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 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 ...
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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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How to create a bookmark under “computer” in the Sidebar of the nautilus file manager in 12.04?

Somehow, I removed the Downloads bookmark in the Sidebar under "Computer". Is there any way I can make a new one? Possibly with the same icon? I still have my Downloads directory. I just don't have ...
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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 ...
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Is there any setup option to use binary prefixes [closed]

It would be better to see file sizes in binary units (i.e.: MiB) for my job everywhere in Ubuntu (at least Gnome would be perfect.) So my question: Is there any global setup option to use binary ...
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How to open a folder in new tab in Dolphin from command-line?

I want to open folders with Kupfer (wiki) in a new tab of Dolphin file manager but can't find a way. I suppose the next thread can help solving this: Open new tab in existing Konqueror from command ...
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Where is the shared folder of host machine?

I have installed Ubuntu as virtual machine under Mac, by VMware Fusion. I have already configured VMware Fusion to share a disk of Mac... But I still can't see the disk in the file manager... ...
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How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click?

How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click when browsing folders? This would be similar to how windows works. Right now, my Nautilus opens a new window of nautilus if i double click a ...
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equivalent of JdiskReport on Ubuntu

I have used JDiskReport published by JGoodies to analyse the file size distribution on Windows. I am wondering if there is anything that is an equivalent of JDiskReport for ubuntu. I ask this not ...
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Why do people use console-based file managers? [closed]

To keep this question specific and on-topic, let me preface this by stating my intent is not to go into pros and cons of using one type of file manager over another. However, it is clear a ...
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What causes file managers to show drives?

What forces a file manager to show unmounted partitions in the left pane? That is - what process is it that causes filemanagers to show drives - it's not fstab - I can show that here, I know that ...
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How to maintain symlinks in linux file manager?

I want to use symlinks extensively. However, if I move the target file, the symlink becomes broken (unlike on Windows). That's not acceptable to me, so I either need a solution or I won't be able to ...
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Decent file manager with miller columns? [duplicate]

Is there a decent file manager with Miller columns? I found marlin and dolphin so far. I like marlin, but it's seems quite buggy. Dolphin I like not so much. It lets me choose between single and ...
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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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Places in Ubuntu opening with wrong application

Places in Ubuntu specifically Home, Documents, Music, Pictures and Downloads are opening in my browser. Eg. If I click Documents then it opens on Firefox. How to operate Ubuntu normally again? ...