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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 : OpenJDK Java 21 missing from "Open With"

I have upgraded from 23.10 to 24.04 today In nautilus I tried to run a java jar-file. But I couldn't, because in the "open with - list" there is no choice "OpenJDK..." I had a look ...
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Double RIGHT click action in Nautilus

Since Explorer does not save the last viewed folders, and it doesn't save the last location. I want to make a bind that will go to the file location by double-clicking the right mouse button. I tried ...
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SMPlayer 24.5 on Ubuntu 24.04 does not play video files from external drive. Ubuntu 24.04 difficulties like Bluetooth, Nautilus, TaskBar

After installing Ubuntu 24.04 (same on Xubuntu), there was a problem with SMPlayer version 24.5. I get an MPV error when I want to run a movie from an external drive. The SMPlayer 23.12 version ...
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mtp Samsung Smartphone's do not show the name on Nautilus

I have several smartphones connected to Ubuntu 23.10 and Nautilus Files 45.rc. I cannot change the name shown in the Nautilus side bar, for the Samsung smartphones Nautilus shows "Samsung Android&...
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Is there a way to use rsync as default instead of cp when copying in nautilus?

I think rsync is a better program to copy than cp, it would be nice if that or even something more advanced, could be used as plugin in nautilus (or nemo?). Is there a way to use rsync as default ...
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When viewing properties of a file, no tabs are shown

I only recently installed Ubuntu onto a laptop, and though I can access the properties it seems to show up as a much simplified version - not displaying the usual tabs and options that are shown ...
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Nautilus gapplication service use to much RAM

Using "htop" I see that nautilus gapplication service is using 12% of 47GB RAM and 60% CPU for several minutes, while I am not opening any software or opening files. Is this normal, what can ...
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How to access files on phone from command line Gnome 42.9 Ubuntu 22.04

This gvfs thing is giving me problems, and the gvfs documentation is little help. There doesn't seem to be a way to access my Moto one 5G ace, except at gnome/gvfs/nautilitis I can plug in USB drives ...
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Duplicate (copy/paste) file in nautilus on samba share hangs

I am on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS. I have a samba/cifs share to my NAS mounted in fstab. It was never a problem to duplicate (copy/paste) a file on that share in Nautilus. Since a few days, however, nautilus ...
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SSH Server Connections

I have a quick question that I was hoping someone who knows a lot more about these things than I do could answer. I connect to a lot of computers remotely over SSH for moving files around. I've ...
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In Nautilus, is there a way to make the 'Set as Background' button call a bash script?

Nautilus doesn't have this as a setting. When setting an image as background i get the error Failed to set wallpaper via portal: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface ...
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How do I use 7zip GUI on UBuntu 24.04

I installed Ubuntu 24.04. I installed 7ZIP-Desktop. Tried various install methods including APT and SNAP. I cannot figure out how to invoke p7zip-desktop using Nautilus under Ubuntu or Ubuntu-...
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Mounting NTFS with NTFS-3G while using nautilus

I am using nautilus on Ubuntu 23.10. Whenever I plug in an external drive, it shows up in the sidebar. When I click the name, if the drive is formatted as NTFS, it throws an error with the following ...
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Extract multi-part rar using file manager onnly extracts first part

When using file manager to extract a multi-part rar, only the first part gets extracted. IR, you have 6 1GB rar files, to make a 6GB archive, only the first 1GB file will be extracted. Thus is ...
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Nautilus not showing content properly

In my fresh install of ubuntu 23 when some application tries to open nautilus it shows bugged like i didnt have the correct font shows only squares It hapened in two applications, postman and Bruno ...
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Restore a single file with deja-dup in Ubuntu 20.04

I tried to restore a single file in Nautilus that I have accidentally overwritten. However, the context-menu entry to restore a (missing) file is no longer there. After some research I found, that the ...
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nautilus frozen, is there a proper solution?

