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I am trying to ascertain whether or not there is an equivalent program to the windows explorer.exe for Ubuntu. I have worked for years on windows and just cannot get used to the mac/linux file explorer.
In windows explorer the current position of where you are is represented in a nice expandable tree on the left with the contents of the current folder in the main window on the right.
In Ubuntu's "file" and Mac's "Finder" there is no such thing (as far as i can tell), merely a single representation of your current position in the file structure.
In the windows explorer screen shot (please ignore the somewhat garish aesthetics) you can clearly see all the folders in c:/ on the left hand side and the contents (folders and files) on the right.
In the ubuntu screen shot, i am in "/home/john/Documents/test folder" yet the "Documents" folder on the left is still closed. Meaning if you are alien (for whatever reason, a new project or what ever) to the fileset you are working on it becomes extremely time consuming as you have to head somewhat blindly into different folders... but if you are generally a busy person with far too much work to do the very last thing i want to do is waste any time on what should be the simplest IT task... navigating a file system.
Is there any way I can achieve a windows explorer style file navigation?
NB I am not looking to replicate anything else of windows file explorer.