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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Which application can mount or open the network shared directory?

I am new to Ubuntu and I don't know how to open the Network and which application can open the network locations ? Actually I tried with the following steps on first time I was connected but after ...
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Files behavior with respect to a secondary hard drive [duplicate]

By "Files", I mean the program Files. I store the vast majority of my documents on a second hard drive. Suppose I have Files opened up to my documents in this hard drive, except the window is buried ...
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How to display the Computer icon in the desktop?

I installed dconf editor and gconf editor. I can enable trash, network and home icon using dconf editor. However, I can't find computer icon. I have searched Google and many other forums, but I cna't ...
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Nautilus crashes on file/folder drag, Icon issues 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04, Unity. Nautilus crashes without error message when I try to drag any file/folder. Left click and hold on anything, the second it moves a millimeter, Nautilus crashes/closes. ...
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Rhythmbox starts playing last song on album

This feels like a silly question, but I have a habit of navigating to my music directory using Nautilus, navigating to an album folder and using Ctrl + A then Return to play, which launches Rhythmbox. ...
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Moving Videos folder into HDD and having a link of it in SSD

So I Currently have my /home on an SSD but I also have an HDD mounted to /mnt/hdd1 Now, I want to keep the big files like movies on my HDD. How do I move the Movies folder into my HDD while keeping ...
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Seahorse “Decrypt” context menu does not appear in Nautilus

I installed seahorse and seahorse-nautilus, so I can encrypt any file with right-click in Nautilus, that works, wonderful. But there is no "Decrypt" menu on any file (not even .pgp files). Is it a ...
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Problem connecting to ssh server that is behind another ssh server in nautilus

So I have this school server that I am trying to connect to via nautilus. In terminal it's all easy but I want to be able to open it also in nautilus. In terminal my way of doing it looks like this: ...
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How to run executables directly from nautilus? [duplicate]

When I write C codes in geany and the build and then run the program from there using the buttons there, it works fine. Again I can run the compiled executables using ./file_name command from terminal ...
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Can not select all by mouse under list view in Nautilus

I suddenly find this problem when I select "View items as a list" I can not able to select all by using mouse. Is this a natural behavior or that is a bug?
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Why are browsing samba shares from Ubuntu (Nautilus) so much slower than browsing from Windows

I have a samba share over the a vpn server. Browsing the share takes 60 times longer from Ubuntu than it takes from Windows. From a Windows 7 Virtual Box (and any other machine in the shop) it takes ...
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File Upload dialogue doesn't include bookmarks for Home, Documents, Downloads, etc - only custom ones I made myself

When using the file manager normally to browse files, I can see both the Places (which includes default bookmarks for Home, Documents, and others), and Bookmarks - which includes my custom bookmarks, ...
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Ubutu 14.04 menubar issue [duplicate]

I choose option show the menus in the window's title bar. It works probably if I run an app in normal way, mean click on icon to open. But when I open it in terminal with root permission, the menu ...
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How often is the thumbnail cache cleared? [duplicate]

I'm not sure which application is the culprit (Nautilus, with the help of another library, I would assume), but if you take a look at ~/.cache/thumbnails you will notice that Ubuntu stores the ...
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Add a Background Image for nautilus in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit OS. Please anyone can tell me how to add background image for nautilus(file browser) and change the background color of nautilus. Please help me.
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Nemo Randomly Makes Itself Default File Manager and Creating Desktop Shortcuts

I've installed Nemo but haven't made it default and I have nothing on my desktop. But sometimes when I boot up I see Computer, Home and Trash icons on my desktop and suddenly Nemo is the default file ...
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Create folders under “Places”

I'd like to add folders to the nautilus "Places" menu with custom vector icons. There are a few solutions out there but they all address Ubuntu 13.10 and aren't easily ported to 14.04. Ideally I want ...
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NFS client's nautilus hangs when NFS server is ofline

NFS server: Ubuntu 14.04 server NFS client: Ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64 bit On Client I mounted the NFS share mount -v -t nfs NFSSERVER_IP:/servernfsfolder ~/clientnfs Mount was successful and I was ...
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Problem with m4a files

Rhythmbox, vlc and totem instantly crash when opening a m4a file. When I run rhythmbox -d and play a m4a file, I receive this message: (rhythmbox:9023): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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Not able to hide hidden files / folders from nautilus broswer

This is the issue in Ubuntu 14.04 I am not able to hide hidden files/folders permanently from nautilus browser. i am able to hide hidden files/folders from nautilus browser temporarily but when i am ...
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File operation window cannot be restored

After I minimised a file operations window showing me the progress of copying a 100 gb file, I cannot restore it in any way. I tried the proposed solutions from When copying files and the focus is ...
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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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Nautilus (File) 3.10.1 how to lock drag and drop bookmarks

From the new Nautilus releases exist the ability to create shortcut/bookmarks simply by drag&drop folder onto the nautilus left panel; However, this behavior can unintentionally create additional ...
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12.04 LTS - 14.04 LTS File Manager: No sidebar tree or menu bar

After upgrading from Desktop 12.04 LTS to Desktop 14.04 LTS. The File Manager seems to be severely degraded. The sidebar no longer allows a tree-structured view of directories. The menu bar is very ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see iPad anymore

