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 add an option to create a new file with a specific extension in right click menu

The title says all. I would like to have this option in right click menu on the desktop or in nautilus. I know that is possible, but I don't remember how to do this.
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Can Wine and its programs be set to use Ubuntu file manager instead of Wine Explorer?

When browsing directories in a Windows program installed in Wine - like when opening a folder in Foobar2000 - Wine always opens the Wine explorer. Is it possible to set Wine to open an Ubuntu ...
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How to completely integrate Nemo with Ubuntu?

I have installed Nemo (a fork of Nautilus created by the Linux Mint Team) in my Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with Gnome Shell 3.4.2. I followed the instructions DefaultFileManager on help.ubuntu.com, changing ...
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File operations freeze when putting files larger than 10MB on an SD card [closed]

I have the newest Ubuntu 13 with all updates. When copying files to my 32GB SD card, the file operations freeze just before it finishes. It does not complete. Files greater than 10MB do this. ...
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How to run Dolphin instead of Nautilus?

For various reasons, one being that I like it more, I want to run Dolphin as my default file manager in stock Ubuntu 12.04. I've installed dolphin. I've done: sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus ...
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Missing compact view in Files

The Files application used to have 3 buttons for Icons, List and Compact view. I used to use the shortcuts Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 often to switch between them. Now there are only two buttons for ...
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How to read the all files in a directory and display them using cat command?

I have a directory employer/. In this there are 5 .txt files. I want to combine the data from all 5 files and show into the command prompt using cat or create another file and save the result in that ...
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Unable to see files in DVD hidden using windows 7

I had hidden folders using Windows 7 and burned them to a DVD. When I checked the disk in Windows it showed all the folders (using 'show hidden files and folders'). But after performing a clean ...
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Why do du -sh and the file manager disagree?

I would like to know why the directory sizes I get when I execute du -sh disagree from the ones the file manager shows. What do they do differently and how big is my data really? I am not so much ...
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How to log all applications that startup automatically?

I'm using xubuntu and recently I encounter this problem: When the computer started up, a main window Files Manager appeared automatically and I don't why this happens. There are bunch of startup ...
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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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PCmanFM - can't interact between 2 windows. [closed]

I have one PCmanFM on the left and one on the right. I can't drag files from the window on the left to the right one. This works in nautilus, and thunar just like I expect it to work. The weird thing ...
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How do I reset to the default file manager for all folders?

I keep getting the Failed to Execute Default File Manager for when I try to open files from Firefox. The other error I get is I can't use any shortcuts to get to folders from the panels. I only can ...
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What file managers are avilable for Ubuntu? [closed]

Please, can someone advise me which File Managers that are available to install and use in Ubuntu? Please include only one file manager per answer, with the following information: ...
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Is there a way to get OSX style file previews in the file browser?

In the default file browser of osx, pressing space will preview the file in question. Is there already something similar that I haven't found, or is there a way to add the functionality to Ubuntu?
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CLI based file manager that shows tree-like directory extructure

If you have the program "tree" installed on your system and you happen to run this the command tree in your system, the result is something like this: ├── a ├── b └── c ├── a ├── b ...
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Conflicting shortcuts in Unity

I'm used from Windows to press alt+up to navigate to the parent folder in the file explorer. When I do this in the Unity file manager, it moves up but it also opens the HUD, stealing focus from the ...
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How to change Nautilus to show “file system” instead of “computer”?

Nautilus use to have the label for the file system in it's tree as "File System". Recently that was changed to now show "Computer" in the tree to open the file system. Regardless of why this change ...
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Where are application files stored? [duplicate]

I have installed few software in Ubuntu. Some of these software are quite big and needs more than 400MB of space during installation. In Windows, when we install a software, it is saved in program ...
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Why am I getting such slow file transfer performance?

Copying 4GB from a USB flash drive to my Linux partition. The flash drive is NTFS formatted (I believe, it's Windows formatted). The transfer is incredibly slow and blocks the computer frequently ...
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New User - Installing Applications ie Android SDK - Where To ? ( Equivalent of Program Files ? )

it is taking me some time to find my way around Ubuntu and while I know I can Sudo an App like PCManFM to create directories I do not know where the best place to create a folder for the Android SDK ( ...
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Nautilus stops working

I have done a silly things. Some days ago I install dolphin in my Ubuntu 12.04. After that I was in love with dolphin for having thumbnail preview of folder with images inside. So, I thought of ...
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Krusader: How to hide FN key bar permanently

Does anyone know how to hide FN key bar in Krusader so the settings are saved when it is restarted? If you go to Settings->Show FN key bars and uncheck it, then FN bar disappears but only for the ...
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How to make “File” (default file manager in Ubuntu 13.04) as default file manager?

Before I use Nautilus as my default file manager, I also have a file manager called File. I changed File with Nautilus, but I don't know how to change File as my default file manager again. Can you ...
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Remove Files file-manager without losing my Personal Folder

I am very unhappy with Files, which replaced Nautilus in 13.04 as the default file manager. How can I replace it with a better file manager without losing my Personal Folder?
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Unable to move files and folders

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and all my drives are of the ext4 file system. I tried to cut and paste a folder from the location /home/username/Documents to a logical drive which is of the ext4 file system but I ...
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Mark first file in filemanager starting on letter “x” (mimicking windows) [duplicate]

In windows, when I am looking for a file in the current directory which name I (at-least partly) know. I simply start by pressing the first letter in the name, to jump to the first item starting with ...
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Nautilus File Manager not working

I'm just installed ubuntu 12.04 and was customizing my Main Menu using the standard application Ubuntu provides for that and eliminated the entry Files it contained. Unfortunately this resulted ...
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Software to file handling operations

Is there some tool to Ubuntu like Filerfrog, capable to perform tasks like: Delete Empty Files\Folders Copy Path to Clipboard Invert selection Split and Join folders List of Files inside a folder ...
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How to automatically expand location with File Open dialog? [duplicate]

Background By default, the "File Open" dialog resembles: Problem More often than not, my first interaction with this dialog is to click the pencil icon to reveal the path. I then paste the path ...
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Change K3B behavior when clicking “Open File Manager”

When right clicking a file in K3B and clicking Open File Manager it attempts to open the file in Sublime Text (my default text editor). I need it to open in Nemo (my default file manager). Is there a ...
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Is it possible to use the Backspace key in Files 3.6 to return to the previous directory like in Nautilus?

If there is something that I'm really addicted is in pushing the Backspace key every time I want to return to the previous directory in the old file manager (Nautilus), but now with Files I can't do ...
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The analog of Krusader

I'm using Krusader as a file manager, however it sometimes works too slow and that's why I'm looking for another one which is lighter and quicker. I like the rich functionality Krusader has and I'd ...
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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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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 ...