Ubuntu – How to make nautilus use file-roller in 17.10 like in 17.04


In Ubuntu 17.10 ubuntu upgraded Nautilus (File Browser) to version 3.26.0. New nautilus is not using file-roller anymore, it has switched to an integrated compression mechanism.

New mechanism

This makes it complicated to create encrypted archives and/or different types compression archives that file-roller does provide.

How to make nautilus use file-roller as before?

Related question: How to get more options in File-Roller?

Best Answer

Install nautilus-actions:

sudo apt install nautilus-actions
  • Context Label: Compress with FR
  • Create new action; path: file-roller
  • Parameters: -d %F
  • Working diretory: %d

For installing nautilus-actions in 18.04, see Nautilus-actions in 18.04.