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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You are not the owner

While upgrading to 14.04 my PC lost power. Then I couldn't boot at all. I used a flash drive and then ran a check on the file system. Now I can see all the files I want to recover even though I can't ...
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Which file explorer has Mercurial support?

I know Nautilus has support for Mercurial, but I'm not seeing the icon overlays even after installing tortoisehg-nautilus on Ubuntu 14.04. I'm interested in knowing which Linux file explorers (both ...
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Nautilus crashes when connected to remote server and VPN connection is lost

Since last week I've been getting some trouble with nautilus when connecting to a remote server (sftp://username@server). I connect to a remote server at my university via VPN, but as soon as the ...
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Delete button does not work inside Trash

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Delete button works fine from any folder and shifts the file to trash bin. Shift+delete also works from everywhere (including the trash). But the delete button doesn't do ...
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How do I use sftp within Nautilus?

Since I have migrated to Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to access sftp through Nautilus. If I enter "sftp://user@sshserver" in Nautilus (ctrl+L), I got the error message: Sorry, could not display all ...
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Editing Nautilus to add split screen (F3) feature in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I previously used Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which has a version of Nautilus with a split screen feature it was very handy. I recently installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version by removing 12.04 version which ...
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Open minimized nautilus window and not open home in launcher

There is some behavior I can't understand in the Unity Desktop. Open nautilus via. clicking in the launcher onto the home-button Navigate to for example the windows-partition in nautilus Minimize ...
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Nautilus Bookmarks list NOT COMPLETE on “right click” Files on Launcher

On Ubuntu 14.04 (but also on previous versions) I've added 24 bookmarks to Nautilus, and when I right click the Files icon on the launcher it is not possible to scroll all the bookmarks (also the ...
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Nautilus missing context-menu button (gear icon) in Ubuntu 14.04

After the upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 in Nautilus (3.10.1), in the toolbar it is missing the context-menu button (those with a gear icon) in the upper right corner, near the search icon. To be ...
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Nautilus crashes when trying to open workgroup folder in windows network (Ubuntu 14.04) [closed]

I'm taking the first steps in the OS Ubuntu. started in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and after messing the OS because of Draftsight I decided to make a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 32bit. (Draftsight works ...
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How to move a visible file to a hidden folder?

I've only been using Ubuntu for two weeks and have been able to find answers to any problem I had, however this one defies my searches. I want to move a visible programme file (wallch) to a hidden ...
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I need help logging in to root [duplicate]

Can somebody help me? I’m new to Ubuntu, and I need help elevating my privileges to root. All I’m getting is: darion@darion-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo -i nautilus [sudo] password for darion: ...
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Do not ask “Run or Display” for certain file extensions [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and already stuck on something simple: When trying to open a plain text file with the file extension .txt, it always asks whether i want to run or display the file. Now, if ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't show last modification hour when paste conflicting files

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am working on some C files which I created a week ago. I tried to copy those files into another backup folder on my USB key, where they were already ...
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Ubuntu seems to mount flash drives and SD Cards, but they will not open in Nautilus

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, and have had essentially no issues with it thus far. However, whenever I plug in a USB flash drive or an SD card, it seems to open in Shotwell. First I went to the ...
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Question about ssh on 14.04 with Nautilus

When trying to connect via ssh with nautilus Ubuntu 14.04, if you do not specify the folder to which you want to access does not show me any directory. So if I want to connect to any folder system ...
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14.04 UNITY - using “FILES” the icons and text become faint or not visible

Displayed screen content is unstable. Some icons and lines correctly displayed may become not visible in a totally random manner. Or a whole page might appear empty/faint, while actually they have a ...
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Does `CD/DVD Creator` verify an optical disk after writing to it?

Does CD/DVD Creator verify an optical disk after writing to it? In other words, is the data read back and compared to the original? Edit: The OS is Ubuntu 12.04. Screenshot of the application ...
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how to add icons to templates

I have some templates in my ~/Templates folder, but there is no icons in context menu for any of them except the default "Empty Document". when i search i found this post and it is almost two years ...
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Make Nautilus display ISO format for date-time (ubuntu 14.04)

I have locale set for en_DK Nautilus still displays non-standardized date-time format. Is there a way to make it behave and display ISO standard?
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Restore typeahead in Nautilus (UbuntuGNOME)

In the default version of Nautilus that UbuntuGNOME comes with, when you begin typing in a folder, instead of selecting the first matching file, Nautilus executes a full search of all subdirectories. ...
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deja-dup ssh method doesn't work - writes locally instead

After years of rsync, I'm giving deja-dup a try. Not so successful, so far: Every attempt to have it write its backup via ssh results in a local directory tree opened at the directory where the ...
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How to make a .desktop file that matches all files and dirs?

I have a script that I want to be available for the "Open With..." context menu for Nautilus (or less helpfully, "Files") running in Gnome Shell. I've created a .desktop file and registered it with ...
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Text files open in Nautilus instead of Text Editor [duplicate]

When I try to open a "plain text document" (no file extension) it opens its folder in the file manager (Nautilus), instead of opening the file in my text editor. This happens when I open it through ...
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How to regenerate a specific thumbnail in Nautilus?

