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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How to make Public folder sharable over the network in Ubuntu 22.10?

I'd like to make the Public folder (in my Home folder) sharable and writable over my internal network in Ubuntu 22.10. Is there a way to do this from the GNOME user interface? I recall, in prior ...
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cannot run nautilus-desktop

Switched to ubuntu from windows a few days ago, I could open desktop folders as usual. But since tomorrow, when I double click a folder nothing happens, it doesn't opens. I can still open it through ...
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Where is the "scripts" directory in Nautilus 43?

Where do you put the scripts that appear in the context menu when you right click in a folder or on a file in Nautilus? (Screenshot from a previous version of Nautilus) My scripts used to work just ...
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How do I go up one directory in Nautilus 43?

I'm really struggling with some of the latest changes to Nautilus' interface. How do I get to the directory that is the parent of the current directory if the path name is too long? I can't find any ...
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How to fix this issue for nautilus [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nautilus/nautilus_42.2-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 2620:2d:4000:1::16 80]
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Setting default folder for "Open a file"

I deactivated "Recent files" with this: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.privacy remember-recent-files false Now, every time I click on a "Browse files" from a browser, the /home/ ...
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File manager doesn't show up after pressing show in folder

I'm using ubuntu 22.04 After I download a file. When I press the show in folder option from firefox nothing happens. My default file manager is Nautilus.
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Nautilus still says "do not unplug the device" even if the writing process is finished

After I click on the "unmount" icon next to the USB device in the file tree sidebar on Nautilus, the notification appears with the text "do not unplug/remove the device". The ...
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Ubuntu file manager not working

I tried running the nautilus command in the terminal, but the following error message popped up. ** (nautilus:9220): WARNING **: 15:17:57.478: Unable to get contents of the bookmarks file: Error ...
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Samba Network File Share Connection Refused

I have two computers, both running Ubuntu 22.04 (wayland). One, system19, acts as a server/host, and the other, system1, acts as the client. I set up the standard samba configuration file to serve ...
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Ubuntu crashes after clicking "Add to Bookmark" from the Current Folder Menu

Ubuntu crashes when I click "Add to Bookmark" from the "Current Folder Menu" (the strange thing is that it only happens the first time; the second and subsequent times, it won't ...
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Nautilus not showing song's cover art of .m4a files

I have some songs in .m4a format. These songs have a cover art, but on Nautilus I can't see it. If I open it with VLC or If I put these songs on my Android phone, I can see the cover art, so I think ...
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Pin folders to the top in the Nautilus File Manager

O.S: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Is it possible to Pin folders to the top in Nautilus File Manager? As you can see, in Nemo File Manager it's very simple, the option to pin the desired folders at the top of ...
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Nautilus, Samba drives, and 22.10

Before posting this, I did a search and noticed that there are a few other questions that may be related, but no applicable answers. I have a pretty ordinary PC that I installed a new drive and loaded ...
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Nautilus Image Previews Blurry

I am using the Nautilus file manager on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS, and I realized that when I look at the image thumbnails for small icon images, they get blurred. I have already fixed this in the image ...
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"Run as program" does not open a terminal window

I am use Ubuntu 22.04 (on Ukrainian language). I want to run my scripts (like .py) quickly, but: if I use function "Run as a program" in File Manager (Nautilus) it work is correct (a ...
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Nautilus stops working frequently

I'm using Ubuntu 22.10 and in my system(Laptop-Dell Inspiron 5501) nautilus stops working occasionally and I have to kill it and then restart. Any help? Also sudo nautilus works.
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Ubuntu 22.04 Files (nautilus) GUI app copies files as root instead of as my user on shared folder

I have a shared folder that I mount using virtio with this line in /etc/fstab: share /media/shared_folder 9p trans=virtio,version=9p2000.L,rw,_netdev,nofail 0 0 The folder has the following ...
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How do you interact (close, minimize, maximize windows) with Files Windows in Ubuntu 22.10?

In Ubuntu 22.04, you could use wmctrl to interact with Files windows. In Ubuntu 22.10, wmctrl no longer works. How can one interact with Files windows in Ubuntu 22.10? Ubuntu 22.04 userabc@apollo:~$ ...
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How can I permanently change the default sort in Firefox's file picker?

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04, I've noticed that Firefox (version 107.0.1 64-bit, Snap) will default to showing files sorted with most recent first when opening a file picker. This could be by ...
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How to access Minecraft screenshot saved to a root folder?

I play minecraft. When I take a screenshot in game it saves to a root folder. To see the screenshot I need to enter a password every time. How can access that folder any time without entering a ...
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How to disable "Do you want to empty the trash before you unmount?" prompt in Nautilus

I have external USB disks formatted as NTFS, EXT4, etc. Recently Nautilus started asking me the following when I try to unmount the disk using Nautilus: I do know that the Trash is kept on the ...
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How to remove Network file sharing location on Nautilus under other locations

How can I remove this folder SNOWCITYUTAH?
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Ubuntu 22.04 terminal stopped opening when launched from the desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04.1 on AMD64 PC with 2 SSDs. The terminal worked just fine until I removed one of the SSDs (backup). Trying to launch Terminal by clicking on an icon in Favorites or by ...
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Nautilus/file "executable as program" option not displayed for .jar files

Ubuntu 22.10 My son's computer does not offer the option named "executable as program" in properties when in files. (Nautilus?) My 22.10 does. What does it take to make Ubuntu understand ...
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Nautilus not opening when using "Attach a photo or video" option of Facebook

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS A few days ago, I left my computer on for a couple of days straight. Since then I cannot upload pictures to facebook using the "attach a photo or video" icon. ...
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Nautilus (File) opens sftp php files on Firefox instead of sublimetext

