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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Custom desktop icon size

How do I change the Unity's desktop icon size to a custom value? If I go to Folder view > Edit > Preferences > Icon view > Default zoom lv I can change the size between 400%, 200%, 150%, ...
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How to set default opening folder for Nautilus file manager?

How do I configure Nautilus to open at my Documents folder instead of my home folder? I've scoured this site and found answers instructing users to edit the /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop ...
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Problems to connect to Samba share

After a quite fresh re-installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and after a while which I couldn't determine, I'm unable to save files on NAS mounted via Samba with the following message saves in my public ...
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“Documents” folder is inaccessible after upgrade

I have just discovered that I cant open my documents folder. It is no longer in the bookmarks list in the file manager, but at the end of the list and when I click on it...it says the following: I ...
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“Recent Files” in Nautilus sometimes doesn't show recent folders

I found that "Recent Files" in Nautilus sometimes doesn't show recent modified/created folders, and sometimes does. Is it an error? How can I make it show folders all the time?
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Is it possible to change nautalis sidebar links?

Nautalis has some unremovable default links in the sidebar for Desktop, Videos, Pictures, etc. I recently changed my home folder names to lowercase, and updated the userdirs.dir file to reflect this. ...
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Nautilus crashing with “Segmentation fault (core dumped)” [closed]

I recently began having an issue with Nautilus. Whenever my computer boots (or just run the unity command from terminal), I get an "Ubuntu 14.04 has encountered an internal error" message about ...
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How to mount partitions in nautilus as a normal user?

I have made several partitions on my hard disk. One is encrypted (LUKS) and contains my sensitive data. I don't want this partition to be mounted permanently (by automounting it via fstab), only when ...
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Can't send files to rubbish bin if in linked folder [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to 14.04, and created links to the shared home partition, e.g. ~/Downloads -> /media/shared//Downloads. I have no problem creating and accessing files in these folders, but can't ...
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Environment partially in english on a french Ubuntu14.04 version

For an unknown reason a part of my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS French version has moved to English, specifically commands like "Show copy Dialog" in Nautilus. I've double checked that languages packages are ...
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How to remove Midnight Commander from Nautilus right-click menu

I love midnight commander but I can't conceive of a use case where I'd want to launch it from nautilus. So, how can I remove it as an option when I right-click a folder in nautilus? When I googled ...
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Can I open a file as root by just using the right click menu

Opening file as root is possible with sudo. But, how to right click a file and make it run as root ? I am using nautilus.
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Auto-Snap a Terminal (or Nautilus) when Opened [duplicate]

Like 98% of the time I open a Terminal or Nautilus, I want to use it snapped to the right/left... especially if I am using more than one instance of them. Can I configure my Ubuntu to open any ...
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All my Desktop's Icons and Files gone after yesterdays update

After yesterdays update I lost all my shortcuts, files and directories on desktop rest of the system is working fine. ~/Desktop doesn't have any file now tried various methods given in forum. None of ...
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Mp3 ID3 info in Nautilus properties window

In Nautilus, we have dedicated tabs for images, pdf files, etc. However, there is no such tabs for mp3 ID3 information. Is it possible to add this tab? If a plugin is needed, which plugin does ...
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How to open samba and ftp links from Nautilus?

We have an Ubuntu server 12.04 where someone else already installed some desktop components to use through X forwarding, for example Nautilus. In older releases I was used to access ftp and smb sites ...
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Nautilus thumbnails gone after uninstalling Totem (Ubuntu 14.04)

I've installed VLC and uninstalled Totem. Now Nautilus doesn't show any thumbnail for videos. How can I get them back? (My problem is exactly the same as in nautilus-video-thumbnails-without-totem, ...
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Folders on Android Internal Storage show as files via MTP?

I recently bought the new Nexus 5x and Google's official USB Type-C to USB A cable. Weirdly, upon plugging my N5X into my computer for the first time, the file system did not come up as expected. What ...
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Apply background image to nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to apply a background image to Nautilus using one of the Ambiance themes (Ambiance Dark Red to be precise) in Ubuntu 14.04. I followed this post that indicates how to change the background ...
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What is Nautilus File system type

I am a beginner for Linux/Unix,according to what i have learn and researched there are ext ,2,3,4 and a GUI version Nautilus or such similar ones.. How do i know if graphical file managers use ext 2,3 ...
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How to point Nautilus to other folder when it opens in Chrome?

I have the following problem: when I call Nautilus from within Chrome (eg. for uploading a file), it points by default to a folder containing large images which makes both Nautilus and Chrome crash. I ...
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Can't log into Ubuntu

I was trying to install dolphin-emu and ended up completely breaking my system. At some point after downloading, I noticed that all of the file and folder icons were blank white squares (as if the ...
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Nautilus force type-ahed search

I have followed what reported in this question by giving command: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search true to disable type-ahed search. I want that when I type ...
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Issues with inaccessible shares

I have some problems with Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, which is related to the behaviour of Ubuntu on network shares. Whenever I come from work, my network changes and makes certain mounted folders (for ...
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15.10 Can't open files and folders located on CIFS server with UTF8 charset in file name.

I have permanently mounted NAS shares on my fstab. It looks like: //MYBOOKWORLD/Public /media/MyBook cifs guest,rw,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 It works fine ...
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Ubuntu's terrible trash [duplicate]

I've got 18.5 GB of trash in my trash, I've tried emptying it, but it won't work, even when I navigate to trash folder as root within nautilus.
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Visual indicator for nautilus?

