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 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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Why is “rm” so much slower than deleting files via the File Manager?

I witnessed that deleting directories (with the size of a couple of gigabytes) which contain many files is very slow when using rm. It takes up to several minutes! When deleting the same folder via ...
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Missing files have disappeared

I extracted my files from a memory card and put them in a folder, formatted my memory card, and after restart the files are not in the folder on the hard disk. Is there a way to return them? I ...
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How do I view contents of Android(4.1.2) folders on Ubuntu?

Hello AskUbuntu Community! I am hoping you will be able to help me, or help me help you help me! I am trying to access my music stored on the external MicroSD card on my Samsung Android SGH-T699 via ...
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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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App like DOS navigator for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Dos Navigator was a very popular file manager for DOS / old Win. Something like Like Norton Commander, but waaay better in terms of feature support, and especially usability/UI. I was wondering if ...
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How to use 'dired' as default file manager (instead of Nautilus)?

I use Emacs dired-mode as file manager and like it a lot. I am wondering if the following is possible: Say you write an Email from Gmail in Chrome (I know that there are many email clients in Emacs, ...
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Is there any File manager that highlights names that are searched for?

When in Chrome or other new web browsers, a word is searched in a page, all occurrences of the word is highlighted. I need a similar functionality for a File Manager. I tested Nautilus and Dolphin. I ...
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Can Dolphin manage the desktop?

I am looking to replace nautilus on LXDE with Dolphin. At the moment I rely on nautilus to manage the desktop, i.e. access ~/desktop from the desktop and display mounted drives as icons. Can the ...
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Install Dropbox in Xubuntu

Using Xubuntu 11.10 I figured there might be a problem installing Dropbox using the .deb file from the website since XFCE doesn't use Nautilus. Some tutorials said that you have to install Nautilus ...
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Any way to revert the behavior of typing in Files?

In the default file manager in Ubuntu 13.04, typing produces different behavior: It used to try to match what you type as a prefix to some file in the current directory; now, it initiates what looks ...
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Is there a different file-manager available for 13.04? [duplicate]

I don't really need to make a list of whats wrong with 3.6, cause my guess is, we probably have a identical list. question: Is there a different file-manager that also writes the desktop, and has ...
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How do I access File Manager and change to List View

this is a daft question even to me - but I am new to Ubuntu so pls bear with me. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts. Now Ubuntu is running and the most obvious way to explore my file system is the ...
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Is there an application similar to Everdesk for linux/ubuntu?

I am looking for a file manager that stores emails together with other documents in the same folders similar to Everdesk.
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Is there a file explorer/manager for the command line?

I would like to know if there is something like DOS interface for Ubuntu. I mean a "GUI" that can run from the console (for example if you are using Ubuntu Server). Some file explorer like Nautilus ...
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Revert to Nautilus

After I installed Cinnamon, Nemo automatically installed itself, and now Nemo is default file browser. How can I revert to Nautilus.
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Can I change LXDE default file browser to [duplicate]

I have to use LXDE as my DE because of the age of my computer/hardware, and I like it a lot, but I also like using Nautilus as my File Manager (it appears to have more options) for basic file ...
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How do I remove full name from owner column within file manager?

Within the file manager (Nautilus), you can customize it a bit through Edit -> Preferences. I set default view to List View and added some additional default columns. Adding the owner column ...
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Filemanagers crash all the time

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 and having problems with the filemanager. When I try to open the filemanager nothing happens. In the dmesg log the following error is shown: pcmanfm[2330]: segfault at 10 ip ...
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How to paste files in jre folder?

I am trying to copy .jar and .so files into jre folder. I tried to do it like I do it in windows but it is not working, maybe the permission problem. So how can I do it? using terminal or is there any ...
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Notes about pdf file in file browser

I have some folders where I have many pdf files, and it is inconvenient for me to open every file and see the contents, while searching for a particular document. Is there some way or any file ...
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is it possible to make nautilus open with two panes by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Nautilus open with a extra panel by default? Other than usign xdotool to send F3 to nautilus when it starts. (which is a solution..) I'm wondering if ...
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New to Unity. 3 quick questions: [closed]

New to Unity. 3 quick questions: When working with the file manager, the icon view is the default. How do I make list view the default? In the upper right corner of the screen, I see the time. I ...
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Alternative file managers? [closed]

I'm using Gnome 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10 and I dislike Nautilus. I've tried Marlin and was happy until I realized that there's no search function. I'm not sure how to go about searching this so I'd ...
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Does anyone know how to make nautilus as a file manager in Xubuntu 12.04?

This might look like a duplicate of other questions, but it isn't. I'd like to know how to set nautilus as the file manager....avoiding it to change anything else but the file management. Thanks
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Can I change personal folder locations?

