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This might look like a duplicate of other questions, but it isn't.

I'd like to know how to set nautilus as the file manager....avoiding it to change anything else but the file management.


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yes I also prefer nautilus over thunar. use this command this will install nautilus without the junk.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends nautilus

Then go to settings manager, preferred applications and replace thunar with nautilus

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