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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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Nautilus not launching

I've been having some problems for the last few days with Nautilus file manager. It suddenly stopped launching. I tried to remove it and install Nemo, but it made it worse. However I fixed that and I'...
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Thumbnail preview in 18.04

I think it will show thumbnails for folders by default in 18.04. But when I hover over the files icon, even with 2 folders open, I do not see a thumbnail. Not just folders, it does not show thumbnails ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie: Default file manager

what's Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie's default file manager? I want to know so that I can see if I can add an "access as root" option to right clicking contexts.
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Install ubuntu / on SDD and /home on HDD [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my computer. I have a SSD and a HDD. I want to install the root / of ubuntu on my SSD (and my swap too), but install my /home on my HDD. I don't found how ...
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18.04 file manager preview thumbnail size

Running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Trying to figure out if I can adjust thumbnail size of previews in the file manager. Right now with the Pictures folder open, I have 7 rows of 11 files each. I'd like to have ...
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Dropbox sync icons not showing up on Dropbox folder and files in Ubuntu 16.04

I've installed Dropbox for Linux following the instructions given here https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux Dropbox seems to be running and syncing fine; however I don't see the sync status icons ...
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“No object for D-Bus interface” (with only one specific Western Digital HDD) when mounting with Nautilus after partitioning

This “No object for D-Bus interface” message is very specific, and not addressed by similar questions relating to the same message. The message occurs when I try to mount in Nautilus on Ubuntu (and ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 pcmanfm-qt does not access samba shares

When I try to access shares with pcmanfm-qt in Lubuntu 18.10, it only shows the / directory on the Lubuntu machine. I downloaded Nautilus, and it does not have this problem. Is there a fix in pcmanfm-...
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Point SSH to specific folder

Is there a way to instruct an SSH server to point to a specific folder when a client connects using a file manager such as Nautilus, Caja, or Nemo, instead of pointing to root '/'? For instance point ...
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No thumbnails for mp3 files in 18.04 (Nautilus)

When I edit a music file in mp3 format, I insert an image with easytag. When I play the file, the multimedia player (vlc, rhythmbox, smplayer...) does show me the cover of the file that I inserted ...
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Cannot open folders from icons on desktop

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and noticed sometime that I cannot open any folders from the icons on my desktop anymore. The following error is given in /var/log/syslog when trying: $ cat /var/log/syslog | tail ...
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Activities Overview Hot Corner and file drag on it (non-optimal location of window thumbnails)

I use Activities Overview Hot Corner to drag-n-drop files to background windows from nautilus window. But I don't understand why when i use Overview Hot Corner with clean mouse or with Super/Win ...
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What are all these folders on the left?

I booted up Ubuntu today, and I noticed these folders in my file manager. Whenever I open the file manager now it freezes for like 2 minutes before I can do anything. And if I click on any them I get ...
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How to add newline for the file/directory name in Nautilus?

I am trying to do this A and B are in different lines I know how to do it in terminal. mkdir 'A'$'\n''B' How to do it in Nautilus?
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Samba 'mfsymlinks' are opened in a new window by nautilus file browsers

The Samba protocols SMB2 and SMB3 seems not to allow unix symbolic links to be stored on a cifs share (is this right?) this could be verified by forcing the protocol version as an mount.cifs option ...
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Nautilus menu too small after upgrade to 18.10

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.10 from 18.04, and now the Nautilus menu is too small to fit all the menu items (See in the screenshot below). The menu item "显示隐藏文件" (which is simplified Chinese for "...
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Remove context menu options in Files, Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I would like to remove the E-mail and Compress options from the context menu of Files (nautilus) in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. Any idea which file/s I would need to edit and it's location?
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How do I add folder to Ubuntu 18.04.1 Nautilus Bookmark list?

How do I add folder to Ubuntu 18.04.1 Nautilus Bookmark list? Ironically* I can do this via Open Project inside Eclipse, but Nautilus seems to give no option - not in right-click-menu, no Settings ...
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how to update nautilus past 3.26

I am wondering how I would go about updating nautilus from 3.26 to 3.30, as I need it for an extension to work properly. I tried running apt-get upgrade nautilus with no success. Any ideas are ...
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Nautilus stop working after recent software updates

My latop has Ubuntu 18.04.1 The Nautilus (Files browser) stop working after recent software updates ( I believe it contains some updates to Nautilus). I tried remove and install the Nautilus, just ...
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How do I make a newly opened file the active window on GNOME 3?

When I double click a file in Nautilus (e.g. a LibreOffice document) it will open a new window in the background, but Nautilus remains the active window. Is there a way to open a file and have the ...
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Nautilus unable to find default domain ontology rule

When trying to open the file manager, nautilus, it doesn't show up, and I wanted to know what's wrong. I opened it from the terminal and it showed this error message. bash: /usr/share/...
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Shift + arrow for multiple files or folders selection

I was wondering why I cannot select anymore multiple files or folders in Files using Shift+Left/Right in Grid view. That works fine in List view using Shift+Up/Down.
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Delete all Thumbnail Pictures

I messed up with the thumbnails folder, now those thumbnail pictures are all over the place. How can I find all of the thumbnail pictures and delete them? Do they have a specific size? Or naming ...
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(SOLVED) Really slow file transfer from Ubuntu 18.04 to USB 2.0 pendrives

Everytime I send files (almost 1-2GB movies) to my parents' pendrives I'm about to fall asleep. It's not pendrives fault because the other Windows laptop transfers at a fair USB 2.0 speed... I always ...
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Change file view in Open File view

I'm a new convert to Ubuntu 18.04 and while most things are quite intuitive and accessible, I cannot find how to change the view of files in an "Open Files" dialogue. I have the "Files" application ...
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ImageMagick (display Q16) as selection option to alter image gone in 18.04

In Ubuntu 16.04 I was able to select ImageMagick (display Q16) as option when I right click on an image to manipulate the image... in a fresh 18.04 its gone. How can I get it back as select option and ...
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Nautilus doesn't show icon shortcut on the left [duplicate]

My nautilus file manager don't show shortcut for: document download image etc. on the left side:
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multiple 'open with' applications in right-click context menu with nautilus/filemanager-actions?

