Which Linux file manager has a UI that mimics Windows File Explorer in a way that it supports a split view with:
- a directory tree on the left, and
- a file list on the right?
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Thunar (the default file manager on Xubuntu) also supports this option under
Side Pane >
is a fork of GNOME Files, formerly Nautilus, for the Cinnamon desktop which retained the tree view that it had at the time of the fork.
on the command line:
sudo apt install nemo
To switch to sidebar tree view:
Access Nemo’s main menu; you may need to press Alt to toggle its visibility.
Select View → Sidebar → Tree view.
I run it in i3 window manager:
If you're into KDE or Qt-based software, Dolphin will also do what you want.
It offers various panels in addition to displaying the files in the current folder. One panel, the Files panel (top left in screenshot), shows the files as a hierarchical tree similar to the programs mentioned in the other answers.
It also has a Places panel (bottom left in screenshot) which allows you to add links which go directly to the folders of interest without navigating through the file tree.
You can install Double Commander, simply from software GUI for ubuntu 18.04, 20.04:
You can also install it from terminal too, there are 2 versions, based on the libraries GTK and QT.
First open a terminal with CRTL+ALT+T
if you want to install GTK version run:
sudo apt install doublecmd-gtk
if you want to install Qt version:
sudo apt install doublecmd-qt
It is a very powerful file manager where you can customize a kind of dashboard to launch easily your preferred programs.
or use it with its standard interface
plugins that you can install: https://github.com/doublecmd/doublecmd/wiki/Plugins