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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Can I use a UDP connection for the “Connect to server” option in file manager?

I work a lot on remote mashines and like to bookmark them in my file explorer using sftp://user@host/initial/dir syntax. In unstable networks, this connection keeps breaking off an I have to ...
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Default file manager does not open

What the title says when I try to start nautilus on terminal this is the output: (nautilus:5593): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv- ...
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How to copy files from one directory to another after closing the Dolphin file manager in Kubuntu 16.04 LTS?

Please, I need your help with the following: The Problem: I can't copy/move one file (or more) from one directory to another unless if both directories are opened using the file manager. In other ...
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nemo not showing script icons

I just installed nemo file manager in Ubuntu by following this tutorial, and I really like this it. The only problem I am having is that nemo doesn't show the right icon on source code files (like ...
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set the view settings of folders individually [duplicate]

I noticed that the default file manager on Ubuntu do not support view settings for folders individually (or at least as far as I know) so I was wondering is there anyway to do that? No LSB modules ...
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What is the new path for mounted usb drives in Ubuntu 15.10?

In past versions of Ubuntu I have always been about to find a folder for external usb drives in /mnt or /media/username after they have been mounted. Since upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10 I have noticed ...
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Clicking Files From Menu Does Nothing

I run Lubuntu on my primary machine, but am running Ubuntu on a desktop. I was attempting to set Pcmanfm as the deafult file browser and everything seemed to go well. Using terminal I installed no ...
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How can I place the nautilus - nemo sidebar to the right?

Is there a way to place the sidebar of nautilus and/or nemo to the right and not in the left?
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File Manager Menu Missing Bookmarks, Places, Applications, and Applets

For several years starting with Oneric up until Trusty basic menus are not available via the GUI. Adding bookmarks to the .gtk-bookmarks config file and creating a new home directory for Bookmarks ...
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How to change font style of file names in file manager?

How & Where do I change the font style and size of the file names displayed in my file manager. I have unity tweak tool installed but I am just confused on what is controlling the font display ...
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Open another instance of current directory in File Browser

In Windows, when you are open File Explorer at a specific path, you can press Ctrl+N to open another file explorer in the same path. But in Ubuntu when I try Ctrl+N it opens Home Folder. How I can ...
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Why am I getting notices about File Manager needing to restart?

For a week now I have been getting this notice that File Manger needs to restart with a restart button and cancel button. When I press the restart button nothing happens, that I can tell. The notice ...
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When uploading files in Chrome, how do I choose the file browser?

When trying to upload a file/image in Chrome you get the default file browser. I think it's Thunar or Nautilus. I changed my default file browser to Dolphin file explorer however. All my folders and ...
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Mistake by un-installing file manager – blank screen

I have un-installed PcManfm, default file manager from Lubuntu as I was too annoyed by it and wanted to install Dolphin. To avoid any conflicts I did this before installing Dolphin and stupidly I ...
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How to make Ubuntu File Manager show the “real” path after opening a shortcut link?

When I open a link, instead of the real path, the file manager shows the location of the link file. Example: home/Desktop/Link to html/wiki What I would like the file manager to show is: ...
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How to customize the “Save File” dialog

I can't remember exactly which configuration file I've modified, but the next time I booted my computer, I found that I unintendedly added the sources.list.d folder to the "Places" list of the "Save ...
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File manager keeps opening in loop

I am using Gnome with Mate. For some reason I have file manager constantly opening in a loop, so that I have 4-5 "Starting File Manager" items in my task bar. Does anyone know how to stop this or ...
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GUI bulk rename tool for linux [duplicate]

So I've been using OSX but have been using Ubuntu on my mac desktop for a good 2 weeks. I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion for an alternative program for bulk file/folder renaming? I'm ...
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File Manager opens when emptying the Trash

My machine is running Ubuntu 15.10 and whenever I click Empty Trash, it automatically opens up the File Manager. Is there any setting/switch through which I can stop that happening? Searching on ...
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Is there any way to get a details pane in Ubuntu 14.04 like in Windows File Explorer?

Is there any way to get the details pane, preferably in Nemo? I am particularly interested in the duration, bit rate of music files and videos. I realize I can view the information in List View but I ...
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Nautilus' Properties tab does not show full path of the file if the path is too long

Whenever a file's path is too long, Nautilus doesn't display the path in full and instead chooses to use ... to replace the last parts of the path. This is annoying and very unhelpful because often ...
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File Manager's Status Message Obstruct Renaming File(s)

is there any way to prevent files manager's status message not to obstruct / blocking the view of the file's name? sometimes it's difficult to see the name of the files, when i have to rename a ...
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Icons for source code files are not proper in Ubuntu file manager

Recently, I noticed that when I create an empty new file for source code (like .cpp or .hpp or .py) the initial icon is properly shown. However, as soon as I edit the file by adding some text and ...
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sftp bookmarks - programs to open remote sftp files

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. In Nautilus there are some sftp bookmarks to connecting to a remote server. My editor installed are Gedit, Leafpad and LibreOffice. The problem is that to open a simple ...
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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 open file dialogs don't see other partitions [closed]

I tried to get some photos from my second internal HDD (native SATA at Chipset) to Wallch. But I don't see any of my internal and external HDDs in the open dialog's left pane (Places), except for the ...
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Types of File browser or File manager

I have read nautilus & Dolphine like words for file manager. I want to know are there any other file browser than these in ubuntu?
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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 ...