nautilus is frozen, because of sshfs, a very common issue. Now I cannot kill/restart nautilus. I know there are issues with sshfs but at any moment am I not allowed to hard restart my own software ...
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Ubuntu 22: Terminal and File explorer are less responsive

I am using a HP ZBook 15 G6 laptop which had no problem on Ubuntu 20.04. After an upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04: Terminal is less responsive after a few minutes: sometimes letters are displayed about 1 ...
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ETA's are wrong every time, how to fix it?

when I copy-paste data from my laptop (Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS) to an external hard drive on nautilus, for instance, I get a few info while the process is running, namely nof file processed/nof files to ...
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Automount duplicates all mountpoints DOZENS of times

Coming from arch, I am using Ubuntu for a side project, and the automount behaviour is driving me insane. I have two internal hard drives, one with the system on it and a 640G one mounted at /media/...
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Gnome Files (Nautilus) How to set maximum file size to get a thumbnail?

Gnome Files browser shows thumbnails for files up to certain size. How can I change that size? I have found a pull request that removed it from the preferences, and from there, I found that I can ...
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Nautilus not displaying previews for images, but for video/pdf it is working

Nautilus did not load any previews for images and videos. After installing some thumbnailers like ffmpegthumbnailer and evince-thumbnailer, I do have previews for videos and PDF files, but still not ...
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Download directly to starred folders?

I would like to download files from Firefox directly to folders that are starred. Currently it opens up a window that doesn't have that option, and also doesn't allow for single click opening like in ...
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Ubuntu, nautilus, terminal, ten thousand files

I downloaded and extracted an archive which contains about ten thousand files. Then I cd into that directory. As soon as I did this, Nautilus began to have problems displaying such a large number of ...
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Can't open nautilus in home path

I'm unable to open Nautilus or Nemo in my home directory. Behavior: They crash immediately upon opening (when the default home path is opened). However, I can use other paths. For example, nautilus ~/...
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Show Disks in Nautilus sidebar

On a fresh installation of Ubuntu 23.10, my other drives do not appear in "Files" sidebar. I would like my mounted drive to appear their like in Dolphin. I made some research, but nothing ...
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Can you include .Trash-999 from other media in Trash?

Can you include the "/.Trash-999" from external media in the Trash folder on Ubuntu? Like, the trash from all media and the system Trash shows up in Trash, similar to Windows Trash?
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how to safely remove usb external drive on ubuntu 22.04.4

I ran critical and recommended updates today on 22.04.4. After the update, I connected my Seagate drive and ran backup. When the backup finished, I opened the context menu for the drive in Nautilus ...
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Error on both rightclick options of nautilus extract to and extract here

opening rar file with archive manager works without problem, also they work in nemo, is there a fix for those in nautilus?
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Ubuntu Nautilus can't see SMB file share

On my "Other locations" section, i used to be able to see my NAS server, however i had trouble with connecting to it. In the middle of poking around settings i must have messed something up ...
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Can't open file window

I have this problem where sometimes when I click on the Files icon it shows a working icon but never opens a window. Once this starts happening it won't work unless I reboot the PC. From journalctl I ...
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Cannot access local server via Nautilus or Filezilla, but I can access it via Plex

I have an ubuntu 22.04 LTS server connected via ethernet to my wireless router, the device ip is 192.168.50.175, I can ping it from terminal and it shows up in the router map. When I remote into Plex ...
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Windows Shares in Nautilus

How would I get a windows share to automatically show as a server in the Nautilus other locations? I can enter the server address as smb://192.168.1.178/ or smb://hostname.local/ The other linux ...
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How to enter a file path directly in the GNOME Files

I can not find the button for entering a file path in the "Files" file manager (GNOME Files). The current program menu does only offer the options "New Window" and "Quit",...
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Why does "nautilus"(Gnome FIles) gives me so smaller size of directory, compared with "du"?

