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Please, can someone advise me which File Managers that are available to install and use in Ubuntu?

Please include only one file manager per answer, with the following information:

  • Caracteristics and/or features
  • Main differences with the installed by default in Ubuntu (Nautilus, Dolphin, Pacman, etc.)
  • Screenshot
  • How to install and configure as default file manager
  • How to remove and purge configurations restoring the original configuration
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closed as too broad by Braiam, Richard, Lucio, Eric Carvalho, BuZZ-dEE Apr 1 '14 at 15:31

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Oo , why neg vote ? is that such a bad Question ? – Raja Sep 10 '13 at 15:37
Good! I was looking for such post.. Okay I have a query to0.. Which display manager is in Ubuntu 13.04, I'm using 12.04 LTS and want to install that in it! Will you please suggest me how? – Saurav Kumar Sep 10 '13 at 15:39
I believe that the negative vote was because your question is very short... This, to me, is NOT a reason to down vote it. – SimplySimon Sep 10 '13 at 15:41
@rajagenupula: Yes that is what I was looking for! It is default in Ubuntu 13.04 could you please tell me how can I get it on Ubuntu 12.04 May be you have to give some time! But I'll be very happy to get it! :) – Saurav Kumar Sep 10 '13 at 16:21
@rajagenupula: Thanks in advance :) Actually I tried but couldn't reach to the solution. When I saw this post, I got the person who could help me.. ;) – Saurav Kumar Sep 10 '13 at 16:25
up vote 9 down vote accepted

The Best Ubuntu File Managers are

1 Nautilus

This is default in Ubuntu-desktop but other flavors of Ubuntu can get it with

sudo apt-get install nautilus 

The default file manager in GNOME DE too, Nautilus has an intuitive interface and offers features like previews, sorting, three view modes (icons, list, compact), bookmarks. Nautilus can be expanded via plugins and it also supports context menus.

2 Dolphin

This is default in Kubuntu-desktop but other flavors of Ubuntu can get it with

sudo apt-get install dolphin

Dolphin is the default file manager for KDE focusing on usability. The main features of Dolphin are:

  • Navigation bar for URLs, which allows to navigate quickly through the file hierarchy

  • View properties are remembered for each folder

  • Split of views and tabs are supported

  • Network transparency

  • File content previews

  • Support for version control system plugins

  • Integrated terminal

  • Searching for file content and meta information

3 thunar

This is default in Xubuntu-desktop but other flavors of Ubuntu can get it with

sudo apt-get install thunar

4 Nemo

we can install it with

 sudo apt-get install nemo

5 Double Commander ( new )

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd
sudo apt-get update

For gtk version

 sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk

for Qt version

sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt

6 Pcmanfm

sudo apt-get install pcmanfm

7 Konqueror

Konqueror is one of the most advanced file managers for KDE. Thanks to the underlying KDE technologies it can transparently access FTP and SFTP servers, zip files (and other archives), smb (Windows) shares, and even browse and rip audio CDs.

sudo apt-get install konqueror


OMG! we have so many more! Click here for 20 File managers for Ubuntu

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Could you add more details, the pros/cons of each of them? Maybe a short description? – Braiam Sep 10 '13 at 16:13
@Braiam people are already trying to close this . I just want to help. OK any way I have lately found that bottom link . Thats having everything. – Raja Sep 10 '13 at 16:18
ha ha ha its looking too much funny ...what media players are there is not too much broad question… and what DE are there… is not too much broad question but what file managers are there is a too broad question. GREAT!! nice job. keep going. – Raja Sep 10 '13 at 16:21
Everything I am doing here , just to help.Help people help you. Do what ever you want. – Raja Sep 10 '13 at 16:21
Check my edit on the question, I believe that way nobody will have complains with the question nor answers. – Braiam Sep 10 '13 at 16:53

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