If I tell Nautilus to open a php file from a sftp resource, it opens Firefox instead of the default program set (in my case Sublimetext, installed via apt-get). If I do: open Nautilus connect to sftp ...
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Google Drive filename issues in Ubuntu 22.04

This may not be an issue particular to Ubuntu 22.04 but rather simply the way Google Drive works, but I would like to find a workaround somehow. I am new to Ubuntu, so apologies if I cannot give more ...
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how to open a folder in terminal in nautilus (with root privilege) ubuntu 22.04

Under the nautilus without root privilege, we can press Ctrl+F10 or right click to bring the popup manual to open a specific folder in terminal. However, it is troublesome to get sudo in the terminal ...
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how to remove nautilus fake volume /dev/loop

today i installed nothing than ubuntu daily software update that happens once a day but I see two small size volume on the left pane of nautilus (120mb and 52mb). till now i only see such thing when i ...
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Nautilus disables mouse and keyboard when copying files

Since I updated ubuntu to the latest version with "Nautilus 43.0", when copying or moving files, if I keep the popup indicating the progress of the operation open, the keyboard and mouse ...
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Files copied from an MTP device by Nautilus have their modification date set to epoch 0

When I copy files from a USB connected MTP device (e.g. an Android phone) to a Ubuntu 22.10 computer, the modification dates of the files are lost: They are set to "Epoch 0". This problem ...
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installing icons on gwsl

I'm running Ubuntu wsl2, Windows subsystem for Linux. GWSL is an awesome tool to run GUI apps on it. Going to GWSL Distro Tools > GTK Themes, allows you to use custom themes. The problem is that ...
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Can't open files from network shares in GUI applications with Ubtuntu 22.10

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.10, I can no longer open files from network shares in GUI applications. For instance, if I open an HTML file in Firefox on my NAS, nothing happens: I mount the share ...
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Using Nautilus in Kubuntu

How can I use Nautilus in Kubuntu? When I try to summon it, it has a problem with gtk-bookmarks. I want to try it because Dolphin does not seem to recognize USB media. (org.gnome.Nautilus:46043): ...
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How to access the folder(s) of Google's Pixel 6a mobile phone from Ubuntu 22.04?

After plugging Google's Pixel 6a into Ubuntu 22.04 via usb c: $ lsusb Bus 005 Device 002: ID 18d1:4ee1 Google Inc. Nexus/Pixel Device (MTP) A partition called Pixel 6a also appears in the left menu ...
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Save file dialog list entries in seemingly random order for Chrome, Okular and other applications

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1. After upgrade from 20.04 several applications, e.g. Chrome and Okular, list files and directories in seemingly random order in File Open/Save As dialogs: I know that I can ...
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Run python script in Nautilus

Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS I need a python script to be run in Ubuntu's Nautilus. That is I want to run any python script in any folder opened in Nautilus either by a doubleclick or by the context menu. Could ...
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What is the recommended way to use a GUI editor to view system files?

Gnome enforces barriers to viewing files requiring root privileges. Trying to open /var/log/boot.log file with gedit fails, with no visible option to perform this action as root from the GUI file ...
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Nautilus does not launch anymore after update to 22.10

Since I've updated my OS to 22.10, Nautilus does not launch anymore. I can launch it in terminal with sudo nautilus but with a warning : ** (org‧gnome.Nautilus:5826): WARNING **: 08:31:26.276: Unable ...
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Fix messed up ubuntu 22.04 icons

For some reason nautilus crashed and when it recovered by icons were messed up. See picture below. The problem is somewhere in my config folder but I don't know which file. I can't delete my entire ...
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I want to allow windows users to edit a NTFS drive mounted and shared on my Ubuntu 20.10

I have mounted my external drive using mount -o rw,umask=0,gid=users /dev/sda1 /media/usb And I have given all users rwx permissions chmod -R +rwxrwxrwx /media/usb I shared it using Nautilus Sharing ...
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Gnome freezes while Nautilus uploads files to Google Drive

Ubuntu 22.04. I began using Nautilus for uploading files to Google Drive, because of its convenient manner in comparison with opening web browser and uploading there. But the whole system freezes ...
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Drag and drop gmail atachtment to files app

For me it is an essential feature in the business environment, I cannot drag and drop a pdf from the web browser, chrome, firefox, edge, etc., in Gmail to the file explorer. Is there any way to do it? ...
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I have installed nemo file manager on ubuntu 22.10 and there is a bug with it

I have installed Nemo file manager on Ubuntu 22.10, so I noticed that when I switch the workspace, the desktop icons remain in sight. I know that what I just said is unclear but I am sure that the ...
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Fastest File Explorer for loading 10k thumbnails?

I have folders with 10k jpgs of size 84x84 pixels. Trying to scroll through them to find differences. What is the best file explorer to load images fast? I used nautilus but that is single core, and ...
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Same External Drive Being Mounted with Different Names [duplicate]

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop and I have an external drive that is a "workhorse" for a lot of my backup routines. Problem: For whatever reasons unbeknownst to me.. following a recent reboot, ...
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Nautilus 43 not following gtk-theme

I am using ubuntu-budgie 22.10 (fresh install) and i want to use nautilus instead of nemo-file-manager. My problem is (as in firefox) that nautilus 43 is not following the gtk theme that i want to use ...
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How can I group files by star "rating"?

I have a bunch of files in a folder that I've added rating metadata. How can I access rating information of files in Ubuntu? and How can I group files with their ratings?
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"Volumes" of Unknown Origin

I have noticed lately, that in Nautilus I have two unmounted "volumes" visible, that have appeared suddenly from I'm not sure where. They are listed on the left, below the rubbish bin, and I ...

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