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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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 ...
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Where does Nautilus get the icons for SSH mounts?

I am running Nautilus 3.4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04. I spend a lot of my time working on files and in folders accessed over SSH, which I connect to by putting sftp://wherever.my.domain/home/myuser/folder in ...
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nautilus browse network remove stored password?

I pressed enter in the prompt for username and pass, while trying to view a pc (with windows) in my local network. I tried to use seahorse to remove the stored data but I could not find the entry, ...
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How can I search for photos by height or width?

I would like to search for photos that have a 4:3 aspect ratio and then copy them to a flash drive for use in a digital frame. I know how to do this in Windows with height:3000 (for example) in the ...
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/www contents permission management [duplicate]

I was about to install opencart on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I will describe my exact steps- Extracted the opencart.zip. gksudo nautilus Pasted the opencart folder into /var/www/html Now while accessing ...
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Don't show a window for the removable devices

Every time I connect a removable device, a Nautilus window with its contents pops up. Can I disable it somehow?
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“Set as wallpaper” also creates a copy of the image

Every time I try to set an image as wallpaper (right-click on Nautilus and "Set as Wallpaper"), I also get a copy of the image in the same directory (like "Image (copy)"). Why does this happen and how ...
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Gtk-CRTICAL […] errors when starting 'nautilus' or 'evince' from the Terminal

when I am starting evince or nautilus from shell I am receiving those error-messages. Does anyone know how to fix them? I tried to reinstall both programs but the error continues. ...
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open file windows & previews

Open file window shows different layout in different image directories but I cannot tell which is the cause. The directories contain images (jpg), one has 3.5 MB as average and the other 2.5MB. My ...
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How to copy large number of small files to a NTFS external drive?

I have a large number (15K+) of small files of size 3-4 KB each. What is the fastest method to copy those files to a NTFS drive? I tried Nautilus and cp, but they are really slow.
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Is there some way to decrease folders/icons size in Nautilus 3.18?

In the newest Nautilus 3.18 the smallest folder/icon size is really too big. Is there some way to hack (or something) this program and set a smaller one?
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Open directory with an item selected

What I want to do is, open default file browser(nautilus) with an item selected. i.e From Google chrome > Downloads, if I click show in folder, it should open default file browser with downloaded ...
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Nautilus File Manager Blocking View

When I select an item in a folder it says at the bottom of the folder what is selected (as shown in the image below). This is incredibly annoying because I now can't identify what the bottom file is, ...
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Ubuntu-Gnome 15.04: USB 3.0 HDD very slow

Following situation: If I connect my USB 3.0 HDD (WD MyPassport) to the USB 3.0 Interface of my laptop and then try to copy a large file with nautilus the speed only reaches around 10MB/sec. So I ...
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How to add “Refresh” option to right click menu in Ubuntu 15.04

I tried to use below steps to add refresh option in Ubuntu 15.04 but getting error E: Unable to locate package nautilus-refresh. Same steps worked fine in Ubuntu 14.04. Anything I am missing? I am ...
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Is there any way to prevent closing nautilus with multiple tabs?

Just like firefox, when you try to close it, a warning is raised that you need to confirm to close multiple tabs. Is it possible for nautilus?
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Save folder configurations for each folder?

Is there any way to save folder configurations like icon size or to change to list view for each individual folder? By the way I'm using Ubuntu Mate and it comes with Caja but this suppose to be ...
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Notebook freezing on 15.04 [duplicate]

Hi I am not sure if anyone else is experiencing this problem but my computer just randomly starts freezing and my Desktop becomes unresponsive. I am running 15.04 and I can't click anywhere when it ...
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Nautilus - When I select to open with gEdit, settings aren't saved

A few days ago I decided to activate the option to run scripts in Nautilus by double clicking on it. But I also edit some a lot so whenever I want to edit them, I have to right click them, hover my ...
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Never Hide “Compress” In Nautilus

When a file of basically any format or file extension (I don't know which of them is used to differentiate in this case) is right-clicked in Nautilus, there is this neat entry of File Roller called ...
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Where to find documentation of CSS Changes in gtk3 15.x?

