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GNOME Files (formerly Nautilus) is the official file manager in GNOME.

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Open terminal in directory open in file explorer

In GNOME, I wish to setup a shortcut to open terminal in presently viewing directory in the gui file explorer. The nautilus gui is opened from terminal by the command xdg-open ., but I'm not sure if I ...
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Nautilus / Gnome Files says there is no app installed for any file type unless launched from console

As the title says. I can't open any file using nautilus. When I click on Select App on the dialog above it shows some irrelevant applications instead of Gnome Text Editor, for example. (Of course I ...
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ISO Media Videos thumbnails not showing in pop_os 22.04 LTS

all videos that are ISO media doesn't have thumbnails. I have tried the solutions here, but it didn't work (EDIT: im a noob, so its possibly those didnt work because im using pop_os distro, and those ...
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What free tool does Nautilus use to extract RAR files?

I have noticed that Nautilus (GNOME Files) can extract some RAR files that cannot be extracted using free packages like unrar-free or file-roller via CLI, nor using GUI tools like Engrampa or ...
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Gnome Files (Nautilus) cannot retrieve SMB share list of a server when double-clicking

I am running Gnome Arch. In Files, Other Locations, Networks, there is Server. If I double-click it, Files says "Unable to access location." If I type the server name smb://server and then ...
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Different name on terminal than on file manager

I work on RedHat Linux and, when I read files from terminal using ll or ls -l on my desktop, I see different names from what I have in my file manager. Say the file name on desktop is John, but I see ...
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How exactly does Nautilus sort files by name?

I noticed that Nautilus(GNOME Files) does not fully sort alphabetically. $ touch 1 $ touch 2 $ touch 3 $ touch '!2' Then the files are displayed in the following order: !2 1 2 3. This is fully ...
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Why can't I open Tar.gz archive with colons or commas in filename?

I have a 4Gb tar.gz archive downloaded from a Linux server machine. The machine we are on is a Zorin 16 OS machine. I am using both Nautilus / Archiver (file-roller I think it is) / Xarchiver We have ...
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Any operations with file system takes forever

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Unexpectedly for me all operations with the file system stopped working. I tried ls /, df and nautilus - all of this command takes forever to execute. What happened to my ...
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"Connect to Server" button stays disabled in Files on Pop!_OS, despite valid server address

I am trying to connect to my NAS server from my Pop!_OS system using the "Connect to Server" feature in the Files (Nautilus) application. I navigate to "Other Locations" and enter ...
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Setting default file manager and locating a file with the default file manager

Please don't mark it as duplicated before reading my question. I know that there already are those questions, but the existing answer did not work as expected, and that is why I am asking this ...
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How to recover files accidentally deleted from LUKS encrypted device?

I just "Permanently Deleted" two pictures from a folder in my disk that is encrypted with LUKS. I ran sudo testdisk and navigated through the menus. It did identify the two now missing files ...
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How to make Gnome Nautilus sort files in lexicographic order?

I have three pdf files in a folder. They are named 01.pdf, 1.pdf and 2.pdf respectively. When I click Name on the GUI to sort the files by name in ascending order they are sorted 1.pdf, 01.pdf, 2.pdf. ...
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Which mountpoint paths will automatically show up in file browser under devices?

Some examples: If I plug an external USB drive in, it will get mounted under /media/$USER/<device-id> and my file browsers will automatically list the mountpoint under devices. The same will ...
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What defines the "by relevance" sort criteria in Nautilus, and can it be changed?

When I filter-as-you-type the file list in Nautilus, the result list gets sorted "by relevance" by default. How is this defined? What makes a file more relevant than another file? Can I ...
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bash script runs fine except when run as nautilus script

I have bash script below to AI upscale a bunch of images and then re encode them to reduce file size, it works fine if I call the script from the terminal but not when I select it in nautilus as a ...
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How to automatically mount ZFS external USB flash drive when I insert it

In Ubuntu 20.04, I installed the zfsutils-linux package and formatted an external USB thumbdrive to use ZFS (sudo zpool create mypool /dev/sdb). I then changed its mount point to /media/user/mypool (...
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How do I create a zip that preserves unicode character composition on linux?

