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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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. ...
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File browser window in the “Ubuntu Tour” has no menu bar. Is this real?

File browser window of new (14.04?) Ubuntu has no menu bar across the top like old one. Don't want to go backward. So it seems a bad idea to upgrade to the new Ubuntu. Or does the file browser ...
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How can I connect to a server?

I'm new to Ubuntu, so this may actually be quite simple. On windows I can connect to a server in my school's network by typing in "\\servername.edu" and that works fine, but on Ubuntu, I have no idea ...
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Bookmarks in File, aka Nautilus only open home directory

I searched through the previous questions regarding bookmarks in Nautilus/File, but I don't see my question asked - apologies if I missed something along the way. I'm using a new install of Ubuntu ...
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How Do I Add A New File To Hide X's Library?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and Hide X 0.3. I've setup the library, and configured the database. I already asked a different question about saving a file with Hide X, but I want to learn how to do some ...
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How Do I Save A File With Hide X?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and Hide X 0.3. I've setup the library, and configured the database. How can I save a file to it? I tried using: hidex write +source="/home/myusername/file.zip" +wam=yes ...
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What would be the alternatives for thunar file explorer? [closed]

I'm looking for something basic to just browse my movie and tv show files etc. So i need something light and simple. Im pretty new to Linux so something that is pretty easy to get around with. As ...
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xdg-open equivalent for opening file manager for all variants?

I'm looking for the equivalent of this command: xdg-open /home/file.txt Not to open gedit, leafpad or kate, but to open a file manager, like nautilus, thunar or dolphin. Is a such command exist ? ...
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Command line command to refresh GUI desktop, like when pressing F5?

Is there any command to refresh the desktop icons (exactly like F5 button does)? I need this because in Startup Applications I set a command to mount my backup partition and I've created a desktop ...
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Installing Nemo file manager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How to install Nemo file manager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 Bit Please anyone help me. Which repositories should I use for installing Nemo On Ubuntu.
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How to view recently opened media files?

In windows we have an option to view recently opened media files as my recent documents, I was wondering does there exists something like that in Ubuntu? via terminal or via GUI?
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How to enable single click?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 installed with the default window manager and DE. I am trying to enable single click so I can open files and folders with only one click. I tried googling and all results said to ...
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Group files in some folders

I have some files with different extension such as *.pdf, *.mp3, *.jpg and other extension that I don't know what they are, which stored in parent directory. How can I get list of all extensions and ...
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How to copy a certain file several times with a regular ending?

I have a single file (a PDF) and I want to have lots of identical copies in the same folder (200 would be nice) named file-001, file-002 etc. How do I do it?
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How do I access the files at my Ubuntu desktop from Windows OS? [duplicate]

Sometimes, I need to access my files on my Desktop in Ubuntu (/home/abhimanyu). Although I can access my Windows files from the Ubuntu, I don't seem to be able to access my Ubuntu files when I run ...
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How do you detect file changes

Since Linux is vulnerable to a number of similar vulnerabilities as windows. I'm trying to find a daemon that catalogs and alerts me/user of any and all file changes as well as file additions. Is ...
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Listing an empty folder shows two items . and .. , what are they?

When I make a folder test and cd into it, it's empty. However, running ls -la returns: total 8> drwxrwxr-x 2 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 23:09. drwxr-xr-x 41 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 ...
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How to delete a file from the opening dialogue of LibreOffice?

One handy thing on Windows was, that I could delete files from the opening dialogue of Openoffice via keyboard delete key. LibreOffice on Ubuntu does unfortunately seem to lack this functionality and ...
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File manager opens twice in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a window of the file manager already opened, and when I click the icon button in the side panel to view that window, another instance of the file manager opens. Is this the expected behaviour? ...
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ubuntu file manager: text input for file names (with autocomplete)

I use the default ubuntu file manager. Sorry, I can't give you exact application name, since I could not find it. The german "about" messages just says "Dateien" (german for "Files"). I don't see a ...
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How to remove unnecessary CDROM device from the “Files” app as I don't have a CDROM?

I don't have a CDROM device therefore the I'd like to remove the CDROM icon under the 'Devices' section in Ubuntu's 'Files' app. How can I do that? It seems to be a bug that the CDROM icon pops up in ...
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How can I change the vifm colorscheme?

I have various themes in ~/.vifm/colors but when I open vifm and try to change the colourscheme using :colo <theme>, it returns: The :colorscheme command is reserved Press Return to continue
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Absolutely hiding a file or a folder

Renaming the file with adition of .filename Eg ".algosig" is not efficient I found it visible after pressing CTRL+H. Aren't there other ways which makes it invisible even after pressing CTRL + H. ...
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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Why is Thunar the default file manager in XUbuntu?

What was the reasoning behind using Thunar as the default file manager in XUbuntu (compared to Ubuntu's default of Nautilus). Unless I have mistakenly installed it (if so, likely as another ...
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File Manager won't display folder contents within same window after upgrade to 14.04

I was using 12.04. When using the file manager it used to display a widget/icon in the shape of an inverted triangle along side folders that you could click to open a folder to display its contents ...
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Ubunu got stuck after connecting Windows phone

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my system. After installing I have connected my windows phone (Lumia 525), after connecting the phone a music player icon appears on the left side panel. ...
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Copying files getting hanged in between

I am using the default file manager. It doesn't perform transfer operations efficiently. Is there any way I can make the file manager as efficient as the Windows one? Or is there any other file ...
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File manager doesn't remember list preference

On my Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine (on VMWare Player), I have set my preference in the file manager to "View items as a list" (click image to enlarge): But every time if I start up my virtual ...
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What could be the reason I only see my group in parentheses in the file manager in the owner column?

I decided to reinstall Xubuntu 14.04 LTS after I botched an earlier install. After the reinstall I copied the backup I had, of my home directory, back in place (same username, same uid (1000), same ...
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Nautilus 2-pane synchronized browsing

Sometimes I use in Nautilus, in left pane one local directory and in right pane an other (e.g. ftp) directory. Is there a script that could enable synchronized browsing? I mean when I am in left ...
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Files Shown in Terminal not Show on Desktop

I have an issue where I am creating .cap files with aircrack-ng and am saving them to the desktop, but I can't see them. When I use the ls command in the terminal they show up, but just not on the ...
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Dual Boot:Disk changes made in Ubuntu will be reverted when opened in windows

I have a dual boot system using windows and Ubuntu. Recently, if I make some changes in Ubuntu in the disk,whenever I boot into windows all these changes in the disk is reverted. In the sense that the ...
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Custom ubuntu file manager shortcuts

Is it possible to make the file manager of Ubuntu use the same shortcuts as Chrome? I mean: ctrl + tab open the next tab, ctrl + T opens a new tab, ctrl + W close the current TAB Is that ...