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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Is there a way to reopen nautilus tabs after reboot?

I am looking for a solution to reopen directory tabs opened in nautilus after system reboot (possibly via an extension in Nautilus if there is any).
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Mount drive by cli working but not by gui

Until yesterday if I wanted to access a shared partition with Windows in my machine I just clicked other locations -> the partition and could work normally, but now I get Unable to access location ...
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Ubuntu20 rename window, search window is controlled by which process

I'd like to ask you some questions.The following two Windows are opened by what process.Rename Windows and the interface for searching information. thanks!
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Make Ubuntu open a window in files when plugging in an external drive

When I plug in an external hard drive, or a USB Drive, I get a notification that tells me it has been plugged in. If I hover over it with the mouse, it shows me a prompt to 'Open with Files' (aka ...
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music bookmark is broken in Nautilus sidebar and music folder was deleted

How can i fix this please ? I didn't see anything helpful online!!!
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sudo Nautilus error via xrdp Xorg - Ubuntu 20.04

I am facing a really annoying problem with Nautilus; the problem persist only via xrdp, since i tried the command "sudo nautilus" on the phisical machine and it works as expected. But ...
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How to enable Nautilus in Ubuntu 18.04 to share a folder?

To share a folder in Nautilus, I have first installed samba via sudo apt install samba Next, I had also used synaptic to install nautilus-share (a Nautilus extension to share folder using Samba). ...
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Best auto-syncing cloud file storage?

Since switching to ubuntu a couple weeks ago, I've been using Insync to access my files from Google Drive and OneDrive. Now that my free trial is almost over, I'm considering purchasing the full ...
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Ceating a Nautilus action button for opening current directory in Terminology, Ubuntu 20.04

I have installed terminology in my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. I changed my default Gnome terminal to Terminology using sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator and then selecting the ...
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How to name mounted shares (not bookmarks)

I am using 20.04 LTS. How do I rename mounted network shares? I have several bookmarks that point to the same host (different protocols, ports, root directories). I can name them accordingly using the ...
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How Can I Set Up A Desktop Shared folder that's only accessible to me on Ubuntu 20.04?

I have used the UI to create a file share called (imaginatively) 'Shared' and initially tried to set it up so only my account would have access. When I try to connect to the share via Nautilus on my ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 Nautilus sidebar Desktop icon is missing

It has been asked many times but none of the solutions helped me. I updated from 20.10 and now Nautilus sidebar Desktop icon is missing. Here's my user-dirs.dirs: # This file is written by xdg-user-...
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How to mount a partition for all users automatically using gui

i mounted the partition , but i cant "cut" or paste or delete (write) to the partition in nautilus , but it works if i check that "user session defaults" but that makes it not ...
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xdotool Does Not Work With Gnome Keyboard Shortcuts

I created a custom keyboard shortcut, <ctrl> + <alt> + <shift> + T that would call the command xdotool key --clearmodifiers ctrl+F10 e; however, it does not work. I know that the ...
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How does Nautilus read configuration for font?

When I use the default Gnome DE I can easily change the font of the interface and the changes are reflected in the Nautilus. However, when I use bspwm the Nautilus is using different font. It is a bit ...
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Terminator is not opening in the cirrent dirrectory

I have set terminator as my default terminal and added a right click action in Nautilus as open in terminator ,but whenever I use open in terminator action in nautilus the terminator is opening in the ...
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'open in terminal' action with Terminator opens in /home/user, not in the current directory

I installed terminator and removed gnome-terminal. After that the 'open in terminal' action was no longer available in the nautilus right click menu. I have solved the problem with `nautilus-actions-...
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“Files” window closes instantly after upgrade to 20.04

I just upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 and when I click on "files" the window will open and automatically close. I'm using spacefm as a workaround but would like to get the originally installed ...
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What are my options to replace Gnome 3's Nautilus in the least intrusive way?

I use stock Ubuntu 20.04.2 with the Gnome 3.36.8 desktop (according to gnome-control-center's About tab). Nautilus version: 3.36.3 Dismay: I have a hard time organizing my photos in Nautilus, because ...
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Why I can't connect with sftp and ssh on Nautilus?

I'm trying to connect Nautilus to an Amazon server over ssh using Ubuntu 20.04... I've read different tutorials like this one saying that I just need to use the command ssh-add ~/.ssh/my_key_file.pem ...
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Can only start arduino-ide from terminal

I have downloaded the new Arduino IDE 2.0 Beta and extracted the zip into a suitable directory. If I open the directory in Nautilus and double-click on arduino-ide I get a warning that the "...
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My Ubuntu Nautilus is not showing the shortcuts and drives in list view

The file manager on my system is not working and not showing shortcuts. It looks like this: I want to see the file manager like this: How can I configure it?
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No trash files in Trash or .Trash-$UID after deleting

When I delete files they do not end up in the Trash, ~/.local/share/Trash or the Trash-$UID folder (partition). The folder exists, but the expunged, files and info folder in them are always empty. I ...
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File Manager Recs! [duplicate]

I'm new but slowly getting situated to Linux/Ubuntu and I'm finding Nautilus to be pretty but lacking. I was wondering if you guys could recommend a file manager that: Can show tree view Has ...
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How do I reset the side bar size of nautilus in Firefox

How do I reset the sidebar size of nautilus in Firefox pop ups? I tried resetting Nautilus using the command: "gsettings reset org.gnome.nautilus.window-state sidebar-width" and "...
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How to open the “Starred” category in nautilus via terminal command

So in nautilus there is a starred category for the files you star. The home folder gets messy with all the things ive installed so ive starred my defualt folders such as "Desktop" and "...
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GUI: Switch opening all files with particular extensions with another application

