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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Hiding files in Nautilus using .hidden does not work

On my Windows network drives, some folders have a large number of files beginning with ~$. I would like to hide these files in Nautilus. I've tried adding the file names to a .hidden file (as ...
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In nautilus how can I hide file types

Like on windows? There doesn't seem to be an option for this? Is this possible? it's annoying looking at the .xxx all the time.
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Ubuntu 14 Nautilus Font is wrong

As you can see, Nautilus font has suddenly stopped respecting the OS defaults. It happened by random after a boot today. Resetting fonts to default does not help. Any ideas what's happening? Edit: ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
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Nautilus opens twice in Classic Gnome [closed]

Environment: Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 with Classic Gnome Situation: Choose Nautilus of specific location Problem: It looks like Nautilus is opening 2 windows. After a while the second one dies. Question: ...
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Nautilus sometimes refuses to rename files or folders - terminal works

I sometimes have the following issue: I'm working with Nautilus (Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity) and for example create new folders. But when I want to rename them, I can select that in the context menu and ...
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Workaround for bug #889911: creating multiple folders in Nautilus fails

I'm still experiencing https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/889911 (bug was marked as "expired" at the end of 2012). How the bug manifests: Open Nautilus and explore any ...
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Appearance of a .desktop file in Nautilus

This is Ubuntu 14.04. Nautilus version 3.10.1. I have a "file.desktop" file in my personal "~/bin/shortcuts" directory. When I look at the directory with Nautilus, it shows the "Name=" field value ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Pressing CTRL, ALT or SHIFT kills some windows

For the last few days, certain desktop applications have started dying whenever the Ctrl, Alt or Shift keys are pressed. This happens on keydown. For example, it happens in: Nautilus Update Manager ...
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How to create a new blank file in Nautilus 3.6 and above?

I used to create new blank files in Nautilus (Files) using the right click context menu. It really saved me a lot of time. Since Nautilus 3.6, there is no such entry. Is there a way to create a new ...
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Hidden files show up in Nautilus recent files

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and have a hidden folder. Using the privacy app in the system settings I have excluded this folder from the dash this works well enough although I would prefer to be able to ...
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What to do when the Options button (“Cog wheel”) disappears in nautilus from the upper-right corner

I noticed that sometimes the "Cog Wheel" - Options button (I do not know if it is the proper translation from French) at the most up-right corner disappears in nautilus (see attached image) Without ...
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Receiving GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply error message when stopping and restarting Nautilus

When I stop and restart nautilus using the command "nautilus -q && nautilus I receive the following message : Impossible d'enregistrer l'application: ...
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Certain fonts look too small after upgrading

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 today and after that certain fonts are looking smaller than they were before, I tried changing that from the GNOME-tweak-tool as well as Unity-tweak tool, The size increases ...
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All files become hidden in Nautilus file manager

When I cd to a directory via Terminal and when I create a file every time via terminal, the file is not shown in Nautilus. But when I put ls command, I can see the files on Terminal. But I cannot ...
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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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Drag-and-drop file onto script in Nautilus

In Windows Explorer (and other file managers) if you drag a file onto a script/executable, then it runs the script/executable with that file as the first argument. Is it possible to get a similar ...
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how do i achieve executing a python script ON TERMINAL via a shell script in nautilus folder by the right-click>Script way?

Using nautilus i am writing a script which will run the python script which invoked it. So to run a python script i just need to right-click on it>goto scripts>select appropriate script and it will ...
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12.04 Gnome: Mounted Samba Volumes do not open with Nautilus

I am talking only about the shortcuts on the Gnome-Classic Desktop. Using GNOME nautilus 3.4.2 The mounted samba volumes, many times get opened by gedit, or either, nautilus cannot find a proper ...
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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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Can't alter/change access rights

I've downloaded some gopro footage to my local hd and then copied the files from my hd to an external drive. Whenever I want to change the access rights it will switch back to read only in Nautilus. ...
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change link to bookmark

I set up a bookmark to my remote development machine in "connect to server", and book marked it. it shows up in the places menu, but gives me an error / warning every time I connect. warning, folder ...
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F2 Occasionally not Working or lagging

Sometimes when renaming a file in nautilus or nemo, when pressing F2 it becomes unresponsive and I can't rename it (no keypress is shown on screen, nothing is saved when I stop renaming), and I have ...
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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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How to hide files with certain extensions?

