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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ubuntu 15.10 freezes when copying files to shared drive

Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When moving or copying files to either a USB Pen Drive or a Network Share Drive Nautilus (Files) hangs. The copying/moving process starts but then freezes. I know Ubuntu cannot ...
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Nautilus (Files) 3.18.2 show other partitions as other locations, not under home directory listings

In order to be able to install evolution 3.18.2 to Ubuntu 15.10, I had to add the gnome3-team ppa and the gnome3-team staging ppa. As a result, Nautilus (Files) is version 3.18.2. This is a problem ...
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how to have thumbnail for image/video in dash and nautilus?

I'm running ubuntu 15.10. For some videos on my external drive, I have thumbnails in Nautilus. I have try to empty cache and change settings in nautilus Edit/preference/preview, but I still don't ...
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Mark mount as network mount (or disable nautilus thumbnails on certain mounts)

By default nautilus only generates thumbnails for local mounts, so it skips network drives. Unfortunately, certain fuse and unionfs mounts are not recognised as being network drives, so it thinks it ...
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14.04: Copy dialog disappears in the middle of the transfer, and there's no way to get it back. (Unity/Nautilus)

Running into this extremely annoying issue. I start a file transfer, and continue doing something else. When I go to check on it, the file copy dialog is no longer open. I can't alt-tab to it, and it ...
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Gnome 3 Reconfigured Nautilus! How Do I Get It Back to Normal?

I just tried Gnome 3, but didn't like it at all. So I removed/purged it, rebooted, and discovered that my Nautilus looks different now & lacks a menu. I couldn't even find a way to bring it back ...
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Show full-path for links [duplicate]

The real path for the folder TEMP DESK is: /home/username/Desktop/Dropbox/mystuff/TEMP DESK But when I click on the link that I created for it, it shows: /home/username/Desktop/Link to ...
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Connect to server using Nautilus and navigate to root catalog

I connect to server using Nautilus via SFTP. It opens home directory and not allows to go very root catalog. If I do the same connection using FAR commander from windows I also moved top home ...
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can I make the dvd more sensitive

Ubuntu is my main operating system. In virtual boxes I run various Windows versions. DVDs are notoriously unreliable. Here is the problem: on certain DVD media the DVD RW will no longer recognize that ...
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Connect to SSH server using Nautilus

Trying to connect to SSH server using Ubuntu file explorer. I have already connected to that server using SFTP, but now I would like to do the same via SSH. By entering address and pressing connect ...
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How to set visible columns default for the 'Files' file manager?

I can't find the global settings to fix visible columns in the 'Files' file manager. I repeat: Global settings for the whole system thus NOT per directory. Thanks for helping out.
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Problem with shared folder on Ubuntu 14.04

I've mounted a shared folder on my virtual machine, but I can't access it. I can only access it through sudo nautilus but even when I use this ...
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“open in terminal” from Nautilus when the window is full of files

How can I access the right-click command open in terminal when the Nautilus window is scrollable, that is, it is full of files. Normally, it's possible to use this command when the window is larger ...
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Nautilus fonts messed up each time after reboot

I'm seeing these incorrect fonts every time the system boots. When I run fc-cache -rv , log out, and log back in the correct fonts are restored, but I have to do this every time. How can I fix ...
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Can I change the text that's added to the file name when I make a link to it?

If I make a link to, say, "make believe.mp3", the link is named "Link to make believe.mp3", but I'd rather name it "make believe.mp3 - link", so that being a link doesn't interfere with its alphabetic ...
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Adding run as root for nautilus in unity

I am seeking for a way to make run as root option shown in "Files" context menu of Unity so, I get rid of using terminal every time I want to access nautilus as a root. I found the original concept ...
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How to use control operators (&&||) in nautilus-actions?

I would like to create a custom action with nautilus-actions that executes more than one command (or two different commands depending on if the first is successful, or if it is not) For instance, I ...
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Preview TXT file with Space key is broken

Ubuntu 15.10 here, freshly upgraded. I used to have a bug that I hoped would have been fixed with this release, but it's still here, and it's annoying as hell for me as I work a lot with small TXT ...
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Nautilus Crashes when Dragging and Dropping Files - Wiley

I'm using the 64-bit version of Wiley. When dragging and dropping files using Nautilus (or other file mgmt apps) the application crashes. I've read a couple of other threads on the same topic but ...
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File .htaccess disappears

I installed ubuntu and want to put my Web script (php) what happens when I put the files via USB is the USB .htaccess disappears. Someone could help me?
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I have two directories with identically named files in them. When I try to switch them the files switch folders. Why?

I have two fodlers, one named video/ and the other foto/. video/ contains a white video icon with a blue foto icon, foto/ contains a blue video icon and a white foto icon. Both video icons are ic2 and ...
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Custom desktop icon size

How do I change the Unity's desktop icon size to a custom value? If I go to Folder view > Edit > Preferences > Icon view > Default zoom lv I can change the size between 400%, 200%, 150%, ...
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How to set default opening folder for Nautilus file manager?

How do I configure Nautilus to open at my Documents folder instead of my home folder? I've scoured this site and found answers instructing users to edit the /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop ...
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Problems to connect to Samba share

After a quite fresh re-installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and after a while which I couldn't determine, I'm unable to save files on NAS mounted via Samba with the following message saves in my public ...
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“Documents” folder is inaccessible after upgrade

I have just discovered that I cant open my documents folder. It is no longer in the bookmarks list in the file manager, but at the end of the list and when I click on it...it says the following: I ...
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“Recent Files” in Nautilus sometimes doesn't show recent folders

I found that "Recent Files" in Nautilus sometimes doesn't show recent modified/created folders, and sometimes does. Is it an error? How can I make it show folders all the time?
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Is it possible to change nautalis sidebar links?

