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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restore a hidden trash folder

I have Ubuntu installed in one drive and another drive for data. Using Nautilus I deleted a hidden folder in the data drive. That hidden folder moved to Trash and will no longer restore. I cannot ...
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Nautilus copy/paste suddenly stop working, how to workaround? qdbus?

I use ubuntu 14.04. As copy/paste for no reason suddenly fails, since nautilus on ubuntu 12.10, I am looking for a workaround. The workaround can be any trick you came by. I have several (10+) tabs ...
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how to burn cd with the CD/DVD creator

Is there some trick to burning a cd with the CD/DVD creator? I'm installing k3b because that's a known entity. What is this, and where is the "burn" button? Help just tells me this is Nautilus ...
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Font problem in nautilus with HiDPI

I have an HiDPI screen on my laptop. Nautilus was great until now. See how it is now: It can look ok for you but on fullscreen on my computer, the text is so small it's unreadable. I don't know how ...
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How to prevent windows pop-up at the insertion of a removable device? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and I'd like to get rid of a little annoyance in the system. Basically every time that I insert a new device (mostly the multi-partitioned external Hard Disk), Ubuntu ...
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Can not open the “Trash” folder in nautilus

When I clicked the "Trash" folder in the nautilus, I was prompted an error: What's the matter? How to fix it? Thanks. PS: I have reinstalled the nautilus and I was running it with sudo.
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Thumbnail Creation Cause 100%CPU

Opening folder with .jpg images or .mp4 or .mkv etc. causes 100% cpu utilization. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo T540P. I do not want thumbnails written constantly on my SSD. Using dconf editor I selected ...
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How to force Firefox to open downloads with new default file manager (Nemo)?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Then I installed Nemo and configured it to be my new default file manager. Most things works great, except for the browser Firefox. If I download a file and click in ...
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How to know the length of a video?

I've this videos inside a folder, and I would like to know how to know each one's length without the need of open them. If I select a video, in the bottom right corner I get the file size. Where's ...
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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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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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How to restore the down arrow icon on the Downloads folder in the home directory?

I removed the original Downloads folder in the home directory and created a new one with the same name, but the down arrow icon on the new Download folder now disappeared. Could someone please tell me ...
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Nautilus slow and finally crashes

I migrated my laptop in 14.04.1 LTS (from a 12.04 partially upgraded in 13.10 for hardware support). Since then I have randomly very slow nautilus windows opening. When that happen, if a nautilus ...
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Package for the integration of archive manager in Nautilus

I lost the integration (right-click contextmenu) of the archive manager in Nautilus (Files). Does anybody know which package I need to reinstall? I can't find it. I'm using Ubuntu 14.10. Yours ...
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Gnome shell overview search does not search directories indexed by tracker

Running a very recent install of GNOME Shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04. the command-line tracker search tools work very well but the overview search in the GNOME Shell does not search the filesystem. ...
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Flightgear problems

So I got flightgear on ubuntu and I want to know how I can add aircraft. I know that you can go to filesystem/usr/share/games/flightgear/aircraft, but it is in the /usr folder, so you can't cut, copy ...
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Window title font changed, Nautilus home icon inverted

I was looking at some options in dconf-editor (not touching anything related to fonts and icons), when I realized that my screen suddenly started looked different... The window title font was much ...
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Nautilus doesn't show the exact copy speed

When I copy files using Nautilus it tells me that it copy the file at 50Mo/s. I know that it is impossible for my USB 2.0 drive. It stuck then when there is only 2~3Mo remaining. How to solve this ...
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Whenever I open my home (~) folder with nautilus, there is an endless loading

Ubuntu 14.04. Kernel 3.13.1-031301-generic. If I change to another folder the endless loading (*) from hard drive stops. I don't have much in that folder. Any idea what might cause that, or how I ...
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Applications are crashing

for a few days ago my applications are started to crash in ubuntu 14.04. I open nautilus, hit CTRL+H and nautilus crashes, open bittorrent client and when I want to delete one of my torrent files, the ...
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Custom thumnailers not working in trusty

For some reason, dconf editor is no longer able to customise thumnailers as explained here. I want to exclude pdfs and plain text thumbnails. I add ['application/pdf','text/plain'] to org > gnome ...
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What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

I post this question since new nautilus is very 'keyboard unfriendly', specially for one-key shortcuts. From 3.4 to 3.6 the very useful 'backspace' shortcut to go to parent directory has gone (along ...
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Cannot mount any file system/USB stick with Nautilus side bar after changing UID of my user

There are a lot of answers in here that describe how to change a user's UID. This is necessary to match it to my NAS and to ease NFS mounts and permissions. BUT: I had to do this on Ubuntu 13.04 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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Managing remote server connections via Nautilus

