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This test case covers basic operation of the GNOME file manager (Nautilus).

Consult very comprehensive help located in "Super menu" - "Help" if you don't know how to do some action.


  1. Optional: if you have access to network resources through Kerberos or Active Directory, add an Enterprise Login account as described in Online Accounts test case.

How to test

  1. Browse directories using the main view and sidebar. Go backward and forward when those actions are available.
  2. Open multiple tabs with different locations.
  3. Try to open a variety of file types.
  4. Create, copy, move, delete and rename files and directories.
  5. Try to select multiple files and/or folders.
  6. Search for files and directories, use various keywords and filters.
  7. Switch between icon and list views. Sort files by name, size, type and last modification date, try also reverse order. Toggle "show hidden files" and see if it reveals additional locations in the Home directory.
  8. Try some common settings from the preferences window, to see if they work as expected: "Sort Folders Before Files", "Action to Open Items".
  9. Open file and directory properties, and check that the information looks correct.
  10. Change file and directory permissions.
  11. Connect a removable drive and open it from the sidebar. View available space using the properties. Format the drive by selecting "Format..." from its context menu.
  12. Select some files and directories, compress them, move an archive to a different location and extract them here.
  13. If possible, connect to a remote server from the "Other Locations" item in the sidebar.

Expected Results

  1. There shouldn't be any regressions from the previous release. You should see previews or icons correctly representing contents of files and directories. Files should be opened in their associated applications. This should work with local, removable and remote media.
  2. Every action should have expected result. This should work with local, removable and remote media.
  3. Files should always find existing files and directories when using correct keywords and filters.
  4. List view should show correct informations. Sorting should work as expected.
  5. You can navigate directories as a tree.
  6. Properties should display correct information. Application association should change for every files with same filetype.
  7. Extracted files and directories should be exactly same as originals. This should work on local, removable and remote media.
  8. You should see recently accessed files sorted by modification date.
  9. This should work also with Kerberos and Active Directory network resources.