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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“error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment.” when attempting to run nautilus as root

I am attempting to run nautilus as root but when I run "sudo nautilus" from the terminal, I get the following error: error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment. (nautilus:9341): ...
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share folders between two Ubuntu 12.04 machines

I have two machines (1 laptop, 1 desktop) on same network connected to a router both have Ubuntu 12.04. I need to share my e.g. "movies drive" from Desktop computer so that i can watch those on laptop ...
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How do I use a floppy drive in Ubuntu?

Same computer, under Ubuntu 8.04 no problem at all. Under 12.04, floppy drive is non existent for Ubuntu. Drive and floppy disquette works well on DOS. Computer boots from the floppy W98se, no problem ...
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How to make Nautilus launcher _with_ quicklists behave like normal nautilus launcher in Unity

I followed this question: How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity? And created the launcher. It's pretty good, as you can see here: But when I click it (be ...
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Tweak “Send To…” option in nautilus

I much like Windows 7's windows explorer's "Send to" menu. It's very useful and I can tweak this for my own need. I see nautilus has the same feature, but I don't know how to tweak this (for example, ...
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Missing Thumbnails for .swf files in Nautilus?

Before I upgraded to Maverick, .swf files used to have a thumbnail in Nautilus. However, Nautilus doesn't generate thumbnails for them anymore, even after removing ~/.thumbnails/, which most likely ...
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Force nautilus to ignore extensions

We all know(or will know one day) that Ubuntu(or GNU/Linux in general) does not work with extensions of file to recognize what kind of file it is.Rather it uses Magic Numbers. A Magic Number is a ...
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Nautilus not generating thumbnails in 13.10

Like the title says, Nautilus is not generating thumbnails for any file types (pictures, documents, pdf, etc) after a clean install of 13.10. I have checked the preferences and it is set to always ...
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How to change drive's name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how can i give other drives and partitions short, meaningful names (in nautilus)? I've got two Windows drives next to the Ubuntu drive, they are called XXXGB Filesystem, ...
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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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Opening a Nautilus bookmark launches VLC / browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VLC is set to open the folders (Home, desktop, documents etc) in the Places menu. How to reset this? I came back after a month long vacation to check out my parents ...
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What rendering engine does Nautilus use to show HTML previews/thumbnails?

I just noticed that HTML files with CSS transforms on elements show with the CSS transforms within the thumbnails on Nautilus. So what rendering engine does Nautilus use to generate the thumbnails for ...
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Opening a file opens the folder the file is in, not the file itself

Whenever I try to open a file (such as an .odt, or .doc) from say, the Dash or the Firefox Downloads, Ubuntu 11.10 opens Nautilus to the the folder where the file is, rather than just going to the ...
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gksudo nautilus error - Ubuntu 14.04

I installed gksudo on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and when i run nautilus with gksudo gksudo nautilus it asks for password, then gives error and then crashes (nautilus:19688): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid ...
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Is there any File manager that highlights names that are searched for?

When in Chrome or other new web browsers, a word is searched in a page, all occurrences of the word is highlighted. I need a similar functionality for a File Manager. I tested Nautilus and Dolphin. I ...
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Ways to run Nautilus with elevated privileges [duplicate]

What are the differences between the following ways to run Nautilus with elevated privileges: a) sudo nautilus b) gksu nautilus c) gksudo nautilus Which should I use?
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How to associate file types with wine in nautilus

I have Ubuntu 12.10 with Nautilus 3.4.2. After installing wine "apt-get install wine" are exe files still associated with the archive manager. In previous versions of ubuntu I've always right ...
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Can't mount filesystems and computer won't shut down

I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and ran the recommended upgrades. Two things are not working properly. My windows drives, USB drives, external hard disk cannot be mounted. The below error ...
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How do I move Nautilus' navigation buttons to the left?

Can the "navigation buttons" (forward and back) in nautilus 3 be moved to the left? I just find them impractical and confusing on the right. This is nautilus looks by default: I would like to move ...
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How to highlight just the name (not the extension) for renaming?

Is there a way to turn it off so that when you're renaming a file, it doesn't highlight the extension?
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How do I revert to the pathbar after the address bar is visible in Nautilus?

When using Nautilus you can use CTRL+L to display the addressbar. How do you revert back to the pathbar? Is there a shortcut key?
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Nautilus 3.6.3: open folder with

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits Gnome-shell 3.6.2 Nautilus 3.6.3 I have installed SMPlayer. It has a useful (to me) option called "Add folder content to SMPlayer playlist" (or something like that, my native ...
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How do I reset nautilus to the default configuration?

I've reinstalled Nautilus from the maverick repositories after removing nautilus-elementary and the breadcrumb hacks, but I have no longer access to the "preferences" menu and the default toolbar. How ...
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Can I view my files sorted by date?

