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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Define keyboard shortcut to a series of keyboard shotcuts

Is it possible somehow to define a keyboard shortcut that sequentially executes two different keyboard shortcuts? As an example, I want to open nautilus search directly. I can search in nautilus by ...
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File sharing lost when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04

Something strange happened when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. I have three partitions on a connected hard drive that were all shared in 12.04. After upgrading, I only have one shared. The other two ...
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help needed recovering filesystem for backup

Got myself in a bit of trouble on a previously smoothly running system. Here is the story so far: yesterday I switched to a propriatary ATI driver instead of the Nouveau driver that I ran uo to that ...
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How to debug Nautilus crashes and issues?

I have a problem since the last update: Nautilus mysteriously doesn't start properly. I see it is a systems wide problem, i.e. affecting all the users on my host. Nevertheless, I have tried: clean ~/...
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Is there any way to get a details pane in Ubuntu 14.04 like in Windows File Explorer?

Is there any way to get the details pane, preferably in Nemo? I am particularly interested in the duration, bit rate of music files and videos. I realize I can view the information in List View but I ...
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How can I add a file as a Nautilus bookmark or Unity quick launcher icon?

I have a file (.odt) in one of my local folder which I would like to quickly access either through a Nautilus bookmark or a Unity quick launcher icon. How can I achieve this for either of the two ...
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How to manually arrange files/folders in nautilus? (15.10)

On the desktop, I can arbitrarily arrange files by dragging and dropping them wherever I wish. Is is possible to have the same functionality in nautilus? For example, I want to be able to open /home/...
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How to enable nautilus to show all files on android phone connected via usb mtp?

Android (4.2.2) phone (HTC Desire 310) is detected by Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS successfully. Nautilus starts automatically. But only a few folders are shown. And there are missing much more folders and ...
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Problem in showing Unicode characters in Gnome Files titlebar

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 which uses Files v3.14.2 as file manager. This app cannot show Persian characters in folder name on its title bar. Other apps (VLC ...) have no problem in similar cases. ......
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What is x-nautilus-desktop:/// and why do I have it?

I have a new bookmark in my nautilus I didn't make. It links to my desktop. What is it and where did it came from? Am I giving desktop access to someone?
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How can I make Nautilus file manager remember my open tabs?

Is it possible to preserve my open tabs between closing and opening of Nautilus file manager? Preferably even across different logouts and restarts.
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15.10 nautilus rename would empty file name

To be clear, the file name became empty after F2, and that the rest of rename works fine. Another point is that the file name extension is retained. filename.py ----> .py F2
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sudo nautilus warning

Ubuntu 14.04 with current updates. This is what I get when I type this command "sudo nautilus" (nautilus:3803): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error....
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How to enable thumbnail preview for text files in Nautilus

I have many small text files, and want Nautilus to show previews in the icon thumbnail. Left is my current situation, right is what I want. How to achieve that on Ubuntu 15.10? My current ...
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Nautilus' Properties tab does not show full path of the file if the path is too long

Whenever a file's path is too long, Nautilus doesn't display the path in full and instead chooses to use ... to replace the last parts of the path. This is annoying and very unhelpful because often it'...
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Messed up desktop and other folders

Recently i made an attempt to rename Desktop to desktop..and messed up some things.When i try to remove these folders from here..they get deleted from home directory. Following is screenshot of home ...
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Double click the desktop to hide/show all icons

Is there a way to make double-clicking an empty space on the desktop hide/show all desktop icons? hint; the command gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false can be used ...
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Nautilus not showing folder icons in home folder

Usually folders like pictures and documents show up with an icon in nautilus. Since I have a 1TB hard drive for storage I decided to put the folders there instead and create a symbolic link to my home ...
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Need help building shell script for copying

I have thousands of pictures (raw) in my computer sorted out into many folders and subfolders. I want to copy those into cloud drive. I successfully mounted to cloud drive. Due to my limited upload ...
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can't resize Nautilus window in gnome-flashback using Ambiance theme

When I use the Ambiance theme on my Ubuntu 15.10 (wily) in gnome-flashback I can resize the nautilus window only on the upper side (the area to resize the window is very thin). If I use an other theme ...
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Sublime Text not showing in Nautilus “open with” menu

I am running Ubuntu 15.10. My /usr/share/applications/sublime_text.desktop contains the following: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Sublime Text GenericName=Text Editor Comment=...
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How do I open a mtp android in nautilus?

I can transfer my files using gmtp, but I want to know if I can use nautitlus for it. I could do it on my Windows phone, but I dont remember how I set it up. I cannot see my phone in nautilus, but mtp-...
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How do I cd into a webdav share (so that I can ls)

Objective is to generate a text file listing all folders/subfolders/files in a directory on a network share (a website I manage). I've successfully connected to the server using nautilus (using path ...
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How can I make File Manager's Unity icon open the already opened window?

The below animation demonstrates the problem. Clicking File Manager's Unity icon opens a new window instead of the already opened window. This is different with any other application where clicking ...
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File manager with two panel synchronized directory browsing

Is there any tool (similar to vifm, mc) which allows two panel synchronized directory browsing? eg. I have two directories opened in both panels: /home/user/website1/ and /home/user/website2/ and ...
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Why doesn't my files bookmark work until I manually access the drive?

