File managers provide either a GUI or CLI for interfacing with the file system.

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How can I remove a HDD from the “Devices” list in the file browser?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a new 11,3 Macbook Pro (dual booting) and I see this random HDD (looks like my cryptswap partition) listed under Devices in my file browser. As you can see it's a bit of ...
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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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Change home folder background on Ubuntu 13.10

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I want to change the background of my home folder with my own photos ... How? In contrast to the Ubuntu 10.04 which have backgrounds and emblems, Ubuntu 13.10 nothing at all. ...
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Nemo '/Home' folder freezes

I have Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, and I just installed Cinnamon 2.0 desktop. When I try to open files /Home is not responding and freezes. I can access specific folders like ~/Picture and ~/Music from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using KDE's Dolphin file manager dual view the Norton Commander way?

KDE's default file manager Dolphin offers a possibility of a dual view. I would like to define keyboard shortcuts to easily switch between the left and right panes copy/move files between them ...
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file-manager and ffmpegthumbnailer

I have PCManFM installed on xubuntu along with ffmpegthumbnailer. Everything works fine except for some configurations like video border, some file formats like flv and so on. How could I change those ...
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Efficient way to copy multiple files using the GUI

I have a simple use case. I want o copy some music. I have an 8Gb pen drive and my Music folder where each album is a directory inside the artist name directory. I select some artists. I select a ...
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Is there a shortcut key to split view the file manager on Xubuntu 12.04?

I am wandering to know if an hot key exists to split view the Xubuntu file manager. It is possible to do it on Ubuntu with F3, and it looks like:
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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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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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File Dialog: different behaviour for browsing back and forth

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and the gnome shell. My default file manager is nemo, but nautilus is also installed. I'am wondering why there is no consistent way of browsing directories in the file dialog ...
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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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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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Why does Synapse use Nautilus for all file types instead of the default application?

No matter which file I find via Synapse, it just gets opened in Nautilus. May that be because I recently put Nautilus as my default file manager? Can I change that behavior to the normal action, ...
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How to use 'dired' as default file manager (instead of Nautilus)?

I use Emacs dired-mode as file manager and like it a lot. I am wondering if the following is possible: Say you write an Email from Gmail in Chrome (I know that there are many email clients in Emacs, ...
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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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File manager / File manager / file manager

I am using Ubuntu since three years and though I am not an experienced user I have never had any problems so far, but now I am facing one, which I do not understand! Mayday! When starting the ...
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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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Linux name sorting order?

In Windows I could name a folder foobar as _foobar and it would appear on top of a sorted list in the file explorer. What prefix should I use for the same effect in Linux. And what is the default ...
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12.04 cannot connect to IPEVO mini-as-server

The IPEVO mini was connected as a ftp but then when I booted the next day the and tried to connect to the server i got permission denied for the first time and now I can't access the file server.
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How can I disable “Open File” option under file menu tab in Firefox browser?

How can I disable "Open File" option under file menu tab in Firefox programmatically? What code do I have to change?
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Running another user's programs from File Manager (newbie)

I do very little with Linux, but have a VMware Ubuntu 13.04 virtual machine. I opened the file manager (Thunar) as root, and I now can access files of another user on another volume. However, when I ...
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Home Folder, mouse right click and click on folder all fail (ubuntu 12.04LTS)

It just happens recently without any sign. When I click on the Home Folder, nothing shows up. When I go to the desktop, the right click of the mouse doesn't do anything. It seems that the "folder" ...
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How can change background of nautilus

How can i change background color of nautilus in UBUNTU 13.10 I edited nautilus.css as specified in How do I theme the Nautilus background image?. But this changed only side bar color Can anyone help ...
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How do I configure emacs shortcut keys in the Ubuntu Files app (gnome unity file browser)

So I want to have the standard C-f C-b C-e C-k C-a etc navigational shortcuts in the Ubuntu files app. I find it useful when editing a location . Is there a way to do this? I tried sudo gsettings set ...
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transfer dialog disappears in file manager

just upgraded to 13.04 and noticed that when transferring files using the file manager that the progress dialog occasionally disappears prior to the transfer completing. This is annoying as its ...
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Ubuntu Files, the file manager, and making clamtk be an option at all times

How do I make Ubuntu 13.04's "Files" always offer clamtk as a way to open any selection, be it a bunch of zips, docs, files without extensions or folders?
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Disabling CD-DRIVE checking, while using a file manager

Every time I open a file manager like dolphin, CD/DVD-DRIVE is checked. So I have to wait until the CD-DRIVE checking ends completely. Is there any option to disable this checking (except when I go ...
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Desktop issue with Gnome Ubuntu 13.04

I have been using Gnome Ubuntu 13.04 for a week. I updated to Gnome 3.8 and all is well. Not happy with Nautilus 3.6 in Unity or Gnome Ubuntu I try PCmanFM. My system begins to reboot at will, ...
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How can I assign custom icons to folders persistently?

Windows Explorer doesn't stand a chance vs Nautilus for so many obvious reasons. But there is a thing I don't understand. How did windows manage to write the icon on a folder so that the icon ...
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File manager or plugin with automatic CRC verification (similar to TeraCopy)

I'm looking for a file manager or a plugin for an existing one that automatically verifies files after copying or moving using a checksum. It needs to be a set-up-and-forget option that works with ...
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Why is folder navigation slow in Ubuntu 12.10?

When I navigate in my folders it's very slow. Sometimes it's fast sometimes it's slow. The strange thing is that only the folder navigation is slow, because my Unity is very fast. My PC Specs: ...
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How to make Krusader use the terminal emulator box upon typing (instead of quicksearch)?

I'm trying to get Krusader to work like Total Commander - when I start typing, this should be a command in the terminal emulator box, rather than the Quicksearch function. Is this possible?
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How can I mount a ssh folder in Ubuntu

I am trying to mount a ssh folder in my Ubuntu account. I tried following this page: http://howto.blbosti.com/2010/09/mount-a-remote-ssh-folder-in-ubuntu-cmd-and-gui/ but when I do (replace with my ...
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slow file transfer rate on ubuntu and kde

I have ubuntu 12.04 and kde. I notice that a file transfer on a pen drive USB (2.0 NTFS) in windows with the software ExtremeCopy goes to 30/32 MB/s. Here in ubuntu the transfer on the same pen drive ...
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Unable to mount 500GB file system , Authentication is required

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: only root can mount /dev/sda2 on /media/ /dev/sda2 I have a extra 500 GB Slave Hard drive , It use to be mounted but today ...
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Files showing different in Windows and Ubuntu

I'm having some trouble in a folder I use both from Windows and Ubuntu. I'm double booting Win8 and Quantal, with a big NTFS folder storing things I access from both (e.g. music). Lately I have ...