Can't merge a folder with a parent with the same name

Bug #458273 reported by fubarbundy on 2009-10-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Using Nautilus 2.28.0 (Ubuntu Karmic) If I have the following structure:

parentfolder (1)
->samefoldername (2)
   ->samefoldername (3)

And I drag folder 3 into folder 1, I get the following message:

A folder named "samefoldername" already exists. Do you want to merge the source folder? The source folder already exists in "parentfolder". Merging will ask for confirmation before replacing any files in the folder that conflict with the files being moved.

When I then click 'Merge', I get the following message:

You cannot move a folder over itself. The source file would be overwritten by the destination.

What should happen is I get the following structure instead:


Windows Explorer can do it. Nautilus should be able to too.

Waldir Leoncio (wleoncio) wrote :

Tested under the same conditions. Confirmed.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
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