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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How to enable user sharing per instructions?

I have this entry in .xsession-errors log "Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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How can I queue file operations?

When I pick and choose files to copy to or from a single device, Nautilus accumulates file operations in parallel: I worry that in certain circumstances this could cause fragmentation of the ...
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Why are my file selection dialogs so big? How do I make them smaller?

When I use an external monitor, my file selection dialog boxes seem to be huge -- wider than my larger screen. I assume it is a nautilus issue since it happens whether I'm trying to open a file to ...
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Nautilus Menu appearing behind transparent gnome-shell menubar

I installed 11.10 beta when it was released a couple of weeks ago. Everything is working fine. Later I installed gnome shell and then upgraded it from the gnome-shell testing ppa. I also installed ...
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'sudo' not working after changing the permissions of '/usr' directory

Recently I had to change the folder permissions of /usr folder. Now the whole sudo is not working. If I try to update my system using this command: sudo apt-get update I get the following message: ...
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How can I copy the current path from Nautilus?

In 10.10, when opening a directory in Nautilus, I was wondering how to copy the current path? My address bar, pictured here, is not copyable:
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How to add/remove buttons to Nautilus toolbar?

I'd like to add some buttons (such as cut, copy, paste, new folder, open terminal in current folder) to Nautilus Toolbar. Can I? And it'd be awesome if I could add custom buttons running commands I ...
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Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion

since some days my Files lens opens only nautilus but not the correct application which is associated with the file extension. For example, if I choose a PDF file, Nautilus is openend, pointing to ...
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How to prevent a file under user folder to be deleted?

How can I make some file impossible to be deleted by user even if it is under his/her home folder?
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Is it possible to hide the “Copy To” and “Move To” context menus?

I've just read this question and realized that I had never used either the "Copy To" or "Move To" context menu - is it possible to hide them?
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Can I set up Nautilus to use a Midnight Commander-like hot keys scheme for 2-panel mode?

I have been using "commanders" with DOS and Windows for more than 15 years. Needless to say it'd significantly improve my comfort if I could be able to create directories by pressing F7, deleting by ...
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nautilus connect to server via ssh no longer present in ubuntu 14.04

I just upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 and I see that the connect to another server via SSH is no longer part of the nautilus environment. Can anyone direct me how to re-enable this feature. thanks, Wayne
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How do I install Nautilus 3.6 in 12.10?

I like new version of Nautilus (3.6), but Ubuntu 12.10 shipped with 3.4 So how can I install version 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10?
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Key-based SSH login with Nautilus' “Connect to Server”

I tried loggin into an SSH server via Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature by just leaving the password blank, but that didn't work. How do I connect to my server using the key I have on my system? ...
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How to get Nautilus “real” compact mode in Ubuntu 13.04?

Ubuntu 13.04 have fully absent compact mode. Nautilus allows only icon view and list view. List view isn't the same as compact mode - well, it's easy to switch off unneeded columns, but what about ...
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Is it possible to preview arbitrary formats in Nautilus?

I recently found out that Nautilus (Ubuntu 12.04 at least) can show thumbnails of files of non-image formats, for example (data grapher) grace files (.agr) shows a small version of the graph contained ...
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How can I colour code my files like on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have Mac like ‘labels’ on GNOME? Is there any way I can label my files with a specific colour in my folders? I know that this is possible on a Mac OS.
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Make “compact view” as a default directory view instead of “icon view”

How can i Make "compact view" as a default for all directory view instead of "icon view" ?
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How to change owner and permissions of a folder in desktop

The problem is that the folder directory is /home/marek/Desktop/Tekkitserver/3.1.1 and root has all but 5 file ownership and permissions what are inside it. It all happened after I launched tekkit ...
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Unable to save images by dragging and dropping them from browser to Nautilus or desktop

In Chrome on Windows I usually save images by dragging them from the browser to the folder I want to save them to. I prefer this method compared to navigating through the file browser as it is much ...
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Typing location path instead of clicking directory buttons in the file picker dialog?

Is there a way to change file picker dialog path input? I would like to type the path myself instead of clicking buttons to specify the destination path. In Nautilus I can hit Ctrl+L, to show the path ...
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How to add right click Print option to libreoffice files in Nautilus

I was wondering if it could be added to the right click menu an option to "print" the file without the need to open it and then print it.
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File association to unlisted application

While browsing files in nautilus, I want to open a tex file with kile. But, when I get to a dialog similar to the screenshot below, I do not see kile. Yet, I see it in the "Open With" menu. How do I ...
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How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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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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double-click does not open the default program [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04, with texlive-full and texworks. When I double-click a .tex file in Nautilus, it pops up a Do you want to run "xxxxxxxx.tex", or display it contents? "xxxxxxxx.tex" is an ...
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How to define completely new xdg-user-dirs?

