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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Sorting files by name

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 ...
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Zenity (alike) File Browser with custom filesystem Root

I am creating ubuntu application which need to display file browser from command line, and request file selection from user. I am aware usage of zenity --file-selection --file-filter="MP3 Files | ...
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What is this Directory?

I know that the .desktop files of mostly of installed applications will be founded in the /usr/share/applications. Today and accidentally I came to the directory /usr/share/app-install/desktop. It ...
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Is there a file manager that opens readme files?

I'm looking for a file manager that shows the content of a readme file when I open a folder, like on github. Is that possible to do? Edit: I know that they are just text files that I can open like ...
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Where is the unlock full access in filemanager on Aquaris Ubuntutouch?

I use the File Manager version 0.4.386 and I don't find the "unlock full access" button. It is not in the field with with new file and properties. I don't know why. If somebody could help me that ...
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File manager with integrated terminal (like KDE Dolphin)

KDE's Dolphin file manager has an integrated terminal Changing directory in the terminal also changes the directory displayed in the file manager. Is there an Ubunty Unity or Gnome equivalent?
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Unable to create or extract archives in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity

Here's my problem: I want to create/extract archives (like .zip or .tar.gz) from my file manager in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity. But when I right-click a file, the options simply are not there. When I ...
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What is an Ubuntu file manager that remembers what directories were open?

On windows I use xplorer2, which is a great dual-pane, multi-tab, file manager that, when you open it, opens with the same tabs and panes open as when you closed it, at the same directories. I am ...
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How can I get IntelliJ IDEA's “Show in Files” to open Nemo instead of Nautilus?

In IntelliJ IDEA (or any of its related IDEs such as PyCharm, WebStorm, etc) you can right click a file or folder and select Show in Files as highlighted here When I do this, it opens the folder in ...
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How to access SD-card within Aquaris E4.5 (Ubuntu edition)?

I have just purchased a new bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition and I am not able to read or write on my SD-card. The smartphone recognizes the external drive, but neither the ubuntu touch file manager nor ...
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pdf and document browser ( like image browser but for pdf )

I have a lot of pdf files ( research papers, presentations ... ) and I download or make by myself lot of them each week. I need something to browse trough them fast and to manage them (like sort them ...
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Is there a way to get all file browsing dialogues to use a single click to open files and folders?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I have set Nautilus to open files using single click. However, when navigating the 'Open' / 'Select a file' dialogues in any other application (e.g. libreoffice), I ...
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Is there a concept of GUI based file copy like Windows?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and come from a Windows background. I need to copy gigabytes of files from a Drobo network share to a new secondary drive in the Ubuntu box. I have created a folder inside ...
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Run script in Terminal via context menu (Open with Terminal)?

this question is simple about "Open/Run in Terminal".... Looks Ubunutu doesn't support bash/shell-scripts the way we know from KDE and any other OS: I tried the obvious: Right click in file ...
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How to see photo icons in Lubuntu file manager

In File Manager PCManFM, when I open a folder with pictures, I can only see the icon that represents a picture file. I would like to be able to see the icons of the pictures as those pictures ...
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How to automatically bring an activated window to the foreground?

When I have a file browser and an image viewer opened and I double click a photo, the image viewer doesn't jump to the foreground, its icon just shakes a bit and acquires a glow around it, and I have ...
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How to configure firefox file picker to icon view? [closed]

When I need to upload an image the file dialog in "detailed view" is very painful. How can I change this? My os is Lubuntu 14.04
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Nautilus moving items to Trash without asking for confirmation

How do I force Nautilus to demand yes/no confirmation after hitting the delete key? I am aware of the "Files"->"Preferences"->"Behaviour" option: "Ask before emptying the rubbish bin or deleting ...
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Any file browser well integrated into Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop able to open desktop folders in tabs instead a new window?

Double clicking on folders in the desktop interface of Ubuntu will open them in Nautilus. This is a briefing of my research so far: I have installed PcManFM. I like it because it very quick. However, ...
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file manager “places” missing

"Places" label is missing in my file manager and my file manager toolbar looks like got shrunk the boxes in the toolbar is not properly placed
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Filemanager that asks for sudo rights when it needs it [duplicate]

On my Mac I can copy files using the Finder, and if the destination folder has a different owner, a window pops up and asks for credentials. On Ubuntu or Linux Mint I don't see anything like that. ...
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Broken link to Trash directory

I have toyed around with creating a symlink to redirect the default Trash location in Ubuntu ~/.local/share/Trash to another hard drive. I did this a while ago and when problems occurred I reverted ...
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How to open folders with `nemo` by clicking on folder icons on the desktop handled by nautilus or directly within nautilus?

My aim is to replace nautilus with nemo from universe in ubuntu devel (currently vivid) using unity. I am close to this goal, after reading about DefaultFileManager from ubuntu help and this or this ...
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Cyberduck alternative for Rackspace

I'm looking to upload some files to Rackspace Cloud Files. Basically, I'd like something simple with a gui like FileZilla. Rackspace suggests using a program called Cyberduck which does just that, ...
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F2 Occasionally not Working or lagging

Sometimes when renaming a file in nautilus or nemo, when pressing F2 it becomes unresponsive and I can't rename it (no keypress is shown on screen, nothing is saved when I stop renaming), and I have ...
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Cannot acess certain directory using CD command

Cannot access CPP directory. ashutosh@ashutosh:~$ ls 17431- Microprocessor and Programming.pdf Documents Softbox 17431.pdf Downloads TASM ANURAG ...
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Can file transfer speed be increased with an application when copy-pasting large amounts of data?

