Questions tagged [nautilus]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Why do I randomly have no disk in “Other Locations” of nautilus on some boot?

I have several physical data disks on my computer, and they usually show up in the "Other Locations" pannel of Nautilus: But sometimes, on some boot, and without any apparent reason, I might have no ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

From Ubuntu 20.04 system, access folders on my servers- Raspian and DDWRT (router) disks

I have a couple of Win-10 machines that access shared folders on my Raspberry file-server, and my router which runs DDWRT. I've set all this up, and it runs quite reliably. Now, I'd like to access (R+...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Evolution/Thunderbird, and copy-pase file from nemo/nautilus

since I migrate from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS, one nice feature of evolution/nemo/nautilus does not work anymore. In the past, I could copy a file from nautilus and/or nemo, and paste it in Evolution ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How can I resolve this Steam Error: “New Steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions”

I'm a novice when it comes to Ubuntu, so please bear with. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4. I had been playing games on Steam that had been saved on an external hard drive. Things were working smoothly ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How does the Restore feature on Trash in Ubuntu (nautilus) work?

I have a question about how the Trash works. The Trash has two (main) folders: /files and /info. When you delete a file it gets moved to the /files folder and a file corresponding to it with the same ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Webdav Nautilus 16.04 Configuration

The instructions to setup a webdav folder indicate add the webdav URL in the dialogue box: http and https prefixes fail to 'light up' (enable) the connect button. smb prefixes enable the connect ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Explain difference in non-hidden file count when using Nautilus vs. using other tools such as tree and how to independently calculate former count?

I recently have been backing up my files from a laptop and as part of that have opted to move a folder that at first seemed to be of size 107.6 GB from one hard drive to another. As I was copying, I ...
1
vote
2answers
56 views

How much free space do I really have on my drive (ext4 and ntfs)?

I keep backups at two, 1.5 GB external hard drives which were both, up until recently, formatted to ntfs. The two hold identical copies of my files and folders. Recently I decided to change to ext4, ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Nautilus File Manager closes immediately I open it

When I open Nautilus File manager it closes within a second - this happens whether I use the GUI facility or the Terminal. When I use the terminal I get the following response: $ sudo nautilus ** (...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

I have an exectuable that only opens with text editor from Nautilus [duplicate]

When I use the command prompt and type ./myprogram it executes just fine, but when I try to click on the executable in nautilus it just opens the text editor. I turned on the executing permissions in ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Trash icon incorrect after removing removeable media

On a USB drive, if I move files to trash, the trash icon changes from empty to full, as it should. However, if I then remove the USB drive (without emptying the trash), the trash icon still shows ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Updating group membership in VNC sessions

How do I update group membership for (Tiger-)VNC sessions in Ubuntu Desktop 18.04? Affected users need to access folders (via certain desktop apps, e.g. Nautilus) owned by a group to which they have ...
3
votes
1answer
68 views

How to disable Nautilus popup on Ubuntu 20.04?

On Ubuntu 20.04, Nautilus shows pop-ups when a copy is finished, or when a file is deleted ("undo"). However, the pop-ups are annoying because they cover the files underneath for quite a while. How ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Unable to install Nautilus after accidentally deleting it

Using Ubuntu 18.04.4, deleted Nautilus for some reason, but now sudo apt install nautilus says I've held broken package. I followed similar posts asked here before, but it went in vain. I liked ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

nautilus: how to show column “modified - time” by default

I wish to show the column "modified - time" in nautilus. I know I can do so by right-clicking the title line and selecting the appropriate item. However, this setting only applies to the folder where ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Can Nautilus create thumbnails in separate directories for each mount point?

I've got some external and network drives and I have noticed that Nautilus keeps a single directory in ~/.cache/thumbnails which it uses to store thumbnails of these external drives right along with ...
2
votes
0answers
195 views

New Nautilus windows open with last item in list view selected. How to change this?

