Questions tagged [filemanager]

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 do I turn off the full file name preview in the file manager (ubuntu 20.04 gnome nautilus)?

I am talking about the preview of the full name of the currently selected file at the bottom right corner: It blocks my view of the last file's attributes (circled in red).
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Cut directory when dragging

It seems to me the default behavior when dragging a directory to a new location has suddenly changed in my Ubuntu. It used to cut the directory, now it just copies it. Where could I change this?
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS File Manager problem on saving

When saving a PDF file from Firefox: A. I type filename Then select directory where the files needs to be saved. What happens: B. The directory path populates the path window The filename I typed is ...
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ubuntu and python acting weird

today i needed to make a small program. i think i made it but i can't execute even for testing. exec command throws "file not found" error, "software run" from right-click menu in ...
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Uninstall filemanager-actions

I have done sudo apt-get remove filemanager-actions and sudo apt-get remove nautilus-actions But I still have that Filemanager-Actions actions menu in my Nautilus menu. How to remove that menu item? ...
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hard disk free space not increase after delete files from ZFS file system(Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS)

I'm new user to Ubuntu and I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on my laptop.I deleted some video files to free my hard disk space but after that hard disk space not increase(i also deleted files from trash)....
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Why do I only Have the Option to Delete Files Permanently?

I have noticed that when interacting with files on other drives, I only have the option to delete files permanently, and I don't have the option to send them to the trash instead. This creates a ...
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Change directory in current terminal with terminal file manager

Expectation: open lf or nnn; navigate to a desired location there; :q $PWD is the desired location. Reality: The state of the parent terminal is unchanged, directory change is local to the file ...
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What is the official way of emptying the “Bin” of an external hard disk?

I deleted a large directory on an external disk. Well, actually, I clicked the "Move to Bin", since there is no "Delete" menu. Anyway, I tried to empty the bin, but the bin icon on ...
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After KDE install, default file manager became Dolphin on Gnome

After installing KDE Plasma on my Ubuntu 20.04, on Gnome the default file manager for Firefox, Chrome and Brave is now Dolphin. Even on a new created user, so the issue might be on /usr/share/...
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How to rename many files, using a prefix ID?

I have 103 directories. These directories are named as PJA_XXX, where XXX is a number from 71 to 174. Inside each PJA_XXX folder I have a file under the next path: PJA_XXX/results/variants/variants....
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File Manager Recs! [duplicate]

I'm new but slowly getting situated to Linux/Ubuntu and I'm finding Nautilus to be pretty but lacking. I was wondering if you guys could recommend a file manager that: Can show tree view Has ...
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Q: How to replace special characters when creating a link from Firefox to file system with Caja?

Creating a link from Firefox to the file system with Caja is quite easy: Click the URL on the address bar, hold down left mouse button, drag it to the file system, press Shift+Ctrl simultaneously and ...
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Drives not shown in different applications

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm facing this issue where my drives are not showing in different application for e.g. video editors and WPS Office. Please tell me it is possible to do something about it or ...
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Filename of selected file is invisible in Nemo file manager when focus is on other pane

Open Nemo file manager. Enable View > Extra Pane option. Select one or more files in one pane. Click on the other pane. The filename(s) of the file(s) in the previous pane are not visible over the ...
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20.10: How do I undo a file operation?

I dragged some files into the wrong folder and now I want to undo that. Where do I find the undo option? I looked in the right click context menu and in the hamburger menu in the top right of the file ...
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show thumbnails in file chooser dialog

is there any way to show thumbnails in file chooser dialog in ubuntu or in any other distro ?
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File explorer not opening and minimize, maximize , close buttons are not appearing in apps

I have recently upgraded my packages using sudo apt upgrade. I am in ubuntu 20.04 LTS. But after upgrading neither does my file explorer opening when i fires it nor does minimize, maximize, buttons ...
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Select file instead of searching in Ubuntu 20.04 “Open File” dialog

When using the "Open File"-dialog in Ubuntu (e.g. in a text-editor like vscode or sublime), I'm used to being able to navigate and select folders/files by typing. Since updating to Ubuntu 20....
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Pressing F5 doesn't update Dolphin

F5 no longer manually updates the file manager window. I can press F5 multiple times and not get an update. If I close Dolphin and reopen the files are there. Operating System: Kubuntu 20.04 KDE ...
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Unable to move folders in mounted NAS

I have a NAS that I mounted using the GUI. When I create a folder and then try to move it to another folder I get this error message: there was an error moving the file into smb://server/folder/old no ...
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file manager with icon zooming for HiDPI displays

Previously, nautilus could be configured to allow icon scaling at over %200. This appears to no longer available. Is there a competing GUI file manager that is more flexible?
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How to change Ubuntu 20.04 file picker?

I've installed Thunar File Manager normally with using apt and I'd like to use it instead of Nautilus since Nautilus doesn't support entering file paths. I've searched for ways to change the default ...
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How can I view images smaller than the typical thumbnail size at their original size?

I'm using 20.04 and I've noticed something that I really don't like about it: in Pictures, small images such as pixel art or icons are scaled-up as thumbnails. This is annoying because I remember ...
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Is there a file GUI file manager that has both directory tree and bookmarks/quick links visible at the same time on sidebar?

