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 merge a lot of folders into one?

I have a lot of folders that I need to merge. I know that if I drag the content from all of them over another one I can merge them. But with so many folders it will take me hours. So, I need a way of ...
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How to make file association (not with CLI tool/command)?

In Ubuntu 11.04 when I right click on a file in Nautilus and chose "open with" I could select application and tick on check box to make it default application for certain file type In 11.10 there is ...
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Nautilus “unable to mount <volume>” and “not authorized” and LightDM keeps sending me back to login screen on shutdown and restart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't mount filesystems and computer won't shut down Using Nautilus I can't get my internal or external volumes to mount and get "unable to mount " and "not ...
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Why do my gvfs mounts not show up under ~/.gvfs or /run/user/<login>/gvfs?

From what I read, when mounting a network share via nautilus or gvfs-mount the mount point should be in ~/.gvfs. This seems not to be the case for me: I tried mounting both an FTP and SMB share via ...
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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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I don't want nautilus to show my NFS share as “umountable” when only root can umount it

/etc/fstab 192.168.0.14:/media/hdd500 /mnt/sosonicoco nfs user,auto 0 0 192.168.0.14:/media/hdd500/Musique /home/nicoco/Musique nfs user,auto 0 0 sosonicoco is seen by nautilus as a ...
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Can I adjust the timeout of the filter box in GTK?

I'm running ubuntu 11.10 and I was wondering if somebody knows how to modify the timeout in gtk3 for the small "filter" box that appears when you start typing in a list / nautilus folder (in 2.x it ...
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Gnome/Nautilus does not remember individual folder's size/position? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 11.04 and I have noticed that Gnome/Nautilus remembers a "global" setting for size/position using the last window open instead of remembering an individual size/position for each ...
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File manager how to SCP,SSH key files,Basic SSH,FTP,Windows Share,WebDAV(HTTP),Secure WebDAV(HTTPS)?

How can i do from Ubuntu default file manager, "connect to remote server" with different services such as "AMAZON cloud connnect using SSH key file, SCP, General SSH, FTP, Public FTP, Windows Share, ...
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Why it is over half slower to cp a file instead of using Nautilus's GUI copy? (AFC protocol)

I have an jailbroken iPod Touch, and I have the afc2add package. When I plug it into my ubuntu laptop, it automounts my iPod's Media directory, as well as the app file sharing folders too. When I ...
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How do I resize the desktop on my second monitor?

I got two screens(extended desktop) and the second is widescreen standing on its side, so i told ubuntu that its vertical, it works fine, but the wallpaper area of the first horizontal smaller one, ...
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See in nautilus which videos have already been watched

Is there any possibility to see in nautilus or nautilus elementary which videos in my video folder have already been watched?
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How to make nautilus recognize emblems changed from the command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any tweak to bring back emblems in Nautilus? I am trying to write myself a nautilus script. I need to change emblems of files in this script. I discovered how ...
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Nautilus is extremely slow

I am on Ubuntu 11.04. And Nautilus is very slow. It opens directories for 3-5 seconds even if a directory contains just a few small files. Even selecting of a file or directory with narrow keys is ...
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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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Nautilus is frozen, cannot be used, and cannot be killed

I'm experiencing the weirdest problem right now. Nautilus is essentially not working right now. My desktop is frozen, clicking and right clicking doesn't work, I can't open anything in nautilus, etc. ...
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Theming or changing colors for Nautilus?

I've got a dark theme for emacs and I use white-on-black for my terminal; to match the color scheme I have going, I'd like to make Nautilus also white-on-black. Is it possible to theme Nautilus or ...
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How do I create a keyboard shortcut to load nautilus?

I want to set up a keyboard shortcut to load nautilus. I have loaded the Keyboard Shortcuts program, and created a custom shortcut with the command /usr/bin/nauilus. If I change this command to ...
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Bug in Nautilus windows with many subfolders [closed]

I found a bug. When i open folder in Nautilus with many sub-folders, so that a vertical scrollbar appears. I type a name of same file, so that file becomes selected and then move down to the end of ...
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After installing nautilus-open-terminal, my desktop looks ugly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? I installed nautilus-open-terminal package to Ubuntu 11.04 (installed in Virtual Box), and my ubuntu desktop looks old. Please look at: How ...
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Change manually the icon of a nautilus place item

I've added some of my sftp to nautilus but there is no option to change the icon of the marker, since nautilis adds directly to the places section. I searched for a gconf config but didn't found. ...
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Wrong app starts (VLC) instead of Nautilus while opening a directory (Ubuntu One personal Cloud, Documents) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VLC is set to open the folders (Home, desktop, documents etc) in the Places menu. How to reset this? Opening a Nautilus bookmark launches VLC / browser I start Ubuntu ...
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How can I get Places > Connect to server… to default to SSH rather then FTP

I often use Places > Connect to server... and always connect with SSH. The Connect to Server dialog box always selects Service type as Public FTP by default. Is there a way to change this so Service ...
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Why don't menus in Nautilus or the desktop have shadows behind them?

