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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No Encrypt button

I have noticed that for a while now there has been no button in Nautilus to encrypt something since either 11.10 or 11.04 but now I need to encrypt something and it hasn't reappeared.
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File explorer not opening after upgrade to 12.04 and other issues

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 via Update manager. But I face many problems. 1. The File Explorer is not at all opening. 2. All my files that were in Desktop are missing. And couldn't open ...
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How to enable thumbnails for flac files in Nautilus?

Somehow I managed it to get thumbnails for flac audio files, which have covers included in their tags, to show up in Ubuntu version 11.10. But since I reinstalled for Ubuntu 12.04, they don't show up ...
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How to open a folder in a new pane in Nautilus?

When I rightclick a folder in Nautilus I find these options "Open in New Window" and "Open in New Tab". Is it possible to add an option "Open in New Pane" which would open the selected folder in a new ...
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Nautilus: open Extra Pane showing specific location?

The default behavior of F3 in Nautilus is to open the Extra Pane, showing the same location as the first pane. Is it possible to change this behavior or add something new which will open the extra ...
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Difference between delete and delete all?

When I want to delete files I can't choose in the context menu between deleting them completely or sending them to trash(!). With the key shorcuts I can delete them completely but I if select a set of ...
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Why do options sometimes appear grey in the context menu even when they are available?

I can't determine when, but often the context menu shows options in gray when they shouldn't because they are activated and you can used them. I have seen this with resize, with paste (after copying ...
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Is there a way to automatically reorganize desktop icons?

Gnome has "Keep Aligned", Windows "Rearrange Automatically"; can't find it in Unity. Is it perhaps because we're not intended to have icons in the desktop?
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What is the difference between “Nautilus”, “Files” and “Home Folder”?

When I type "nau" in the search bar of the applications-HUD the result is a "Home Folder" folder and a "Files" folder installed but the "Files" has a Home drawing in it and is recently used, whereas ...
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How to use keystrokes to browse with Nautilus

Very often, when I use a file manager, I like to use the keyboard to move around. In Nautilus this is very difficult. For example, when I press Alt + → with a folder selected, it opens; but how can ...
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In Nautilus I have two identical entries in my devices list, why?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have two hard drives, one mounts as home, the other as Data. Strange thing is that I have the Data drive showing up twice in Nautilus on the devices list. If I click the ...
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How do I specify file search parameters?

How do I specify search parameters other than file name? I want to, for example, retrieve a list of JPEGs on my USB drive that are larger than 1 MB. I am interested in GUI solutions only — ...
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How to modify the default position of desktop icons

Is it possible to modify the default desktop icons position so that icons move a little bit to right. If yes, how? As far as I know, there is no tweak for that in Nautilus. When I click "Organize ...
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Why is Nautilus listing so slow when showing thumbnails?

I have a folder with thousands of photo on it. Every time I enter the folder (even in the same Gnome session) Nautilus start showing the icons (thumbnails) for that folder but the listing is very ...
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No nautilus on desktop after upgrade to 12.04

I have lost file manager functionality as well as right click on my desktop after upgrading to 12.04. Everything else in Unity works fine. Restarting nautilus does not work. Additionally, Unity ...
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Hardlink or Symlink a portable HDD as Webroot?

I'm setting up a local development environment for our server, and (due to capacity limitations on my SSD) I need to use an external drive as my Webroot (/var/www in my case). The real question is, ...
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12.04 open folder as root [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the »open as administrator« option in Nautilus gone? To open a folder as root in the nautilus you just had to install nautilus-gksu from the Ubuntu ...
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How do I mount an Active Directory Windows share?

How can i mount Active Directory Windows share in Ubuntu 12.04? In 10.04 it was easy mounting a Windows server share i nautilus, but it keeps telling me that my credentials is wrong. And they are not! ...
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Cannot set custom shortcut using can-change-accels in Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Assigning shortcuts (accelerators) to Nautilus 3 Just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and enabled in dconf -> org->gnome->desktop->interface and enabled can-change-accels. But ...
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How to get the lost busy cursor when opening file/app back?

There is a bug report about this in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/862662 , although lately I become unsure whether it really is Nautilus bug or not. Before installing ...
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How can I display bookmarks in Nautilus quicklist, on Precise? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you access a folder you want quickly? I read in a lot of websites the new feature of Nautilus: the Quicklist includes also bookmarks. After installed Ubuntu ...
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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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Unable to See Text After Installing Ambiance-Dark Sidebar Theme

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have installed Ambiance Dark Sidebar Theme. Now I can see the dark ambiance side bar, but in the main Ubuntu window of Nautilus I see the orange Folders (ambiance) ...
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How can I get the Nautilus icon to display on the panel?

This seems to be so obvious and simple but I can't see any quick way to achieve it in Lucid. Because Nautilus does not appear in a menu there seems to be no obvious way of right-clicking and showing ...
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What exactly does 'Wipe available diskspace' do?

One of the options offered when you right click the desktop or within a Nautilus window is "wipe available diskspace." I'd think that means all unused diskspace but assumptions can be dangerous. I ...
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How do I open a folder as root?