I'm on Debian. I have a file called Sóanr.jpg. According to https://emojidissector.com/, this is made of the following code points: S 0053 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S o 006F LATIN SMALL LETTER O ...
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How should I handle two seemingly conflicting XDG Desktop Entry requirements?

According to my understanding of the File Naming section in the XDG Desktop Entry Specification, I should name my .desktop file following reverse-DNS notation: The name of the desktop entry should ...
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troubleshoot nautilus thumbnails on SMB share

I need some help understanding how the thumbnail process works with Gnome Nautilus. I am running Gnome 43.2 with nautilus 43.1 on Manjaro Linux. Other computers show file thumbnails just fine on my ...
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How to run scripts named with spaces via "open with" list of applications in Nemo for Linux Mint?

TL;DR Exec=gnome-terminal -- bash -c 'script="%u";if [[ -e "$script" ]] ; then "$script" ; else exec bash ; fi' line in GNOME desktop file runs scrips, but only w/out ...
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Nautilus Script for multiple files (ffmpeg)

I have little background in programming and need to create a batch to extract the audio of multiple video files. Execution is done through the context menu in Nautilus/Gnome Files, stored in Nautilus' ...
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Fedora 37 with GNOME 43 - adjust Files/Nautilus sidebar width

It seems that GNOME 43 removed the ability to adjust the width of the left sidebar in Nautilus (named Files now, apparently?) by dragging the border. Does anyone know a workaround for this? I'd like ...
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How to display apps correctly in nautilus?

How do I get apps inside folders to display correctly in nautilus? The apps show as Desktop Configuration Files and have no icon, also, when double-clicked, they open up with the text editor. This is ...
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read Nautilus variable from shell script with PHP shebang

I have a php code that I have placed inside of a .sh script in order to run it as a file right-click option on Nautilus. Inside of this code, I need to read the content of a $...
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Can't change mounted HDD's permissions at all

I'm new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu on my PC which has SSD and HDD. I followed the guide to partition HDD properly and it has been mounting without errors so far. However, I can't write anything in ...
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File manager time to run --- why are some very slow?

Some file managers open very slow on kubuntu, bullseye 11. I had a problem on UDisks2VolumeMonitor, so fixing this, halved the time needed to run. (ps. UDisks2VolumeMonitor --> problem on mraid2 ...
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Making a bash script apply to only selected files (Nautilus)

I'm trying to learn (with no programming background) to create some custom bash scripts for converting selected files from Nautilus, but I hit an issue I can't understand. For reference, this is a ...
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Where is the "List files only" Nautilus' permission on terminal? [duplicate]

I found out that some folders may have the "List files only" permission on Nautilus. Others have "Access files". Both folders show the same on terminal, using ls -l command: drwxr--...
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Gnome 42 Wayland - nemo-desktop on org-gnome-Nautilus-desktop doesn't work properly

Using Wayland with Gnome 42 (default of this distribution), when icons are dragged across nemo-desktop and then released, they are not moved to the new position, always returning to the top left of ...
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Problems with icons, themes, nautilus on VNCServer after upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04

Problem: After upgrading one of my VMs from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04, I'm having various GUI problems on VNC server. Note: I was able to upgrade another VM, which is a 1 year old clone of this ...
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No thumbnails in GNOME files on a Guix system

GNOME Files (Nautilus) fails to generate thumbnails on an up-to-date Guix system, which is a known outstanding issue. Small empty files just go to ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory. ...
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Cannot open samba share in file manager but can mount it using CLI

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on my machine where I am trying to run docker container (ubuntu based) with samba. The container is running in a background. I can mount shared folder to host OS using ...
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Add meld in the contextual menu

Is it possible to add Meld in the contextual menu to easily compare 2 files ? On Windows, I can do that with Beyond Compare, would it be possible to do the same in Nautilus ? Thank you
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How to make nautilus forget an invalid ssh connection whose credentials were stored for forever?

