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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Nautilus does not start properly: creates PID but no window: starts as root [closed]

Can anyone help me fix this, please? Starting nautilus creates no window. From a terminal, I get: > nautilus ** Message: Init Stock Icons Initializing nautilus-ideviceinfo extension Initializing ...
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Desktop Icons dissapearing and windows not opening up

This is my third time asking this question. As soon as I log in desktop icons disappear and none of the windows open up. If they open up the close down immediately. Right after that my computer ...
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Nautilus fails handling the desktop After upgrading to 13.10

I upgraded to 13.10 a few days ago, since then desktop icons disappear suddenly, each time I have to run nautilus again. How can I track down cause of it? EDIT: Icons disappear even if an instance of ...
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I could browse files in nautilus on other hdd partitions before, but can't anymore. Help!

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a few days back on my laptop alongside Windows 7. There was some problem during the installation and this corrupted the Windows 7 boot loader. Now I can't start Windows, but ...
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Cannot Access Home folder

This has been happening recently after I got an internal error message about nautilus. Since then whenever I try to access my home folder it stays on for 2 seconds and automatically closes. Just after ...
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Possible to have a deeper zoom on Images in Nautilus?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and its Files app. I guess this is Nautilus as well. When I zoom images I can zoom like 4-5 steps in, but images are still too small to view details. Can I zoom more levels ...
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Directory created from command line not appearing in Nautilus

I created a directory from the command line using mkdir but it does not show in the parent directory in Nautilus. I can navigate to the created directory in Nautilus if I enter the full path. Nautilus ...
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Open Remote Terminal Location from Nemo in Ubuntu 13.10

In Nautilus it was possible to build up a ssh connection to a remote server via passphrase. Then you could bookmark the address and go there really fast. This still works in Nemo with Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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Nautilus Error and system has become very slow

My system reported an error with nautilus. Since then my system has slowed down tremendously and also RAM usage has been high. Firefox has also been slowed down. Please advice on a suitable solution. ...
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Folder/File Options

I'd like to use the File Preferences settings as someone replied on my last question, but there is NO "File Preferences" tab available in the Home Folder that pops up when I click on it in the ...
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Accidentally Deleted Block Special File (/dev/sdb)

I accidentally deleted block special file /dev/sdb trying to wipe my usb thumbdrive. Now /dev/sdb is not listed under fdisk -l, but the thumdrive still opens in file manager when I insert it to the ...
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Icons missing in gnome-shell, nautilus, totem

Last night when I reboot my system, I see that a lot of icons are missing. In gnome shell I don't have anymore the icon for the sound but I can still click on the space. I have the relative same ...
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Nautilus opened minimized [duplicate]

When I open the directory of a file, Nautilus is opened minimized. How can I make open in maximized as main window ?
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How do I get thumbnails when viewing — and particularly uploading - photo files

Coming from the Windows world, I am used to being about to change the "View" when viewing files, to show Thumbnails of pictures for instance or to just show file names and details like size and ...
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Gnome 3 Nautilus - Custom bookmarks

I'm just upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3 Classic. Could you say me how I can create bookmark [link or signet] on the left navigation panel of Nautilus ? Before upgrading I had a bookmarks ...
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Viewing custom attributes of a file within Nautilus

Within Nautilus I can right-click a file and view the file properties. I want to set custom file properties myself. Linux attr would do. So first I installed the attr : sudo apt-get install attr ...
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“Open Containing Folder” In Firefox & Chrome Doesn't Highlight The File In Nautilus

I won't say I am new to Ubuntu, but I have been on and off for several years -- although I find myself on Ubuntu more than on Windows nowadays I still consider myself a newbie. I am currently using ...
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Nautilus doesn't mount in Xmonad: Not authorized to perform operation

I'm using Xmonad as my window manager. In the application nautilus, whenever I try to mount my usb sticks, it shows me the dialog "Not authorized to perform operation." I have tried putting this in ...
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Delete from remote server via nautilus(ssh) . and removed file cannot be recovered?

I accidentally removed file in remote server via nautilus (connect to server). how can i recover the file ? Thanks
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Nautilus crashes, no desktop icons

I need your help, when I launch Nautilus it crashes in 2 secons + desktop icons aren't displayed. I tried to uninstall python-nautilus but it doesn't work for me + don't have any zero byte file. Using ...
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Access folders with sudo priviliges via Nautilius-Connect to remote server

I need to access the /var/logs folder & many such folders on my remote server from nautilus, using "Connect to server" via ssh. I avoid root logins & have disabled it. I would like to use sudo ...
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No File-Preferences Menu

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and Nautilus, in order to configurate my image preview, i wanted to access the file menu.. but there are no preferences at all. is it possible to enable / disable them?
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Wine PDF association issue over Ubuntu 13.10

I want to associate "PDF XChange Viewer", one of the windows based PDF Viewer, as the default application for all the PDFs in Ubuntu 13.10. Right click over Nautilus works fine and shows the Wine PDF ...
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Would someone plese tell what section this is that I have outlined in red

I am attempting to edit this theme and have no idea what this section is. So I outlined it in red and would appreciate someone telling me what section it is. thanks The name of the section, I want ...
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How to add “open with custom command” option in right click menu of Nautilus

