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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Incorrect orientation of thumbnails in Nautilus (“Files”) using 14.04

In Files 3.10.1 (formerly Nautilus) I display thumbnails when viewing a folder of images. If the orientation of some images is wrong (i.e. landscape format displaying as portrait, or vice versa) I ...
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Partitions mounted with fstab, not opening from Nautilus nor Unity sidebars

I had recently changed my partitions (reducing Windows partition to give more storage for Linux), and I used fstab to have convenient access to my file system. I have not problem using these ...
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Nautilus window background goes black when using custom themes

I am facing a problem when using custom themes in ubuntu 14.04 unity interface, such as the mbuntu-y theme appearing in the screenshot attached, as you can see the background of nautilus window goes ...
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How to stop nautilus managing desktop in unity

Since 11.10 nautilus shows my Desktop in Unity. As I remember correctly, tthis wasn't in 11.04. How can I disable that?
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System hang when using SSHFS

This is just a quick note that I want to share with others. It is about the problem that I encountered with my office machine. It was hanging continuously when ssh mount was used. The main problem is, ...
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drag and drop execution not working in nautilus

When I drop a zip file onto nodewebkit binary file (execution bit is set) it won't launch the application. I have to use terminal and run it like ./nw ./myapp.zip Is there a way to enable drag and ...
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Unable to restart Nautilus (required by Dropbox)

Every time I log in dropbox opens up the screen informing me that Nautilus needs to be restarted. Clicking the restart button does nothing though. If I enter terminal and run nautilus -q it ...
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How to save a copy of the system on external HDD with Systemback? Permissions to copy issue

it's a while that I'm looking for an user-friendly application that allows me to save an exact copy of my hard disk as backup, and gladly I think I've found it in Systemback. With the default ...
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Nautilus doesn't allow adding/removing bookmarks

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 (actually, I've done two fresh installs, hoping that trying again would get this working). I don't seem to have the ability to add or remove bookmarks from ...
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Samba Permission Issue in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I need help with a samba permission issue in Ubuntu 14 with Nautilus and i don't know where is the problem. After many attempts i noticed the following behavior: 1) I only can share folders as root ...
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Nautilus stops after each action for a few seconds

I have just converted from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04 in search for a better future. I'm very satisfied with the system, but when I start Nautilus it's sluggish to the point of unusability, even the ...
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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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How to make a .desktop file that matches all files and dirs?

I have a script that I want to be available for the "Open With..." context menu for Nautilus (or less helpfully, "Files") running in Gnome Shell. I've created a .desktop file and registered it with ...
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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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File explorer: cannot open a folder like a tree in Ubuntu 13.04

I have updated my computer to Ubuntu 13:04 and I have noticed that in Nautilus I cannot open a folder with the tree icon there was on the left in the previous version. With this option is easy to ...
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Nautilus keeps re-creating thumbnails

I'm have a thumbnail problem on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine where my thumbnails won't stay deleted. I've gone through the following steps in an unsuccessful effort to permanently delete old thumbnails: ...
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Wine gives me black screen when I open programs

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with wine 1.6.2, but that wine gives me an error EVERY time it runs, saying that "The program (unidentified) has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry ...
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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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apt-get install nautilus-dropbox uses high cpu resources [duplicate]

It is likely that the native dropbox app for Linux that is installed by apt-get install nautilus-dropbox this method has a bug which is why it uses high CPU resources ? How to fix this?
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Files deleted as root, But disk space is not available

I entered the following command sudo nautilus /home/ in terminal and copied a 2GB movie to the /home/ directory. So, my home folder contains two folder : User directory (/home/User) Movie directory ...
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Background of Nautilus go black

The background of my Nautilus always go black, sometimes spontaneously, and sometimes after running some applications (mostly wine). Why does that happen? By the way, the theme I'm using is Material. ...
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Clicking minimized nautilus file browser(for mounted volumes) initializes a new window

A mounted volume is accessed in nautilus file browser. From anywhere within the directories of the mounted volume nautilus is minimized. When the minimized nautilus is accessed by clicking it, it ...
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No confirmation prompts when deleting a file or a directory