When I open a new Nautilus/Files window (my default view set to list), the last item in the list is selected/has focus. This is really annoying (I would much prefer the first item in the list was ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Mouse pointer locks in grab mode in nautilus

Since I upgraded my system to 18.04 LTS I have an issue with my mouse pointer when I use nautilus. It happens right at the moment I drag a file into an opened folder. After this my mouse pointer locks ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Unable to star files and folders inside Dropbox folder

I tried to star files or folders inside Dropbox folder, but after I right click on a file there is no menu item "Star". For files and folders outside the Dropbox (e.g. in Download folder) is no ...
-2
votes
0answers
56 views

Close file manager from command line with path argument [closed]

When I want to save or open file, for example in web browser, Nautilus is opening its save/open file dialog. Is it possible to select some file or destination inside this opened dialog using terminal ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

How to show folders on Nautilus “Recent” list?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and on Nautilus (Files application on Ubuntu), there is a "Recent" function on the left sidebar that shows all the files that I recently opened using Nautilus. However, it ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

Cannot change icon on folder on desktop of 20.04

I am fairly incompetent with Ubuntu and old so please forgive me if I ask something stupid. My problem is that I can't change the icon on a folder on my desktop on 20.04. I have tried the usual ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Nautilus icons depend size 8x8 to 256x256

The default shortcut icons depend on screen size. For example in /usr/share/icons/Yaru you can find 8x8 to 256x256. Where can i find a sort of config.txt? If you change the size in Nautilus the icons ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

“Downloads” folder shortcut on the left pane of nautilus disappeared; how do I get it back? [duplicate]

"Downloads" folder shortcut disappeared The Downloads folder shortcut on the left pane of nautilus has disappeared. How do I get it back? Today, I opened the terminator and removed the "Downloads" ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

How to create .tar.gz from right-click compress menu in Gnome?

I am using the default Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 20.04. When I right-click on a file or folder and click on "Compress", I am given the option of .zip, .tar.xz, and .7z, but not .tar.gz (or any other ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Some windows 'visually freezing' in Ubuntu 18.04

For the last few months I have been occasionally using TeamViewer to access a PC running Ubuntu 18.04. To achieve that the said PC has been left turned on and ideally I would like to keep it this way, ...
2
votes
4answers
114 views

Alternative to Nautilus for copying file paths?

I just moved from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. A strange behaviour in Files (Nautilus) is that you cannot copy a file path. Instead, it copies x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file:///home/mywork/test.txt ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Can Nautilus mount NFS shares?

I can mount server's (Ubuntu Server) NFS share just fine like: sudo mount 192.168.1.120:/srv/Share1 /mnt/Share1 In nautilus, however, nothing works: I've tried nfs://192.168.1.120:/srv/Share1 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Dropbox won't start on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have installed nautilus-dropbox on my Ubuntu 18.04 install. I am using Gnome 3.28. When I run dropbox start, I get this as output: Dropbox isn't running! Dropbox is already running! When I do ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Can't access deleted files / trash in 19.10; frequent timeouts on viewing folders

When I click the Deleted Files / Trash location in nautilus it just hangs. Same if I type gio list trash://. The trash location never opens in nautilus, and times out on the commandline. Also, ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Browse Windows shares

When I go in Files on my new 20.04 LTS laptop I don't see my Windows 10 PC with existing file shares. When I enter smb://192.168.x.x I get the password required dialogue. Success! When I enter smb://...
2
votes
0answers
18 views

Problem with minimize action in gnome

I am fond of Ubuntu Unity version and this is the first time when I am using gnome with the Ubuntu, and I found that minimize action is disabled by default so I enabled it by using gsettings set org....
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How to set custom bookmark icons with Gio?

