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Nautilus is the official file manager in Gnome.

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org.gtk.vfs.Metadata - Timeout results into Nautilus freeze

when running Nautilus with a non-root user and browsing a folder outside of the own home directory (e.g. the root directory /), Nautilus freezes ~ 10-30 seconds before opening up the desired directory....
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How do I open a file with an alternative application in nautilus without setting it as the default for that filetype?

I usually open PDFs with Evince. But sometimes I open them with Xournal. How can I open one file with Xournal but still keep Evince as the default application?
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Nautilus default .desktop file not right

I need some help with the GNOME Nautilus file manager. The default .desktop file situated is /usr/share/applications has been deleted and replaced with my own one (no back up). I was hoping to ...
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Prevent GNOME Files (Nautilus) from detecting file types on remote devices

I have a FUSE-mounted remote volume. When I browse it in the Ubuntu's Files application, it takes a long time to open even a small folder. Looking at access logs, I see that it reads the few first K ...
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Nautilus/File Manager not opening in Ubuntu 16.04 after system restart

I have clicked Files Icon, but it does not open any File Manager/Nautilus window. I tried from Terminalas normal user. I got below messages but nautilus does not open, user@systemhost:~$ **...
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Opening any file manager hangs the system

Using xubuntu 16.04.5 LTS with budgie-desktop. As soon as i start any file manager, Thunar or Nautilus installed, it consumes whole RAM and hangs the complete system. Previous day the system was ...
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How to remove “starred” tab in gnome's nautilus?

I have a lot of network drives and a few bookmarks and I don't like having my file manager maximized, so I prefer an interface that's as clean as possible. This Starred tab however blocks this for me....
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nautilus not starting ubuntu 18.04

Since a few weeks when I try to start nautilus in Ubuntu 18.04 I get the following message : nautilus: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/tracker-2.0/libtracker-data.so.0: undefined ...
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smb.conf variable %m doenst work with mount.cifs

I noitice a difference between mount.cifs and gvfs when connection to my samba server. Entry in smb.conf I like to connect to ... [backup] path = /srv/smb/backups/%m comment = Inkrementelle Backups ...
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how does the “move to trash” or delete option copy files to the trash folder usually?

Here are what i tried : If a file is deleted , it is copied to Trash/files folder and then it is deleted and its info is stored in the Trash/info in Nautilus. So i thought if I make the file non ...
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Cannot open folders located on Ubuntu desktop

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed, using its default file manager Nautlius. Double-clicking any folder located on the desktop does not open the folder. The following folders are affected: Trash Home ...
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Issue giving nautilus special access rights

According to a previous post I made here: https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/180170/protecting-folder-contents-from-processes, it should be technically possible to implement a system that ...
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What happens if you delete a file while it was moving from one filesystem(ext4) to another(NTFS)?

this has been bugging me since yesterday. I was using GNOME Files (Nautilus) to move a video file from the 'Downloads' folder to an NTFS drive. Now when I cut and pasted the file it instantly appeared ...
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Selecting files in Nautilus 3.26.2

Since 3.26 I cannot drag-select files in Nautilus in folders. The rectangle just does not appear. Currently I can select only successive filen in rows. However, drag-selection works on desktop. How ...
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Error while using sudo on the base user

I am having an issue when I try to run sudo -u user nautilus in the terminal. It will not run the command as user and ends up running a weird messed up version of nautilus with most root permissions....
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Where does Nautilus file manager mounts ftp/smb connections?

Ubuntu 16.04. I want to know in what point of the file system tree does Nautilus file manager mounts the ftp/smb connections. I thought it could be on the same directory where external storage devices ...
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Escape the input box while pressing Shift in Ubuntu

This disturbs me for a long time. Pressing shift may cause the caret to escape the input box. For instance, if I would like to rename the newly-created folder to underscore _, it frustrates me. ...
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Style-aware icons for folders in Nautilus / Gnome Files

I'm running Gnome 3 on Fedora 25, and many of the xdg-compliant standard user directories (like "Desktop", "Downloads", "Public", etc) have a special icon when viewed in Nautilus (i.e. the Files app). ...
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USB automount fail “Not Authorized”

USB automount worked well for several month but after some updates Nautilus displays . With these commands it works well : aubin@Breizh-Atao:~$ sudo fdisk -l [...] Disk /dev/sdf: 15.6 GB, ...
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Nautilus broken in Linux, I cannot fix it by `apt-get`

As far as I know Nautilus is default file manager for GNOME. Recently I updated it (this is what I think). What I did was: apt-get install nautilus After few minutes download was complete, after a ...
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How to map one array element which is separated by newlines into a new array with multiple elements

I select 4 files in Nemo in the path /home/myUsername/.local/share/nemo/scripts/Folder with spaces/. Nemo stores the file paths in the environment variable NEMO_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS. (As you ...
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Nautilus won't launch on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I know there are other threads about this. I tried them but the offered solutions did not work and I'm not allowed to comment on the thread to ask for clarification, yet. The only thing I've changed ...
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Making manually mounted LUKS volume visible in Nautilus

In Unity under Ubuntu, when I mounted a volume under /media, then it was shown in Nautilus, as if it was mounted by gvfs. Now I'm running GNOME 3.20.1, which mounts its drives under /run/media/[user]....
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How can I set up nautilus to use a ssh connection established by an expect script?

In order to automate a ssh connection, I wrote a script using expect, which works just fine. However, I would like to use this script in the nautilus connect to server function. My idea was to include ...
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How to debug slow samba share by Nautilus?

I have Fedora 23 with Gnome 3 and Nautilus 3.18.5-1.fc23. I have troubles with SMB speeds by using Nautilus. It is about 4.4MB/s, while by any other methods (e.g. smbclient from terminal) I got 11MB/s ...
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Can't access to trash?

