Nautilus (also known as GNOME Files) is the default file manager for Ubuntu and as such is used to manage files and folders. Nautilus is called "Files" by default on Ubuntu.

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How do I get a folder size in nautilus to include hidden files (dotfiles)?

In Ubuntu (14.04) in the nautilus window (the file explorer) I can right-click on a folder and select Properties to see its size. However, this size does not include hidden files. (dotfiles) Is ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “HDD”

So I was recently doing an Arch install and ended up formatting my HDD in the process with fdisk. I gave up on Arch and reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. Now whenever I try and open my HDD in Nautilus I get ...
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Download subtitles with nautilus

How to add "download subtitles" option (for example with Qnapi app) to nautilus context menu ? In any other file manager ther's no problem with that but in nautilus there's no qnapi option when I want ...
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Nautilus Can't See Samba Shares

I have a Samba share set up on a Raspberry Pi that I connect to from my Ubuntu 16.04 PC. When I first set it up, Nautilus would discover it just fine in the Network section. For a while now, the only ...
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Nautilus: two icons

When I add Nautilus to my favorites in GNOME Shell, it adds 2 icons. If I remove one of them, they both disappear. How can I get only 1 icon like it should? I already tried reinstalling Nautilus to no ...
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Add custom command in the open with dialog? - Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

I am trying to associate .fig files (generated by MATLAB) so that I can open them easily by double clicking them. An easy way of doing that in Ubuntu versions before 16.04 is to use the custom command ...
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How can I connect to a server directly from nautilus location bar?

How can I connect to a server directly from nautilus location bar? In Windows 7, I can just type \\Name-Of-Server I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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is there a different way to mount drives over ssh then when using putty?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that i use as a fileserver and i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop as the only OS. lately i have been having issues where the mounted drive on my server seems to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Nautilus sidebar menu has no keyboard access

I have a clean install of 16.04. 1) I use cursor keys or the mouse to select a device listed in the Nautilus sidebar; 2) I either press the command key or right-click; 3) the pop-up menu appears, ...
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Nautilus-Share-Message: Called “net usershare info” but it failed

When I run Nautilus from command line, it starts successfully but this appears in the terminal: Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: ...
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16.04, nautilus problems and no files on desktop

After last dist-upgrade my unity is work but I can't open folder (or start nautilus by term), and my desktop dosn't contain any file or folder, or accept click on it. This is the error on launch ...
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Change the default Downloads directory

I originally had a Downloads folder, but decided to create a separate partition for it. So I renamed Downloads to Downloads2. I know, I should have just cut and pasted the content, but this seemed ...
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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, Music,...
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difference between windows os refresh and ubuntu reload?

I thought that Linux does not have refresh option. but I figured out that a few weeks ago. Ubuntu has a reload option in nautilus explorer. my question is why do we need refresh or reload option. what ...
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What is the Command Line Equivalent of “Safely Remove Drive”?

What is the command line equivalent of the Nautilus feature called "Safely Remove Drive". Specifically, I am removing a USB flash drive.
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Folder shortcut in Ubuntu 15.10 launcher continues to load?

I followed this answer to this question in order to create a folder shortcut in the launcher. It works, but not as I expect it to. When I left-click the newly added folder shortcut in the launcher, ...
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Partition does not show up after editing fstab

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 64bit and wanted to have auto-mount of partitions (NTFS) after boot up. I edited the /etc/fstab file and added the following line of code: UUID=5CB5FBB62D2AA5D5 /partitions ntfs ...
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Problem to select multiple non consecutive files only by keyboard in Nutilus. I don't have a file selection

Nautilus Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus list view Ambiance Theme I want to only use the keyboard, not the mouse For example if I am in the Downloads folder, when I hold the Ctrl key and move down or up (...
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Adding application to “Open with..” doesnt open the file but only application in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed cavaj decompiler using wine on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and to automatically open .class files with cavaj i added in mimeapps.list this line application/x-java=Cavaj.desktop; and added ...
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Why udisks is not in the system

In Ubuntu manual regarding AutomaticallyMountPartitions is described that Nautilus is using udisks to mount partitions. But when I type udisks in terminal system tells that I need to install it. So, ...
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How can I get a directory name by a window dialog called in shell script?

I have a shell script and want to get a directory name chosen by a nautilus dialog (or other tool). Ex: #/usr/bin/bash # choosing a path name export my_directory=`pwd` # open a nautilus dialog (1) # ...
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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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Why is the space between each folder so big in Nautilus?

