File managers provide either a GUI or CLI for interfacing with the file system. This tag can also be used for operations with files, such as copy, duplicating, renaming, etc.

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File manager with two panel synchronized directory browsing

Is there any tool (similar to vifm, mc) which allows two panel synchronized directory browsing? eg. I have two directories opened in both panels: /home/user/website1/ and /home/user/website2/ and ...
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How can we get a filtered search with Thunar?

I wonder if we can get a filtered search with Thunar. I mean, let's say: we want to search for all *.mid (MIDI) files, which were modified into the last 3 months only, and into the HDD 1 (whatever ...
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Is it possible to integrate rabbitvcs with a file manager krusader Krusader?

I am using Krusader as file manager and rabbitvcs, I would like to see notification for SVN (red/green icons) in Krusader. How to achieve this? If is not possible, could you suggest me another File ...
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Switch default file manager system wide on kubuntu

I have installed the 14.04 version of ubuntu-server, and installed the kubuntu-desktop package overtop of it, for the purposes of using a remote desktop client. I would like to change the default file ...
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Lenovo X131e Chromebook Xfce4 USB Read and Write Problem

It won't allow me to change my 8 GB Yoda USB-drive into read & write in the permission tab so that I can install Steam games there. I changed it then half a second later it changed it back to ...
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How to change from German to English in the File Manager in Ubuntu 15.10?

My months and days in my File Manager are in German, how do I change that? On the photo you see 'Dez' : It means Dezember (German for December). I also saw one day Mittwoch (German for Wednesday). How ...
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How can I reorganize files by extension, and sort them into folders by category?

Below code was posted by @JacobVlijm. I've tried to modify it, because I want other folder names then the file extensions, and I'd like to group file extensions into categories. The code does not work ...
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How can I copy all files in a sub-directory of Downloads folder into another sub-directory in var/www/?

I downloaded Magento 2.0 into Downloads folder and extracted all the files into temp_extract. Now I want to copy all files inside temp_extract into var/www/magento. I cannot figure out how to do it. ...
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Is there a file manager with file search that doesn't break xubuntu desktop

I am looking of a file manager for Xubuntu that would: (1) Be file search capable. The default combination Thunar+Catfish is can only search files, but cannot manipulate those. Catfish fails to ...
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Sort file into directories base on their extension [duplicate]

I just recovered more than 2 Million files using PhotoRect, the files in the recovery folder contain more than 2 Thousand folder containing random files extension . It would be impossible if I sort ...
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Some programs don't see other partitions [closed]

I tried to get some photos from my second internal HDD (native SATA at Chipset) to Wallch. But it does not recognize any of my internal and external HDDs, except for the partition with Ubuntu (see ...
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Show full-path for links [duplicate]

The real path for the folder TEMP DESK is: /home/username/Desktop/Dropbox/mystuff/TEMP DESK But when I click on the link that I created for it, it shows: /home/username/Desktop/Link to ...
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Windows explorer-like file manager for Linux with “List” view style [duplicate]

Is there any file manager for Linux with a view style similar to that of "List" in Windows Explorer? i.e: in the screenshot I have set it to "List" and sorted by type. In my couple decades of checking ...
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Hide hidden files and directories in file upload pop-up explorer

How can I hide hidden files and directories in pop-up file explorer when uploading a file via web browsers, e.g. when inserting an email attachment? I checked Firefox 42.0 and Chrome 46.0 on x64 ...
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“Documents” folder is inaccessible after upgrade

I have just discovered that I cant open my documents folder. It is no longer in the bookmarks list in the file manager, but at the end of the list and when I click on it...it says the following: I ...
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File manager with media information?

So I've been using Ubuntu for like 5 years now but I was really unhelpful when one of my juniors asked me if there was a file manager which for media containing directories can show the media ...
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How to show the menu bar in Thunar in Xubuntu 15.10?

I accidentally hid the menu bar in the Thunar file manager, how can I make it visible again?
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Move files (identicalName&content -> delete old // identicalName & diferrentContent -> rename&Move)

I have 2 directories and try to move contents from 1st to 2nd, i get the confirmation of overwriting if name is identical, but i actually care if the files are identical (md5? size? byteByByte? ...
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Is there a way to add brief list view mode to the Ubuntu file manager?

I could find only two file listing modes offered by the Ubuntu file manager: "grid of icons" displaying big file icons/thumbnails with file names under them and "list" which is actually not a list but ...
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Tools to help filter out files (mostly images)

I was recently on a trip and on my way back I lost lot of my pictures to a computer crash. After using photorec I am left with a dump of over 4000 pictures from which I need would want to keep only ...
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File manager stopped displaying partitions.

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Everytime I clicked on the file icon of the file manager previously it displayed a list of partitions on the left hand side with the right portion being the files in my home ...
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Can only permanently delete files via file manager after adding

I have two partitions which were not auto-mounting after a clean install of Ubuntu10.04. I edited my /etc/fstab and they're now auto-mounting but the behaviour has changed slightly. Before, using the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open Ubuntu file manager?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open the Ubuntu file manager? If there isn't one by default, how can I set such a shortcut?
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how do I remove the chmod +t file permissions

I was setting up a new hard drive for temporary folders and accidentally set the chmod +t (sticky bit) file permission. How can I remove this setting? I have a program using it as temp folders and ...
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Open containing folder instantly [duplicate]

i have problem with open containing folder in ff/chromium instead instant open it open it minimized into launcher ( So the file explorer icon shake ) How can i force to open it instantly without ...
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List the duration of each video file in a directory

I have a directory full of .MP4 video files. I would like to see a list that has the name of each file and its duration in minutes and seconds. Something like this: one.mp4 4:34 two.mp4 2:23 ...
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error splicing file:permission denied

I'm new at Ubuntu, I made a copy of all of my important files, from windows, including, pdf's microsoft word documents as well. and when I try to copy them to the Ubuntu desktop from my external hard ...
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Display files from different folders in a window

I have a text-file and inside the path to different files. The idea is read the text-file and export all the path-files to a file-manager. Finally with the file-manager (e.x. nautilus) can see all the ...
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How do I change the default name for a new folder?