When deleting a file or a folder, I don't get a prompt requesting confirmation of the deletion (the way I'm used to with Windows).
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Nautilus Folder Custom Icon syncronize

I have a series of photo directories that I synchronize between computers using Dropbox. ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album1 ~/Dropbox/Pics/Album2 In each of these, I have assigned the folder to have a custom ...
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Underscore in Ubuntu menus

I'm on kubuntu. Compared my file manager with a friend on ubuntu (dolphin vs nautilus) and noticed he does not get the very nice "underscore" for chosing a menu option. See image below ...
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Mounting Android and copying files over MTP truncates files by 32 bytes

Nexus 5 with stock Android 4.4.4 Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS If I plug my phone into my computer, it's automatically detected and mounted. Using nautilus I can navigate to my DCIM/Camera folder and ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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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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Nautilus context menu for current directory when there's lots of files / “Open in Terminal”

I want to be able to "open in terminal" from any directory. I have the nautilus-open-terminal package installed I'm not sure what the problem is exactly: when there's only a couple of items in a ...
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Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool — Archive Manager — Show a specific option in selected cases

I have managed to make a new entry to Nautilus right click menu in order to extract a compressed file to a specified folder. My problem is now that when I right click at any file either it is a ...
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Nautilus slow to load on first attempt

After every restart or shutdown, nautilus takes about 10 sec to load.Once loaded, it will start quickly next time. I started nautilus from terminal with sudo access and the error was ** ...
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Dropbox Installation Broken, Laptop Running Hot - unable to Update [duplicate]

I'm having few problems with Ubuntu 12.04. This occurred after trying to install dropbox. Now, I'm unable to install dropbox or any update. I've tried following commands, but it doesn't fix anything. ...
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SSHFS to make remote external drive visible in Nautilus?

Host is running OpenSSH server at 192.168.1.23 and contains three drives: /dev/sda (Ubuntu OS running server) with /home/<username> /dev/sdb as a fixed drive with music, and /dev/sdc as an ...
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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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Can Natuilus setup SSHFS like/instead of SFTP?

I have Nautilus set up to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP. That works fine, so far, but SFTP seems to have some issues I find unhelpful: When I overwrite an existing text file, the group read ...
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Can Nautilus automatically close the window after a file is opened? [closed]

In Mac's OS X, if you hold Option while opening a file, the Finder window will automatically close (after opening the file). This works whether you double-click the file or use the keyboard shortcut ...
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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer?

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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Remove “computer” and “network” categories from Nautilus sidebar (ubuntu 12.04 running Cinnamon 1.4)

I am wondering if it is possibly to completely remove the "computer" and "network" categories from Nautilus sidebar. I would like to do this because the locations that fall under them cannot be edited ...
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Increase text size in list display

In List display text size is much smaller than icon size. With very small zoom (30%) text proportion looks good to me, although everything is too small ;-) then increasing size, text size lags size of ...
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Change Icon Size in Nautilus Sidebar

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone out there know of a way that I can change the size of the icons in the nautilus sidebar? For example, the icons that appear next to the items in "Places", ...
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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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Show me only picture thumbnails

Is it possible in nautilus that it shows thumbnails only for pictures and for all others like videos, pdfs, etc thumbnails are disabled?
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How can I open the containing folders of items in Nautilus search results?

After searching for a file in Nautilus, how can I open its parent folder?
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NFS client's nautilus hangs when NFS server is ofline

NFS server: Ubuntu 14.04 server NFS client: Ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64 bit On Client I mounted the NFS share mount -v -t nfs NFSSERVER_IP:/servernfsfolder ~/clientnfs Mount was successful and I was ...
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How do I disable nautilus desktop?

I am using nautilus on xfce and oneiric, but the desktop of nautilus shows up although I have activated it via gconf, e.g. by gconftool-2 \ ...
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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 can I make all applications use Nemo's file selection dialog instead of Nautilus?

I switched to nemo a long time ago, because I think it's superior to nautilus in many ways. One small thing bothers me however: Whenever I want to open a document in gedit (or evince, but I'm sure ...
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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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SFTP as a different user than you logged in with

I connect to my work machine over SSH. Sometimes I transfer files back and forth using using Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature. Sometimes I change to the root user and run commands. But I cannot ...
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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6?

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...