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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Ubuntu 13.10: Bad application startup drawing (e.g., chromium)

I have always noticed a small graphical performance issue in my ten years experience with GNU/Linux. The problem is related to how applications are drawn when started. Typically, on my machine, when ...
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Folder containing media automatically closes

I have 2 folders that contain music and videos respectively.The videos were all downloaded using the youtube add-on to firefox 1 or 2 of the files in my folders cause nautilus to close or crash. Is ...
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sudo nautilus vs su

As i have learnt that being a super-user in linux/ubuntu we can unlock those task which is being hide out from other user so to avoid messing with the files and directories.Now i want to know upto ...
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Cannot connect to Windows NT share from Nautilus

I navigate to the share I want to connect to. Nautilus the prompts me for a username, domain and password. When I click connect, I am returned to the same username/password screen. I can connect to ...
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No file or picture opening in Ubuntu 12.04

Today, each and every file and photo I tried to open showed up the message You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "File". I can neither open or copy them. In properties ...
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Ignore certain dotfiles from backup

When using the packaged Ubuntu Backup preferences pane, there is an option to ignore folders. Traditionally when using a nautilus based File dialogue, you could press CTRLH to hide/show dotfiles, or ...
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Nautilus error after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04

The desktop icons were missing. I installed the compizconfig-settings manager to restore the icons. I followed this steps: Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window. At the terminal prompt, type ...
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How exactly do files get opened from Nautilus?

I am asking this out of curiosity, to know what goes on 'behind the scenes' when I double click a file in a file browser, say Nautilus. Specifically, what parameters is the executable executed with? ...
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How to redefine nautilius unmount to turn off the unmounted hard drive as well?

I have just installed an hdd caddy for my second hard drive. I would like nautilus to turn it off when all of its partitions are turned off (to simplify it we can assume that there is only one ...
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Recent media not updated in VLC when opening file from Nautilus

When I use Ctrl+O from within VLC to play a file, it will save the file to the list displayed in the Open Recent Media menu. But when adding file to VLC via Nautilus it does not get added to Open ...
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Is mounting Box with FTP a workable solution?

I have been searching high and low for a solution to be able to mount Box as a drive with Ubuntu 13.10. As you all know, there is no Linux sync tool except the very limited one at github here, which ...
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Nautilus search options show only the file type filter

I've Ubuntu 13.04 32 bit with the "stock" nautilus file browser. I want to perform a search in a directory with subdirectories for all the files modified in a period of time. With nautilus, when i ...
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Remove default entries from Files (Nautilus) quicklist in Ubuntu 13.10

By default, when I right click on Nautilus (Files) icon (in launcher), default places and my bookmarks are shown. Is it possible to show just my custom bookmarks? I am using Ubuntu 13.10.
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Use Nautilus to open an SSH connection using hostname

I'm trying to SSH another machine on my LAN using the hostname because the local IP address gets re-assigned somewhat regularly (we have issues with our ISP and frequently have to reset our network). ...
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I accidentally deleted my home folder and Trash bin (Ubuntu 12.04)

I accidentally deleted the Files folders from /usr/share/application, and now I can't open the Trash bin from the unity Panel. and I can't open any of my folders from the Dash. Also, my home folder ...
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How to mount network drive so that it can be used from applications and on wifi

I wish to set up a network drive for storing my personal photos. I already have a server and a 'pictures' user on the server. I planned to store the photos in the home directory of this user. I ...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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Why does Synapse use Nautilus for all file types instead of the default application?

No matter which file I find via Synapse, it just gets opened in Nautilus. May that be because I recently put Nautilus as my default file manager? Can I change that behavior to the normal action, ...
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How can I start Nautilus on Xubuntu / XFCE via the shortcuts in the XFCE panels?

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 and just installed and activated Nautilus as the default file manager. I'd like to use the current default file manager (whichever that might be) when I click on my panel ...
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“user.mime_type” in desktop environment

Context Guidelines for extended attributes (FreeDesktop) says: user.mime_type: Sets the MIME type of a file explicitly. This attribute is documented by the "Shared MIME-info Database ...
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How do I restore a single file with Deja Dup / Nautilus 3.8?

All tutorials say I have to go to the "File" menu and hit some sort of restore button, which does not consider that this freaking new file manager does not even have a menu bar. How am I supposed to ...
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How to create a search folder for accessing files across multiple folders?

Is there a way to create a "search folder" like Thundebird and some operating systems have? Here's my scenario I am trying to fix: I run data recovery on hard drives and some of the files come ...
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Is there a way to know the creation date of a folder?

