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 can I place the nautilus - nemo sidebar to the right?

Is there a way to place the sidebar of nautilus and/or nemo to the right and not in the left?
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How to make Ubuntu File Manager show the “real” path after opening a shortcut link?

When I open a link, instead of the real path, the file manager shows the location of the link file. Example: home/Desktop/Link to html/wiki What I would like the file manager to show is: /var/...
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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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Ubuntu xenial File Manager trash not working

I am on a fresh ubuntu xenial installation. I can't make the trash directory working, no matter what file manager I use. I've tried with nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm (my current file manager): nothing. ...
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Ubuntu file manager is not showing proper icons

I am a programmer; and I have noticed something odd lately. All files of a code language, but mostly python do not display the proper file icons. I know that this is not a "big deal". The reason it ...
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File Manager Hang on Ubuntu 10.04

When I try to open a folder, it will display "Opening [folder]..." on the taskbar, but it shortly disappears and nothing happens. When I log out, something informs me that File Manager is not ...
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Where is the unlock full access in filemanager on Aquaris Ubuntutouch?

I use the File Manager version 0.4.386 and I don't find the "unlock full access" button. It is not in the field with with new file and properties. I don't know why. If somebody could help me that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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Need fix an unusual window behavior Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded from Ubuntu Utopic to the 16.04 and when I go to my file explorer I got the problem in the picture. How can I fix it?
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When uploading files in Chrome, how do I choose the file browser?

When trying to upload a file/image in Chrome you get the default file browser. I think it's Thunar or Nautilus. I changed my default file browser to Dolphin file explorer however. All my folders and ...
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mimeapps.list is missing in ~/.local/share/applications

I was trying to change my default file manager in Ubuntu 14.04 from Nautilus to spacefm. The procedure (that worked on a previous computer) is to add the following lines to ~/.local/share/applications/...
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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. My problem is that some applications do not support browsing to the parent directory with ...
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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, i.e....
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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 didn'...
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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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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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What is the new path for mounted usb drives in Ubuntu 15.10?

In past versions of Ubuntu I have always been about to find a folder for external usb drives in /mnt or /media/username after they have been mounted. Since upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10 I have noticed ...
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How to change font style of file names in file manager?

How & Where do I change the font style and size of the file names displayed in my file manager. I have unity tweak tool installed but I am just confused on what is controlling the font display in ...
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Open another instance of current directory in File Browser

In Windows, when you are open File Explorer at a specific path, you can press Ctrl+N to open another file explorer in the same path. But in Ubuntu when I try Ctrl+N it opens Home Folder. How I can ...
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Mistake by un-installing file manager – blank screen

I have un-installed PcManfm, default file manager from Lubuntu as I was too annoyed by it and wanted to install Dolphin. To avoid any conflicts I did this before installing Dolphin and stupidly I ...
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How to customize the “Save File” dialog

I can't remember exactly which configuration file I've modified, but the next time I booted my computer, I found that I unintendedly added the sources.list.d folder to the "Places" list of the "Save ...
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File manager with two panel synchronized directory browsing

Is there any tool (similar to vifm, mc) which allows two panel synchronized directory browsing? eg. I have two directories opened in both panels: /home/user/website1/ and /home/user/website2/ and ...
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Adding “frequent / most used” directories to sidebar in PCManFM

I'm starting to use the mouse a lot more for navigating file directories and I'm really missing the ability to tag directories that MacOS offers. Is there either similar functionality to tag ...
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Search a specific file in Gnome file manager

This script is executed by home automation assistant in Linux 14.04, Gnome-desktop #!/bin/bash gnome-open /home/Folder && xdotool search Folder | head -n 1 | tail -n 1 | VAR1=%1 | xdotool ...
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Why does copy&paste fail from and to a smarthphone's external sd-card (sdcard1) - mtp-probem

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Thunar 1.6.3. I cannot copy and paste folders and files from or to the SD-card of my Sony Xperia Z1 compact smartphone. (Everything in the following is translated back ...
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Zenity (alike) File Browser with custom filesystem Root

I am creating ubuntu application which need to display file browser from command line, and request file selection from user. I am aware usage of zenity --file-selection --file-filter="MP3 Files | *....
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File manager with integrated terminal (like KDE Dolphin)

KDE's Dolphin file manager has an integrated terminal Changing directory in the terminal also changes the directory displayed in the file manager. Is there an Ubunty Unity or Gnome equivalent?
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How can I get IntelliJ IDEA's “Show in Files” to open Nemo instead of Nautilus?

