Ubuntu – Why do the “Copy to” and “Move to” context menus in Nautilus only offer “Home” and “Desktop” as options


Why do the "Copy to" and "Move to" context menu options in Nautilus only include "Home" and "Desktop" as options?

Is there a way to add other places and even mounted external devices as options?

Best Answer

11.10 onwards

Maybe this might work:

Nautilus scripts the bullets state, amongst others:

  • Move To... #selected files/folders to ... whereever you want. the script will check if you have write-permissions and if the file already exists
  • Copy To...

Pick the 2 scripts from the download link and just install those just to see if it works. It is fairly old but the way Nautilus works had not changed for as far as I know.