When using terminal(byobu), there is modeline to indicate whether we are looking at local system files or remote files like this. Local: Remote: This is quite useful if you are shuffling between ...
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I dont see my devices on the left side-bar in Nautilus

I have two hard drives sda and sdb and I also have a cd/dvd drive, but none of those appear on the left side bar of Nautilus. Using: Ubuntu 15.10 Nautilus 3.14.2 My etc/fstab file (I added the ...
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Is it possible to have multiple trash cans for seperate partitions in the unity launcher?

I have a seperate drive mounted at /srv. If I create a /srv/.Trash folder files on that drive are successfully moved to a /srv/.Trash/1000 upon move to trash. If I don't have a /srv/.Trash folder I ...
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Where is the smb mount point in 15.10 of shares mounted via the file manager?

From Ubuntu 15.10 I want to access movie files on a samba server for editing in Avidemux. I cannot open the files from within the file open dialog of Avidemx because the smb network share doesn't show ...
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How to restore Nautilus default settings

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and wanted to try out Gnome 3.18. Everything worked, but finally I wanted to switch back to Unity, because I like it more. Since I remove all the Gnome 3 packages, my ...
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How to run a script after user login, but before desktop loads?

I have a script that mounts an encrypted partition with a key that is available only after successful user logon (on his home's ecrypt-fs). The script gets called asynchronously by upstart job on ...
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Nautilus Crashing When Using Xinerama

So I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my machine. I have two GTX 970s and I want them to run one monitor each. Within NVIDIA X Server Settings I have each card running a display (separate x ...
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“Export Bitmap” command in InkScape generates files that make Nautilus crash

I use the "Export Bitmap..." command from InkScape. It generates the PNG file (in my case), an apparently ok file. When I hit Properties for that file, Nautilus crashes. Why is this happening? ...
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Nautilus crashes when directory contains JP2

This "confirmed bug" has been affecting Ubuntu since at least version 10 up to current 15.4. It has been posted in many places that disabling thumbnails (with dconf) for that mime type ('image/jp2') ...
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Issue with file explorer on launcher menu

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS X552EA notebook dual-booted with Windows 10. The problem I'm facing is that whenever I click on the "Files" icon in the launcher menu, it opens a new 'Home' ...
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Nautilus SMB to iSeries remotely is very slow since mid 2015

I now work from home and I have a PPTP connection from my PC to the network at the office. For some time I have used Nautilus SMB connections to network shares on our iSeries (IBM i, AS/400) and these ...
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Nautilus Actions is not working on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I used to MenuLibre application to create menu items for applications in Unity and Gnome desktop environments as an alternative to edit the text file .desktop of ...
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“Open folder” action, doesn't work in Nautilus

A time ago, I tried to set dolphin by default file manager in my Ubuntu 15.04 I'm not a expert user, I just follow the tutorials in the web, and I changed a lot of keys in folders like: user, bit, ...
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Cannot access files after extracting from .zip in Ubuntu 14.04

So, I recently switched from Windows to Linux. I'm still a beginner at this so be easy and please be very clear. Before I made the switch, I transfered all of my important files (about 8GB in total) ...
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Nautilus side panel disappeared, no terminal [duplicate]

I started the machine and after logging in my desktop was missing the nautilus sidebar and the top bar. I am able to run application through shortcuts but the programs don't have a top bar. I ...
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Slow or no access to /home folder both from Nautilus and terminal

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on 64bit. I recently mounted my /home folder as a separate partition on my hard drive (SSD). Now occasionally, I experience that upon trying access my home folder in ...
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(SVG) File Association in Nautilus

After I upgrade the Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10, nautilus is not associating .svg files with inkscape anymore (its mimetype is image/svg+xml). The Open With list does not have inkscape there. The same ...
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Nautilus on trusty: where is the format option?

I can't find the format option in nautilus for USB pendrives (used to be in the right-click menu for mounted pendrives). In another question there was a comment about this, but I thought it was worth ...
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Cannot open my files stored in external hard disk on windows os [closed]

I copied all my files(actually home folder) successfully from my laptop via boot from USB ( due to crash in OS Ubuntu 14.04) but when I open my external hard disk in windows OS . I cannot see my files ...
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nautilus-open-terminal in Wily Werewolf 15.10

I used to use nautilus-open-terminal ( How to add "Open terminal here" to Nautilus' context menu? ) a lot, but it seems to be gone in Wily Werewolf 15.10 How do I get it back / what is ...
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After removing a file with special characters in filename it is still listed

I have removed a file with a special character in its file-name by placing it in the Trash can using Nautilus. Yet, it is still listed using "ls -la" giving something like: -????????? ? ? ? ? ? ...
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Integrated indexer search in Nautilus?

Is there a way to enable it? I want use the file manager's search bar to search not only in file names, but also in its contents, too. Also want to get it use my images EXIF/XMP tags for search ...
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Nautilus - Sort Videos by Audio Bit-Rate

because I am low on storage space, I have decided to replace the 5.1, 7.1, ac-3, ... Audio-Tracks on my movie Files with HE-AAC stereo as I don't have a real sound system and do not intend to get one. ...
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How to get Nautilus to open in location navigated to in Terminal on 15.10

What I normally do is cd to a location in Terminal, and then run (as instructed here): nautilus . If I want to open Nautilus so that it opens up on the location to which I have navigated to in ...