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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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 ...
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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 ~/.local/share/applications/...
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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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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 extensions such as *.pdf, *.mp3, *.jpg and a few others. All of them are stored in a parent directory. How can I get a list of all extensions, create some folders ...
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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 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 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