Sometimes I crop PDFs in order to have a one-page reading instead of a scanned two pages. However, nautilus keeps an old thumbnail showing the former front page. I know that I can delete the hidden ...
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Why did my Nautilus stop displaying thumbnails for text files?

I've chosen to have plain-text files displayed with thumbnails in Nautilus. However, this has suddenly stopped functioning the other day (after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I guess). But there's no such ...
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Jpeg preview in Nautilus

I'm on ubuntu 14.04 using the default Nautilus file manager and the problem I'm having is that some of my jpeg images give a tiny thumbnail but others don't. It almost seem random. In addition is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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12.04 LTS - Nautilus top viewing bar changed recently - how do I get it back?

I'm running 12.04 LTS with Gnome - No Effects UI. When going into a directory in Nautilus, until recently I would see along the top of a Nautilus window a line of icons showing the directory path ...
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ls command not giving true file size

(newbie - just signed up) I am wondering why when I type the ls -l, ls -lh etc, why it gives the size of my Download file as 4 kilobytes when it is actually 20.7 gigabytes when I click properties on ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop after upgrade [duplicate]

I have been facing multiple problems after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04. All the problems are related to the desktop interface. After upgradation, I have been unable to change my wallpaper. Firstly ...
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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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MPEG2 Transport Stream (MTS) Thumbnails

I have one of these Sony handycams that produce MTS video files. Openshot can now edit them and MPlayer2 can play them, which is fantastic. But I have trouble knowing which is which in the file ...
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Menu have icons in ubuntu tweak not working

When I entered ubuntu-tweak to tick "menu have icons" I found icons only on mouse right click menu except cut,copy,paste... Anyway all window menu, once selected, show no icon near the corresponding ...
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How do I set a different default place when I click on 'files' in the sidebar?

This is another question all about the usability of unity, which is proving to be not as easy to customise as I'd like. Using Ubuntu 14.04, When I click on the files icon, it immediately takes me to ...
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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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Is there a way to add the status bar to files ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and the file manager changed it's Files instead of Nautilus, but now there's no status bar where I can view the amount of diskspace. I have a 120 GB SSD so I would very much ...
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nautilus connect to server via ssh no longer present in ubuntu 14.04

I just upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 and I see that the connect to another server via SSH is no longer part of the nautilus environment. Can anyone direct me how to re-enable this feature. thanks, Wayne
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How to access root folder?

I just did a data recovery of a very important file, and it is saved in root folder automatically, and I can't access root folder even from gksu nautilus it gives this dialog: You do not have ...
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How can I make all applications use Nemo's file selection dialog instead of Nautilus?

I switched to nemo a long time ago, because I think it's superior to nautilus in many ways. One small thing bothers me however: Whenever I want to open a document in gedit (or evince, but I'm sure ...
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Help with nautilus and Dropbox

I tried to download dropbox, which worked ok but then I got a message to restart nautilus for dropbox to work properly. But when I click the button that says "restart nautilus" nothing happens. I ...
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Nautilus crash “aborted ('core' dumped)”

I have Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 and I have a problem with nautilus. When I opened, it then closes itself instantly, making also the desktop icons disappear. Usually it closes when I open a new folder. ...
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Adding extract tool to nautilus (compiled from source code)

How can add and Extract Zip File tool to nautilus? I installed nautilus from the standard source code in repository. Now: ? I remember there was a extract here selection in this menu before ...
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nautilus not worlking…window is flipping [closed]

Intializing nautilus-pastebin extension... sys:1: Warning: g_object_set: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed ** (nautilus:2842): CRITICAL **: nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: ...
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is it possible to have an always visible menu bar for nautilus or restore the default full gear button menu, in 14.04

The general solution which involves uninstalling various appmenu packages does not work for nautilus, its menu bar is still missing. It does get a gear drop down menu button on the tool bar, but that ...
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Connect to sftp/ssh via nautilus during a VNC session

Im having an issues where I cannot connect to an sftp/ssh server via nautilus/files during a VNC session. When I am standing at the terminal it works just fine! But over VNC I get an error stating ...
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Nautilus multihop ssh

I would like to use the nautilus (or any other usable GUI file manager) to work on Virtual machine. This VM is running on a remote server, and I can't reach it via ssh from my computer, I have to ...
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How to set nautilus width and height when running from command-line

Is it possible to set size of the window when running the program from terminal? For example I want to open current directory in nautilus : sylap@sylap:~/Desktop/omg/wtf/foo/bar nautilus . But I ...
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Basic FTP not working in Nautilus 3.10.1

There's a public FTP site that works fine other means (Firefox, FileZilla, etc) but not with Nautilus' 'Connect to Server' feature. Here's the URL: ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/standards/RFC sftp however ...
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Cannot move files to trash [closed]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and getting a bug where I can't move files to the trash. When I go to delete something it says file "can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" ...