Are there transfer speed differences when a copy-paste action is done with different file managers? Transfer speed seem to vary within a single operation, but can a file manager or other application ...
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File transfer (copy/paste) speed variations - why?

What could be the causes of variations in the speed of file transfer (copy&paste) of large data (multiple video files) from my computer to an external device? I notice huge differences in speed, ...
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What could possibly be changing the access time of old backedup files?

I am using ubuntu 14 LTS 64 bit. I keep backup of my source files in /var/src-backup/. I was examining the access date of all those files and it appears as though the files have been accessed at ...
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Why elFinder file manager can't save edited file, or delete a file or even create archive as it is supposed to do?

I'm using apache on kubuntu, i wished to use a web file manager like famous cpanel on internet does, so i installed elFinder 2.0 into var/www/html/ The elFinder is shown on my firefox webbrowser, but ...
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How to force Firefox to open downloads with new default file manager (Nemo)?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Then I installed Nemo and configured it to be my new default file manager. Most things works great, except for the browser Firefox. If I download a file and click in ...
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How to make .local folder visible?

So I'm trying to install mods for the video game known as FTL But when I open it, I can't find my actual directory. I looked and it said CTRL+H will unhide the folders. But it won't allow me to do ...
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program opening multiple processes

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and am using KDE Dolphin as my file manager. It works just fine. I did however notice that it is now running in multiple processes. It is as if every time I go to a new ...
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Create templates for Gnome Commander

How do I make templates for Gnome Commander so that I can create files of my desired format from right click context menu? By default via create button in the right click menu I can create only ...
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Is it possible to mount and unmout network shares through file manager?

I usually mounted my NAS through fstab line //192.168.0.32/hdd /media/nsa320/ cifs username=admin,password=pass,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,noauto,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 and then through command line ...
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System displaying “E” as “H” (?) from different font (?)

This is weird - and it just turned up yesterday. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and fairly vanilla. As of yesterday, the system wants to display the character E as H. Here are two examples. First, the ...
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Lubuntu error Failed to open “%F”

in lubuntu I installed Cairo dock on desktop,but when I'm going to click on folders or shortcuts I get this error: Failed to open "%F". Error when getting information for file '/home/deniz/%F': No ...
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How can I get a copy of the Application Menu that I can access on file manager?

I'm a newcomer to Linux world and installed ubuntuStudio, and this distro have many programs for media edit, so I want to investigate them one by one, simultaneously. I'm having problem about that ...
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File manager's type-ahead find not working properly in 14.10

If I open the file manager and start typing, then it seems the first keystroke is not registered. For example, if I type "docu" in order to select Documents, instead it registers "ocu" and selects ...
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mimeapps.list is missing in ~/.local/share/applications

I was trying to change my default file manager in Ubuntu 14.04 from Nautilus to spacefm. The procedure (that worked on a previous computer) is to add the following lines to ...
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chinese floder name is gash when i recived it which created in windows

my chinese floder name echo like this "2014-09-24(yxy)(R-STHRSS20140923-0052)(Çຣ)Ôö¼ÓË«²ãVLANÓëÉ豸¶Ë¿Ú¹ØÁª¹Øϵ" ,file name too. it was created in windows platform,how can i fixed it.
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14.04 Freezes When Modifying Files

I'm having issues on my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that have only started happening very recently. Basically, it seems that anytime I perform any add, modify, move, copy, or delete a file on my ...
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Extract here option and Source code for Thunar File manager

Please anyone can paste me the source code for Extract Here option in Thunar File Manager. Any type of script i.e Python OR Shell Script OR PHP is OK. Please help me
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File Chooser - Can't Clear Folder Selection

How to clear selection on folder in GtkFileChooser? The shortest way I can find is by going to upper / parent directory from current directory and coming back to it. It is annoying when we need to ...
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Change file manager used by Firefox on Lubuntu

I'm running Firefox 28 on Lubuntu 14.04 and I've noticed that when using "Open Containing Folder" it opens the folder in "Files" file manager instead of PCManFM. This is slightly annoying, so I've ...
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Color folders by date accessed

I am looking for a file manager or file manager extension that color-codes folders by access date, so I can see at a glance which ones I have used recently. I would prefer some extension to Nautilus, ...
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Problematic MTP on Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-bit

I have read lots of posts and tutorials about enabling MTP support on Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-bit since I own a Samsung Galaxy Note GT-8010 tablet. After installing various packages I am able to have it ...
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Ranger file manager - getting it to open archive files with custom script?

I've acquired a custom bash script which extracts all archive files and waits for input. Below: #!/bin/bash GET="." SCRIPTNAME="${0##*/}" err() { printf >&2 "$SCRIPTNAME: $*\n" ...
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Auto mount a disk drive in ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Bookmark directory not found)

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start my pc and click on any bookmark from the file manager it shows this error: Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again. ...