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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Default file manager does not open

What the title says when I try to start nautilus on terminal this is the output: (nautilus:5593): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv- ...
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Where is “My Computer” in Ubuntu 14.04?

In Ubuntu 12.10, in Nautilus, there were the following entries in the sidebar: "File system" - Ubuntu installation drive "Computer" - the equivalent of "My computer" in Windows Now, in Ubuntu ...
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Nautilus Icon not showing window indicators

Runnung Ubuntu 16.04, upgraded from 15.10. I installed Dolphin alongside the existing Nautilus for testing purposes. Ever since, Nautilus is no longer showing open windows in the sidebar. The Files ...
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Nautilus causing constant instant reboots on Ubuntu 16.04

Hoping someone can help me with my problem, it has me climbing the walls at this point. In short, I am getting frequent and consistent hard reboots when reading/writing from any harddrive/SSD or USB ...
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Nautilus navigation bar is cluttered

I very much dislike the feature of Nautilus wherein navigating to a parent folder leaves the subfolder name visible at the top of the window. This is redundant information since the parent folder ...
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Cannot overwrite files in remote server via SFTP in 16.04

I used to connect to sever via nautilus over SFTP in Ubuntu 14.04. Now I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer. I can create files on remote server, but I cannot overwrite any file. I cannot edit ...
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How to list all the files in a tree (a directory and its subdirs)?

For a task of mine I need to list all the files in a tree (a directory, all its subdirs, all subdirs of those, etc.). I'd prefer to see them in Nautilus or Krusader, but a command-line solution is ...
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File manager stuck in Tree View

Somehow I managed to set my file manager to tree view. Can not find any way of returning it to the default. No tree box to uncheck on any of the preference tabs other than to list all files or just ...
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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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totem-video-thumbnailer uses almost all CPU power

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, my laptop gets hotter and uses almost all CPU power. How to fix it? Thanks a lot for your answer...
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Can't connect to smb share after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, I can no longer access my networked media tank's smb share. It's an old (2009) Popcorn Hour A-110. When I connect to server smb://192.168.0.5 in nautilus, I get ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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Open minimized nautilus window and not open home in launcher

There is some behavior I can't understand in the Unity Desktop. Open nautilus via. clicking in the launcher onto the home-button Navigate to for example the windows-partition in nautilus Minimize ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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How can I automaticly make extra nautilus bookmark names at first logon of someone?

This concerns systems that have mounts to file-shares on servers (sshfs). (The mounts are made at login (via a .desktop file in $HOME/.config/autostart) that starts a script in /etc/sshfs (eg: I use ...
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Dragging and dropping from browser to Nautilus saves link instead of file, how to change default action?

When I drag and drop -- say an image -- from any internet browser to the desktop or any folder under Nautilus, it will save it as a Link. Now if I hold down Ctrl while I drag and drop, it will ...
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Missing desktop icons with Nemo on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. On my computer I used to replace Nautilus with Nemo. Since Ubuntu was upgraded, it looks like Nemo is no more able to handle the desktop display. Instead of ...
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How to remove unwanted default bookmarks in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Nautilus has some bookmarks in the left-hand bar by default. I do not store any music or videos on my computer, and would like those book marks to disappear. How can I make this happen? The linked ...
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Nautilus not working since 16.04 install

So after I installed 16.04 Ubuntu update, I tried to open my home folder, but it didn't work. I tried running nautilus in terminal and it thrown this: user@user-desktop:~$ nautilus (nautilus:13623): ...
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How to open directory in Guake from Nautilus

In Nautilus, I have upon right-clicking a directory, the option to open a Terminal with the prompt in the selected directory. I think this is very handy and I use it a lot. Now I would like to use ...
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preview cdr at filemanager

How can I preview cdr at Thunar/Nautilus? Or maybe in another software? I tried Inkscape file opening dialog - but also no preview. The files can be properly opened at the Inkscape. At aptitude I also ...
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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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Set Keyboard shortcut for open terminal in current directory Nautilus 3.16

I'm trying to set a shortcut for "Open In Terminal" item in nautilus menu to open a new terminal with say, Alt + T, or something like that. I'm using Nautilus 3.16.2 with GNOME Shell 3.16.3 and I ...
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16.04 - sudo nautilus does not open in unity bar

In Ubuntu 16.04: when I run sudo nautilus from the terminal, a new window pops up but no arrow indicating an opened window appears besides the nautilus icon at the unity panel. When I minimize the ...
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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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How to get a “refresh” right click action?