Menus in the file manager and desktop, both controlled by Nautilus, don't have shadows behind them when other GTK menus do? I'm running the proprietary nVidia drivers with Compiz, by the way.
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Drive information like Windows 7?

In Windows 7 the Computer area has drives sorted by Type which list the size remaining and a progress bar to represent the size currently in use. Is there a way to customize Ubuntu 11.04 to do the ...
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How to automount a gvfs file system on logon

I configured a remote folder in nautilus. I always need this remote folder, so I created a symbolic link to it in my home folder: ln -s ~/.gvfs/remote_folder ~/remote_folder. Though, when I first ...
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How can I migrate my folder-icons of nautilus, after a fresh install? [closed]

I have set many folder icons into nautilus, in my desktop computer. I want to have the same icons in my notebook computer (or any other computer runs ubuntu 11.04). I have copy the folders from one ...
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Is there an app that can set color labels for individual files and folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have Mac like 'labels' on GNOME? Is there any app that could set label color for individual file/folder like in Mac OS X? Just something like this :
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Shotwell & Nautilus not emailing pictures

When I want to email pictures, I open Shotwell and select the ones that I want. I right-click and use the "send to" to have them sent as an email, but nothing is sent. I have evolution set up with my ...
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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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Prevent files from losing focus in Nautilus?

One of my pet peeves in Ubuntu: I open up a folder with ~50 files in it. I start typing in the file name, and it matches something. I notice that the file I want is right beside it. I press the right ...
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How do I create panes within a Nautilus window?

This morning my cat discovered a Nautilus feature I wasn't aware of. By sitting on my keyboard she split the Nautilus window into two panes. I am now at the office without my cat and unable to repeat ...
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How does nautilus decide what is a local file and what is not?

Nautilus properties offer the choices Never, Local files only and Always for generating previews for files. How does it decide what is a local file, and what is not? What I'm trying to do is get ...
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Why do i have to shift - right / left key to open and close folders in nautilus, eclipse, etc.?

In windows, you could navigate tree menus with left/right keys, now in ubuntu 11.04 (and perhaps previous versions?) i have to hold the shift key while i do that, its quite annoying, any way to ...
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How to recover a file which was removed in nautilus when running as root?

I'm new with Ubuntu and used the command sudo -s to become root and executed nautilus to open my Nautilus Elementary as root. While managing my files, I wrongly pressed the "Delete" button on my ...
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Compress and split files in Nautilus

If you right click a file in Nautilus and select Compress, then you get a dialog where you can choose a compression format and a filename. If you click on Advanced, then there are settings to split ...
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Desktop not loading after unsuccessfull password change [closed]

First of all - yes, i acted like a fool. I decided to change password in 11.04, and process took so long, so i hit cancel and then even turned laptop off, because everything was dead. After that i ...
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Can't change the icon theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtualbox and I cant' change the nautilus icons. I've followed a lot of tutorials... but nothing works. I can only ...
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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 do you create a “new document” keyboard shortcut?

While I have a nautilus window open I can do Ctrl+Shift+N to create a new folder in the current directory. However there is no default keyboard shortcut for creating a new document. How would I create ...
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How do I highlight an item in Nautilus?

When we download something in firefox and right-click on item [firefox->download] and select open with folder it just open containing folder [nautilus] but does not highlight the downloaded item. In ...
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What options exist for viewing mp4 tags in list view?

I have several mp4 videos. When using Windows7 Explorer I can create a details view (or list view) of the mp4 tag information on these videos, which makes it easy to organize them by genre, title, ...
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Drag-and-drop file onto script in Nautilus

In Windows Explorer (and other file managers) if you drag a file onto a script/executable, then it runs the script/executable with that file as the first argument. Is it possible to get a similar ...
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How to make ubuntu one work with gnome 3?

I've installed gnome 3 using the following commands (using ubuntu 11.04 natty narwhal) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Nautilus becomes unresponsive, dmesg reports: “Valid eCryptfs headers not found…” [closed]

The other day I was installing some stuff via software center, when suddenly nautilus becomes unresponsive to the point where it just hangs until I restart. Now whenever I boot, Nautilus will work ...
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Nautilus Advanced Features

I'm using nautilus as file manager for local and remote ftp files. I'm interested in some advanced features and how they can be achieved. Default extra pane. Synchronised browsing between two ...
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How do I change the icon for a particular file type?

I'm trying to change the icon for application/x-hwp files. I've added the icons to the proper places, and checked it with assoGiate (after reading this thread). It shows that my desired icon is ...
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Remember what directories are open in one session of Nautilus

I was wondering if it is possible to remember what directories are open in one session of Nautilus, so that next time starting Nautilus, I can reopen the directories. Bookmark opened directories one ...
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How can I initiate Nautilus file operations from the command line?

How can I start Nautilus's "File Operations" GUI from the command line? My goal is to include this in a Nautilus script.
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Help restore Nautilus

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04, I checked the box to encrypt my home folder. Today, I set my account to log in without a password to allow my friend to borrow it. However once you click to log in. It ...