I want a bigger looking of folders, but the blank space between folders becomes big ,too. Is there any way to fix that? From this: To this:
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Moving large amount of files (~ 100 000)

I work with folders that contain a lot of files, like 100 000 or even 1 000 000 files per folder. When I try to move the content of a folder into another, my computer always gets stuck. Even when the ...
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Problem viewing network on Nautilus

Windows machines are able to see shared folders on my Ubuntu machines but the Ubuntu machines cannot consistently see any other machines through Nautilus. Under Browse Network, it shows the local ...
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Firefox file dialog doesn't see cryptomator volumes (vault)

I have ubuntu 16.04 with firefox (47.0) and cryptomator 1.1.0 applications installed. On my machine has one cryptomator volume (known as vault) mounted and it's not visible to any firefox file ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no devices shown in nautilus

Since today all my devices stoped showing in nautilus sidebar. I still can do manual mount, but it's not very convenient. I also reinstalled autofs with sudo apt-get install --reinstall autofs but it ...
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Removal of Macintosh HD

Decided to give dual booting a try (OS X and Ubuntu) however the Macintosh HD icon honestly irritates me. How can I remove this so it does not occur at all (click for larger versions)?
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Finding files on a connected server in a nautilus window so can copy them

i connect to a server and see the files. Its in a smb: and comes up in my home/.gvfs/video files on blah blah. If i do a search it starts at root and seeks all but the files on the network drive. So ...
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How to search a network share?

Usually when I want to find a particular file on my local machine, I'll open up a terminal and do find . -name "*blah*" from the directory which I want to search within. Now I want to search from a ...
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Refresh thumbnails in nautilus

How does one refresh thumbnails in nautilus? In my videos folder I have some MKVs and only half of them have the movie border and a excerpt from the movie and the others (also MKVs encoded in the same ...
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Remove nautilus without breaking gnome Ubuntu 16.04

I read other questions about this topic, but I cannot find a final solution. I always had some nautilus issues (it freezes very often and I cannot rely on it during my work), So I decided to install ...
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.sh script works in Terminal, but not when executed via “Run in Terminal”

I'm getting nuts with this... I want to be able to open the application "Jupyter Notebook" with a one line .sh script (that I have made executable) that simply says: jupyter notebook If I put this ...
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Errors followed by command “Sudo nautilus”

I have opened Nautilus with root power to delete some items.When I typed Sudo nautilus,the particular window opened up,but some errors also came along with it as following: meego@meego-Notebook-PC:~$ ...
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sudo nautilus error in 16.04

I'm trying to set up localhost with these instructions Now at step 11 I'm supposed to open nautilus in terminal but whatever I do it throws some error at me. I tried reinstall and update nautilus ...
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How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus?

When I double-click on a script in Nautilus to run it, the script just opens in my text editor with no option to run it. Using Nautilus, how do I run executable text files and/or scripts?
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Unity, Files/Nautilus doesn't appear on alt+tab switcher

When I press alt+tab to change between windows Files doen't appears, it's really anoying becouse when I try to access the previously oppened Files window I have to minimze everything or open another ...
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How to establish a webdav connection with TLS client certificate authentication in Ubuntu?

This answer works nice for establishing webdav or webdavs connections with nautilus. However, when I try this on a webdav share secured with a self-signed TLS client certificate authentication, I get:...
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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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How to share Ubuntu 16.04 virtualbox guest folders?

I updated (fresh install) to 16.04 on my Ubuntu Virtual Machine, I am unable to get permission to access my share folder: share folder set to automount in virtualbox. account is a member of "vboxsf"....
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Enhancing the Nautilus search option

In Nautilus if I press CTRL+F inside a folder I get a search box that helps me search in the current directory and sub directories for specific names and types of files, but what if I want to: Find ...
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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 3....
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How to name a file to be the very first in Nautilus?

New versions of Nautilus are cool, because they skip nonalphanumeric letters at the beginning of any file name and sort files according to the first alphanumeric letter (if any). But how to name a ...
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How can I make nautilus like this always?

Here is my nautilus opened with sudo nautilus: Here is my nautilus normally opened: I want to make nautilus always like sudo nautilus. How can I do it? Thanks!
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Ubuntu 16.04: Turn off new feature that external storage/trash now display number of windows open

One of the new features of 16.04 is that if one opens the trash or an external hard drive, then it has a separate icon in the launcher instead of the usual Nautilus icon. I personally find this very ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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How to add custom links in the left pane of Nautilus?

Until recently, one could add custom links to the left pane of Nautilus by dragging a folder. It seems this option no longer works (since Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) or 11.04 (Natty_Narwhal)). How ...
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How to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...