Whenever I try to enter into Trash Bin in Nautilus when a file is in it, an error message will display: Sorry, could not display all the contents of trash:///: Operation not supported. Neither sudo or ...
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Nautilus not working on sudo

I've got Trisquel 7 GNU/Linux distro, with GNOME 3.8.4. I'm finding impossible to create a folder in Nautilus, or drag and drop files into the Desktop, out of other options. I find this quite ...
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Cannot paste folder into Nautilus

The CentOS 6 version of Nautilus offered 2 modes for displaying the directory/folder heirarchy: Graphical format Text format: as follows /this/is/the/folder/in/question A great thing about this ...
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Going up a directory in Nautilus' location bar

I am trying to go up a directory in Nautilus' location bar. For example, I start here: I then give focus to the location bar, type .. and hit enter, but it brings me to the first folder in the ...
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How can I search for files on a Samba share in Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 23 on an old PC for a friend who wanted a basic office machine. Everything works fine, but the feature they really need is file search in a Windows (Samba) shared directory....
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Make Nautilus mount USB so unprivileged user can write to it

I'm using Debian Stretch. I plug in a USB, then open Nautilus (as an unprivileged user). I click mount on the USB and Nautilus mounts it. However, only privileged users can write to it. Is there ...
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In Nautilus, how do we make sure that the current device used shows up?

I would like to always see the current device at the top of a window. It is in the history at the top, but Nautilus sometimes only show the last fragments in the path - the device is hidden. So, I ...
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How can I cause a script to be run when a file is deleted?

I have an application which saves its data in the form of XML 'jobfiles' which contain lists of much larger .tif files that contain the actual raw data that the application generates. Typically, a ...
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How to fix Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 to show 1MB = Division by 1024 kb?

How to force Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 to show correct size of file(s) in Megabytes, which is divided by 1024 kilobytes, instead of 1000 which it does at present?
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How to search only current directory in Nautilus (restore old behaviour)

Does anyone know, how can I bring back the old nautilus behaviour? In old version (Debian <7), when I typed, the nautilus moved to first file that started with that typed phrase. In new version (...
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Different directory size between GUI and Command Line

I got this weird size problem using Gnome: the size of Desktop directory is: 541.2 GB (right click properties) however when I run this command on a shell I get different size: du -sh Desktop/ 1.1T ...
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Centos 6.6 Nautilus Context Menu has no Delete Function

For experimentation I installed Centos 6.6 in VM. After install there is no delete function in nautilus file manager context menu. Is that expected behavior? Thanks, Gert
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I can't press right click and icons disappeared on RHEL6

I'm only left with the desktop. When I right click, I get no response. Another problem is that there's no menus or icons. When I try to open Nautilus it doesn't start. When I tried to open it from ...
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Set nautilus up action to backspace

I use arch linux. I had changed the Up action of nautilus from Alt+left arrow to Backspace. But after a full update, it reverted back to Alt+left. I checked the file '~/.config/nautilus/accels' but ...
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Debian, doesn't work the option “Open in the terminal”

Opening nautilus and using the usual right-click and then clicking on "open the terminal" nothing happens. This has happened after (I think) the daily update of Debian or the installation of ...
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How to get back to type-ahead search in Nautilus?

Is there a way to use type-ahead search rather than "filtering" in newer Nautilus versions (I use 3.14 on Fedora 21)? E.g., when I type in "worl" in a directory with files named Hello and World, ...
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How can a Nautilus script be run for an empty directory?

I have a Nautilus script that can create multiple directories at once using mkdir with the option -p. The script is effectively the following: directoryStructure="$(zenity --title "make directory ...
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Add linux program to list of “other applications” for opening files from Nautilus

I have installed a markdown editor on ubuntu 12.0.4: sudo dpkg -i /shared/mdcharm_1.1.6_i386.deb sudo apt-get -f install # Installed missing dependencies Is the md editor installed now? steve@...
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Nautilus folders bar looks ugly… only in folder view

I'm using KDE, and I like Nautilus, so I chose it as the default folder viewer. In the folder view, the buttons that take me to previous folders look like this, which is ugly: But in Firefox, in the ...
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Linux HDD partition shows full. If live booted, contents add upto 13GB, but 235GB shows used by Gparted

I am using Debian Wheezy, I get constant notifications: 0 bytes left (i cannot download anything, so notifications are not erraneous). Disk Usage Analyzer shows only 13.2GB of files. Gparted shows ...
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Fdisk formatted usb not mounting

I recently used fdisk over gparted to format and partition a USB and now the USB is not automounting and is not showing up in Nautilus, though it is found by lsblk and anything else that lists disks
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Display audio/video stream title and duration of file in Nautilus folder

Nautilus can be configured to show metadata about a file, such as a thumbnail of the media, the timestamp, the file size, etc., accompanying the file's icon in the folder view. Nautilus is also ...
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MTP Integration for Nautilus

How do I setup MTP integration with Nautilus, so when I connect an MTP device I can see it in nautilus and treat it like a regular USB storage device? I am running ArchLinux / GNOME.
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How can I use Nautilus in Fluxbox? It adds gnome desktop, makes fluxbox menus unusable

I am running Fluxbux on Ubuntu Linux desktop machines and I noticed this happens at least on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04: I installed Ubuntu, and afterwards Fluxbox and set it as window manager. ...
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gnome3 add new file types for nautilus (instead of text file)

on my Fedora 20 system many file types are grouped under the type "text", for example *.ini, *.txt and so on. So if I sort the contents of a folder by type, it groups them all together, which is not ...