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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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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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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How can I assign custom icons to folders persistently?

Is there some way to achieve icon persistence on Ubuntu with nautilus or some other file manager? So far when I change an icon from the properties of the folder the change won't remain visible if ...
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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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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 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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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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Copy file path utility (GUI) required

I use ubuntu 12.04. I am in need of a copy file path utility in ubuntu. I need to often copy the below for my tasks: full Filename Full file path Just as an example only, in my office PC (running ...
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How to open the existing file explorer and not a new one

I have a file explorer window opened and is in the background of Chrome: However, when I click on the file explorer icon on the Launcher, it doesn't open/switch to the already opened window, but ...
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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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How to setup a file sharing service from ubuntu server over the net?

I have Ubuntu server edition that I ssh form on my mac and windows computers. I would like to know if there is any service I can install on my server that allows me to save and access my files from ...
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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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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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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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Make nemo the default file browser

I installed Ubuntu 12.10, then installed Nemo. Now I would make Nemo the default file manager. I've search the web for a solution but everytime I restart my computer Nautilus come back. Does ...
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is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? or, Can I manually sort my files from the terminal?

In Nautilus you can sort files manually only in the icon view (and the arrangement is a mess). My question is: is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? i.e., ...
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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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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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How to merge text files?

I have saved many documents as txt. I want to print them together so first I want them together in a single file. The order doesn't matter in this case. I want a solution that does not involve ...
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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 ...