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

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Nautilus only show directories with access

We are running a multi-user environment. Also, we have a few shared folders in /home where different groups of people have access to. Now that we have quite a few users, the /home directory is quite ...
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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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Overlapping desktop icons of Nemo and Nautilus in CentOS

I have installed Nemo (file manager) and run the following commands 1. xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search 2. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-...
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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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the Files of gnome crashes sometimes when opening multitabs

this is log url: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/HYVK92Fqww/ nautilus crash
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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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How to disable or remap Space to work like Enter in Nautilus?

Pressing Space while focused on a file in Nautilus opens the file in some sort of wonky always on top preview window with very little functionality: I can't find any option to control this behaviour, ...
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RabbitVCS not using Meld

I am using Debian 11 and I’ve installed RabbitVCS from Nautilus with Meld /usr/bin/meld being set as the program to compare to compare files: However, this apparently is not working and RabbitVCS is ...
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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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How to see preview or thumbnail of a file while opening for upload through Whatsapp web.(Ubuntu 20.04)

I need to upload quite a number of photos through WhatsApp web. So after clicking the document upload button in WhatsApp, I open the required folder for upload and then I can only see list view of ...
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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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Prevent Nautilus from bringing up file viewer on mount

I have a script that generates an SD card image file. Omitting the copying of data to the SD card image, here it is (please forgive the lack of error checking and any typos): SDFILE=/tmp/sdcard.img ...
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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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Why does the copy speed decrease for a single file?

When copying a 2 GB file from HDD to USB stick, the initial speed is about 80 MB/sec, and decreases steadily to 10 MB/sec or even less. Why is this so? The answers I've found says it's related to ...
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x-gvfs-show: Cannot display second hard drive left side of nautilus

I am trying to get fstab option x-gvfs-show to work as expected on my default installation of Debian/buster/amd64. I did stumble upon: What is the difference between mounting in fstab and by mounting ...
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sort directories by last modified content (recursive)

I have a bunch of directories at the same level and would like to sort them according to the last modified date of the content (recursive) inside them. However, in nautilus, it looks like the ...
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How to remove Starred tab in Gnome Nautilus with dconf?

Gnome Nautilus has this Starred tab that I don't use and want to remove: How to do it with dconf? I believe there's an option to do it but couldn't find it yet. The answer to a similar question ...
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Difference between nautilus and sudo nautilus

I would like to know the difference between nautilus and sudo nautilus. Please help. Thank you.
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Is there a way to get a current directory of a nautilus window?

I'm opening a nautilus window from my bash script with nautilus --new-window . How can I keep reading the currently open directory (even after navigating somewhere)?
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Keyboard not working in Nautilus

I used to have Debian Jessie with GNOME (I do not know the version though). I had to reinstall Debian and I decided to stick to the same Debian Version Jessie 8.11. I installed the GNOME version which ...
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.desktop file drag n' drop not working after Gnome upgrade

On Debian 9 I was able to drag and drop files onto .desktop files and use %F successful. After upgrading to Debian 10 and Gnome 3.30 this is no longer possible. Is there a solution? Thanks.
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Use same credentials in GNOME Files and SSH

With GNOME Files, I use a password to access a CIFS (Samba) share. For the remainder of the session, GNOME maintains my credentials and I don't have to enter the password again, even after suspending ...
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How can I mount a SFTP server that needs a PGP key, with nautilus?

I use my PGP key as ssh private key to log into almost all my ssh servers (thanks to gpg-agent). I now want to connect to it with SFTP via nautilus, but every time I try I get a 'Access denied' popup. ...
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How to find out the real name of mountable devices?

When I open Nautilus and I go to the other locations I can see my unmounted hdd wich name is /dev/sda1 and it's real name is HDD. How can I found the real name of /dev/sda1 from the command line?
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What command can I run to open a remote folder in GUI using an identity key?

I recently used the nautilus file manager to open up remote folders hosted on my Linux VPS. Each time I want to access them, I need to manually connect to my server through GUI. I was wondering if ...
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Smoother access to files on FTP Server

I use Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04.3 to access ftp server. But if I select any files, it opens in the browser first, then gets downloaded in the download folder and then I have to open that downloaded ...
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GPG encryption in Nautilus right click menu

I often use gpg command to encrypt files like so gpg -c file which produces a file.gpg. I would like to get rid of the command line aspect and have a right click button in my Nautilus. I tried ...
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Problem with recursive change of file ownership

Have a directory on a hard drive where I want to change all contents from owned by root to owned by tomc. I have tried Nemo, Krusader, and Nautilus (all launched as root, using sudo), all of which ...
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Set "Backspace" to Go Back in Nautilus

I'd like to press "Backspace" to go up/back in file explorer as I do in Windows. However, My OS is Debian 9 and I'm using Nautilus(GNOME nautilus 3.22.3) and "Alt + Left Arrow" is assigned for this ...
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Change Ubuntu 18.04 Nautilus context menu "Open in Terminal" from "Gnome-terminal" to "Tilix"

Any idea on how may be changed context-menu from default gnome-terminal to tilix in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver? Already tried renaming /usr/bin/gnome-terminal to /usr/bin/gnome-terminalbackup, then /...
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Best way to check if Nautilus File Manager is running?

I've been working hours on this problem. When nautilus file manager is NOT running nautilus is running because it controls icons on the desktop. $ ps -aux | grep nautilus | grep -v grep rick ...
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Having scripts automatically cd into file manager directory

How can I have a script detect where it's being run from in a graphical file manager? For instance, I want to run a Windows program in a directory with Wine by double clicking it in Nautilus, but Wine ...
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Use desktop icons in Debian 10

Debian 10 (Buster) uses GNOME 3.30, which again can use icons on the desktop. To achieve this, I understand that one needs to make a setting that GNOME uses Nautilus to manage the desktop. I searched ...
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How to tame Nautilus sidebar to show local volumes and removable media?

Nautilus used to show my local volumes and removable media properly, but that does not work on a new computer I just installed (clean system). See the example below with Nautilus v. 3.26.4 on the left ...
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Automate gpgtar encryption bash script

hHello :) I am trying to automate a script (that runs from within Nautilus scripts folder) that encrypts folders locally: #!/bin/bash chars=abcd1234ABCD for i in {1..8} ; do echo -n "${chars:...
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