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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Multiple file selection in list view

I have found that using the shift or Ctrl keys in combination with the mouse does not work for selecting multiple files in Nautilus list view on 14.04. I have seen numerous posts stating that this ...
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Moving large amount of files (~ 100 000)

I work with folders that contain a lot of files, like 100 000 or even 1 000 000 files per folder. When I try to move the content of a folder into another, my computer always gets stuck. Even when the ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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Why is .profile is not sourced when choosing “Open in Terminal” in context menu?

I have already changed the default profile of the terminal emulator to "Run command as login shell", but that only enabled the sourcing of .profile when I open Terminal via ctrl-alt-T. What am I ...
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Where are Nautilus settings stored?

I would like to know where on the file system Nautilus settings are stored.
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How to write a script to open current path from nautilus in guake

I use Guake with tmux as my preferred terminal on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I would like to be able to run a script from nautilus that does the following actions: Ctrl + L, Ctrl + C, F12, cd Ctrl + Shift + V ...
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How to move file into trash from a mounted diretory with symlink?

I have a filesystem mounted under my home dir. For example, /home/user/mount/. I have a directory /home/user/mount/Downloads. And I have created a soft link to it with /home/user/Downloads. When I ...
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Show partition in under “Devices” in Nautilus

I have an external USB stick and HDD that used to be listed under "Devices" in Nautilus and I was able to mount/unmount them by clicking on them. For some reason, they aren't listed any more... The ...
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Opening files without or unknown extensions from a remote server

When I try to open files without or unknown extensions, for example .bashrc from a remote server (via sftp), I get this dialog: I would like to be able to select my text editor in the context menu ...
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Facing issue with Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, and today I install Tomcat for hobby project, spend some time opening nautilus for a short period of time. After then rebooted the system and now I just see ...
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Nautilus does not save list display setting

After the Thunar file manager crashed numerous times on me while renaming files, I swtiched my standard file manager to Nautilus in the settings. Unfortunately, Nautilus does not save the view when I ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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Nautilus custom folder icons in /home disappeared and i cant change them anymore

Recently my customized icons inside my /home disappeared after an upgrade. For example i had a customized icon for the folder /home/USER/Downloads. Last time i added these custom icon by right ...
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How do I disable pseudo film perforation (movie strip overlay) on video thumbnail previews?

That doesn't disturb when medium-size icons are shown (though hide some part of image): But using small icons, sometimes all I can see is just pseuso film frame:
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Select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard

My workflow relies almost a 100% on the keyboard. Therefore I would like to be able to select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard. I know that: I can select multiple ...
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How can I place the nautilus - nemo sidebar to the right?

Is there a way to place the sidebar of nautilus and/or nemo to the right and not in the left?
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File Manager Menu Missing Bookmarks, Places, Applications, and Applets

For several years starting with Oneric up until Trusty basic menus are not available via the GUI. Adding bookmarks to the .gtk-bookmarks config file and creating a new home directory for Bookmarks ...
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Move files from trash in Nautilus

When I navigate to the Trash, right click on a deleted file and select Move To, browse a folder and hit Select the file is restored to the original location not the selected one. The same thing ...
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Embedded terminal in Nautilus?

In Kubuntu, Dolphin File Manager has a cool feature that includes a terminal in it which can be toggled at any time by pressing F4. It also changes directories based on the user's navigation in the ...
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Nitrogen wont change wall paper on gnome 3.12

I have disable the draw background and show desktop icons schema in dconf editor at org.gnome.desktop.background. I have ensured that desktop icons is also disable in gnome-tweak-tool and I even made ...
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Why does “Available disk space” fluctuate wildly in 12.04LTS?

Disk Usage Analyser is telling me I have 1.5G free. Nautilus tells me I have between 0bytes and 1.4G free space, and that changes minute by minute without my saving anything to my hd. When I used to ...
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Can /home/user/music and other media folders be moved to a separate drive? [duplicate]

I have two hard drives. One is a 256GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu to the SSD and that is where my /home directory resides. I would like to use the HDD for media storage. How ...
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How can I force all thumbnails to be shown? [duplicate]

I have a folder with over 1k photos. I am trying to use the thumbnails as a way to preview the pictures when organizing them. Unfortunately, not all the thumbnails are being generated. Many remain ...
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Nautilus and other applications freeze when bookmarked NFS share is unaccessible

I have some issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and NFS shares. Where I work, I am using NFS shares to access my files. Some of the locations on the shares are bookmarked in nautilus and some documents are ...
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Where does Ubuntu put my icon settings?

