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Nautilus is the official file manager in Gnome.

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Extract option missing from Files (Nautilus) after upgrade/conversion to AlmaLinux

I recently upgraded and converted my server from Centos 7 to AlmaLinux 8 via leapp, and after upgrading, I noticed that in the default Gnome3 file manager (nautilus), under Centos 7 I could right lick ...
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GNOME Files: Where are "Networks" cached?

So, on this Ubuntu 18.04 box* running Files 3.26.4 under Other Locations I have this entry for a long gone Brother printing station thing: Since it is clearly gone, there is no sensible way of ...
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Nautilus / Gnome asks for account to list available SMB shares

I'm currently configuring 3 Samba shares that are all "browseable = yes". Everything works well when I connect on each individual share like : \\server\share (Windows) OR smb://server/share ...
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Would it be possible to remap the Delete key in Nautilus to a custom script instead of gio?

In Ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME 42.5, pressing the Delete key while in Nautilus runs gio trash. There has been a long-standing issue with the way gio handles Trash within subvolumes in the btrfs file ...
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Ubuntu Nautilus sftp to server that has 2fa on is not working

I can ssh to a server that has 2FA, but I can't access it through Ubuntu (20.04) nautilus sftp. sftp://hostname.com or sftp://[email protected] results in time out, adding port 22 does not help. All I ...
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How to use a shared network folder like a local one in Gnome to download and save files?

I would like to be able to download a file from my web browser to a shared network folder. I am actually able to read and write to shared network folders when opening the file browser (Nautilus), but ...
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Nautilus "Not authorized to perform operation" with xorg on arch

When I try to mount a disk with nautilus on Arch by clicking on a drive under "Other Locations", I get the following error: "Unable to access location - Not authorized to perform ...
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Nautilus broken in ubuntu 22.04

when i updated ubuntu 22.04 file manager nautilus uninstalled i tryed to use: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade --fix-missing but it didnt help when i trying install: ~$ sudo apt install ...
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open in remote terminal showing wrong user

My VM: Ubuntu 20.04 VPN VM: Ubuntu 18.04 I'm accessing a vm via a vpn using another vm, i got in successfully and now i'm using the built-in Ubuntu file explorer to access the vpn vmfiles using sftp, ...
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Nautilus does 't open in Debian 10

The command nautilus does't show any window and does't return. There is no error message. I tried apt purge nautilus && apt install nautilus and reboot without any success. I am using Debian ...
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Disable automount of removable media in GNOME/Nautilus

Using GNOME 3, how can I disable automounting removable media and if possible, do so using the drive ID?
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File manager sidebar shortcuts synchronization

I have been comparing thunar and nautilus to decide if I wanted to switch file manager. Both have a sidebar on the left with shortcuts to various folders (home, documents, downloads...), to which you ...
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Corrupted windows file system after upgrading ubuntu nautilus

Currently, I'm ended up with a separate and shared NTFS partition with possible of ~49GB data lose. the partition is shared between Windows10(1903) and Ubuntu 16.04. It must have happened after ...
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Gnome3 File Manager Not Working (Debian / Kali)

2 days ago after updating linux, gnome file manager does not open. When I want to open anything under the "places" option at the top (home-documents-download-desktop ...), it tries to open it with "...
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Setting NOEXEC for all removable drives

I am using fedora 30 and I would like to prevent removable drives from being mounted with executable permissions. From my research I have found that Nautilus handles the auto-mounting(using Gnome on ...
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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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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 noticed 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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