Nautalis has some unremovable default links in the sidebar for Desktop, Videos, Pictures, etc. I recently changed my home folder names to lowercase, and updated the userdirs.dir file to reflect this. ...
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Nautilus crashing with “Segmentation fault (core dumped)” [closed]

I recently began having an issue with Nautilus. Whenever my computer boots (or just run the unity command from terminal), I get an "Ubuntu 14.04 has encountered an internal error" message about ...
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How to mount partitions in nautilus as a normal user?

I have made several partitions on my hard disk. One is encrypted (LUKS) and contains my sensitive data. I don't want this partition to be mounted permanently (by automounting it via fstab), only when ...
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Can't send files to rubbish bin if in linked folder [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to 14.04, and created links to the shared home partition, e.g. ~/Downloads -> /media/shared//Downloads. I have no problem creating and accessing files in these folders, but can't ...
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Environment partially in english on a french Ubuntu14.04 version

For an unknown reason a part of my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS French version has moved to English, specifically commands like "Show copy Dialog" in Nautilus. I've double checked that languages packages are ...
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How to remove Midnight Commander from Nautilus right-click menu

I love midnight commander but I can't conceive of a use case where I'd want to launch it from nautilus. So, how can I remove it as an option when I right-click a folder in nautilus? When I googled ...
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Can I open a file as root by just using the right click menu

Opening file as root is possible with sudo. But, how to right click a file and make it run as root ? I am using nautilus.
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Auto-Snap a Terminal (or Nautilus) when Opened [duplicate]

Like 98% of the time I open a Terminal or Nautilus, I want to use it snapped to the right/left... especially if I am using more than one instance of them. Can I configure my Ubuntu to open any ...
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All my Desktop's Icons and Files gone after yesterdays update

After yesterdays update I lost all my shortcuts, files and directories on desktop rest of the system is working fine. ~/Desktop doesn't have any file now tried various methods given in forum. None of ...
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Mp3 ID3 info in Nautilus properties window

In Nautilus, we have dedicated tabs for images, pdf files, etc. However, there is no such tabs for mp3 ID3 information. Is it possible to add this tab? If a plugin is needed, which plugin does ...
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How to open samba and ftp links from Nautilus?

We have an Ubuntu server 12.04 where someone else already installed some desktop components to use through X forwarding, for example Nautilus. In older releases I was used to access ftp and smb sites ...
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Nautilus thumbnails gone after uninstalling Totem (Ubuntu 14.04)

I've installed VLC and uninstalled Totem. Now Nautilus doesn't show any thumbnail for videos. How can I get them back? (My problem is exactly the same as in nautilus-video-thumbnails-without-totem, ...
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Folders on Android Internal Storage show as files via MTP?

I recently bought the new Nexus 5x and Google's official USB Type-C to USB A cable. Weirdly, upon plugging my N5X into my computer for the first time, the file system did not come up as expected. What ...
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Apply background image to nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to apply a background image to Nautilus using one of the Ambiance themes (Ambiance Dark Red to be precise) in Ubuntu 14.04. I followed this post that indicates how to change the background ...
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What is Nautilus File system type

I am a beginner for Linux/Unix,according to what i have learn and researched there are ext ,2,3,4 and a GUI version Nautilus or such similar ones.. How do i know if graphical file managers use ext 2,3 ...
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How to point Nautilus to other folder when it opens in Chrome?

I have the following problem: when I call Nautilus from within Chrome (eg. for uploading a file), it points by default to a folder containing large images which makes both Nautilus and Chrome crash. I ...
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Can't log into Ubuntu

I was trying to install dolphin-emu and ended up completely breaking my system. At some point after downloading, I noticed that all of the file and folder icons were blank white squares (as if the ...
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Nautilus force type-ahed search

I have followed what reported in this question by giving command: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search true to disable type-ahed search. I want that when I type ...
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Issues with inaccessible shares

I have some problems with Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, which is related to the behaviour of Ubuntu on network shares. Whenever I come from work, my network changes and makes certain mounted folders (for ...
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15.10 Can't open files and folders located on CIFS server with UTF8 charset in file name.

I have permanently mounted NAS shares on my fstab. It looks like: //MYBOOKWORLD/Public /media/MyBook cifs guest,rw,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 It works fine ...
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Ubuntu's terrible trash [duplicate]

I've got 18.5 GB of trash in my trash, I've tried emptying it, but it won't work, even when I navigate to trash folder as root within nautilus.
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Visual indicator for nautilus?

When using terminal(byobu), there is modeline to indicate whether we are looking at local system files or remote files like this. Local: Remote: This is quite useful if you are shuffling between ...
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I dont see my devices on the left side-bar in Nautilus

I have two hard drives sda and sdb and I also have a cd/dvd drive, but none of those appear on the left side bar of Nautilus. Using: Ubuntu 15.10 Nautilus 3.14.2 My etc/fstab file (I added the ...
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Is it possible to have multiple trash cans for seperate partitions in the unity launcher?

I have a seperate drive mounted at /srv. If I create a /srv/.Trash folder files on that drive are successfully moved to a /srv/.Trash/1000 upon move to trash. If I don't have a /srv/.Trash folder I ...