I have a new partition, and I can access it, I have my data on it, it shows up under other devices in gnome files. I made a bookmark to a folder on the drive in files and thought everything was ok, ...
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mkv picture attachment and thumbnails

Question How do I get nautilus to use the attached picture to my MKV file when available? I have ffmpeg and ffmpegthumbnailer installed so I get thumbnails for my videos but those aren't as fancy as ...
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Where is location of users via Nautilus [closed]

When I browse files, I like to use Nautilus...especially when in root. Where do I locate the users of the computer via Nautilus?
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Set Nautilus (Files) to have list view as default in specific directories (folders) [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 15.04 64bit with Nautilus 3.14.2 I currently have the icon view set as default, and find it preferable to list view for the most part. However, in folders such as Downloads, I prefer to ...
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Downloading files from Google Chrome

I am running Google Chrome 48.0.2564.97 (64 bit) on a brand new Ubuntu 15.10. When I try to download a file I am presented with a Nautilus dialog asking me where to store the file. When I try to ...
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Nautilus scripts not showing up (although on the right folder and executable)

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and I'm setting everything up. I wanted to add a couple of scripts to the right click menu. Putted them on ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts . Made them executable. Reboot....
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Where my file disappeared?

I was trying to download 1.1 GB file from MEGA cloud storage. In the beginning, I didn't get a "Save As" nautilus window as usual. Though the file was actually downloading to my system. Then I got a ...
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How can I gain access permissions as a user to a USB stick formatted with the “Format Volume” dialog?

I used the Format Volume dialog to format a USB stick. However, if I then insert the formatted stick, I have no permissions to access it as normal user. Is this behaviour intentional? Format Volume ...
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Nautilus crashes when using “New folder with selection” since 15.10 update

Since I updated my 15.04 to 15.10 my Nautilus keeps crashing, when I use "New folder with selection" with more than about five files (don't know the exact number but it's less than 10). When I start ...
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Gnome 3 screwed up Unity, especially Nautilus

I wanted to try gnome 3 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (which had unity). I installed gnome 3 alongside unity; tried it; didn't like it. So, I uninstalled gnome 3 environment. But now my unity is not working ...
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Bluefish & Nautilus: open files in same window

I open Bluefish from the dash. When I then open files from Nautilus in Bluefish, Bluefish always opens the files in a new window. Next file I open from Nautilus will be opened in the same new window. ...
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Nautilus 3.18.2 and Google Drive

I am currently running Nautilus 3.18.2 and one of the announced features was that there will be Google Drive support after Online Accounts have been properly set up. So after adding in my Google ...
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Changed icon is only static when switching file views

I got a question about changing icons in my home folder. Say I have a new folder called Resources and I want to assign one of the matching folder icons available in /usr/share/icons/Adwaita. I have ...
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Desktop icons outside the monitor on second monitor (smaller one)

I have a 24" and a 27" monitor connected to my notebook and arranged as you can see in the Display Settings window below. So the right (blue) monitor is higher than the left (green) one. My problem ...
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image sizes width and height in file explorer - how to view

I have a bunch of different sized images in a folder. I would like to sort the images by widthXheight and then copy some to another folder using a file explorer. (In this case i want to move all my ...
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why are jpeg previews included with each photo in the directory?

i have uploaded a bunch of RAW photos on my ubuntu device from an SD card, and what i am finding is that in each directory where my photos are stored, there is also a jpeg preview right next to it. ...
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How to start nautilus maximized from command line?

I can easily start Nautilus on a particular directory from command line: nautilus /home/nico/Documents But I want that Nautilus window to be maximized. How to write the command line? nautilus does ...
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Cannot browse network while in VNC

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I installed desktop with minimum recommended software. I've also installed VNCServer which works fine. When I physically log on I can use the "Browse Network" in ...
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Switch default file manager system wide on kubuntu

I have installed the 14.04 version of ubuntu-server, and installed the kubuntu-desktop package overtop of it, for the purposes of using a remote desktop client. I would like to change the default file ...
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Sorry, Ubuntu 14.04 experienced an internal error

I am experiencing the following error - nautilus crashed with SIGSEGV
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Bring BackSpace back to nautilus (3.18+) once and for all!

With regards to this question, the solution provide to get backspace for going back in nautilus does not function any longer. I would like to know if there is a functioning workaround for nautilus 3....
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Change translation in Nautilus

I would like ask you, where can I rewrite one translation in context menu of Nautilus, because in my language it is not correct translated. Thank you
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how to fix Unable to open MTP device '[usb:004,010]' in ubuntu 1V

I connected my Lumia 640 mobile to Ubuntu and when I tried to open it shows this error:
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Preview ascii files in file explorer (eg nautilus) like in windows 8 under Ubuntu?

Is there a filebrowser that features a preview pane to preview Ascii files and images? Can I do that with nautilus? I'm looking for something similar to the Windows 8 file explorer. There you can ...
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Ubuntu : Disable access to file-manager, keyboard,mouse(Touch screen available) for guest account

I am looking to configure Ubuntu(Any version, new installation) for presentation in which I would like to do the following things : Automatic guest-login at startup. Completely disable keyboard,...