Thunar, Dolphin, PCManFM, Nautilus, Nemo - I've tested those and it seems that most of them have option to choose between "Places"(that includes bookmarks) or "File Tree" on ...
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Progress bar on copying files to USB

On the Nautilus file manager, when copying any file to a flash drive, the progress bar will immediately go to 100%, signifying the transfer has completed. The issue is that the files have only been ...
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Huge delay before file manager opens xubuntu

So when i open the file manager (Nautilus) There is a 12-20 second delay before it opens, i also tried thunar and nemo and the lag is the same, i am on xubuntu 20.04. Everything else works fine. specs:...
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Where is the “add Folder” icon?

i just wondered where the add folder icon has gone? I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS. I'm not aware if it was there in the past, because normally i don't use the filemanager at all :) Is this normal or is ...
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How to copy a file from the terminal, then paste it on the browser?

I'm using Ranger as my file manager but every time I want to send something like an image (by copy pasting) I need to open the GUI file manager, copy the file, and paste it on the browser. How to ...
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Linux file explorer with Windows-like visual disk management? [closed]

Is there any file manager that looks like Windows Explorer? I mean, when I download a large file, I want to know which of my partitions have sufficient empty space, as shown in the screenshot. Is ...
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there a way or setting for better and bigger thumbnails in the file manager? especially when not showing

is there a way in ubuntu 20.10 to see bigger and or better thumbnails of pictures in the file manager? Especially if your're uploading pictures as a photographer. in the picture you'll see what I ...
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How to recover bookmarks and settings in Space File Manager?

I'm using Space File Manager instead of Nautilus. Yesterday my laptop became non-responsive and hence I did a hard restart (hold down power button for 5-10 seconds). After restart, all my bookmarks ...
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File manager in Ubuntu 20.04 not showing thumbnails

Just as the subject line says, I'm not getting any thumbnails. Not for jpg, not for png, and not for videos either. It's the regular file manager that comes with this installation ("Simple file ...
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File Manager is not working in Ubuntu Desktop

Actually I opened Disk usage tool, too see that how much free space I've got, and then turned the computer off and now when I started it again all the directories on my desktop are gone even trash ...
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A 10 second delay when accessing files in my system

I am running Ubuntu 18.04. When I first click the files icon on my favorites bar, it takes maybe 10 seconds to open the window. Once it is open, then it works as normal. This may be unrelated but it ...
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Open Python scripts in text editor rather than try to executes them

I am using Krusader 2.7.2 as a file manager. When I double click on a Python script, it shows the following error message: execvp: Exec format error After I click "Ok" another error message ...
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All personal files gone

So I had played with vaults in Kubunutu but didn’t do much. I did put a couple files in there but moved out (all with a file manager). I deleted the vaults just this morning and then had issues. The ...
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Filepath does not change when selecting lower folder in tree

I was unsure how to even word this question so if it has been answered somewhere before I would be grateful if someone could just provide a link to that question. I'm running the Budgie-desktop ...
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Which all free dual pane file managers are available in Ubuntu?

I am interested in a two panel file manager, which is configurable, and easy to use with support for plugins. Where possible open source and currently in active development and stable versions. It ...
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What GUI file managers show most details during file transfer?

When transferring many or very large files it is annoying to just wait with very little information. I find it comforting to be able to see what is going on, even if I have to wait. That's why I would ...
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How Can I Get Apps To Use Nautilus Instead Of Dolphin

I have kde-desktop installed on my Gnome based Ubuntu 20.04x system because I use and depend on many of the apps that are only available from the kde package and as a result Dolphin is included in my ...
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What Controls the System's Save Dialogue Box, and File Selector Dialogue Box?

I recently encountered a problem with the Nautilus file manager on Ubuntu 20.04, as it doesn't suite me while saving files, as described in my question here: Save File Dialogue Box in Nautilus, Ubuntu ...
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Save File Dialogue Box in Ubuntu 20.04 Doesn't Show “Recent”?

Although browsers have a default save directory, but we don't always want to save things in the default directory especially at times when we are certain as to what we are downloading and why. In such ...
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How to specify which hidden files should remain hidden and choose which files are to be seen?

For example, I have two folders .history and .trash they both are from the same "tribe" but I never need to use the .history folder so it is useless to keep it in the explorer while .trash ...
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Accessing Memory Card on Epson WF-7510

When I try to access the memory card in the printer, I am prompted for a password. What password? It seems to accept none that would relate to either the PC or the printer itself and it's not clear ...
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All folder open as archive

If i try to open folder from desktop or from any program like google download "show in folder", it opens like an archive and an archive manager error pops out. Someone knows how to fix it? ...
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Linux file manager similar to Windows File Explorer (directory tree + file list)?

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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Makes “Files” the default program to open folders

I'm using Ubuntu 20.10, everything is great. I love it. I downloaded Thunar File Manager because I want to use some of its features (mass renaming and etc). After downloading and installing it, it ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu tracker

The tracker had high CPU usage on Ubuntu20 Desktop, so I used sudo apt remove tracker to uninstall it. However, the GUI went wrong: some logos in app menu disappear, and there's no options to open and ...
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Searching shortcut for selecting multiple files in Nautilus

I developed a little bot which do some stuff on a website. At a moment, the website open file selector dialog and the bot should select 3 files and confirm. On windows 10 it simply paste the paths of ...

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