I can't find the creation date in the properties. Is there a way to know? I tried arranging the files by modification as to know which were created first but I don't know if it is in ascending or ...
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How can I move files deleted from Windows from Ubuntu shared folder to Trash?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have shared a Folder using in-built shared folder on Ubuntu. When I delete a file from Windows, the file is permanently deleted on Ubuntu share. I want to achieve the ...
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Nautilus crashes at start

I can't open nautilus and it crashes when start . also I don't have any desktop !!( I mean background is black and no file is showing ) When I use gksu nautilus I can see my files escept hidden ...
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problem with nautilus on sdb1 for system drive in devices sidebar after manual mounting usb drive

a few days ago i had to format a usb drive to install a windows OS on a computer. i followed a walk-through that i had found windows 7 boot disk the walk-through worked but i used part of another as ...
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Nautilus never stops counting the size of multiple folders at the same time

I have installed 13.10 and everything seems to work fine. However when I try to measure the size of multiple files at the same time the size section does not stop rising. After a while (not the real ...
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Missing features in Gnome after installing

I installed GNOME by following the instructions listed in : How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME? Installation went through with no problem but I couldnot get the complete experience ...
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Optical drive, external floppy and external hard drive are not appearing in the file manager

I have just upgraded Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10. I first upgraded to 13.04, then to 13.10. When I click on Files, then click on Computer, my optical drives, hard drive, and external drive do not appear in ...
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Access Samba Shares Without Password

So I have a Samba server up and running, but something is bugging me; I cannot access a list of the shares it hosts. I can access the server through smb://192.168.0.128/share_name/, but I cannot view ...
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Why I saw the message Don't unplug until it finished

I copied a big file to my external hard disk, I saw this message after the progress bar disappeared. Does it mean the copy progress is still going on? If it is still going on why the progress bar ...
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Copying files with nautilus bottlenecking the whole system [closed]

When I copy files using nautilus, most recently from a NTFS external hdd to a FAT32 usb drive, the system crawls to a stop. Everything, even TTY login is affected. It's impossible to use the ...
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Keeping a Clean Home Folder

I installed n (node.js version manager) recently, as well as npm, and node.js. I can't tell which program is to blame, but there are tmp, local, share, and bin folders in my home folder as well as a ...
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How to have nautilus window divided into two or three columns (like mac) Miller Columns?

I would like the nautilus windows look like a mac : When you click on a folder (in the part 1 of screen), the content of this folder was display (in part 2 of screen) It's very useful when you ...
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Where is Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10?

Where is Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10? I see only Files app which is similar but lacks some Nautilus features, especially on right-click menu. Can it be installed along official Files app? I was also ...
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Unremovable file on desktop 13.10

Howdy and many thanks in advance for your time. When first installing Ubuntu (13.04, now running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook) on this machine many months back I copied a folder from my old ...
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Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?

Every time I use Nautilus and navigate to a specific subdirectory inside my home directory, Nautilus instantly closes, and the desktop wallpaper disappears too. The computer appears to continue just ...
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Home Dir Files Disappeared

My home dir seems to have reset back to its initial install state. I would think that were true except for the fact that the directories I had created still exist. All the files that were there ...
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Empty Trash - Nautilus consumes 6.7gb of RAM Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I was building a directory from the command prompt and by accident initialized the entire home directory instead of the folder that I wanted, is there a way to undo this? The readme.md is in the trash ...
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Programs are not opening when clicking on files with ubuntu [duplicate]

When I download any file type and open it in "Files" nautilus and i click on the file, again any type, it does not open the program associated with the file. I have to right click and select open ...
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Having trouble with chmod

Before I would write "sudo chmod 777" and then the name of the file or folder but now it doesn't seem to change any permissions. I looked at multiple tutorials on how to use chmod and can't figure ...
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Can't delete file (folder?)

I run ubuntu as a dual boot along with Windows and last time I was on ubuntu, I created a folder (Java) in the following directory. This time, when I logged on, I was unable to navigate into the ...
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Not able to copy any folder from samba share network

I am connected to a windows network and i am coping a directory from my windows share, it starts coping but the progress bar stops in the middle without any error message and it does not copy. But i ...
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Upgrade back to latest Nautilus/Files after downgrading

I made a mistake of installing or downgrading nautilus. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. On the Launcher, when I right-click at the File, there are options for Documents, Downloads, Music, etc, making ...
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How can I set a device label for a devices in the Nautilus sidebar?

When I mount any device (Windows partition, external HDD, flash drive, TrueCrypt mounts...) they appear in my Nautilus sidebar as "75 GB volume", "11 GB volume", etc. How can I change their label to ...
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No automatic thumbnail generation

I recently decided to do a fresh install of 13.10 and ran into a quite peculiar problem. It seems that thumbnails are not generated automatically, when I open a folder in nautilus I can only see a ...
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How to remove nautilus without screwing up unity?

I recently installed Cinnamon on my Ubuntu 12.04.1 and I loved the interface of its file manager Nemo, which I guess is also based on Nautilus. But I prefer Nemo over Nautilus and I want to remove ...
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Why can't I rename a file from 'NAME' to 'name'?

I am unable to rename a file from RELEASE to release which is currently located on my USB flash drive. If I try to rename it through the file manager (Nautilus), it shows the error message as ...
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How can I add a dropbox folder option under my “Places” in Nautilus

Like windows, when you download dropbox it places a folder in the library list. I'm wondering if I'm able to similarly add dropbox under "Places". Thank you in advance for your help.
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How do I change keyboard shortcuts in Nautilus 3.4

I am using Nautilus 3.4 and xubuntu 12.04. I know in Nautilus 3.6 the keyboard shortcuts can be changed in ~/.config/nautilus/accels, however in 3.4 that file does not exist. Is there another file in ...