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 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 ...
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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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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 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? [duplicate]

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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File types in Nautilus - how to distinguish between different file types? [closed]

Under file Type column in Nautilus, I get file categories like Image, Document, etc. I need to sort files according to file format. Is there a way make a distinction, based on file formats?
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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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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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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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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 ...