When I change the icons of my folders, where does Ubuntu store these icon settings? I would like to know because I set the wrong picture to be the icon of folder, so I replaced it with another picture ...
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MTP Device is connected and recognised but not displayed in file manager in ubuntu 14.04

My phone Lenovo Vibe P1 is no longer getting displayed in my File manager in my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. It is getting displayed without error in my brothers pc which is also running Ubuntu 14.04. It ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Nautilus Cannot Add Bookmarks

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my desktop PC, however I'm having a strange issue where I cannot seem to add bookmarks in the Nautilus file browser. ctrl + b gives me no + option to add a ...
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16.04 beta — problems with samba (systemd related) and nautilus (launcher related)

I decided to take the plunge on doing a do-release-upgrade tonight from 14.04.4 to 16.04. I only have two outstanding issues, both of which might just be due to buggy beta packages but I thought I'd ...
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Can't display the thumbnails of HEVC Main10P and VP9 codec video

I hate totem player, it is useless to me, so I installed the ffmpegthumbnailer, removed totem player, and changed the default thumbnailer to it by following steps. sudo apt-get install ffmpeg ...
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Issues with smb under 14.04LTS with Window Shares

I've been having issue with one of my Ubuntu installs and for life of me, cannot seem to trace what has gone wrong. Currently using XFCE on ubuntu but it dosen't seem to matter what desktop manager I ...
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How to configure default width for left Nautilus column?

Is there a way to set the default width for the column in Nautilus which contains Bookmarks, Computer, Network? This should apply to both a plain Nautilus windows as well as to an Open Directory ...
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How do I mount NFS through nautilus?

I have an NFS share that I need to connect to (for reasons of speed). If I try to connect through Nautilus->Connect to Server, I get the error "This file server type is not recognised." I have ...
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How to copy files with superuser rights without gksudo nautilus?

I'm tired of having to start the gksudo nautilus file browser every time I want to copy a file, but don't have the correct privileges for it. How can I grant my account the permanent privileges to ...
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Is there any easy way to add samba passwords in GUI?

I can easily share the files through samba in Nautilus, but can we add the passwords without typing commands or installing other software like system-config-samba?
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When uploading files in Chrome, how do I choose the file browser?

When trying to upload a file/image in Chrome you get the default file browser. I think it's Thunar or Nautilus. I changed my default file browser to Dolphin file explorer however. All my folders and ...
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USB read-only via graphic UI and writable via CLI

Why I'm unable to write on USB via Files (Nautilus, graphic UI) and I'm able to write on it using CLI? Using Files I'm getting the error: Error while copying to "DEVICENAME". This destination is read-...
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How to make natural scrolling work in all applications

I have enabled natural scrolling for the wireless mouse using xinput xinput set-button-map 11 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 This works well in almost all apps with notable exception Nautilus and last version of ...
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Can only access gvfs-mount in nautilus

I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount, gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name> The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse ...
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I somehow deleted my Desktop from nautilus places

I somehow deleted my Desktop from nautilus places, it does not show in the places part of Nautilus anymore as you can see from the picture. Nautilus places And also now my Desktop lists the contents ...
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SoftRAID array not visible to apps on boot?

My / is located on a single SSD, but I also have a softraid for my apps, games, etc. Most notably, both my Steam library and my Dropbox folder are located on the raid array. Whenever I boot my system,...
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Files disappearing in Ubuntu 14.04

Intro: I have a WD My Passport Ultra hard drive. I unplugged the HDD from my computer, used it in someone else's and then returned to my machine. When I tried to access a folder, it was no longer ...
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Keyboard shortcut to create a new folder in “Save File” dialog

In an ordinary Nautilus window, I can type Ctrl + Shift + N to create a new folder, but this shortcut doesn't work in the "Save File" dialog. Is there a way to make it work?
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How to make Ubuntu File Manager show the “real” path after opening a shortcut link?

When I open a link, instead of the real path, the file manager shows the location of the link file. Example: home/Desktop/Link to html/wiki What I would like the file manager to show is: /var/...
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File explorer has 'video DVD' bar at the top

When I open the file explorer and go into one of my NTFS partitions, I have a bar there at the top that says 'Video DVD' and at the end of the bar is a button called video that opens up VLC and tries ...
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How to update nautilus bookmarks after changing user-dirs?

I change the user-dirs.dirs of xdg. However, those changed dirs like the Pictures bookmarks are missing, how to make the bookmarks shown again? Thanks.
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How can I include dot files in Nautilus? [duplicate]

I would like to configure Nautilus to include files like .bashrc etc by default. They have been intentionally omitted, however, I find myself needed to work with them often enough that it would be ...
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Nautilus doesn't work but gnome-open works when opening links on Windows partition

I made a bunch of symbolic links to files on my Windows partition (like link_to_stuff -> /media/uname/Windows/stuff*) and put them on desktop (/~/Desktop/link_to_stuff). After I rebooted, the ...
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How do I retrieve all “open with” file actions per API?

I'd like to expose Ubuntu's File-Manager actions in my application (per file). In Windows you'd have to parse the registry (fairly simple) but I have no idea about Debian or Ubuntu. I don't mind the ...
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How to update to Nautilus 3.18.2 in Ubuntu 15.10

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm still exploring it's features, so could someone help me how to upgrade Nautilus 3.16 to 3.18.2. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10.
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Define keyboard shortcut to a series of keyboard shotcuts

Is it possible somehow to define a keyboard shortcut that sequentially executes two different keyboard shortcuts? As an example, I want to open nautilus search directly. I can search in nautilus by ...