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 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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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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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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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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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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Where are the emblems coming from on the default folders?

On a fresh Ubuntu, you usually have these default (empty) folders: Downloads Documents Music Videos ... all with special emblems. BUT, where are these Emblems coming from?, what's telling ...
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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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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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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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How to organize my 1000s of PDF?

I have a huge collection of PDF. Mostly it consists of research papers, of self-created documents but also of scanned documents. Right now I drop them all in one folder and give them precise names ...
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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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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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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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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 to set PcManFm as the default file manager?

I think Nautilus is so slow, and I'd like to move to PCmanFM, but didn't find any good tips how to do this in Ubuntu 12.10. I have PCmanFM installed already, and I even changed: $ sudo gedit ...
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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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Tool or command to move multiple files from multiple folders into one place (without overwriting)

I am currently working on recovering some logfiles from random backups that I made. I have 48 files in 70+ folders. How can I move these 48 files into one folder, without overwriting files with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Custom folder icon in lubuntu's PCman File Manager

i just want to ask, if anyone knows how to change icons of programs, folder etc. in PCman FileManager, Nautilus or Dolphin can do this, but PCman not. Thanks for reply PS: i want to change it ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use Nautilus Actions with Nemo file manager?

I have installed Nemo (initially a Nautilus fork) in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I used to use Nautilus actions with Nautilus. Now that I have installed Nemo, I can't use them anymore. I was wondering if ...
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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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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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How can I add a bookmark in my nautilus folder explorer

In Ubuntu 11 I just dragged the folder there. This seems to be not possible on my new Samsung ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04 I've tried Ctrl+D and using the top menu but nothing happens and no error ...
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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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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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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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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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“Failed to execute default File Manager” error when opening the trash folder

When I click on trash icon, I get this error message: "Failed to execute default File Manager: Failed to execute child process "run"(No such file or directory). Any help is appreciated.
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I can't navigate to my files using any application?

I can't figure out what triggered this, whether it was an software Update or something else, but I can no longer navigate to my files from any application. When I am in an application and I want to ...
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Adding description to files for easy remembering

I have a big amount of files on my laptop, and just the names are not enough for me to remember what each one does. Basically, is there any way to add a description to each file without having to ...
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Can I get Nautilus to show me folder details on mouse hover?

In Windows Explorer, one can view folder contents' details such as size and number of files on mouse hover. Is that also possible in Nautilus? In other words, how can I trigger Nautilus, if possible, ...
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Is there a Unity Lens to replace the filemanager

I'm setting up Ubuntu for a couple who have very little knowledge of computers in general. Instead of making them open nautilus to find their family photos and videos, is there an already made unity ...
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Filebrowser with features like different thumbnail size, improved status bar and more

I use Nautilus and PCManFM but I need more functionality, maybe you know other file manager which have these functionality: sort files with grouping by name, type, etc - and possibility to mix all ...
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How to make nautilus the default file manager in LXDE

Correcting this question, I've realised that I was - and still am - unable to sync folders with ubuntu one, because pcmanfm is still my default LXDE file manager, despite the fact that I've changed ...
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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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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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How to safely remove default folders?

In the File Manager (Xubuntu 12.04), there appear default folders which I don't need (like Videos, Music, ...). Is it safe to remove them or might programs not work properly afterwards (like on Mac OS ...
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Gedit tries to open everything!

I am having a huge problem. Whenever i try to open a file gedit tries to open it. For example I download something with firefox, i click on the file to open it and gedit opens! Even in when I want to ...