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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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - won't run bash script file from desktop [duplicate]

I know there are tons of this question on here already but none of them seem to have solved my issue. I've done a clean install of 14.04 Server and install Unity (I know, boss asked for it so he can ...
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Files and folders sorted strangely when in file select

I don't know why but previously when I was looking for file to open (for example in gedit), the folders were appearing before the files, but now they are sorted no matter if they are files or folders. ...
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Safely remove for portable hard drive doesn't work

Safely removing my portable WD Elements USB 3.0 1TB drive doesn't actually safely remove it. I get no notification that it is in fact safe to remove even when having done nothing on the disk. It ...
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When running gksudo in my terminal and trying to change file permissions, Nautilus crashes. How can I fix this?

I was trying to save some files to my usb drive and discovered I couldn't do it. So I decided to try to change my file permissions as a user by launching Nautilus as root. To do this I typed in gksudo ...
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How to open folders with `nemo` by clicking on folder icons on the desktop handled by nautilus or directly within nautilus?

My aim is to replace nautilus with nemo from universe in ubuntu devel (currently vivid) using unity. I am close to this goal, after reading about DefaultFileManager from ubuntu help and this or this ...
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How to share a mounted drive in ubuntu?

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and since I running it off USB stick - was able to share the "Downloads" folder on my local network. However, if I try to share a folder on any mounted drive ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to right-click menu [duplicate]

I would like to change keyboard shortcut to right click from Shift+F10 to something simpler like Ctrl+Return to make working with nautilus without mouse smoother. By right click I mean opening menu of ...
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How to delete Nautilus - Files completely in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have tried: sudo apt-get remove nautilus sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus In the Ubuntu Software Center, it seems nautilus is uninstalled: On the other hand, I have also done the ...
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WMV files not playing anymore with VLC nor with Video application in 14.04

For an unknown reason, my WMV files are not played with VLC nor with Video application. VLC or Video application start but disappear instantly. All those WMV files were readable PERFECTLY via VLC ...
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Weird accidental key mapping, CTRL key alone loads home page on Firefox and home directory on Nautilus, how to revert to default behavior?

I cannot really tell exactly how this did happen. Yesterday, I pressed CTRL + C to copy a URL from a web page displayed on Firefox, and it seems I touched something else that wasn't CTRL + C and ...
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Light Adwaita theme for Ubuntu Unity - toolbar customization!

The above snapshot shows some application windows: Nautilus, Rhythmbox, gedit using the Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). I've made changes in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/* but that ...
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Nautilus suddenly closes when I attempt to drag a file or folder

I am not able to work with Nautilus as it is closing off its windows unexpectedly. Is there any fix for this. I have run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and my system is up to date. once the ...
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how to view on ubuntu: comments and tag metadata of video files created on windows [duplicate]

I am trying to switch over to Linux (after taking the EdX course) and move my workflow gradually from Win to Linux. One of the things I haven't been able to accomplish yet is to move and view (with ...
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Nautilus-Columns

I have installed nautilus-columns as I wished to view and sort files by the date they were created rather than last modified, but I find that whilst it works for mp3 files it doesn't seem to for ogg. ...
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Nautilus search for Artist Albums, Artist name and other Music Metadata

Is there a way to make Nautilus Search Engine look for Music Metadata like Artist name, Album, Year, Composers,etc... and make it show the results according these Metadata? I am interested mostly for ...
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icon captions info on desktop don't disappear

In nautilus, when I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> icon captions, and in this window when I change the highest order (first one) from None to Type (or anything else), this change is not ...
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How do I restore a Places folder I accidentally deleted in Nautilus?

I accidentally deleted my Documents folder and didn't notice it for a couple days. Somewhere in that time, Nautilus auto-updated my list of Places so it no longer includes my Documents folder. I have ...
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problems getting files that are locked of a dead mac HDD

i got a 2008 mac book pro that boots but will not show any thing on the built in screen or the external one either. so i looked at it as dead, but the HDD still works properly. i got it mounted on ...
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In nautilus how can I hide file types [duplicate]

Like on windows? There doesn't seem to be an option for this? Is this possible? it's annoying looking at the .xxx all the time.
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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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Workaround for bug #889911: creating multiple folders in Nautilus fails

I'm still experiencing https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/889911 (bug was marked as "expired" at the end of 2012). How the bug manifests: Open Nautilus and explore any ...
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Appearance of a .desktop file in Nautilus

This is Ubuntu 14.04. Nautilus version 3.10.1. I have a "file.desktop" file in my personal "~/bin/shortcuts" directory. When I look at the directory with Nautilus, it shows the "Name=" field value ...
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CTRL, ALT, SHIFT or right-click kills some windows

For the last few days, certain desktop applications have started dying whenever the Ctrl, Alt or Shift keys are pressed, or the GUI is right-clicked. This happens on keydown/mousedown. For example, ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Receiving GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply error message when stopping and restarting Nautilus

When I stop and restart nautilus using the command "nautilus -q && nautilus I receive the following message : Impossible d'enregistrer l'application: ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
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All files become hidden in Nautilus file manager

When I cd to a directory via Terminal and when I create a file every time via terminal, the file is not shown in Nautilus. But when I put ls command, I can see the files on Terminal. But I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 14 Nautilus Font is wrong

As you can see, Nautilus font has suddenly stopped respecting the OS defaults. It happened by random after a boot today. Resetting fonts to default does not help. Any ideas what's happening? Edit: ...
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how do i achieve executing a python script ON TERMINAL via a shell script in nautilus folder by the right-click>Script way?