A month ago i had the trust/don't trust bug, so I search for a solution. I found libimobiledevice. I installed it and everything works fine: Ubuntu could see my iPad and show it up in Nautilus. Since ...
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How to reset Nautilus Launcher icon shortcuts to default

After an update I ended up with this: How can I add the default options which are not bookmarks (Documents, Downloads, Music...) The same happened to Nautilus when I opened it, but I added the ...
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How to obtain list of copied files in nautilus

Imagine i copied several files in nautilus to paste them somewhere else; how could i obtain the list of copied filenames to for example, use it in a script?
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Launch file manager from terminal with a keyboard shortcut

I would like to use a keyboard shortcut to launch the file manager in the working directory of the terminal (the reverse equivalent of Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here"). How can ...
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“Close Nautilus and open terminal in the same directory”?

Is there a way to do this? Whether by a keyboard shortcut or a context menu item or something? Note: I specifically mean "close Nautilus" -- this works for opening a terminal without closing ...
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Ubuntu ssh clients

is there a ssh client similar than filezilla but i all so need to use terminal sometimes. Support for ssh access key is all so requirement. It would be great if i just could jump up and down files in ...
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Icon theme doesn't apply to Nautilus at all!

You can see that I have applied the 'Simple' icon theme in Gnome. I am using Ubuntu Gnome. And have download the tarball then extracted it into the /.icon before applying it through Gnome Tweak Tool. ...
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An Ubuntu/Linux alternative of Bulk Rename Utility for Windows?

I have only spent 5 months with Ubuntu and it has been an awesome experience, I hardly boot into Windows now, but there are some things I miss, like the Bulk Rename Utility I used to have in Windows. ...
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What are Trash and .Trash-1000?

When deleting a file a .Trash-1000 folder is created which contains two subfolders files and info. My deleted file as well as folder is saved all inside the subfolder files. If I Select Trash and ...
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MTP with Android phone unreliable on 14.04

With 12.04, I was able to connect my Android phone without problem (using MTP) to my Ubuntu machine. Open Nautilus, there is my phone, and I can click through to the folders that I wanted. However, ...
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How to start executable program from terminal?

I downloaded a program from the internet. I simply took the file from 'Downloads' and put it on my desktop. I can launch the program by double clicking on it. However I cannot figure out how to start ...
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Desktop and Nautilus fonts suddenly HUGE

I am running 14.04 (x64) with an nVidia card. About a week ago, the desktop and Nautilus fonts both ballooned in size, and I have been unable to find compiz or unity settings that address this. ...
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How to grant apache2 access for PHP script to modify /media/user/[SD card on phone]?

My achievement is that the script can access /media/user folder, but for some reason it can not sneak into the mounted SD card located on the phone. Of course this can be accessed from nautilus. I ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Automount USB Stick as root

I tried to read up a bunch of things on that topic, but nothing so far solved my problem. Everytime I plug-in a USB flash drive it gets automounted to /media/user/ as root. Currently it's a ext4 ...
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Nautilus No Window Bar After Upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading today to 14.04 from 12.04, I noticed that Nautilus has no window bar. Other programs has it. Can someone please show me what I needed to do to restore it? Screenshot:
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Nautilus doesnt have window border on Gnome shell [duplicate]

I have a problem with Nautilus that Nautilus window border is disappearing. As you can see, there's no window border. What can i do to get it back ? Using: Nautilus 3.10.1 and Gnome Shell ...
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How to get back the “Find applications online” option?

I need to open/ run a file which doesn't open with recommended application, so when I right click on it and after that click on 'open with other applications' then below the recommended and other ...
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Connecting to secure WebDAV makes Nautilus hang up

I just received a box.com account from my school and, since Box Sync does not exist for Linux, I instead tried using the WebDAV service box.com offers. I tried the Nautilus:File->Connect to Server... ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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Bookmarks, Places nautilus sidebar position Ubuntu 14.04

12.04 shows my bookmarks at the top of the side panel. After upgrading to 14.04 it shows Places, Devices, Bookmarks, Network. Is there any way to move Bookmarks top of the side panel or set position ...
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symbolic icons for nemo

Is it possible to change nemo (source code probably?) in order to use symbolic icons in the sidebar instead of the usual folder icons, just like nautilus does? I.e.: I want nemo to use ...
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custom-symbolic icons for places in nautilus

I know it is possible to set custom-icons for folders with using gvfs-set-attribute /home/folder metadata::custom-icon-name folder-whatever but nautilus uses symbolic icons ...
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Nautilus slow if lot of images are in a directory

I have 400 images in a directory. I look at the directory with nautilus. The first time I open the directory it is very slow, I have a modern laptop with 4 cores and plenty RAM. My use case: open ...
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How to copy or (quickly-and-easily) backup a “special file”?

Wanting to try this unverified answer for this unanswered question, but not without some kind of quick-and-easy backup. Thought copy-and-paste of the /dev/bus/usb/004 folder would do the trick, but ...
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Ubuntu - CinnamonDE no sound after uninstalling nemo

I tried to make nautilus my primary file manager, because I prefer it to Nemo. I was unable to find any solutions that were effective. finally I found some advice focused on a similar issue(thunar) ...