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 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 ...
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Do not show hidden icons

I see the hidden files in nautilus. I pressed ctrl + h but when I open the file manager again hidden files appear.
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Quick access to /usr/share/applications

I'm a Linux newbie, just installed Ubuntu yesterday as a matter of fact. I love it. But I do have one question. Is there a way to get to /usr/share/applications faster than having to go through the ...
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why does nautilus open a new window although there's one already open?

When I click on "files" in the launcher it opens another window although the normal action is to maximize the window already open. It doesn't always do that. Is it a bug?
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How do I make my partitions show up in MyComputer in Ubuntu?

My partition setup is like this Location - Partition Label /dev/sda5 - root /dev/sda6 - home /dev/sda7 - work_partition /dev/sda8 - play_partition I am not able to find the location of MyComputer ...
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Why is Share Button Unavailable in Ubuntu One? [closed]

So, My that file is already uploaded and is in Ubuntu one folder but share button in right click context menu is unavailable. please help what to do
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change the Nautilius defalt zoom

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, I was looking for the way to change the Nautilus default zoom size on Listview. http://s29.postimg.org/3xr1bj8p3/Captura_de_pantalla_de_2013_12_07_08_34_18.png by default ...
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Nautilus is not showing the full or folder file names

When my folder location is too long, I can't view the full file or folder names. Double clicking on the name field or in between name and size doesn't work either.
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Impossible to see files in Trash via Nautilus

I saw some posts here teaching how to lead with it problem but any of them helped me. My problem is i deleted the Trash icon from my Desktop, and after that, i noticed few days after that accessing ...
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Tool to Fetch and Embed Movie Poster in File

I have a collection of movies in a directory on my computer. I am looking for a tool that can process this directory, look the movies up online (i.e. on IMDB), fetch the movie poster/DVD cover, and ...
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Can I run nautilus 3.4 in ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

Will nautilus 3.4 work with 13.10? There are many features about the older version that I liked that gnome unfortunately removed. I a little worried because this post How do I install Nemo file ...
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Is there a way to join multiple Nautilus windows into one window with different tabs?

Many times I end up with many Nautilus windows open. I would like to reduce clutter by joining them into one window with different tabs. Is there a(n easy) way?
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How to sort files inside a directory via terminal? [closed]

I want to sort subdirectories inside a main directory according to the size,and also I want to sort files inside the subdirectories according to the file created date through terminal. Is that ...
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How to add an option to create a new file with a specific extension in right click menu

The title says all. I would like to have this option in right click menu on the desktop or in nautilus. I know that is possible, but I don't remember how to do this.
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How to set the ID3 Year on an mp3?

I'm creating my own MP3s with an online service, and I'm setting the "Year" attribute in the ID3v tag, but I'm having trouble getting it to work with both Nautilis and Rhythmbox. In Nautilis, when I ...
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restart nautils failed

Here is the error log. sudo nautilus -q [sudo] password for yhjhoo: (nautilus:28849): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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Cannot Open Trash from Nautilus

I accidentally deleted all my music files from Rhythmbox. And I want to restore it from the trash. But when I open the Trash in Nautilus, I got error "Aborted (core dumped)" in terminal. Why is it? ...
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rabittv on ubuntu b13.04

trying to install rabbit tv to tried these command lines sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa Update the source list sudo apt-get update Now install rabbitvcs core using the following ...
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pass arguments which has spaces to new protocol

I have created new protocol handler for opening application through web pages where a link will open installed application like terminal/chrome etc as suggested in: (Is it possible to open an Ubuntu ...
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Add Command to Menu Entry in 13.10 to convert images to JPG [duplicate]

It is possible to add a Menu Entry that when I click a picture it says "convert to JPG" and executes this command? convert -format jpg {The right click file} Because normally when I want to attach ...
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HTML files thumbnail preview

Sometime back, I was using 12.04 and it was displaying thumbnail previews of HTML pages just like it does for images and videos. I upgraded to 13.04 and somehow lost that feature. Now my HTML pages ...
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Thumbnails in nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10, nautilus stopped producing and showing thumbnail icons for images and videos. Also in KDE environment, there's no longer a standard icon for nautilus in start menu (or its ...