Using nautilus i am writing a script which will run the python script which invoked it. So to run a python script i just need to right-click on it>goto scripts>select appropriate script and it will ...
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12.04 Gnome: Mounted Samba Volumes do not open with Nautilus

I am talking only about the shortcuts on the Gnome-Classic Desktop. Using GNOME nautilus 3.4.2 The mounted samba volumes, many times get opened by gedit, or either, nautilus cannot find a proper ...
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What to do when the Options button (“Cog wheel”) disappears in nautilus from the upper-right corner

I noticed that sometimes the "Cog Wheel" - Options button (I do not know if it is the proper translation from French) at the most up-right corner disappears in nautilus (see attached image) Without ...
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change link to bookmark [duplicate]

I set up a bookmark to my remote development machine in "connect to server", and book marked it. it shows up in the places menu, but gives me an error / warning every time I connect. warning, folder ...
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Can't alter/change access rights

I've downloaded some gopro footage to my local hd and then copied the files from my hd to an external drive. Whenever I want to change the access rights it will switch back to read only in Nautilus. ...
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F2 Occasionally not Working or lagging

Sometimes when renaming a file in nautilus or nemo, when pressing F2 it becomes unresponsive and I can't rename it (no keypress is shown on screen, nothing is saved when I stop renaming), and I have ...
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How to know if I completely exit nautilus as root

I just use a "sudo nautilus" (yes, sudo not gksudo) command to delete a few directory which is owned by root. Then I hit close button to exit it. So my question is: How do I know that I am not using ...
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In gnome ubuntu how can I remove unwanted devices from nautilus' sidebar?

I use gnome ubuntu... installed it last night. I'm very pleased with how fast it is and how much ssd space I now have. In windows 8 I had about 20GB left, with ubuntu and the same apps installed I now ...
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Unable to mount LG optimus L5 as USB

I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04.1 (amd64) last week on my acer aspire E1-571. I plugged the phone (LG optimus L5)and it was mounted as a usb massive storage. Few days later, I installed by error an ...
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Nautilus - no preference .. on ubuntu GNOME 14.10

im using Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 i cant find Nautilus preferences in nautilus window, where i can change things like showing folders in list view as default , and such things... i checked some asked ...
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How to Overlay Text on Icons

I remember back in the day I used to have the opening snippet of txt files shown on my icons. I still have the icon set I used, which includes files like text-txt.icon [Icon Data] ...
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Nautilus does not start automatically on boot

I recently upgraded the gnome shell to 3.14 and since then every time I boot my desktop the nautilus does not start. There is no response when I click the Files icon or type nautilus in the terminal. ...
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Change background color of sorted column in Nautilus list view

I basically would like to do what is mentioned here. However, I am not interested in installing any themes. I would just need to know where the location is of this setting. I am on Xubuntu 14.04, ...
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Sharing folders through Nautilus refuses to work on one Ubuntu 14.04 machine

I am only able to share from ~/Public, but using the Nautilus UI to share other folders, does not work for me. Even trying to open a shared folder from the same desktop computer itself, after having ...
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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Move to trash in nautilus doesn't work, trash folder stays empty [duplicate]

When I click "move to trash" in the right-click context menu of nautilus, I get the following error: "name of the file ” can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately? but I don't ...
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How to prevent Nautilus in Ubuntu from Auto Bookmarking Folder location?

Ubuntu Nautilus Auto Bookmarks Folder location, how to prevent this. It sometimes even bookmarks desktop.
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Desktop icon position (programmatically access and manipulate)

I'd like to programmatically access and manipulate the Desktop icon positions, their icons, etc. This is for files and directories that you keep in ~/Desktop . Where is this stuff stored?
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What does the grey slice in disk usage represent?

When I right click on Properties for my ext4 partition I get the following pie chart: The meaning of the blue and white slices are fairly obvious, since they are in the legend to the right, but ...
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Unable to copy files from Windows partition into Lubuntu

I'm running Lubunto OS right now, navigated to the Windows 7 partition using the file manager, navigated further into the wallpaper folder in the Windows partition, copied a wallpaper file. Next, I ...
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How do I fully disable 'auto-mount' of USB drives under Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Background: I've tried using the dconf-editor tool and have unchecked the 'automount []' and 'automount-open []' options, under the 'org->gnome->media-handling' parameter set. (I've even cleared the ...
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What are these binary files that keep appearing?

In the home file menu I keep getting these binary files. What creates them? Do I need them? or Can I delete them? The file is called tmprKpqdzeod-Uian-7hIT Mzyhd48jLLe jIxI-WEfIYlsHs7w0EwSWU7tYL0h ...