I've just configured my ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file under unity (ubtuntu 12.10) and everything works well so far. But is there any chance to extend the user dirs like this: ...
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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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How to set default folder view to “list”? [duplicate]

I have another somehow weirdly easy question: I would like to use the List view for ALL folders in Ubuntu. Is there some kind of template that I could use?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle Tree view / Places View?

I find both the Tree view and the Places view useful. Changing from one view to the other is not fast because one have to go into the appearance menu. It's even slower with Oneiric because this menu ...
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Change the default Downloads directory

I originally had a Downloads folder, but decided to create a separate partition for it. So I renamed Downloads to Downloads2. I know, I should have just cut and pasted the content, but this seemed ...
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Right-clicking on the Unity desktop does nothing - ideas?

I was reading today the latest Canonical design blog post where I was kind of surprised that one should be able to right click on the desktop to change the wallpaper. I am running the most updated ...
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Where does Nautilus stores bookmark names?

If I create a bookmark with Nautilus, its location is stored on ~/.gtk-bookmarks, but not his name. I've created a test bookmark named weirdy, and tried to do a grep on my home for that name, and I ...
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Can't move files to the trash

When I want to move a file to the Trash, Nautilus give me an message saying this: You can't move example.file to the trash can. Do you want to remove it immediately? I can give you this photo ...
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How to hide files and folders in Nautilus?

I want to hide, most of the folders in root (/) using Nautilus. Probably the only folders in / I want shown are /home and /tmp. In addition to hiding folders, I also want to hide two files: ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to open folders with Nautilus by default?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, I once right-clicked on a folder and told it to open the folder with Movie Player ("Open with other application..."). No harm done there, right? Nope, now Ubuntu ...
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How can I change the folder icon?

I know how to change an icon this way. Also that doesn't work for folders inside Nautilus, but for application launchers. What I'm looking for is an equivalent to changing the icon for an ...
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Can I make a folder display the contents of several other folders (like a Windows “Library” folder)?

Windows 7 has a concept they call "Libraries." It's a folder that links to other folders. The "libraried" folder will display the contents of all the folders it links to. So if folder-A contains video ...
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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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Nautilus Git integration

Is there any equivalent to TortoiseSVN but for Ubuntu / Git? I'd like to integrate Git commands to Nautilus.
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How to restart nautilus without logging out?

How do I just restart the nautilus after adding a nautilus script without having to log out.
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How can I stop Nautilus from dereferencing symlinks? [closed]

I use symbolic links to tidy my home folder. This works well in the terminal, since the links create the illusion of normal folders: In Nautilus, however, the links behave more like Windows ...
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open nautilus as new tab in existing window

Currently, if I click a launcher/shortcut icon etc i will get a new nautilus window. If there is already a nautilus window open, I would rather it open up in a new tab in the existing window (as if I ...
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How can I write Nautilus scripts in Python?

I want to write a Nautilus script in Python. Is that possible? If it is possible, how can I do that?
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how do I disable recursive search in nautilus 3.6

Recursive search in nautilus 3.6 completely breaks my keyboard navigation. I often navigate network volumes, and typing to get directly to a folder and clicking enter was very quick. Now typing ...
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How to open Nautilus at current command line directory?

I was wondering if anybody knew a command that would allow me to open a Nautilus (if that's the right name for the Ubuntu 12.04 graphic/window explorer) window from the command line at the current ...
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Nautilus desktop folder menu bar and folders show up on secondary screen [closed]

I have two Screens And I installed gnome shell in my fresh 11.10. but for some reason the nautilus menus for the desktop forder apears in my secondary screen. This never happened in my fedora 15, ...
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Get a file's emblem from command line?

I'd like to be able to determine what emblem a file has from the command line. Is there a way to determine this? Also, is there a way to apply emblems from the command line? I usually have a cron ...
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How to create a bookmark under “computer” in the Sidebar of the nautilus file manager in 12.04?

Somehow, I removed the Downloads bookmark in the Sidebar under "Computer". Is there any way I can make a new one? Possibly with the same icon? I still have my Downloads directory. I just don't have ...