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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What's problem ? Error Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again [on hold]

Problem details "Unhandled error message: Error when getting information for file '/media/bulbulhossen/Entertainment':No such file or directory"
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Impromptu find once typing in file manager is dreadful [on hold]

Is it a bunch of desktop environments that I have, or is there some expected elegance from user in finding that to find he must use arrow keys once "finding" just by typing with file manager in focus. ...
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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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About nemo file manager: How can I change font color of folder name in toolbar button?

About Nemo file manager : How can I change font color of folder name in toolbar button ? Because I deeply prefer Ambiance theme,so I want to keep it but it mess up with the theme of Nemo which is my ...
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How do I set default view to 'list' in Nautilus file manager?

I would like to set my Nautilus "Default view" to List globally on my PC. Is this possible, if so, how do I achieve this? Linked Question (old)
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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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Is “grive” available for Ubuntu 16.04 or has any new applications appeared for managing G drive files?

I was wondering if Ubuntu 16.04 has a Gdrive application? I would like to manage my G drive files in a better way.
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Change google drive folder location with grive-tools

I have installed grive and set it up in some ./data folder. Then I installed grive-tools, because I don't want to run the grive command every time I want to sync my files. After opening the Google ...
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Need fix an unusual window behavior Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded from Ubuntu Utopic to the 16.04 and when I go to my file explorer I got the problem in the picture. How can I fix it?
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Shell Script Won't Run

Newbie. I am trying to install BeautifulSoup4. There is a shell script "convert-py3k" to run, to convert to Python 3 version. It has an executable permission but, neither double clicking nor, ...
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How to enable file management in Thunar [closed]

I think it it convenient that when a file manager opens a dialog I can right click on a file and for example expand an archive and then open a file in the archive, or edit the file with Gimp by ...
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Selecting files from different folders

Is it possible in nautilus to select a bunch of files from a folder, then go to a different folder and add some more files to the selection ?
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Ubuntu xenial File Manager trash not working

I am on a fresh ubuntu xenial installation. I can't make the trash directory working, no matter what file manager I use. I've tried with nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm (my current file manager): nothing. ...
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Merge Folders & Checksum Files

I am interested in merging many duplicate folders, but want to ensure that the files are exactly the same by checksumming them. Is there a gui file manager that will let me copy files to a folder and ...
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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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Compress and Extract options in Thunar

Please anyone help me in creating Custom Options for Compress and Extract Here in Thunar File manager Please help me...
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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: /var/...
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How to get file preview pane in Ubuntu 12.04 and nautilus

It seems like the default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 is nautilus, that does not have a file preview option! This is a really important requirement for me and I am missing the good old file preview ...
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Make nemo the default file browser

I installed Ubuntu 12.10, then installed Nemo. Now I would make Nemo the default file manager. I've search the web for a solution but everytime I restart my computer Nautilus come back. Does ...
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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 re-...
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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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How do I change the default file manager back to Nautilus?

A while back, I set my default file manager to Nemo. I like it a lot, but it constantly crashes. I remember editing a text file to set it as default, but I forgot which file it was. How do I switch ...
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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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How to sort by type and then by modified in Nautilus?

How to automatically sort by type and then by modified in file manager? Using 13.04 and Gnome 3.8
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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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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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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 in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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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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Is there a way to make Thunar display “recursive” file size?

I'm using Thunar 1.6.3 and currently when I'm looking at a bunch of folders it looks something like this: Folder 1 8,2 kB Folder 2 4,1 kB Folder 3 4,1 kB Folder 4 0 kB ...
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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 it'...
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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 file(s)...
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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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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 ...