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 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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How can I change the folder icon?

I know how to change an icon this way. Also that doesn't work for folders inside Nautilus, but for application launchers. What I'm looking for is an equivalent to changing the icon for an ...
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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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Show current folder size in Nautilus

I would like to know if it's possible to display the current folder size (in MB or GB) in Nautilus at the status bar. Here's a screenshot: as you can see, (in this case) I have 7 items, and I have ...
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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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is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? or, Can I manually sort my files from the terminal?

In Nautilus you can sort files manually only in the icon view (and the arrangement is a mess). My question is: is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? i.e., ...
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Any programs to help tag/organize files?

I would love a program to help tag and automatically sort files... picture something a lot like a Gmail inbox, where new and unsorted files remain in the inbox, and files can be searched, tagged, etc. ...
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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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Trying to set Thunar as a default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04

Is it possible to make Thunar my default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully instead of quite slow Nautilus? I've installed Thunar and I must say there's really visible difference comparing ...
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How to get file preview pane in Ubuntu 12.04 and nautilus

It seems like the default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 is nautilus, that does not have a file preview option! This is a really important requirement for me and I am missing the good old file preview ...
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Why do have thumbnails a white frame around them?

I would rather have thumbnails without this ugly white box, but I can't find any way to remove it...
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Nautilus not generating thumbnails in 13.10

Like the title says, Nautilus is not generating thumbnails for any file types (pictures, documents, pdf, etc) after a clean install of 13.10. I have checked the preferences and it is set to always ...
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Dynamic Document Template

I would like to create a "C++ Class" document template, I know you can make static ones by putting them into ~/Templates, but I would like to be able for the content to change according to the file ...
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How to get the “new launcher”-wizard back into my context-menu?

I wanted to create a new launcher, but when rightclick and new file, it says that there are no templates. In unable to create new launcher was mentioned, that it should help to install gnome-panel. ...
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How do I set FBReader as the default mobi ebook reader?

Is there a quick simple way of installing FBReader? Also, how do I fix the filetype not being recognized (mime TYPES?) I want to set FB Reader as the default Open for mobi ebooks, but it's not ...
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What is the “Templates” folder in the home directory for?

For as long as I can remember, every time I install Ubuntu there is a folder in the home directory called "Templates." I've always just deleted it, but I'm curious: what's it supposed to be used for, ...
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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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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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Fake error report? [on hold]

There was an error report window up in the top left of my screen. Usually, I get two different error reports windows. One, that's centered on the screen- which I presume is legitimate, and this other ...
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Nautilus cannot handle “computer” locations

When I Run Naultilus as Root by Command: gksudo nautiuls It works Well. But When I Click On menu-bar Go to Computer, I get Error: "Could not display "computer:".", "Nautilus cannot handle "computer" ...
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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 ...
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How to use preview pictures in unity icons on my folders? [on hold]

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7238636/ compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct I can not see preview pictures on the icons in folders having the default icon ...
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Conduit Synchronizer Don't delete empty folder

I am using conduit sync tool for updating data from source(folder in local drive) to destination(folder in pen drive) But when any subfolder deleted from source, Conduit Only Removes all files from ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for “open a terminal here”

How can I create a keyboard shortcut so that when I press F12 in nautilus (or desktop), I get a terminal in the current directory?
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Quick way to open terminal in current folder in nautilus? [duplicate]

I use the nautilus-open-terminal package. Before upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, nautilus used to have a settings button on the top right panal where you can click something like "open in terminal " to ...
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Nautilus thinks it is always maximized when using Ambience Theme [closed]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 I have the problem that with the Ambience Theme no title bars are shown in some applications, eg Nautilus: It is also not possible to resize the window in ...
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Nautilus crashes accessing a certain folder

Nautilus exits when I try to access a certain folder. This is what it says when started from the command line: user@Computer:~/Dokumente/Briefe$ nautilus ./ Initializing Arronax v0.05... ...
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Nautilus takes so long to open when I have a network folder mounted

Im using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and nautilus takes a long to open when I have my NAS folders mounted on fstab. When I open Nautilus as root, its open quickly. What I have to do
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Use path bar and address bar in Nautilus

By default, Nautilus use/show the path bar: Using Ubuntu Tweak I managed to set by default the address bar: Is it possible to set both of them as default (show both: the buttons and the text ...
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Nautilus's 'open with' list

In nautilus when I try to open a pdf with Adobe Reader, I cannot find Adobe Reader in open with.... In dolphin there's not such problem. How can I add Adobe Reader Link to "Open With..." list in ...
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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6?

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...
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Open the parent folder of a symbolic link via right-click?

We can open a parent folder of any file using nautilus script like #!/bin/bash nautilus "$1" If I do this script on symbolic link which is on the ~/Desktop, then it will open the Desktop itself. ...
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Is it possible to duplicate a file or folder in nautilus directly?

As of right now, if I want to duplicate a folder or file, I right click on it, choose 'copy', click on nautilus itself to change focus from current folder/file, right click somewhere else and choose ...
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Where is the »open as administrator« option in Nautilus gone?

Till Ubuntu 11.10 there the context or edit menu had an option to open a specific folder as administrator. This option came with the package nautilus-gksu. Now it vanished. Does anybody know how to ...
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Open terminal in nautilus

Is there any stable open terminal plugin for nautilus?
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Nautilus in Gnome 3.8 doesn't remember any view settings

Since I changed from Unity to Gnome 3.8, nautilus has not remembered any view options: Every time I launch nautilus, hidden files are displayed Nautilus doesn't remember view settings for any ...
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No access to NAS via ftp on nautilus but works with Filezilla v3

As said in the title, for some unknown reason when I try to make a connection to connect to a NAS on my network by the standard Nautilus commend "File > Connect to a server > FTP with authentication" ...
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Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?

Every time I use Nautilus and navigate to a specific subdirectory inside my home directory, Nautilus instantly closes, and the desktop wallpaper disappears too. The computer appears to continue just ...
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change icons back to global theme

I changed some of my individual icons via rooted nautilus and selected my own different icons. But now I want to make them back to whatever my default global icon theme is. Is there anyway to make ...
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copy, rename & repeat

I wish to copy an image (grey.png) and rename it as multiple different images, I have a list of the names (pastebin) is there any way?(running 13.10)
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Ubuntu 13.10 Nautilus How to connect to ssh server?

I am trying to connect to an ssh server via nautilus. I used to be able to use Nautilus "Connect to Server", select "SSH", and then enter the required information, but NONE of that is available ...
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Nautilus isn't displaying thumbnails for my NEF files (photo raw)

I'm not getting any thumbnails in nautilus for my NEF files (photo raw). Is there an easy way to repair this?
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How can I copy the current path from Nautilus?

In 10.10, when opening a directory in Nautilus, I was wondering how to copy the current path? My address bar, pictured here, is not copyable:
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What is the difference between “Unmount”, “Eject”, “Safely Remove Drive” and the eject icon?

When I right-click the desktop icon for my USB drive or SD card I have the choice to "Eject" or "Safely Remove Drive": In the Tree side pane in Nautilus, I can either "Unmount" or "Eject": The ...
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Lost toolbar icons on Files 3.6.3 Ubuntu 13

I tried install diffrent theme but cannot fix toolbar icons on Files 3.6.3. Please help
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My 'USB flash' does not have right permission. I can't copy files into it via Nautilus?

I have a USB cooldisk 8.0 GB. it was full of Windows viruses. I tried to delete them under Ubuntu 13.04, but it didn't allow me to delete anything! I formated it by the software 'Disks' to FAT ...
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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 ...