I have uncompressed a folder and if I right click in the folder and click properties, I get from nautilus (Gnome Files) Gnome Files output: but instead if I do: $ du -sh * 292M branches 236M ...
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Nautilus not working properly , what possibly can be the problem?

Whenever I restart my laptop ( Ubuntu 22.04 ) , The file system ( Nautilus ) stops working. It says:- Failed to register: Timeout was reached I have a temporary solution as :- killall nautilus ...
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Cannot copy files to an Android phone via MTP due to "operation not supported"

I'm trying to copy some music files from a file server to the internal memory card of my Samsung phone. When I plug the phone in I can access the memory card via MTP in Nautilus just fine. However, ...
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QT apps do not respect file-chooser bookmarks

background In ubuntu files app (Nautilus), a user can create bookmarks to folders in the left pane: most apps respect these bookmarks; I assume this is just by virtue of them using a ~ system file-...
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"Error Mounting dev/sda at /media/fjdpaco/USB Stick:Unkown error when mounting dev/sda" [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire3 laptop, and I am trying to open up a Memorex 8GB USB stick from the Files application in Ubuntu. I Given that I have important data I don't want to accidentally destroy I don't ...
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Nautilus CLI is Extremely Slow for SSHFS Mounted Paths, but the GUI is Fast

I do most of my navigation in the terminal, however in certain circumstances it is nice to open a directory in a GUI. On Ubuntu Linux the default file browser is nautilius. My workflow is typically: ...
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nautilus: error while loading shared libraries: libtracker-data.so: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

First, I cannot open my file and recycle bin icon, when I click on it, it just loads and then two seconds later there's no response. I tried to run nautilus in the terminal. It then prompts with the ...
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After booting I have many letters missing in Ubuntu, especially the file manager, the folders and login page

After booting today, the letters are mostly not appearing. This affects among others the file manager, taskline and related menus, and the login-page. Folders are lacking their names or the names are ...
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How to add a default bookmark (quick folder access) to all users?

I have many users on my machine; I would like them to have in the bookmarks tab of the Nautilus a link to a specific folder e.g. /home/shared-folder. Is there a way I can change the default bookmarks (...
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How to disable the Nautilus dynamic menu when right clicking on the dock icon? (22.04 and above)

When right-clicking on the Nautilus Files dock icon, it gives a different menu based on if you have a Files window open or not (shown by the image below): I would like to have customized right-click ...
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How can I adjust the column width and make it default? With dconf-editor (nautilus) I can adjust which columns, but the width?

After one day of searching how I can adjust my default column width? See the below details and what I already tried during my troubleshooting. gnome/nautilus installed via dconf-editor I can adjust ...
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Is it possible to add a column to Nautlius Preferences dialog ? Specifically, one that indicates the cardinal number of that file in the folder

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. My question is basically this. In the Nautilus preferences, is it possible to add a column that shows the ascending cardinal number that corresponds to a file in a given ...
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Why does Nautilus take longer to display MP3 thumbnails as opposed to other file types?

I'm on 22.04 with Cinnamon but I have noticed this for a long time indeed with 20.04 and 18.04. When I open Files (Nautilus) and navigate to a directory that contains MP3 files, the thumbnails take ...
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Does nautilus encrypt files on BitLocker encrypted drive?

I have an Ubuntu 23.10/Windows 11 dual-boot setup with one of my SSDs and an HDD, both encrypted using BitLocker's New Encryption Mode (XTS-AES). And I read that Linux systems natively don't have ...
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Too many levels of symbolic links - moving a Windows installation

I have an NTFS drive containing a bootable Windows 10 drive C installation. In Ubuntu 22.04, I am using Files (is it still Nautilus?) to move that installation to another NTFS drive. Within that ...
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Where is the Views option that allows me to arrange/sort files in Files (Nautilus)?

I am on a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I am trying to set the way files are arranged/sorted in a folder. Everywhere I search for how to arrange files in folders, gives me the same answer as the ...
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