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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.

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ubuntu 16.04 nautilus there is no clickable area in a folder because the folder is full of files [duplicate]

I cannot click on the folder area when the folder is full of files, and thus I cannot right click to open the context menu and for example "launch terminal". In other words, no matter where I try ...
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Lock in registry value

How can I lock in the registry value true for org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser.show-hidden? The value is automatically modified to false on specific actions. If I cannot lock in the value, how can I ...
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Cannot see nautilus scripts submenu and consequently any scripts installed Ubuntu 18.04

I am a new Linux user and am running Ubuntu 18.04. I have written a script (the code below). I have called the file "Extract Delete.sh" and have made it executable. It is currently located in /usr/...
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Cannot “Connect to Server” in Nautilus

I am trying to connect to a shared drive on a remote Windows machine. When I type the IP address of the windows machine into the "Connect to Server" field, the "Connect" button is grayed out and I ...
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Nautilus blocks the command line in Ubuntu 18.04. Why?

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. In the previous version, I could open Nautilus from the command line and continue to use the command line afterwards; it didn't block. In Ubuntu ...
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How do I restore a folder to the sidebar of Nautilus in 18.04? [duplicate]

I've scoured the web, but to no avail. Does anyone know how to add a folder to the sidebar of Nautilus in Ubuntu 18.04? I accidentally dragged the Documents folder onto the desktop from the Sidebar, ...
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On 16.04 strange behavior of Desktop Entry files

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new pc and copied the data from my old pc (12.04) to the new one. It went well, except that I'm having problems getting the Desktop to work like a desktop, a ...
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Super-Left and Super-Right work well but not on a Nautilus window - Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a second laptop (Asus 56C). Super-Left and Super-Right work well on all windows but not on a Nautilus window. They work fine on the first laptop, I didn't do ...
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All files gone from Ubuntu 18.04 but folders remain

I don't know what happened but suddenly all my files are gone from my computer (except those on the Downloads folder), the folders which contain the information remain there but the content is now ...
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Allow for 'Move to trash' instead of 'permanently delete' for mounted partition?

In a dual boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 18.04, two partitions (let's call it the Data drive and the Media drive) are NTFS, and are accessible to both Windows and Ubuntu. To be able to access ...
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How to install app like nautilus open terminal in Ubuntu 18.10

The nautilus open terminal is not more available in Ubuntu 18.10? There is other app that replace it?
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Dragging windows to the edge of the screen doesn't snap to that half

It also doesn't go fullscreen when I take it to the top edge of the screen. Is there any process I can try killing before I try restarting my machine? I already tried killall nautilus.
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Open .blend files on nautilus with snap installed version of blender

Over nautilus I have a .blend file and whilst I double click it I want to be opened with blender. I have installed the blender via snap instead of apt derived one. The problem is that when I double ...
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How do I get the Nautilus link/icon to show in file manager in Ubuntu 18.04.1? [duplicate]

I recently updated to Ubuntu 18.04.1. Nautilus file manager has no Nautilus shell icon to allow me to access root files as in the attached pic from https://fosspost.org/reviews/distributions/ubuntu-18-...
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Cannot rename files when uploading

Recently I have install Ubuntu 18.04 (Upgraded to 18.10) on my home laptop. Just trying to slowly leave windows. I work with Wordpress a lot, so lots of file uploading and renaming. One thing I ...
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Show total file size while transferring files?

I'm fairly new to the Linux world. One thing that keeps nudging me is that the transfer progress bar doesn't show total size of the data being transferred. (It only shows number of files transferred ...
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Nautilus crash error after login. (18.10, 64 bit)

Every time I log into my Ryzen 3 HP Laptop, the "Report a problem" dialogue shows. The error message is as follows. Sorry, Ubuntu 18.10 has experienced an internal error. ▼ ExecutablePath /...
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Desktop folders won't open with clean install of 18.04

I've done a clean install of 18.04 and I can't open desktop folders, not even the desktop trash can. Anybody else had this issue? I click on the desktop folders (double click) and nothing happens. ...
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How to make Ubuntu 18.04 file search same as windows?

It cannot be said windows search. I just meant that, it would be better if I type any keywords & it should not search in top of at the bottom in nautilus. But in my case, it should search hidden ...
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Desktop Folders are opened with dolphin file manager?

All my folder which is inside Desktop are opened with Dolphin File Manager. How to open those files with default Nautilus File Manager? Any help?
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Google Drive takes a very long time to open with GNOME Online Accounts

Following this answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/320333/719469, I added Google to my GNOME accounts but when I click on my Drive account id in Nautilus, it does not show any file and in the bottom right ...
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unable to delete .Trash on external drive (Ubuntu 16.04)

I am unable to remove my files from .Trash/ folder on my external hard drive. The file system is NTFS. Files are not in use by any process, therefore might not be locked. Empty Trash menu entry on ...
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How to change default permissions when creating a folder with nautilus?