I did this in Windows 7. My Documents, Videos, Music and other personal folders are in D:\ because it is my media disk. In case of a system failure, I will always have access to these files when I ...
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change desktop file manager

I have marlin set to my default file explorer , but when I open my desktop icons it still uses nautilus. Is there a way to make marlin manage the desktop instead of nautilus?
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“Failed to execute default File Manager: Input/output error”

I am getting the below error when I try to go Places > Home Folder for example. I can run nautilus manually though.
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Nemo File Manager on Ubuntu 12.10 (Unity)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to completely integrate Nemo with Ubuntu? Linux Mint uses Nemo File Manager (fork of Nautilus) and how can I use it on Ubuntu 12.10 (Unity desktop)? Is there any ...
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How to open a file manager of the current directory in the terminal?

When I work in terminal, sometimes I want to open the current directory in a GUI file manager. And then to click the items in the window to run the application. How can I do this?
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Total Commander Alternatives [closed]

I know this is an old topic, but I still have a problem to find a good alternative, maybe I have high standards. There is a 4 years old article about this. But the question is, why is Nautilus so ...
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How can I integrate Dropbox with PCManFM?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.04 and I installed Dropbox. Every time I click on the tray icon, Dropbox opens Chrome to show my files. How to change this behaviour? It would be nice to open my files from the ...
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change default home folder application for ctrl+super+E

I went to keyboard application to set a shortcut for the home folder (set to ctrl+super+E as default) but for some reason it launches pcmanfm and not nautilus. I tried several things such as edit ...
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I cant access my files after i installed nautilus. Can anybody help?

as the title states, i installed nautilus and it keeps giving me an error saying it cant access my files folder (or any other folder for that matter) im currently running 12.10
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Graphical corruption of characters in File Manager or Terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with graphic driver Intel® 945G x86/MMX/SSE2. Sometimes (I think after using hibernation - not restarting system) I'm getting graphical issue with characters in File Manager ...
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How to set which archiver is used when executing `Extract here` menu command in file manager?

I can see that I can change the default archiver etc but I do not think that this changes also the program that handles archives when using Extract here in right-click menu. Sometimes this command ...
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Open folders with Google Chrome instead of the default file manager

I'd like to set Google Chrome as the default application for opening files on Ubuntu. How can I change the default file manager to Chrome, instead of Nautilus (which I believe is the default file ...
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Recent Documents Click Launches Nautilus Rather Than File

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and recently, I've noticed that whenever I click on a 'recent document' from either the "Recent Documents" list in my Cairo Dock or from my journalling extension in ...
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Is it possible to run `Extract here` or `Compress`/`Create archive`with other archivers than the three listed (in PCManFM)?

I have installed 7pzip and peazip to handle archives but after setting one of them as default and using Extract here or Compress/Create archive I am prompted as below Selecting one in the list ...
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Sorting music into folders by metadata [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sort music by metadata I thought this would be easier to find but I have tried a number of programs and none seem to be able to do this the way I want. Basically I ...
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How do you select an arbitrary application to “open with”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add custom command in the open with dialog? I would like to open e.g. webm files using mplayer, but it is not available in the "Open With" dialogue and (quite ...
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How can I change the standard files in nautilus?

I don't like the standard files in Nautilus (the ordering by data types - Images, Music, Videos, Documents etc.), how can I change this or can I change this ordering without getting problems with ...
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where is my CD/DVD drive?

I have tried half a dozen file managers trying to find one that's usable for a same person, and have not yet seen one that recognized the DVD drive on my dual-boot (orig Win7) machine.
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Can I make Nautilus look better in Lubuntu 12.04?

I mean that PCManFM and Thunar follow my theme: Nautilus does not: I have to add that I do not want to change my present theme. And I guess that is the problem, as it does not have a gtk3 ...
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how do you find a file's location?

Noob here. OK, I Open the Dash. Type "file". An app appears, called "files", icon looks like ta 2-drawer file cabinet. I click that, the app opens I click the "Search button". I type the file name ...
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What is the file manager in this screenshot?

Does anyone know the name of that file manager? Is it elementary Nautilus?
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Can I arrange the files in a folder by the method “Group According to type” in Nautilus?

In Windows, you have an option to group the files according to type in which for example all .txt files are displayed under text files and .exe files under exe or .obj under obj. I mean all the files ...
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Which File Manager can sort Music by Rating?

How can I sort files (Ex.: Music) by ratings ? Also edit ratings ? Compatible with music players and Windows OS ? Also works under gnome 3 ?
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Not able to set Nautilus as my default file manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Thunar being default file browser I wanted to try out xfce and installed it. When I launched the file manager in xfce, it prompted me to choose between ...
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File explorer not opening after upgrade to 12.04 and other issues

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 via Update manager. But I face many problems. 1. The File Explorer is not at all opening. 2. All my files that were in Desktop are missing. And couldn't open ...