Can I view my files sorted by date? I want to see my files sorted by date, I mean the first one the newest. I didn't find this option. Thanks in advance.
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Different nautilus thumbnails rendering for text files

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on both my laptop and the desktop; both are up-to-date but they have a different past-history of installations and upgrades. Now, text-type thumbnails are different ...
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How to remove the tips within Nautilus 3.6?

New Nautilus version 3.6 (coming with Gnome 3.6 / Ubuntu 12.10) is showing annoying text tips on the bottom right/left edge as a new feature. Is there a way to disable it?
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Column view mode with Nautilus (like Mac OS X Finder) [duplicate]

I found a feature request at http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/4496/ but it doesn't seem easy to get a column view with Nautilus while with Mac OS X it's a default feature. Have I missed something or ...
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Nautilus: “Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your gvfs installation”

I was trying to connect to a sftp server using Nautilus... but I could not as it showed this error:
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Change default compress option in Nautilus type to zip?

On the right click menu (in Nautilus, desktop, etc), there is a "compress" option. Is there any way to make "zip" the default format for this?
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Can I recover the `~/` short-cut?

I upgraded to 10.10 on Sunday, from 10.04, and while the upgrade went smoothly (and I really like Maverick so far) I've somehow lost the ~/ short-cut. Previously, if I was in directory ...
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Nautilus sometimes refuses to rename files or folders - terminal works

I sometimes have the following issue: I'm working with Nautilus (Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity) and for example create new folders. But when I want to rename them, I can select that in the context menu and ...
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Get directory-specific Nautilus preferences on 14.04 LTS

Unsure how to word this, but is there anyway for Ubuntu to display certain folders, certain ways. I have alot of holiday/family shots, in a large number of folders named after where they from. So ...
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Clicking on nautilus opens new window rather than opened ones [closed]

Whenever I click on Nauitlus (Home) icon with one opened window, it always opens new rather than showing me opened ones. Is there any tweak for this?
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Missing new file in Ubuntu 13.04

The New file operation is missing in Ubuntu 13.04. How can I fix it? I have only "New Folder". How can I add the New File option again?
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How to revert back to Nautilus 3.4?

I installed GNOME DE and the packages and Nautilus got updated to 3.6 but I don't like it. I removed GNOME DE packages but Nautilus still remains at 3.6. How can I revert back to 3.4?
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How do I set Nautilus to Default view?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit system. After playing around the Viewing settings for a while i ended up with view like this Under Default view the name should be under the icon. Even after selecting ...
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How do I open more than one Nautilus explorer when there is one already opened?

Why can I not open a second or third window, and so on, to view directories and files? If I click the Home Folder button the same Nautilus window keeps showing up.
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Files: One icon is large

Besides Files in Ubuntu 15.04 has become uglier (siderbar with black line as seperator between different categories), I noticed an error while displaying my files. One icon is very large, while others ...
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How to restore the down arrow icon on the Downloads folder in the home directory?

I removed the original Downloads folder in the home directory and created a new one with the same name, but the down arrow icon on the new Download folder now disappeared. Could someone please tell me ...
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How to put desktop icons in Ubuntu 13.10?

I'd want to put Firefox, Rythmbox and Libreoffice in the desktop, but Ubuntu doesn't allow me to paste them directly, what can I do?
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How to hide files with certain extensions?

I have plenty of files in a folder with extension of .dep, I want to hide these files. But I don't want to change their names such as adding a dot ahead of them. What would be the best way to do ...
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How do I change how executable files are handled by the file manager?

When I double click on text files, nautilus asks me what I would like to do with them. I find this to be intrusive, as I just want them to open. How can I fix this? Note: This question is a ...
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How to enable Nautilus desktop management in Gnome Shell?

I'm using Gnome Shell with the following extensions: weather, dock, window-navigator, user-theme, alternative-status-menu, noa11y. I checked "Have file manager handle the desktop" in Gnome Tweak Tool, ...
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Change the Sort order of Devices in Nautilus

I have Three Windows drive, my nautilus shows devices in following order I want it to be sorted like windows 7 does C drive D drive E Drive My Massport 13 GB FS Future attached removable ...
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How to disable the Nautilus searchbox?

Is there any way by which I can disable the textbox? Case study: say I have to locate a directory called "xyz". I type "xyz", and the browser will guide me to xyz directory, but I realise I also have ...
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How to enable Nautilus mounted remote shares in a file system dialog

I can see the remote share from nautilus and browse to it. I want to access that share from another application in this case, Eclipse - which is using the standard open file dialog. Is there a ...
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How can I change the “timeout” duration for Nautilus “find the filename as you type” feature?

I often get stalled by the long timeout while typing the first few letters of a file name in Nautilus... The current timeout seems to be 5 seconds. I'd prefer 1 second ...(as per item 2 on this ...
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How to reset Nautilus Launcher icon shortcuts to default

After an update I ended up with this: How can I add the default options which are not bookmarks (Documents, Downloads, Music...) The same happened to Nautilus when I opened it, but I added the ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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Home directory messed up

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason, i backed-up my home directory contents to another directory(say bkp dir). Precisely, I moved Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc.. to bkp ...