I know I can change Default application to open a file is by right clicking on the file in Nautilus and going to properties. But, previously I used to open a lot of various kinds of files (different ...
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Got these notification, when I do the command “sudo nautilus”

** (org.gnome.Nautilus:4215): WARNING **: 15:05:10.895: Unable to get contents of the bookmarks file: Error opening file /root/.gtk-bookmarks: No such file or directory ** (org.gnome.Nautilus:4215): ...
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Change nautilus' side bar on all applications that call it

I want to remove a few items from Nautilus' side bar. And other applications, like gmail, use the default file manager on my computer (which happens to be nautilus). I want for the items to disappear ...
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Change default “open with” on remote files in Ubuntu nautilus

Whenever I browse a folder in nautilus that is connected via sftp and click on whatever file, it opens with KeePassXC instead of gedit. For local files, I can right click > Properties > Open ...
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Why does a new Samba share show up later, but not directly after creation?

My machine: Ubuntu 20.04 I created a share on my samba server. Pretty cut and dry. I can access the server from the backend via ssh, and navigate freely. However, if I try to reach it from my file ...
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Why nautilus is not searching in sub directories when I search for uploading a document from chrome?

The issue is in Ubuntu 20.04.2. I can use nautilus app to search for files without issues. But when I search for same files to upload from a web browser (chrome/firefox), let's say to upload to GMail, ...
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Is there a way to see a preview of images on a folder thumbnail in the finder?

Ubuntu 20.04 Is it possible to see an example image incorporated as part of the folder thumbnail in the finder? I have a lot of folders with random ids, and each contain a specific group of images ...
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Select file instead of searching in Ubuntu 20.04 “Open File” dialog

When using the "Open File"-dialog in Ubuntu (e.g. in a text-editor like vscode or sublime), I'm used to being able to navigate and select folders/files by typing. Since updating to Ubuntu 20....
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the desktop does not display the folders anymore

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have just installed some of my first gnome Extensions. Now I have the problem that the desktop does not display the folders which are in the "Desktop&...
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Create Symbolic link into Gnome's online account --googleDrive?

I have a question to ask, how can I create a symbolic link into the drive's path from my local directory? In the past, I've done it using the OpenDive package, but never tried with gnome's online ...
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Getting Error message “Failed to execute default File manager : Input/Output error ” while opening folder in remote System through TightVNC

I am Getting Error message "Failed to execute default File manager : Input/Output error " while opening folder in remote System through TightVNC. i have also tried the solution of the link ...
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Is there a simple way to copy files from one ubuntu computer to another?

I think my HD could be failing. It's making a noise. So I want to backup all files on another pc. There is quite a lot of stuff, so going from one to the other with a usb key is not really an option. ...
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Why is Ubuntu unable to do MTP <-> SMB transfers?

Nautilus can't copy between SMB and MTP device. same for rsync which gives: rsync: [receiver] mkstemp "/run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=192.168.1.20,share=backup/phone/files/filename.txt"...
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How to set umask to u=rwx,g=rwx,o=rx for all ways of logging in without root privileges on 20.04.2?

I am working on an Ubuntu 20.04.2 box that I do not have root privileges on. I would like to set my umask to u=rwx,g=rx,o=rx (aka 022) no matter how I log in. I want to set it for GNOME sessions ...
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Seeing recent folders not just files in nautilus

I am using 'files' (aka Nautilus, apparently) 3.36.3, standard in Ubuntu 20.04. Is there a way to see recent folders and not just files? Currently I never see folders here.
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file manager with icon zooming for HiDPI displays

Previously, nautilus could be configured to allow icon scaling at over %200. This appears to no longer available. Is there a competing GUI file manager that is more flexible?
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SFTP asks password everytime I open a file using Nautilus in Kubuntu

I am using Kubuntu20.10 in my laptop with Nautilus file manager. I opened a remote server through SFTP and added bookmarked this to left panel. Now, every time I open a file (image file/text file/pdf) ...
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Drag and drop to desktop, including images from browser [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to drag and drop to the Ubuntu desktop. I installed this extension: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/2087/desktop-icons-ng-ding/ I can drag and drop files to the ...
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'unlock' nautilus icon zoom for HiDPI screens?

I'm using a 32" 4k monitor, and if I try to browse a folder of [2000x1000px] image icons, the max zoom takes it up to about 1.5" diagonal, which is absurdly small. For reference, browsing a ...
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Drag and Drop to Firefox in 20.04

I see that other threads talk about icons and drag and drop errors to the Desktop. For me, it is the Firefox browser. I am not able to upload pictures to GitHub and a few other websites using Drag and ...
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How to hide files on desktop in Nautilus but keep them visible on the desktop screen?

I have some files on my desktop that I want to hide in Nautilus. I tried adding a dot at the beginning of the filename and using a .hidden file. In both cases, the file is no longer shown in Nautilus, ...
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Editable path in “Save as” option

This happens while saving or opening database of keepassXC. Can't Edit the save path! Please don't suggest pressing Ctrl + L. It does not work while saving or opening file. It only works in plain ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 File, list view, icon size too big

Using Ubuntu 20.04.2, Gnome 3.36.8, GTK Theme: Cameo-Alu-Dark-Traditional Icon pack: Flattery In the File application, the icons looks too big. As a result, there are fewer items displayed in the ...
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Use of 'Extract here' within Nautilus on zip files results in files of 0 bytes

I have a file 'directory.zip' that I try to extract using Nautilus 'right click->extract here' (Ubuntu 20.040). This action generates 'directory' but it is empty (0 bytes). If I open a terminal ...

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