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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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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Getting my File Manager to link to my Google Drive

I have a very small amount of storage on my computer and would like to conserve it, so I would like to know if there is a way to mount my Google Drive in Thunar or Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. ...
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Nautilus takes too long to open MTP device

Ever since I installed mtpfs, on connecting my android phone Nautilus takes too long and sometimes it doesn't show anything at all. I have removed the mtpfs package and still get the same problem. Any ...
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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the “Places” menu of Ubuntu 13.04 “Files” application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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How to search for a particular file or all files from a graphical interface

Is there some graphical tool to search for a particular file or all files of that format from a folder and many sub-folders and which takes a query like *.txt and the path of the partition on which ...
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How to determine all python-nautilus extensions in use?

I need to provide an application developer with a list of all other python-nautilus extensions I have installed/running (I am trying to provide information on this issue). What is the easiest way to ...
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How to “undo” (revert) Ctrl+L?

I'm on 12.04 Desktop. When browsing the file system, it's convenient to type Ctrl+L so as to get the file path "Location" to render as a string; I can then modify the file path or even paste ...
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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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Looking for a small fix to Ambiance themed Nautilus window!

As you should see in the snapshot, at the edges of the Nautilus window (Ambiance and Radiance themes in Ubuntu 14.04.2) on the ends of the seam between the title bar and the one below it (don't know ...
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Nautilus hangs in /proc

I am using nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.7 on Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday I realized that this program comes with a unwanted feature, namely that it freezes up my entire system when I enter /proc, leaving ...
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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer? [duplicate]

Whenever I transfer large files, or large amounts of files, over USB to or from an external drive, the whole computer slows down to a crawl during the transfer. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, but I've had ...
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How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus dynamicly

According to this question and answer: How to hide btrfs devices in nautilus? Is it possible to do this dynamically? Devices like /dev/sdc1 might not be the same on next boot, so a static ...
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How to add “Open terminal here” to Nautilus' context menu?

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I want to add "Open terminal here" to Nautilus context or right-click menu but it tries to download 32bit version from Internet.
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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How can I add a dropbox folder option under my “Places” in Nautilus

Like windows, when you download dropbox it places a folder in the library list. I'm wondering if I'm able to similarly add dropbox under "Places". Thank you in advance for your help.
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Nautilus File Search is not working

Nautilus File Search is not working. It is as simple as that. Nothing is ever found.. Nothing happens... (Nautilus 2.30.1, on Lucid 10.04) The same version of Nautilus running in a VM works fine, ...
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First time ubuntu user

I have recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. And I have no idea how to copy my files/folders from my external Hard drive. I could do once through using gksu nautilus command. But, am unsure how I ...
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Nautilus folders view

Is there a way to use different folders views each folder ? Some folders i like to see as icons and others is better to see as list.
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can I remove nemo

I have Cinnamon installed as my window manager on Ubuntu 14.04. I hate nemo. I need the functionality of nautilus-actions. Can I sudo apt-get purge nemo* to get nautilus to be my default file manager? ...
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Where does Nautilus stores bookmark names?

If I create a bookmark with Nautilus, its location is stored on ~/.gtk-bookmarks, but not his name. I've created a test bookmark named weirdy, and tried to do a grep on my home for that name, and I ...
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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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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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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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Connect to server via file manager: “Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your gvfs installation”

I use Mint, and not Ubuntu, with Caja as file manager, but this problem seems to occur with Ubuntu/Nautilus just the same (Nautilus: "Cannot load supported server method list. Please check your ...
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Nautilus preferences window has no Close/Maximize/Minimize and is partly not displayed (plain grey area)

I can't apply preferences for Nautilus/Files (Ubuntu 14.10), as there is no way to do so: Where do I apply the preferences? I can't close the window without using keyboard shortcuts or killing the ...
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“Nautilus restart required” by Dropbox

I've just installed on my new pc Ubuntu 14.04, and one of the first programs I installed is Dropbox. But everytime I turn on my pc, it ask me to restart Nautilus because of Dropbox. If I restart ...
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How to stop .dirs files from resetting?