I wanted to access some files on a remote. I used nautilus, entered ssh://my-ssh-server location bar, entered my user and password information and made it store the credentials for forever. Now I ...
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Efficient access to file notes

Recently, I started using the "Notes" that one can assign to files. They can be found by right-clicking on the file -> Properties -> tab "Notes". See the following image: I ...
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when mounting an .img via fstab, it shows duplicate in file manager (Ubuntu Mate 20.04.3)?

I have done these procedures to mount my .img file in /etc/fstab (for ubuntu mate 20.04 x64) Create .img file: dd if=/dev/zero of=filename.img bs=1024 count=2M sudo mkfs.ext4 filename.img Note: also ...
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Pop!_OS make windows fullscreen (not F11)

On my Pop!_OS machine (Ubuntu derivative) I sometimes use the full-screen mode in browsers to focus more using the F11 key. Now, running macOS as a VM via sosumi, I'm in the need of making that QEMU ...
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Make nautilus use default kde plasma color scheme

I am currently working with the KDE Plasma window manager and switched my default file manager to nautilus. Functionally everything works, but aesthetically it looks not very pleasing. Is it possible ...
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How to change file type settings in Ubuntu Beaver?

I noticed that when I looked at my documents folder, there was an XAPK file there. I knew it was there, but Nautilus detected it as a zip file. I was able to change filetype settings before on my RPi, ...
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I Can Only Delete Files Permanently, and Cannot Send to Them to Trash in Secondary Drives

When I am in another drive, I only have the option to delete files permanently, and cannot send files to trash. If I log in as a root user, however, I am able to send files to trash. The drive has a ....
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Can't access NFS via GNOME Nautilus. (Mountpoint does not exist)

I have NFS server. I can mount it manually: sudo mount -t nfs myserver:/srv/nfs /mnt But I can also mount it with file managers, as I'm broadcasting its presence using avahi. I can mount it via ...
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How to add a cipher on sftp:// nautilus UI debian OR How to require cipher for one specific user in SSH?

i recently have in a server 2 users: admingti interfazpic The user interfazpic connects through an SFTP client which requires that it have an encryption, because if I do not place a default ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: File explorer takes very long to open

For about one month now I have the problem that all tasks related to opening the file explorer in Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome) take very long. Whether I directly try to use the file explorer or via a menu (e....
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Chrome still opens Nautilus in spite changing the default file manager to Dolphin in Pop!_OS

Recently, I changed my default file manager from Nautilus to Dolphin in Pop!_OS by this command: xdg-mime default org.kde.dolphin.desktop inode/directory' and checked again which is the default file ...
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After installing KDE Plasma, the default file manager became dolphin for browsers on Gnome

I installed and then removed KDE Plasma on my POP OS 20.04 LTS and since then in browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Chromium and Brave) it opens downloaded files with Dolphin. The only solution founded is to ...
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Can't change inode directory in plasma

I am using KDE in Manjaro. I need to set Nautilus for my default and inode directory. I used some commands, and it didn't work. $ xdg-mime query default inode/directory org.kde.dolphin.desktop $ xdg-...
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Why cwd in /proc/nautilus_pid/cwd always points to /home/username?

I wanted to check the current directory opened in nautilus window. I check the pid of nautilus, and symbolic link proc/pid/cwd, always points to home directory. Is this expected behaviour? If so ...
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Why does nautilus show different permission icons on lost+found in an external drive?

On my external drive, I have an ext4-formatted partition. I've recently noticed that the icon that's shown in the file manager on the lost+found directory there is different from the one shown for the ...
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How to drag and drop to desktop in Ubuntu 20.04

Answers on this thread: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1230884/cannot-move-files-from-and-to-desktop mention that the drag and drop to desktop does not work because in the experimental version of ...
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