In IntelliJ IDEA (or any of its related IDEs such as PyCharm, WebStorm, etc) you can right click a file or folder and select Show in Files as highlighted here When I do this, it opens the folder in ...
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File manager's type-ahead find not working properly in 14.10

If I open the file manager and start typing, then it seems the first keystroke is not registered. For example, if I type "docu" in order to select Documents, instead it registers "ocu" and selects ...
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Cut a file in Lubuntu

When copy, cutting and pasting a file. In other OS there is a visual feedback when you cut a file. Is it possible to customize that in FileManager PCManFM. Or is there another file manager that you ...
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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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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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Change Filelight's default file manager

In Filelight if I right-click a folder and open in file manager, it opens in FS-Lint, which is not a file manager. Even if I uninstall FS-Lint it still tries to open in it and fails. How do I ...
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Change google drive folder location with grive-tools

I have installed grive and set it up in some ./data folder. Then I installed grive-tools, because I don't want to run the grive command every time I want to sync my files. After opening the Google ...
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Merge Folders & Checksum Files

I am interested in merging many duplicate folders, but want to ensure that the files are exactly the same by checksumming them. Is there a gui file manager that will let me copy files to a folder and ...
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Can I use a UDP connection for the “Connect to server” option in file manager?

I work a lot on remote mashines and like to bookmark them in my file explorer using sftp://user@host/initial/dir syntax. In unstable networks, this connection keeps breaking off an I have to re-...
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Default file manager does not open

What the title says when I try to start nautilus on terminal this is the output: (nautilus:5593): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv- >...
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nemo not showing script icons

I just installed nemo file manager in Ubuntu by following this tutorial, and I really like this it. The only problem I am having is that nemo doesn't show the right icon on source code files (like ...
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File Manager Menu Missing Bookmarks, Places, Applications, and Applets

For several years starting with Oneric up until Trusty basic menus are not available via the GUI. Adding bookmarks to the .gtk-bookmarks config file and creating a new home directory for Bookmarks ...
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File Manager's Status Message Obstruct Renaming File(s)

is there any way to prevent files manager's status message not to obstruct / blocking the view of the file's name? sometimes it's difficult to see the name of the files, when i have to rename a file(s)...
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How can we get a filtered search with Thunar?

I wonder if we can get a filtered search with Thunar. I mean, let's say: we want to search for all *.mid (MIDI) files, which were modified into the last 3 months only, and into the HDD 1 (whatever ...
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Switch default file manager system wide on kubuntu

I have installed the 14.04 version of ubuntu-server, and installed the kubuntu-desktop package overtop of it, for the purposes of using a remote desktop client. I would like to change the default file ...
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Move files (identicalName&content -> delete old // identicalName & diferrentContent -> rename&Move)

I have 2 directories and try to move contents from 1st to 2nd, i get the confirmation of overwriting if name is identical, but i actually care if the files are identical (md5? size? byteByByte? ...
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Is there a way to add brief list view mode to the Ubuntu file manager?

I could find only two file listing modes offered by the Ubuntu file manager: "grid of icons" displaying big file icons/thumbnails with file names under them and "list" which is actually not a list but ...
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Can only permanently delete files via file manager after adding

I have two partitions which were not auto-mounting after a clean install of Ubuntu10.04. I edited my /etc/fstab and they're now auto-mounting but the behaviour has changed slightly. Before, using the ...
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Display files from different folders in a window

I have a text-file and inside the path to different files. The idea is read the text-file and export all the path-files to a file-manager. Finally with the file-manager (e.x. nautilus) can see all the ...
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Cant mount all the drives through File manager (Nautilus?)

I am using Ubuntu and Ubuntu variants. Many times, I can't access any other drives than the drive named "Computer" in my File manager. What is the problem here and how do I fix it?
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How can I browse the files on my smartphone via bluetooth?

I have an Sony Xperia Z1 compact and can successfully pair it with my laptop, which runs Xubuntu 14.04. I can send files from the smartphone to the laptop and vice versa, but I cannot browse the file ...
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Why does running a file manager as root mess up the permissions in the home directory?

I understand that on occasions when running your file manager as root, with the command: sudo nautilus For instance, that it messes up your home directory's permissions so that files get owned as ...
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Fast & Traceable copy of 2 TB data over Gigabit LAN from Ubuntu live mounted Volume to Synology NAS (Win SMB, NFS, Mac AFP)? How?

Fast & Traceable copy of 2 TB data over Gigabit LAN from Ubuntu live mounted Volume to Synology NAS (Win SMB, NFS, Mac AFP)? How? I am going a Data Recovery using a Unbunto Live CD (14.x LTE) ...