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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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?" ...
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Can't run Dropbox due to “Authentication is needed to run '/usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user” error

When I upgraded from 12 to 13 there were no problems. Going to 14.04 got the same message: Nautilus Restart Required Dropbox requires Nautilus to be restarted to function properly. (with a ...
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Launcher Icons stop working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the problem that sometimes my launcher Icons will get left-click-unresronsive. Right click will open the context menu, though. Starting applications via the HUD works fine, but the launcher ...
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How to make hitting delete key delete file on not-Ubuntu partition?

Ubuntu automatically recognizes and mounts my Windows partition, where I store many of my files. However, when opening a folder on this partition in Nautilus, nothing happens, while doing so on 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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sudo nautilus error

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10. When I run sudo nautius in the terminal this error appears: Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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gksu nautilus closing when opened properties of a folder

I did gksu nautilus, went to /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps. When I open properties to see it crashes with this error. deepen@deepen91:~$ gksudo nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare ...
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Nautilus open files in a running GVim instance as tab

Is it possible in (Unity) Ubuntu 12.04 to launch files in a running gVim instance as new tab from Nautilus? I can do that in a shell by 'gvim --remote-tab-silent' but i want this behavior also in ...
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Disable client side decorations in Nautilus (Gnome 3.10)

If I open a Nautilus window via terminal using sudo or gksudo command, client side decorations seem to be disabled and I get the “old style” windows decorations: Can someone retrace this behavior? ...
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Reconfigure Nautilus and Gnome Terminal and Gnome Tweak Tool

I have followed the instructions from http://www.muktware.com/2013/12/install-nvidia-331-bumblebee-optimus-cards/18271 to install nvidia-331 drivers on a fresh installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, using ...
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Get old search style back in Nautilus

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I love the new update and everything, but I miss the old search method. Like if I needed to search for a file I could just start typing directly and the results ...
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VLC is loading a playlist when I double click to open a video file in nautilus

When I double click a video file in nautilus VLC opens a playlist with one video (the one I double clicked) in it. I then have to double click that video in the playlist to make it play. How can I ...
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Copy/cut and paste sometimes doesn't work on Nautilus [closed]

Copy/cut and paste sometimes doesn't work on Nautilus, the bug seems to be random and the only way to fix it is closing and opening Nautilus again. Update: I just noted that when this happen all ...
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“Open In Terminal” action in Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04?

I've gotten used to the "Open In Terminal" option when right clicking in Nautilus. I used it a lot in 12.04, but it seems to have disappeared in 14.04. $ sudo apt-get update [...] $ sudo apt-get ...
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How to move downloads folder from bookmarks to places?

I cant move the downloads folder from bookmarks to places in 14.04. I did some mistakes and first I lost the downloads folder. Now I cant move it into the places. Does anybody have an idea?
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Certain fonts look too small after upgrading

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 today and after that certain fonts are looking smaller than they were before, I tried changing that from the GNOME-tweak-tool as well as Unity-tweak tool, The size increases ...
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Nautilus progress bar not visible on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I just updated my computer this morning to Ubuntu 14.04 and that's amazing, I really liked this update! The problem is, when I was moving my files from the extern HD to my computer, the usual ...
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Using gui (nautilus, say) to copy root files while preserving permissions

Using a gui, I would like to copy a folder hierarchy in which some files belong to a user, some to root, producing an exact copy (same file permissions in target). Using gksudo nautilus allows ...
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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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How do I turn unity back on?

My ubuntu 14.04 upgrade didn't work. When I rebooted after it was done I had to choose between something called cinnamon and something called gnome fall back. I don't like either. I can't find ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Nautilus encoding issue

Please see the picture below: . As you can see, the names of directories and files have unreadable names. Is there any way to fix this problem in Ubuntu 13.10?
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Connect to other network to use git repo

I have used Gigolo to create a bookmark/mount for a drive that I named engineering. How would I be able to access this using the command line? When I click on anything under Computer I can find a ...
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Window is opened minimized

Example: Download a file via Chromium Click on Show in Folder Nautilus is opened maximized Close Nautilus window Click again on Show in Folder Nautilus window is opened minimized (not visible) ...
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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus ...
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strange display problem in gtk program like evince and nautilus

this is a hard to describe problem. in programs like evince (pdf viewer) i see a strange problem. description: when i open the menu of the app by clicking on the gear-wheel icon in top right corner ...
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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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mount point for google nexus 7 2013 [duplicate]

I am able to connect my google nexus 7 2013 version to my Ubuntu machine. Ubuntu 12.10. I had downloaded some content to a subdirectory in the /sdcard/Download folder on nexus7. I am able to see the ...
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Find and Delete Empty Directories [duplicate]

How to Find Folders (Directories) That are empty (Not Containing Any Files) and Delete Them By Using Terminal Command or Another Method. Filtration (Finding Directories or Files) Less than 'N' bytes ...