When I create a folder with nautilus it seems that the standard permissions are 755. If I create a folder in console with mkdir it is by default 775. The latter I know how to change. How can I change ...
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Files is not working

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When I click on Files to open it, there is no response. When I try to launch Nautilus through the terminal, this is what I get: ricknrose@rick-System-Product-Name:~$ ...
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nautilus hangs the whole ubuntu 18.04.1

when i click the icon of nautilus, the whole system will be down immediately. don't tell me to try any shortcuts as I tried most of the shortcuts. The only shortcut works is alt+PrtScr+B to reboot. ...
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Can't move/snap Nautilus window to occupy left or right half of the 1366x768 screen - is it just me?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with GNOME Shell. Nautilus does not want to occupy 50% (left or right) of the screen sized at 1366x768. Other applications (such as GNOME Terminal, Eye of GNOME, Gedit) ...
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Custom thumbnailers don’t work on Ubuntu 18.10

Recently I had a bunch of my own scripts for the thumbnails in Nautilus: WebP previews, sound waveforms, office documents and so on. Seems like either I’m doing something wrong (thumbnail generation ...
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Nautilus rather than Dolphin

When using Firefox. I prefer Nautilus rather than Dolphin. Since 18.04, Firefox uses Dolphin. How do I get Firefox to link to Nautilus ?
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Samba connection fails

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS connected to a local network with some Windows PCs. Windows PCs have Samba shares (password protected), accessible from other Windows PCs on the network. Following this workaround and ...
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How to get rid of green checkmarks on my files?

At some point, I used a Google Drive sync application called overGrive. I think it pooped all these green checkmarks all over my files. There is no option in the program that interacts with the ...
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Nautilus hangs 18.04

I have been using Ubuntu for years; generally it is extremely stable, I usually run the LTS versions. However the most common thing that takes my system down is issues around nautilus; today ...
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Missing left panel in Nautilus [duplicate]

I've upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and find that I'm not able to get the root (/) directory or see my USB drives. The old left panel is gone and there doesn't seem to be any way to get it back.
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nautilus: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/tracker-2.0/libtracker-data.so.0: undefined symbol: sqlite3_bind_pointer

I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and I can't get nautilus to work, I get the following error when I launch it from the command line: nautilus: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/tracker-2.0/...
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What does the dash/minus sign in the 'Allow executing file as program' checkbox indicate?

When I click on this checkbox to make a script that I downloaded executable, the first time I click it the box shows a half-filled/hyphen icon. If I click it again, it looks like a normal check mark. ...
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Extra “Downloads” directory appears randomly

I changed my Nautilus "special directory" names to be lowercase using the advice in this response (i.e. my $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs file is correct). This seemed to have worked great, and ...
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Full directory path instead of graphical navigation? [duplicate]

How can I navigate to a folder by writing it's full path? /home/john/Desktop/Music instead of navigating to it from the base or from the Home folder? Is there any program that turn this graphical ...
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Changing the location nautilus mounts samba shares to

I would like to change the way nautilus mounts my shared windows folders. Currently the path to my shared folder is: /run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=some.cool.server,share=someshare/path/to/my/...
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File Copy Status once again gone in 18.10

The file copy status pie chart in the upper right hand corner of the Nautilus window in 18.10 is gone. Whenever I'm copying a file, there's no way I can see how far along it is. I've seen this ...
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Terminal and Nautilus stopped working after a crash

Something went terribly wrong and, after a C++ program I was working on crashed, my terminal and nautilus (files) stopped working. I managed to install Terminator (another shell emulator), here is ...
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Get a working desktop through vncserver or x11vnc?

I want to connect to a remote Ubuntu 18.04 machine. I've been able to use x11vnc to log in to my session and work exactly on what I was doing, but if someone was to turn on the screen of the physical ...
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Cannot access parittion

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 18.10, I cannot access one of my partitions (see image). Gparted shows me that it is still there but I cannot see it in nautilus. Any idea how I can access the files on this ...
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Examples folder not showing in ls output

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 desktop on my machine and I have been getting to know it better. I used ls -la in my home directory. The result is as expected. I have Downloads, Desktop folders etc....
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Is it possible to enable adress bar in Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I stopped to use Ubuntu a few years ago. If I Install the new version 18.04, will it be possible to leave Nautilus with address bar instead path bar? Does dconf still work for such tasks on new Ubuntu ...
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List all files à la *.* (star-dot-star) in Windows using Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04

Is there a way to list all files in Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04 using a query like "star dot star" in Windows? I've checked other questions like this on Ask Ubuntu and they all lead me down rabbit ...
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How do I prevent/hide the snap folder of Chromium in my home directory Ubuntu 18.10? [duplicate]

When I open Chromium I see in my home directory that there is a snap folder from Chromium browser, and when I remove the snap folder I see my bookmarks are gone! How can I change this directory or ...
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How do I quickly navigate to a full path using the “Files” program? [duplicate]

I have this path I want to navigate to in the UI. /usr/local/sbin How can I do that with a couple clicks in the UI?
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Ubuntu 18.04 Cannot “Select All” in Folder

Ubuntu used to have a Right Click option to "Select All" inside a Folder to perform an action with all the Files within a particular folder. Now with this new installation of 18.04 I don't see that ...
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Moving your Dropbox folder to a new location

I'm a Ubuntu user with an XFCE interface. I have installed such configuration in my desktop and notebook computers. But in the notebook, I can no longer use Dropbox since it asks me to move the folder ...
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Nautilus show hidden files

Problem Nautilus hides hidden files on reboot regardless of setting before rebooting. Expected Nautilus keeps "show hidden" setting from before shutdown (in my case, always showing hidden files ...
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How do I get back my Nautilus folder browser?

The Nautilus that I get on pressing Super-E is now missing the left-hand folder-browse panel. All I have is the right-hand panel listing files and folders inside a given folder. How do I get back ...