How to Install Nautilus on Ubuntu 22.04

Nautilus is the file manager for GNOME and has an interactive interface to manage files. This file manager comes by default in Ubuntu 22.04 and works efficiently to manage files/directories. The Nautilus can be installed from the official repository of Ubuntu and can be opened in the bash shell script containing the nautilus.

This post will provide an installation method of the Nautilus on Ubuntu 22.04.

Method 1: How To Install Nautilus on Ubuntu 22.04?

The installation medium of “nautilus” comes in the default repository of Ubuntu 22.04. This section will demonstrate the steps to install Nautilus on Ubuntu 22.04. Let’s get started:

Step 1: Update the Core Libraries

The packages list needs to be updated to get the latest package. To do so, use the command:

$ sudo apt update

Step 2: Install Nautilus

Let’s see which version of nautilus is available on the apt list:

$ apt show nautilus

The “1:42.2-0” version of nautilus is available in the default repository of Ubuntu which can be installed using the command:

$ sudo apt install nautilus -y

And to confirm the installation, display the version details of installed nautilus using the command:

$ nautilus --version

42.2 version of GNOME nautilus has been installed and to explore more about the nautilus, run the command:

$ nautilus --help

It will display the usage and other options of the Nautilus file manager.

How to Remove Nautilus on Ubuntu 22.04?

If it is supposed to uninstall the nautilus from Ubuntu, use the command:

$ sudo apt purge nautilus -y

The Nautilus file manager will be removed with this command.

That’s all from this guide!


To install Nautilus on Ubuntu 22.04, use the command “sudo apt install nautilus -y” because it comes in the default repository of Ubuntu. Nautilus is the default file manager in Ubuntu 22.04 and is quite effective in managing files. In this write-up, a detailed installation method of a nautilus has been discussed for Ubuntu 22.04.