I'm building a custom live CD with Cubic I want to add a default customized folder on $HOME, "Projects" What I did: Edit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults Add a line PROJECTS=Projects Result: The ...
2
votes
2answers
150 views

Nautilus compare in 20.04

Up to 18.04 it was possible to install nautilus-compare to get a context menu that provide a compare later and compare to option. Now that I'm trying an upgrade to 20.04 I'm wondering how to do this ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Ubuntu 20.04 access to NAS files

After upgrade to 20.04 Files ( and Krusader!) can find the volumes on local NAS, but individual files and folders are returned as "No such file or folder; has it been deleted?". Taking note of ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

“Unable to access location, TLS/SSL support not available” when trying to connect to webdav

When I try to connect to a webdav share in the Nautilus file manager, I am getting the following error: Unable to access location HTTP Error: TTLS/SSL support not available; install glib-networking ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Mounted Volume appeared in nautilus

I am seriously confused. I don't know if I installed something, or an update got me this, or where this behaviour is coming from, but I want to understand it and as well I want to understand how to ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Open Google Doc in Libreoffice with Gnome file integration

I signed into my Google account in Gnome, and I can access my files from nautilus, however opening any document opens google docs in my browser directly, and opening in LibreOffice Writer results in ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Dolphin Kubuntu 18.04 USB transfer speed much slower than Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm trying Kubuntu 18.04. It's not an exact comparison (because the laptop are different) but Dolphin takes much more time to transfer large directories (>100K files, > 10GB) from USB than Nautilus. ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to fix “Extract here” in context menu of Nautilus in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I have very strange problem with Nautilus on my fresh Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Gnome. When I try to use "Extract here" context menu of Nautilus on some zip archive (700 Mb+ size), it creates folder ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Files and Folders names from Google Drive as random characters in Sublime Text

I just installed Ubuntu to check how different it could be in learning how to code under Linux. I use Sublime Text 3 and I've tried to open my django project, which is located in my Google Drive ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Default application for opening files in network folder LTS 20

how can I set the default application for files in network folder? I use LTS 20.04 and using the network folder manager of Nautilus. When I mount a folder through "+ Other Locations -> Connect to ...
3
votes
2answers
105 views

ffmpegthumbnailer command works, but nautilus failed to genereate thumbnails

In order to get a newer version of ffmpegthumbnailer that supports embedded image metadata. I manually compiled the (currrently) lastest release version 2.2.2 from github. -m : prefer embedded ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

2019: Where are MTP mounted devices located in the filesystem?

This is an exact duplicate of this question, re-asked because in Ubuntu 19.10 none of the answers there work anymore. The gvfs directory in the terminal is always empty even though things show up in ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

cant move copy or delete files on other disk on Ubuntu 18.04

Hello. As you can see here, there are three items: the"计算机"(for Ubuntu 18.04) and "new_add"(for store data) are on the same physical SSD (1T); the "sys" (for win 10) is on another physical SSD(1T). ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

vlc won't use nautilus when trying to open a file

I'm using ubuntu 19.10 with gnome desktop. I have installed vlc 3.0.10 using snap. vlc is working well unless when I try to open a file from inside the app (not using "open with" option in nautilus). ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Nautilus does not start: .cache/tracker/meta.db not found

Nautilius does not start. I have ubuntu 20.04. Recently, I installed it, after that I changed the default home for the home that I had in ubuntu 18.04. In terminal I wrote: nautilus $HOME and I get:...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Debug/log nautilus-python extensions in 18.04?

I have seen How to debug Nautilus extension? - but nothing in there works for me. I'm using: $ uname -a Linux MyPC 4.15.0-99-generic #100-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 22 20:32:56 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
0
votes
0answers
211 views

How to reset samba password in nautilus in Ubintu 20.04

I used to connect with local file server with nautilus. Everything worked fine until i saved password. After that when i try to connect i get message: Unable to access connection: Failed to retrieve ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Nautilus: Undo delete using Ctrl+z not working

When I accidentally delete a file in nautilus by pressing delete I normally can press Ctrl+z immediately afterwards to undo the action. However, this seems to only work in my home directory. Whenever ...

1
2 3 4 5
76