More specifically the /etc/apt/ folder. I need to delete some files and replace /etc/apt/sources.list with a newer version.
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Is there any setup option to use binary prefixes [closed]

It would be better to see file sizes in binary units (i.e.: MiB) for my job everywhere in Ubuntu (at least Gnome would be perfect.) So my question: Is there any global setup option to use binary ...
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Nautilus explorer looking weird [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appearance does not change on switching the theme My nautilus (file explorer) looks weird suddenly, even after a reboot.. Ubuntu 11.10
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wmctrl -a x-nautilus-session doesn't activate nautilus window

nor wmctrl -R x-nautilus-session why? how to get it working? Other windows are well controlled that way.
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Dolphin KDE like column design for Nautilus or an alternative file browser

I'm now an Ubuntu user for several years but a friend of mine has Kubuntu installed and although I'm no fan of KDE i really liked the file Browser "Dolphin". Especially the Mac OSX like "columns ...
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Image info (resolution, etc) inside of Nautilus

I use Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3 (gnome shell) UI. Is it possible to get a quick image info by clicking or hovering the image, without having to right click -> properties -> image ? I often have to ...
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First nautilus instance not showing / mounting (removable) devices in places pane

Since a number of weeks I am having a strange issue with nautilus. Before when I inserted a CD, I would be prompted for an action, if I inserted a USB stick it would be automatically mounted and shown ...
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How do I hide / remove a partition from the Nautilus left panel?

I have a luks setup with encrypted partition. And I don't want everyone on my computer to see that I have such partition. Unfortunately it shows up in the nautilus "devices" panel as "Encrypted ...
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Open terminal in nautilus

Is there any stable open terminal plugin for nautilus?
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How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click?

How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click when browsing folders? This would be similar to how windows works. Right now, my Nautilus opens a new window of nautilus if i double click a ...
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How can I prevent a mount from being displayed as a removable media?

When a user session starts, I bind some /mnt/nfs_share into /home/username/afolder using mount --bind. Then Nautilus displays the mounted folder as a separate volume and the removable media applet is ...
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Prevent nautilus showing partition mounted in bash script

In my bash script I mount partitions, check them, copy files to them, and unmount. When the script mounts the partition, Nautilus pops up with a Window showing the partition and stealing focus. This ...
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Thumbnails for certain formats not appearing in Nautilus

The following formats do not have an icon in Nautilus: .odt .odb And, some of my older documents are missing their thumbnails, all of which are either .odt or .odp. I just purged and reinstalled ...
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How do I add a right click “Compress as ZIP” menu entry?

Step 1: I wanted to Add a menu as "Compress as ZIP" on right click. I know i can use change default compress format as "ZIP" using gconf-editor. But I wanted to add a new Menu Item for Compressing as ...
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How can I enable the nautilus feature that on Shift+Right-Click I get an extra menu entry that says “open with“?

I know it was there in previous versions. I often want to open things with gedit. Maybe there's a workaround.
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Nautilus, Synaptic and System Settings crash after kernel version 3.0.0-18-generic installed

On both my laptops I am getting regular crashes of Nautilus, Synaptic and System Settings after an upgrade to kernel 3.0.0-18-generic. As usual, I deleted 3.0.0.17 to save space on my drive -- that ...
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Why do some of my MP3's have album cover icons and some not in Nautilus?

Why do some of my MP3's have album cover icons and some not in Nautilus? How can I download the album covers and view it in the .mp3 file?
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“Show Desktop” Not in Nautilus Preferences?

Trying to get multiple backgrounds for different workspaces in 11.10, but having some difficulty. Every guide I see says to change the Nautilus setting "Show Desktop" to unchecked, but I don't have ...
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Folder Sizes in nautilus

Back when i was using xp i had this program called Folder Sizes that showed the folder(also file) size in the explorer column I was wondering will that option be or is available in nautilus or other ...
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Fix Nautilus URIs in a Python script

I have a very basic Python script I wrote mostly for learning purposes. It opens a terminal in the current folder. However, I can't get it to work in folders with accented characters in the URI ...
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Error while opening network in Nautilus

What does this mean Error: DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus ...
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How can I drag and drop files into the Ubuntu One bookmark in Nautilus?

I have a bookmark to my Ubuntu-One folder in the sidebar of Nautilus, it would seem logical that it would be possible to drag and drop files and folders on top of this bookmark and have the dropped ...
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why nautilus will open automatically when kde loads?

Recentlly every time that laptop turns on and kde loads, nautilus will opened automatically. why ? I installed kde on ubuntu 11.10.
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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories?

I would like to add it to the default menu (mouse right-click) Like I want to right click on a folder and open it in the terminal. I don't want to have to find the directory in the terminal.
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What happens when I drop a file on archive in Nautilus?

I had this file structure: 2000/ 001.txt 002.txt 003.txt ... 2001/ ... 2002/ ... ... 2011/ I guess file structure doesn't matter, but anyway... So folders are representing couple of ...