I have plenty of files in a folder with extension of .dep, I want to hide these files. But I don't want to change their names such as adding a dot ahead of them. What would be the best way to do ...
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Nemo file manager freezes when opening a certain folder [closed]

When I open my Download folder, it freezes and doesn't work again until a force quit. I tried: Open same folder with nautilus Shows folder content. Disable preview options Set Show text in icons, ...
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How can I easily encrypt a file?

Is there any simple (IE: right click in Nautilus) way to password protect a particular folder/file in Ubuntu? I've got a few files containing sensitive info and I'd much prefer that if/when I leave my ...
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How to know if I completely exit nautilus as root

I just use a "sudo nautilus" (yes, sudo not gksudo) command to delete a few directory which is owned by root. Then I hit close button to exit it. So my question is: How do I know that I am not using ...
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Nautilus 3.4 on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 LTS

I'd like to get Nautilus 3.4 on a fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04. Nautilus 3.10 is the earliest version available through the default repositories. There are instructions around for earlier ...
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Nautilus error on boot Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I get a nautilus system error on boot of Ubuntu 14.04. When trying sudo nautilus in a terminal, I get the following message: (nautilus:5546): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: ...
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14.04 UNITY - using “FILES” the icons and text become faint or not visible

Displayed screen content is unstable. Some icons and lines correctly displayed may become not visible in a totally random manner. Or a whole page might appear empty/faint, while actually they have a ...
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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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Key-based SSH login with Nautilus' “Connect to Server”

I tried loggin into an SSH server via Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature by just leaving the password blank, but that didn't work. How do I connect to my server using the key I have on my system? ...
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In gnome ubuntu how can I remove unwanted devices from nautilus' sidebar?

I use gnome ubuntu... installed it last night. I'm very pleased with how fast it is and how much ssd space I now have. In windows 8 I had about 20GB left, with ubuntu and the same apps installed I now ...
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How to change default “sort by” to “type” in nautilus

How to change the sort by for folders to type, because I want folders to be shown first and then files by name. When I sort by type, I get the result I want, but I need to change this for all my ...
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Unable to mount LG optimus L5 as USB

I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04.1 (amd64) last week on my acer aspire E1-571. I plugged the phone (LG optimus L5)and it was mounted as a usb massive storage. Few days later, I installed by error an ...
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Posting images on internet just by pasting link

In Windows, when I was posting an image, I could just post the link with the browse dialog, by putting a url in the location bar. How can I achive the same functionality in Ubuntu with nautilus? For ...
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How to prevent Nautilus in Ubuntu from Auto Bookmarking Folder location?

Ubuntu Nautilus Auto Bookmarks Folder location, how to prevent this. It sometimes even bookmarks desktop.
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Nautilus crashes all desktop folders gone

After copying a lot of jpgs from folder A to folder B the desktop-image and all folders are no longer visible. After clicking any folder-sign on the panel one folder shortly opens and after 3sec ...
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Nautilus fonts went big. 14.04

After a reboot my nautilus left bar (with bookmars: home, documents, ect..) has big fonts. I tried to reset nautilus and unity but the font still big. Tried to remove all .conf dir but nothing. Also ...
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Can I make new nautilus create tabs, instead of making new windows?

When I connect my external drive, which has 4 partition, it opens 4 nautilus windows. When I connect a pen-drive, it opens another one for that. Is there a way that new windows will create a tab in an ...
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Can a single Nautilus window be started with multiple tabs?

When I fist start Nautilus I invariably open five favourite tabs.. I've tried multiple URIs from the command line, but it opened multiple windows. Is it possible to somehow do this via ...
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Nautilus - no preference .. on ubuntu GNOME 14.10

im using Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 i cant find Nautilus preferences in nautilus window, where i can change things like showing folders in list view as default , and such things... i checked some asked ...
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Sharing folders through Nautilus refuses to work on one Ubuntu 14.04 machine

I am only able to share from ~/Public, but using the Nautilus UI to share other folders, does not work for me. Even trying to open a shared folder from the same desktop computer itself, after having ...
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How to Overlay Text on Icons

I remember back in the day I used to have the opening snippet of txt files shown on my icons. I still have the icon set I used, which includes files like text-txt.icon [Icon Data] ...
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Nautilus does not start automatically on boot

I recently upgraded the gnome shell to 3.14 and since then every time I boot my desktop the nautilus does not start. There is no response when I click the Files icon or type nautilus in the terminal. ...
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Change background color of sorted column in Nautilus list view

I basically would like to do what is mentioned here. However, I am not interested in installing any themes. I would just need to know where the location is of this setting. I am on Xubuntu 14.04, ...
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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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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 -> ...