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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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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Consistent view modes in Dolphin FM

When using Dolphin, each folder seems to have its own configuration for view modes. Meaning that if I change my view mode to "details" and then go into another folder that has "icons" as it's view ...
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Marlin as default file manager in Gnome 3.2 (Ubuntu 11.10)

Im marlin preferences I click on "Make my default file manager", but nothing changed. All apps like Chrome or Skype still open Nautilus like default. Thanx for any help.
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How do I disable file sorting on usb drives? [closed]

Are there any file managers that allow unsorted folders on usb drives? I can select manual sort on my hard drives fine, but when I connect a usb mass storage device the option for manual sort is gone ...
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Alternatives to default copy/move manager

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to know if there is any other copy/move manager rather than default. Some features which I would in the copy manager are: auto start as my session start copy and ...
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How to change the file manager from Nautilus to Marlin

I want to try out the Marlin file manager in 11.10 and want to know how to go about it
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Unity bar Personal Folder Icon open a new icon on the unity bar when clicked

Since Ubuntu 11.10 the Personal folder Icon of unity bar act differently than 11.04. In 11.04, when clicked, it opens a file manager window pointing to the personal folder and it is still associated ...
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Everything opens dolphin file manager windows [closed]

Every kind of file I open through ubuntu dash or via firefox download window instead of directly open the right application it launches a dolphin window straight to the path of the file and just then ...
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How can I browse a folder currently open in nautilus in the terminal?

I would like to be able to to this easily, in all of the following ways: Keyboard shortcut Right-click Drag a folder into an open terminal (with a certain mouse button) Drag the title bar into an ...
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Marlin, Ubuntu 11.10 and Dropbox (and Ubuntu One) plugins

I have installed marlin the elementary OS file manager in my system but I don't see any Dropbox support for it by default, is it available? How can I install it?
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Change/set working directory of scripts executed from file manager window

Whenever I execute a script by clicking on it in a file manager window it gets run with my home directory as it's working directory, not directory that has the script within it where I'm clicking. ...
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Open with “gedit”

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 I have found that my "open with gedit" right click menu in the file manager does not work unless I use it twice. Does anyone know why this might be?
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How do you change the highligter for files?

How do you change the highligter for files? Don't know how you do this. I do know how it happened. How do I change it back to orange? SEE IMAGE AND ASK ME QUESTIONS. Also I am using 11.10.
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Hide desktop.ini and Thumbs.db files

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my computer. Now I have a problem, I want to hide the desktop.ini and Thumbs.db files Windows automaticly creates. I can't rename all files to .desktop.ini and ...
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How to disable viewing Window's hidden files in Ubuntu?

I used Ubuntu 10.10 with Wubi. It has been such a confusing matter that my hidden files on Window now can easily be seen on Ubuntu. It's not good at all. How can I disable this function of Ubuntu?
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How can I integrate Dropbox with PCManFM?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.04 and I installed Dropbox. Every time I click on the tray icon, Dropbox opens Chrome to show my files. How to change this behaviour? It would be nice to open my files from the ...
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Loading data dvds

I switched to Ubuntu and would like to load my music collection onto my drive. I have about 20 gigs on dvds, audio cds I can load, how do I do this?
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“Failed to execute default File Manager: Input/output error”

I am getting the below error when I try to go Places > Home Folder for example. I can run nautilus manually though.
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Dropbox integration without nautilus?

Is it possible to integrate dropbox in other filemanagers than nautilus? If yes, which manager would be best suited for this, and how do i set this up?
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Default file manager changed, can't change back [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chromium “Show in Folder” opens in text editor (Using ubuntu 11.04) I tried to open a torrent file in chrome, and it asked for my default application, so I ...
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How to open a file manager of the current directory in the terminal?

When I work in terminal, sometimes I want to open the current directory in a GUI file manager. And then to click the items in the window to run the application. How can I do this?
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File manager respawns with ubuntuone [closed]

Starting Feb 11, my Ubuntu 10.10 desktop respawns FileManager many times(hundreds). You can observe the "Starting File Manager" processes at the bottom of the gnome desktop. I can make this ...
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Which Norton Commander style filemanager do you recommend?

I'm searching for a good filemanager in style of the classic norton commander 2 panel design? Since i had my best experiences with Total Commander in Windows, which one would you recommend for use in ...
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How can I change the default application that archive manager uses?

When I had installed the rar application the archive manager was using that one which had problems with non-english characters. I uninstalled it and the archive manager used p7zip. The question is how ...
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What are the alternatives to OS X's Spotlight? [closed]

One of the things I like best when using OS X is the Spotlight tool. You can click a magnifying glass in the corner, and search for apps, files, anything. Windows 7's Start Menu search tool is ...