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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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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Is there a Linux file manager with a proper drop-down tree view? (like finder in OS X)

As a happy Linux user for almost a year now, this is the bane of my existence. Does the Linux community hate tree views for some obscure reason? I don't mean a tree view in the side panel. That's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Display folder sizes in file manager

In nautilus (or nemo) file manager, the "Size" column shows the filesize for files and the number of items contained in a folder for subdirectories: Number of items is not that important for me, it ...
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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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getting error when trying to use dolphin instead of Nautilus

I am getting the following error while trying to use dolphin instead of Nautilus. "Failed to execute child process "/usr/share/applications/kde4/dolphin.desktop" (Permission denied)" I used the ...
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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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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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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 ...