I have a dual boot set up with Windows and Ubuntu. I have 3 partitions, 1 for Windows, 1 for Ubuntu and 1 for documents. I have linked the document folders on the docs partition to the user doc ...
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Desktop shows a white or black background instead of wallpapers

After the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 my desktop background turns black after I try to set a image for that. How to fix it? This is my desktop screen:
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Ubuntu 14.10 gets stuck in a loop and keeps trying to re-mount smartphones

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad y410p. I have a pretty fresh install, less than a week old. Fully up to date. At first I was just having this issue with Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4, I ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer replacing Nautilus

So this is a fun problem. After upgrading to Raring Ringtail, the open file command for nautilus on everything except the file browser in unity itself (opening downloads from browsers, clicking on ...
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Is it possible to undo a file rename using Nautilus?

Sometimes I want to rename a file that has quite a technical, complicated name by appending a date or some other information to it. Because the name can be complex, it can be problematic if the name ...
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Don’t open new window when mounting USB key [duplicate]

Every time I plug a USB device or a SD card, Nautilus brings up a new window at that path. I know that there used to be a configuration option to determine whether or not you want this to happen, but ...
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SVG miniature sizes in Nautilus

Nautilus shows miniatures of SVG images but some are smaller and some are bigger. How can I adjust this, in either Nautilus or images themselves?
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input method fail to work on browser/libreoffice and other applications (works on system)

I have been using 14.04LTS since last year. I uses a few different input methods for Traditional Chinese characters. One of them is the "yong" input method, and also the "quick-classic" provided by ...
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How to automount a gvfs file system on logon

I configured a remote folder in nautilus. I always need this remote folder, so I created a symbolic link to it in my home folder: ln -s ~/.gvfs/remote_folder ~/remote_folder. Though, when I first ...
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Different view style per folder in gnome files (nautilus)

Is there a way to set different view styles per folder in nautilus? For example: I want my Home folder view as list, but for the Pictures folder the big icon view is better.
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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Nautilus text box in lower right corner of desktop

Is there a way I can point the text box in the bottom right hand corner somewhere other than my /Desktop? How about my Home folder?
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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Traditional search-as-you-type on newer Nautilus versions

Until now I was using a "traditional" version of Nautilus: that that comes with Ubuntu 10.10. Now I'm using 3.6.3, included with Ubuntu 13.04 (most likely any recent version is equivalent for the ...
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Running C++ executable file using nautilus

Although this may be a programming issue, I figured it would be more appropriate here. My issue is that when I compile my program (using Code::Blocks if it's important), I get a nice (SFML) window and ...
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How to rename file during Pasting?

When there is a file with the same name you try to paste, Nautilus will offer you to rename the file before paste. But how can I rename the file before "normal" pasting? In Nautilus, not console. ...
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In files It wont find music!

When I'm in Nautilus, and on the sidebar I click on Music I get an error saying "Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again."
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How to set nemo as default instead of nautilus?

I have recently installed nemo with: sudo apt-get install nemo But I am finding that other applications still are using nautilus to open folders like for instance the Unity search still opens its ...
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How can I edit Nautilus Places sidebar and Unity QuickList?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with Nautilus 3.6 and I want to edit the Nautilus Places sidebar menu (Not Bookmarks). By default have the following items: Recent, Home, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, ...
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How to make some folders appear on the top in Nautilus?

I'd like to have some folders on top e.g. on Windows I had _videos folder which would always appear on top. How do I achieve the same effect in case of Nautilus? It's rarely the case I'd need similar ...
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Using FTP to connect to Linux machines using Nautilus's location entry [closed]

I use "ifconfig" to get an IP address, but for each address from that output I put in it keeps coming up "not found". Computers are on the same local network using Ethernet and Wifi, both on the same ...
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How do I make my partitions show up in MyComputer in Ubuntu?

My partition setup is like this Location - Partition Label /dev/sda5 - root /dev/sda6 - home /dev/sda7 - work_partition /dev/sda8 - play_partition I am not able to find the location of MyComputer ...
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Open in Terminal context menu only opens terminal in home directory

Been testing out Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. I noticed that right click menu (when right clicked on desktop or in the file manager) has open in terminal. But when I choose, not matter what directory I ...