I would really like to get the old Gnome behavior restored, where you could right-click, hover over Open With... and then a submenu with a list of applications would open - something like this: Have ...
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How to get Nautilus to propagate group ownership permissions when mounting with gvfs/sftp

I'm mounting a remote linux file system on Ubuntu 16.04 using Nautilus by "Connect to server" then sftp:myusername@myhost/home/myusername/scripts/myfile.ext The file has ownership myusername:groupA ...
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No write permissions with 16.04 nemo/thunar/nautilus to an NFS mount point, but below

I changed my Ubuntu operating system from 14.04 to 16.04; Now I have a problem with all GUI file managers nemo/thunar/nautilus to access the root folder of all NFS mounted directories. In the mount ...
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How can I change the text size of bookmarks in Files / Nautilus?

I have a bunch of bookmarks in Files/Nautilus and would like to reduce the text size of/space taken up by the entries in the left hand bookmarks column, so that I don't have to scroll to access those ...
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VS Code shows as file manager on 18.10 GNOME

I've installed VS Code on my Ubuntu from DEB package and now it shows as file manager - for example, when I plug in an external hard drive, there is a notification to open it in VS Code ("Otwórz za ...
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How do I extract an ISO file?

I've seen tutorials online, but whenever I try the same thing as there it says that the file is not found? Does it have to be in a specific place or??? I've tried using p7zip (on terminal it shows ...
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Ubuntu 18 Nautilus Folder custom Icon not working

In Ubuntu 18 LTS With latest Updates and Unity Desktop, How I can change folder icons in Nautilus? Currently, nothing happens when I select a new icon in folder Properties. Tried icons 48*48, 64*64 ...
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Nautilus 3.26.4 crashes when pressing CTRL+N a few times in a row

When pressing Ctrl + n a few times in a row Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04 just crashes and all windows which were opened until the crash disappear. Is there a way to fix it?
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Why nautilus is trying to connect to the internet?

When I'm opening nautilus via the gnome-terminal, using nautilus &, I get the following messages. ** (nautilus:29419): WARNING **: 16:51:41.696: Error on getting connection: Failed to load ...
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Changing the partition/filesystem label in nautilus

I have btrfs partition with several subvolumes. I ususally mount the top volume with nautilus which works fine. The resulting entry in nautilus is named after the filesystem label. If I now manually ...
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(Ubuntu 18.04) Music vanished from Nautilus 'Places' left sidebar, config file edit no help

The entry for the Music folder in my Home directory moved down below "+ Other Locations" in my places panel in Nautilus. When I tried to access it, I got an "OOPS" error message, "Unable to find the ...
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Trying to empty trash: “Preparing” for ever [duplicate]

How can I empty my trash when it says that is preparing for ever? Using Nautilus and Ubuntu 16.04.
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Nautilus - Connect to Server (nfs)

I can't connect to NFS share using nautilus "Connect to server" in "Other Location". "Connect" button seems to be disabled. Didn't find any logs related to this. Already tried apt install gvfs-...
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How can I double click to open Nautilus folders in a new window instead of a tab?

I want to be able to shift-double click to open a folder in a new window rather than a tab. Currently, both shift-click and control-click open into new tabs. Is there a way to achieve this? I find ...
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Increased encrypted partition size but Gnome Files still thinks it's small

I have an installation of Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.1 running in VirtualBox 5.2.20. When I first installed it, I made the mistake of giving the VDI a capacity of only 20 GB. That filled up fairly quickly, ...
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Search is useless. How can I force it to index my hard drive (2018)

I am running Bionic Beaver and am unable to find any of my files in the standard (is it still called Unity?) GUI. If I go to a folder, it seems to be able to find those files afterward, but this is ...
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Can I change Copy & Past Manager in Ubuntu 18.10

Is it possible to change Copy and Paste Manager in Ubuntu? Give solution by keeping in mind I cannot change my File Manager(Nautilus). Any Software recommendation would be appreciated.
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`Share` and `Details` tabs missing on Kubuntu

I managed to get Samba working and sharing files across the network. Everything worked fine, and then something happened and now my other computers cannot see the public folder I set up on the Kubuntu ...
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How to install nautilus in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I removed nautilus from my laptop and I had lost everything. When iam trying to install nautilus it requires some dependencies. How can I get it now?? I used sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus to ...
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Customize file search done with activities/super key

I would like the file search via activities/super key to have richer features, for example show last searched file first, as done in http://www.launchy.net/ underline the search text, as done in ...
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Ubuntu Loads Normally, but Graphical Apps all Segfault (kern.log included)

Ubuntu Cosmic, Gnome Shell. Not sure if it matters, but I was working on setting a cursor theme and playing around with the /usr/share/icons/default before this. Anyway, my desktop with Gnome Shell ...
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Size of /proc is impossibly large [duplicate]

I have 18.04 installed with root partition on a 128gb SSD and home on a 2tb hard drive. Looking at Nautilus to check on my free space (for no real reason, I was just curious) it says my SSD is using ...