Sometimes while going to open a file from Nautilus I do not find the intended application in "open with" menu on right click. Or the desired application remains hidden in a long list of applications. ...
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Inconsistent parent directory of all symlinks

A large portion of my system depends on symbolic links, so this is a very serious problem. I do something like the following cd mkdir test mkdir other cd test ln -s ../other/ # So ~/test contains a ...
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How can I gain permission to upload photos from a Macintosh HD drive, an online cloud service

I used Ubuntu to recover files before, bit this time I'm stumped. My sisters Mac Book pro has a bad hard drive its 500gb. I boot Ubuntu through a flash drive, and I did not install it I'm using the ...
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Copying files between Ubuntu and WIndows partitions [closed]

Are there any particular problems associated with transferring files between Ubuntu and Windows (via Nautilus) or procedures that should be followed? I use a windows partition for using a scanner, ...
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same files show different modified dates when accessed by different computers running ubuntu 12.04

I have several USB drives connected to my 3 computers, all of which run Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The USB drives are connected some to my primary system, some to the second, and some to the third, ...
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Can't reinstall Nautilus after using Nemo

I had for a while been using Nemo as my file manager under Unity (Ubuntu 13.10), following the instructions here. A few weeks ago, Nemo stopped handling the desktop, and I was left with a black ...
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Nautilus history

I want to know does nautilus maintain any Navigation History file of visited folders. If yes then where it is storing its history ? If not then is it possible to monitor the nautilus either using ...
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How can I undo a recently closed tab in Nautilus?

Most browsers have a 'undo closed tab' which will reopen a closed tab in case you closed it by mistake. For firefox, it's ctrl+shift+t. Can I replicate this behaviour in nautilus and how? I looked at ...
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How can I get Subliminal to work and then integrate it with a file manager?

I have downloaded Subliminal which is a program that downloads movie subtitles.But there are several problems: (1) when I test it at the console with a movie that I know has an English subtitle, I ...
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How to create a Bookmark that opens a Network shared folder

I am trying to create a bookmark that when I right click the Files icon in the Launcher and select the bookmark it will open the desire network shared folder. Right now it only opens if I have ...
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How can I get a file's UbuntuOne URL from the terminal?

How can I get the UbuntuOne URL from a file in a bash script? Here's what my script does so far: I run the script via Nautilus Actions, and it requires one parameter and an URL in the clipboard. The ...
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How do I integrate Periscope with Nautilus?

How do I fully integrate Periscope with Nautilus so that I can right-click on a video file and get subtitles downloaded? I have downloaded all the appropriate files and Periscope is fully installed. ...
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Cannot find hard drives after installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Okay, I am not a much experienced Linux user.Recently my Windows 7 went bad and I installed Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu 13.10 (a triple boot). This morning I thought that I should only keep one OS and ...
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Enqueue Nautilus file operations

Copying (or moving) files in parallel can degrade so much the performance. I usually need to copy large amount of files over network using the nautilus (using stuff like smb:// or sftp:// urls). The ...
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Force nautilus to ignore extensions

We all know(or will know one day) that Ubuntu(or GNU/Linux in general) does not work with extensions of file to recognize what kind of file it is.Rather it uses Magic Numbers. A Magic Number is a ...
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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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Expanding environment variables in Nautilus

I have a "sandbox" folder on my 13.10 PC, which I use for anything along the lines of "testing", or if I'm updating a piece of code and want it to be completely separate from everything else. In order ...
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Desktop's “Connect to Server” function repeatedly asks for SSH password after connecting

I would like to use the "Connect to Server" function (available from the Ubuntu desktop menu) to open a Nautilus window showing the file system of another machine through SSH, since I find it easier ...
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Ubuntu file search customization [duplicate]

I want to alter the search functionality of the default ubuntu installation, which is generally a Unix default as well. When I am browsing a folder and press a letter key in my keyboard it searches ...
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How do I change the color of desktop icon text

Gnome-shell's desktop is unusable with any light colored wallpaper as the icon names (also white) are unreadable. There doesn't seem to be anyway to change their color, changing various themes ...
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nautilus freezes when copying files in externel devices

i'm unable to transfer files to any external devices mounted on my system such as phone(nexus4), pendrive / external hd (ntfs) partitions. I followed this procedure ...
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Remove favorites from sidebar

I followed the tutorial lifehacker gave about dual-booting win 7 and ubuntu but when I come to ubuntu I can't remove my inner documents and music libraries in favour of my common libraries store in ...
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Nautilus Open Terminal not working

I have installed Nautilus-open-terminal but still i am not getting the Open terminal option.
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Not able to delete folder from gui or terminal

"NvXhVL3Rue" this unknown folder got created automatically. I am not able to change permission Not able to delete from terminal it stucks need to hit ctrl+z when i open folder its blank stuck at ...
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I can't do anything as root anymore

I've used alt+F2 and then gksu nautilus to change permissions in some root folders. That was at least the goal. Even after opening Nautilus as root I wasn't able to change the permissions so I decided ...
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Ubunty 12.04 - File Manager - Searching fully “ALL” files/folders and sub-folders

I am very frustrated with the default file manager in Ubuntu. I understand that the default file manager system is Nautilus. When I want to search the entire file system for any particular word, ...