it is actually sadly true that Ambiance for 15.04 contains some bugs with new headerbar linkbuttons etc. Where to find an actual complete gtk3 css documentation?. Mostly visible in nautilus, ...
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Set folder view - per folder preferences [duplicate]

is there a way with Ubuntu 15.04 or less recent versions to set view preferences on a per-folder basis? Something like this folder should be a list, this one should be icons and so on. Thanks!
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Making links similar to Windows [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and wanted to know if there is a way to make links that behave like Windows' shortcuts. Searching the web and forums I came across a post that helps with Terminal navigation, ...
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Bugs since last update (Ubuntu 15.04 - oct 6 2015): nautilus crashes

I made the last update as usually, but after the reboot, I noticed a bug. Nautilus freezes When I open nautilus, the window just becomes grey and... nothing. When I call it from terminal, I get ...
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nautilus disk properties: gray color

Silly question maybe, but I wonder why for this pen disk, what is the meaning of that gray color in nautilus properties window? Is it dark matter? :) Notice that the legend only shows the blue and ...
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Creating a Nautilus thumbnailer script for YUV422 images

My question is very similar to this. I have an image in png format: I can convert the image back and forth to YUV422 like this: avconv -i car.png -s 657x424 -pix_fmt yuv422p car.yuv avconv ...
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No permissions when copying files from HD using Live CD

I've created a live CD to retrieve some data from a HDD that I want to repurpose. I'm running into an issue of having no permissions when trying it after running the Nautilus command from sudo -t ...
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Sort icons by type in nautilus doesn't order as expected

I use to sort icons by type all the time, and in nautilus I'm getting an strange result. For example, I sorted the following files: a.cpp b.cpp a.c x.html n.hpp m.txt x.glade and I expect a result ...
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Set Keyboard shortcut for open terminal in current directory Nautilus 3.16

I'm trying to set a shortcut for "Open In Terminal" item in nautilus menu to open a new terminal with say, Alt + T, or something like that. I'm using Nautilus 3.16.2 with GNOME Shell 3.16.3 and I ...
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Nautilus hangs up unexpectedly when I try to see a mounted NTFS partition

I don't know why I can't see this NTFS partition on nautilus. It mounts ok, but nautilus doesn't show it, and when I try to see it, nautilus crash. BUT I can access the partition from the terminal, in ...
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How do I upgrade Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and Ubuntu based distros?

I am currently running Ubuntu Unity 14.04.x and Zorin OS 9 (14.04.x based distro). Both OSs are running Nautilus 3.10.1. Recently, Nautilus 3.18.1 was released. This new version is not in the ...
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How to restore re-created default user directories to Files quicklist? [duplicate]

I deleted and later re-created the Documents folder in my home directory. It no longer appears in the Files quicklist. You can see in the screen shot below that several bookmarks are present among the ...
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Download subtitles with nautilus

How to add "download subtitles" option (for example with Qnapi app) to nautilus context menu ? In any other file manager ther's no problem with that but in nautilus there's no qnapi option when I want ...
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Change terminal vim and nautilus open with

I installed terminator, because I didn't like how vim looked with the default. I set terminator as system the system default following the instructions here. Now when I press CTRL ALT T terminator ...
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How to hide the little yellow box which appears when a file in Nautilus is selected?

Does anybody know how to hide the little yellow box which appears when a file in Nautilus is selected? Please see the image below: Image taken from Nautilus show selected file with better precision ...
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How to always show some hidden files in Nautilus?

I know all the files with dot in front of their names are hidden. Nautilus have an option to hide some specific files without dot in their name – by listing their names in .hidden text file, so these ...
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Fix wrong encoding of filenames

strangely the encodings from some music I got from a friend with Windows 7 OS show up with a wrong encoding in nautlius . I already tried it with convmv --notest -r -f windows-1255 -t utf-8 * but ...
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Cant mount all the drives through File manager (Nautilus?)

I am using Ubuntu and Ubuntu variants. Many times, I can't access any other drives than the drive named "Computer" in my File manager. What is the problem here and how do I fix it?
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Did a jpeg2000 file corrupt my install?

While running UBUNTU 14.04 I navigated to this web page http://www.fnordware.com/j2k/jp2samples.html and downloaded their linked example jpeg2000 format graphics file ...
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Can not install nautilus-gksu in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to install nautilus-gksu in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu but I am having the following error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...