classic. Could you say me how I can create bookmark [link or signet] on the left navigation panel of Nautilus ? Before upgrading I had a bookmarks ...
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Viewing custom attributes of a file within Nautilus

Within Nautilus I can right-click a file and view the file properties. I want to set custom file properties myself. Linux attr would do. So first I installed the attr : sudo apt-get install attr ...
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“Open Containing Folder” In Firefox & Chrome Doesn't Highlight The File In Nautilus

I won't say I am new to Ubuntu, but I have been on and off for several years -- although I find myself on Ubuntu more than on Windows nowadays I still consider myself a newbie. I am currently using 13....
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Nautilus doesn't mount in Xmonad: Not authorized to perform operation

I'm using Xmonad as my window manager. In the application nautilus, whenever I try to mount my usb sticks, it shows me the dialog "Not authorized to perform operation." I have tried putting this in ~...
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Nautilus crashes, no desktop icons

I need your help, when I launch Nautilus it crashes in 2 secons + desktop icons aren't displayed. I tried to uninstall python-nautilus but it doesn't work for me + don't have any zero byte file. Using ...
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Access folders with sudo priviliges via Nautilius-Connect to remote server

I need to access the /var/logs folder & many such folders on my remote server from nautilus, using "Connect to server" via ssh. I avoid root logins & have disabled it. I would like to use sudo ...
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No File-Preferences Menu

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and Nautilus, in order to configurate my image preview, i wanted to access the file menu.. but there are no preferences at all. is it possible to enable / disable them?
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gstreamer error : MP4 files and thumbnails doesn't work

I think I have done something, but I can't tell what exactly... Now, my Ubuntu doesn't want to decode MPEG-4 and H.264 video-files (files extensions .avi .mp4). vlc still works (of course, it has ...
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Would someone plese tell what section this is that I have outlined in red

I am attempting to edit this theme and have no idea what this section is. So I outlined it in red and would appreciate someone telling me what section it is. thanks The name of the section, I want ...
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How to add “open with custom command” option in right click menu of Nautilus

Sometimes while going to open a file from Nautilus I do not find the intended application in "open with" menu on right click. Or the desired application remains hidden in a long list of applications. ...
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Inconsistent parent directory of all symlinks

A large portion of my system depends on symbolic links, so this is a very serious problem. I do something like the following cd mkdir test mkdir other cd test ln -s ../other/ # So ~/test contains a ...
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Copying files between Ubuntu and WIndows partitions [closed]

Are there any particular problems associated with transferring files between Ubuntu and Windows (via Nautilus) or procedures that should be followed? I use a windows partition for using a scanner, ...
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Nautilus history

I want to know does nautilus maintain any Navigation History file of visited folders. If yes then where it is storing its history ? If not then is it possible to monitor the nautilus either using ...
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How can I undo a recently closed tab in Nautilus?

Most browsers have a 'undo closed tab' which will reopen a closed tab in case you closed it by mistake. For firefox, it's ctrl+shift+t. Can I replicate this behaviour in nautilus and how? I looked at ...
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How can I get Subliminal to work and then integrate it with a file manager?

I have downloaded Subliminal which is a program that downloads movie subtitles.But there are several problems: (1) when I test it at the console with a movie that I know has an English subtitle, I ...
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How to create a Bookmark that opens a Network shared folder

I am trying to create a bookmark that when I right click the Files icon in the Launcher and select the bookmark it will open the desire network shared folder. Right now it only opens if I have ...
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How can I get a file's UbuntuOne URL from the terminal?

How can I get the UbuntuOne URL from a file in a bash script? Here's what my script does so far: I run the script via Nautilus Actions, and it requires one parameter and an URL in the clipboard. The ...
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How do I integrate Periscope with Nautilus?

How do I fully integrate Periscope with Nautilus so that I can right-click on a video file and get subtitles downloaded? I have downloaded all the appropriate files and Periscope is fully installed. ...
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Cannot find hard drives after installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Okay, I am not a much experienced Linux user.Recently my Windows 7 went bad and I installed Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu 13.10 (a triple boot). This morning I thought that I should only keep one OS and ...
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Enqueue Nautilus file operations

Copying (or moving) files in parallel can degrade so much the performance. I usually need to copy large amount of files over network using the nautilus (using stuff like smb:// or sftp:// urls). The ...
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Force nautilus to ignore extensions

We all know(or will know one day) that Ubuntu(or GNU/Linux in general) does not work with extensions of file to recognize what kind of file it is.Rather it uses Magic Numbers. A Magic Number is a ...
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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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Expanding environment variables in Nautilus

I have a "sandbox" folder on my 13.10 PC, which I use for anything along the lines of "testing", or if I'm updating a piece of code and want it to be completely separate from everything else. In order ...
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Desktop's “Connect to Server” function repeatedly asks for SSH password after connecting

I would like to use the "Connect to Server" function (available from the Ubuntu desktop menu) to open a Nautilus window showing the file system of another machine through SSH, since I find it easier ...
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How do I change the color of desktop icon text

Gnome-shell's desktop is unusable with any light colored wallpaper as the icon names (also white) are unreadable. There doesn't seem to be anyway to change their color, changing various themes doesn'...
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Remove favorites from sidebar

I followed the tutorial lifehacker gave about dual-booting win 7 and ubuntu but when I come to ubuntu I can't remove my inner documents and music libraries in favour of my common libraries store in ...
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Nautilus Open Terminal not working

I have installed Nautilus-open-terminal but still i am not getting the Open terminal option.
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Not able to delete folder from gui or terminal

"NvXhVL3Rue" this unknown folder got created automatically. I am not able to change permission Not able to delete from terminal it stucks need to hit ctrl+z when i open folder its blank stuck at ...
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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 ...