Is there any way to manage remote server credentials while using Nautilus remote server connect feature? The Recent Servers works for couple of connections, but not for 20+. Also it seems that if I ...
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Is there an equivalent program to the windows explorer for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? and Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space These above are not the same as this question and I am struggling to ...
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Adding server to nautilus with the same address but different username

I've got a working server connection defined in Nautilus with server address ftp://1.2.3.4/ and username ftp@website1.com. When I try to add another connection with server address ftp://1.2.3.4/ and ...
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Thumbnails in Nautilus visible only on click

On my 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04, Nautilus shows me the thumbnails of .png files only when i select(single click) on the file. Otherwise it is just blank. A post suggested to remove all the generated ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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Nautilus 3 Icons different on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10 installed. I'm having a weird issue that upon boot I see what looks to me like the KDE icons (I did have Plasma installed at one point) on the desktop, but if ...
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How to open a folder with an application in nautalius?

I want to be able to right click a folder and select open with Sublime Text Editor / Atom text editor. How can I do this? Here is a picture of the menu that pops up: Side note: I am running Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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Cannot change association for mp4 video files to custom .desktop

I cannot set default association of mp4 and avi files to my custom desktop files. For mkv, I can change from nautilus file>properties>open with tab. This is a video of the peculiar behavior that I am ...
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Where is “My Computer”?

In Ubuntu 12.10, there was "File system" which is Ubuntu installation drive, and "Computer", which was opening "my computer" equivalent of Windows. Now "Computer" drive showing "file system" and as I ...
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Why does Nautilus slow down every time I delete file?

I am using Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.10, with Compiz effects. Whenever I delete a file in a Nautilus window, the window becomes unresponsive, and goes grey for a few seconds. Then, it returns. It's ...
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Running the java compiler with a keyboard shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch the java compiler in the folder that's opened in Nautilus. I tried commands like these: gnome-terminal -e #script that invokes the javac and adds ...
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Receiving error “Not a WebDAV-enabled share”

I am developing a website using a host that has provided a link (through a cpanel interface) to open the server storage from my computer. I have been using one computer with Fedora 20 on it. This has ...
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No Minimize/Maximize buttons in Gnome 3

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 The problem is : Nautilus(I think it called "Files" in gnome-shell) has no Minimize/Maximize button ! I have enabled gnome-tweak-tool -> Windows -> ...
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How to get custom desktop file to be the default program for certain files

I have written a python wrapper for vlc that sits as an appindicator and monitors keystrokes to vlc and loads next/prev files in folder. I have the script working from nautilus scripts. Now I need ...
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Nautilus is very slow

One month ago I updated (no fresh install) to 12.04. Since then nautilus got extremely slow. When I open a folder that contains many subfolders I sometimes have to wait 4 seconds until everything is ...
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Nautilus unresponsive after switching wifi networks (which prevents access to mounted network drive)

I'm having trouble with nautilus hanging. The problem is that a very particular order of events causes nautilus to become unresponsive: Connect to my own wifi Mount my nas (samba) share over the ...
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Open app by command and bring to top [duplicate]

Is there a command that I can use to start an app on top? I created a keyboard shortcut super+e to open nautilus, But it opens in the background and not in the front. thank you :)
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Preview for Unity/Nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would like to have a Preview utility, like on a Mac. If you press Space key while having a file selected in Finder, it will show it in a temporary window. Super ...
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Disable auto-opening nautilus window after auto-mount

Every time I plug a USB stick in, nautilus opens a new window with the contents of the drive. I would like to disable this auto-opening of the nautilus window, but I would like the actual auto-mount ...
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Make lubuntu open folders on the desktop with nautilus

I've followed many threads and questions on how to replace pcmanfm with nautilus but still when I double-click a folder on the desktop it's opened in pcmanfm. None seems to work. How do I make it use ...
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How can I stop Nautilus from dereferencing symlinks? [closed]

I use symbolic links to tidy my home folder. This works well in the terminal, since the links create the illusion of normal folders: In Nautilus, however, the links behave more like Windows ...
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How can I preserve file modification times when copying to a NAS?

I recently installed a Synology DiskStation on my network. I mounted it from an Ubuntu 12.04.1 computer with the Browse Network button in Nautilus 3.4.2. It shows up as ...
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Nautilus thumbnails don't appear in 14.04

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. In Nautilus > Edit > Preferences > Preview I have "Show thumbnails" as "Local files only" and "Only for files smaller than" 100MB. Changing those settings ...
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“Move to Trash” doesn't appear, but only “Delete” on context menu

I could not see "Move to Trash" option on context menu, but only seeing "Delete" option that make the file completely removed (Are you sure you want to permanently delete “file.txt”?). I also tried ...
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Folder location for images that appear in file properties window?

I open properties for a file and on the left there is an icon. The one you can click and choose to replace with your own picture. Now in what folder is that icon located?