I'm new to Ubuntu 13.04. I want a 'refresh' option, like in Windows when you right click on desktop. Can anyone help me to get that option in Ubuntu?
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Way to prevent USB icon from showing in launcher — I'll use Nautilus icon

When I attach a USB drive (or any external drive) an icon appears in the Launcher. If I then click that USB icon, Nautilus opens. This is dumb. If all it does is open Nautilus, why do I have to have ...
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How do I stop a file operation in Nautilus without undoing it?

I'm copying a large file through a live CD rescue disk (Bare Metal Backup and Restore). I must shut down the computer, and would like to pause the copy and resume it after reboot. What is the best way ...
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Nautilus (Files) show drives in launcher

How to handle different HD (mounted in folders from the FSTAB) in the same Nautilus? for example, I have mounted my music hd in Music folder, when I click in Music folder another instance of Nautilus ...
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How do I change the default file manager back to Nautilus?

A while back, I set my default file manager to Nemo. I like it a lot, but it constantly crashes. I remember editing a text file to set it as default, but I forgot which file it was. How do I switch ...
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How to write a script to open current path from nautilus in guake

I use Guake with tmux as my preferred terminal on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I would like to be able to run a script from nautilus that does the following actions: Ctrl + L, Ctrl + C, F12, cd Ctrl + Shift + V ...
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Get rsync to retry failed copied files from nautilus

I'm copying quite a few files. I was able to successfully copy ~100% of them. But unfortunately, some failed - from memory the error was something like; unable to copy file x, timed out, do you want ...
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Nautilus looks bad in 16.04

Yesterday I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04. Knowing that the nautilus file browser will looks slightly different, I took screenshots before and after the upgrade. I did not think it would look ...
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How do I upgrade Gnome Files (nautilus) in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I was using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and had upgrade gnome shell via ppa to 3.18. Yesterday I updated my distro to 16.04 and was surprised to find files is now version 3.14! How can I get the latest ...
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Arc Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 looks weird

I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: ...
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Scripts (suddenly) not running from Nautilus

I wrote some scripts, set Nautilus to run executable text files without asking, set the files as executable and everything worked as advertised. I double-click my scripts, they open up in ...
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Nautilus doesn't work… from command or from unity

I had a little bit of a problem when I uninstalled Gnome3 from my laptop (made it slower), and packages might have uninstalled a few things that nautilus needed in that process. Now, when I click ...
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Cannot browse network while in VNC

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I installed desktop with minimum recommended software. I've also installed VNCServer which works fine. When I physically log on I can use the "Browse Network" in ...
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Nautilus gives Gtk Warning when started

When I run nautilus this warning is generated. I installed dropbox from then its started, But then I uninstalled dropbox reinstalled nautilus reinstalled gnome-session From my terminal: ~ ...
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How to remove Nautilus (Files 3.14.3) sidebar shortcuts in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 I used "sudo gedit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults" to edit out the shortcuts but that doesn't work in 16.04 and the file "~/.config/user-dirs.dirs" does not appear in 16.04. I don't use ...
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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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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Sublime Text not showing in Nautilus “open with” menu

I am running Ubuntu 15.10. My /usr/share/applications/sublime_text.desktop contains the following: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Sublime Text GenericName=Text Editor ...
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Can't copy files/make folders in new Truecrypt volume

I recently purchased a new external harddrive, and created a new partition on it. Then, I created a Truecrypt volume on the partition. However, it seems that the volume was created incorrectly: when ...
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nautilus connect to server - can not reach filesystem root

Using Ubuntu-Raring I connect via 'Files/Connect-to-server': ssh://root@myhost:mysshport/ connection works ok, but I am connected to '/root' on the target system and can not reach the filesystem root ...
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Non-compositing WM - dependancy of Nautilus “desktop management” for gnome-terminal transparency

I am running Trusty Tahr with spectrwm as my window manager. I have enabled the transparent background for gnome-terminal, but the background will only be transparent if I run nautilus first with its ...
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How to mount drive in /media/userName/ like nautilus do using udisks

As of my current installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Unity, when i click on a drive in nautilus it get mounted in /media/username/mountedDrive i read that nautilus use udisks to do that. Basically i want to ...
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Multiple file selection in list view

I have found that using the shift or Ctrl keys in combination with the mouse does not work for selecting multiple files in Nautilus list view on 14.04. I have seen numerous posts stating that this ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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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 ...