When I create a new folder in the Thunar file-manager via CtrlShiftN, a folder appears. The default name which is suggested is New folder. I like to change that suggestion to ideas or drawer.
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Ubuntu file manager is not showing proper icons

I am a programmer; and I have noticed something odd lately. All files of a code language, but mostly python do not display the proper file icons. I know that this is not a "big deal". The reason it ...
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Cant mount all the drives through File manager (Nautilus?)

I am using Ubuntu and Ubuntu variants. Many times, I can't access any other drives than the drive named "Computer" in my File manager. What is the problem here and how do I fix it?
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Adding “frequent / most used” directories to sidebar in PCManFM

I'm starting to use the mouse a lot more for navigating file directories and I'm really missing the ability to tag directories that MacOS offers. Is there either similar functionality to tag ...
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How can I browse the files on my smartphone via bluetooth?

I have an Sony Xperia Z1 compact and can successfully pair it with my laptop, which runs Xubuntu 14.04. I can send files from the smartphone to the laptop and vice versa, but I cannot browse the file ...
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Why does running a file manager as root mess up the permissions in the home directory?

I understand that on occasions when running your file manager as root, with the command: sudo nautilus For instance, that it messes up your home directory's permissions so that files get owned as ...
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Search a specific file in Gnome file manager

This script is executed by home automation assistant in Linux 14.04, Gnome-desktop #!/bin/bash gnome-open /home/Folder && xdotool search Folder | head -n 1 | tail -n 1 | VAR1=%1 | xdotool ...
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Why does copy&paste fail from and to a smarthphone's external sd-card (sdcard1) - mtp-probem

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Thunar 1.6.3. I cannot copy and paste folders and files from or to the SD-card of my Sony Xperia Z1 compact smartphone. (Everything in the following is translated back ...
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How to sort files in file manager by track?

I'm recently want to try if any chance i can sort my files in file manager by track number especially for music files. Please help ?
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File chooser view settings

In Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME 3.10, replaced every shred of nautilus with pcmanfm 1.2.3. Searched through every config file, checked the issue tracker, nothing can seem to explain how I can force the ...
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Navigating in the Nautilus 3.10.1 side pane using the keyboard

I would like to be able to navigate the main file manager window as well as the Nautilus (3.10.1) side pane using just the keyboard (arrow keys etc.). How do I switch between being able to navigate ...
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Fast & Traceable copy of 2 TB data over Gigabit LAN from Ubuntu live mounted Volume to Synology NAS (Win SMB, NFS, Mac AFP)? How?

Fast & Traceable copy of 2 TB data over Gigabit LAN from Ubuntu live mounted Volume to Synology NAS (Win SMB, NFS, Mac AFP)? How? I am going a Data Recovery using a Unbunto Live CD (14.x LTE) ...
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Undo Change In Default File Extension Application

I wanted to open a .pem file to look at the key so I double clicked it. Some application came up the let me "import" it and give it a tag. But I still wanted to look at it after I imported it ...
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Cannot move / copy files between panes in Nemo after update

I use multiplae panes a lot to move or copy files between panes. After Nautilus made the multiple panes disappear, I used the Webupd8's Repository so i can get that functionality back. Then, after a ...
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File Manager Hang on Ubuntu 10.04

When I try to open a folder, it will display "Opening [folder]..." on the taskbar, but it shortly disappears and nothing happens. When I log out, something informs me that File Manager is not ...
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.file problem in home folder

hi dear friends ins start sorry for bad english .. Im after install one application in my system after install this app listed in home file sample hom/jhon .skype .gimp .gedit how to solve this
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File manager that integrates into the desktop?

Is there like a special file manager I can install that will turn my entire desktop into one big file manager window? Here's what I'm thinking: You have a folder on the desktop, and you click on it. ...
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File manager app does not show files on sd card on BQ E4.5

On my BQ E4.5 Ubuntu phone, teh file manager app does not show files on the SD card. I copied lost of mp3 to the SD card and I do not have any problem playing these files on the phone. When connecting ...
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How to view designated Ubuntu file partition after installing Ubuntu?

I was finally able to get Ubuntu 15.04 to fully install and boot on my laptop. Then found that when I opened the file manager, there was only one of my two partitions (I have one for windows and one ...
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Browsing folders with more than 100000 images

I have a folder with 322000 images in it. When I go to that folder with any file manager it gets stuck in loading. How can I go there and view or delete images?
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Sorting files by name [duplicate]

Is there a way I can change the way files are currently "sorted by name", to include common non-alphabetical characters like +-_? I don't mind getting my hands dirty if someone can point me to the ...
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Remotely manage files from a Windows machine

I have a home server/media center using Ubuntu 14.04, and I need to manage files on it from my Windows 7 machine (same LAN). At the moment I am using TeamViewer, but it's not really what I want, and I ...