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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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 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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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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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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Nautilus copy/paste suddenly stop working, how to workaround? qdbus?

I use ubuntu 14.04. As copy/paste for no reason suddenly fails, since nautilus on ubuntu 12.10, I am looking for a workaround. The workaround can be any trick you came by. I have several (10+) tabs ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Clicking on nautilus opens new window rather than opened ones

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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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 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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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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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 ...
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where is stored the icon informations for folders

in nautilus you can change the icon of a folder, i need to know where is that data stored.. not the icon but the line that says nautilus to use some icon to some folder
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Is there a way to tag folders with colors?

I have a projects folder where some of the projects are mere legacy project. Is there a way to give them colors, like you can in Mac OS X? With Dolphin, I used the various colored folder icons, but ...
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Background of Nautilus go black

The background of my Nautilus always go black, sometimes spontaneously, and sometimes after running some applications (mostly wine). Why does that happen? By the way, the theme I'm using is Material. ...
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Prevent .zargo files to be opened as compressed files

I installed Argo UML (http://argouml.tigris.org/) on my PC with Ubuntu 14. 04. It's located in /opt/argouml. I've made a symbolic link to /usr/bin/argouml for /opt/argouml/argouml.sh. Also I've ...
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Nautilus is very slow

One month ago I updated (no fresh install) to 12.04. Since then nautilus got extremely slow. When I open a folder that contains many subfolders I sometimes have to wait 4 seconds until everything is ...
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How do I open a folder as root?

More specifically the /etc/apt/ folder. I need to delete some files and replace /etc/apt/sources.list with a newer version.
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How to disable “recent files” folder in Nautilus?

When I turn off " record activity" in the privacy settings, my activities are still recorded in the "recent files" folder (even when I am using a truecrypt volume). I haven't figured out a PERMANENT ...
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How do I set the default file association in Ubuntu 13.10 Nautilus/Files with Unity to something that is not listed in the Open With tab?

There used to be an option for adding unlisted commands, but it seems to be gone. Does anyone know how to do that now?
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Where does Gnome/Nautilus store directory icons

On some key folders in nautilus I've changed the folder icons. It looks nice, and aids my productivity because I can easily find important folders in a mass of others. But then I move to another ...
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How to change default action when running a .sh file?

Every time I want to run a .sh file, Ubuntu asks whether I want to Run in Terminal/Display/Run it. Is there a way to set default action for some sh files? -- I am using Ubuntu 12.04 without any ...
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How do I set gvim as my default text editor instead of gedit?

I know I could use something like Ubuntu Tweak to change the file associations for each file. But I am wondering if there is a way to do it faster and just set the system so that all the files that ...
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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6?

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...
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How to hide files with a specific extension

I have set of temp files created in my folder with .bak extensions. How can I make them hide by default in Ubuntu? I tried adding a .hidden file with *.bak as entry in the file, but that is not ...
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Trash on NTFS for multiple users: Why does Dolphin succeed where Nautilus fails?

I am trying to set up the ability for multiple users to use the Trash on a NTFS drive. The main solution proposed on the forums consists into enabling a single user to use the Trash. That is made by ...
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Any programs to help tag/organize files?

I would love a program to help tag and automatically sort files... picture something a lot like a Gmail inbox, where new and unsorted files remain in the inbox, and files can be searched, tagged, etc. ...
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Remember what directories are open in one session of Nautilus

I was wondering if it is possible to remember what directories are open in one session of Nautilus, so that next time starting Nautilus, I can reopen the directories. Bookmark opened directories one ...
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Is there a hotkey to toggle between the two panes only in Nautilus (with Extra Pane/F3 mode)?

I am running Nautilus with the Extra Pane feature enabled. But I am missing a keyboard shortcut to switch between the left and right pane. Is there a shortcut key for toggling just between the left ...
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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How do I type a path or URL directly into Nautilus?

How can I type a in a path or URL (ftp, sftp, etc.) directly into Nautilus instead of having to browse around?
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Force file extension to open with specific app (Extensions like .exe, .jpg, .mp4…)

I have already read the question about Creating .desktop files to use on the "Open with other application" tab but this is not what I want, I want to be able to click on the file in Dash or ...
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How do I view files and folders in a list?

There is not an Edit | Preferences option. How do I get the files to display in a list view with details, and not as icons?