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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 can I install Marlin file manager in Ubuntu 16.04?

Since nautilus doesn't have a column view option I want to install marlin file manager which provides column view. I use Ubuntu 16.04 installed machine. I tried several ways proposed on the web to ...
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how to jump to the folder being viewed in any file manager instantly in file dialogue

I found the feature to quickly open a folder that is being viewed in the file manager on Windows by using Listary. Is there a way to have something similar to this feature in Thunar?
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How can I view more info on a file copy progress from 18.04 “Files” GUI?

I am using cut and paste within the file browser GUI in 18.04 to move data from one drive to another. There is a progress menu where I can view the progress of this operation: As you can see there is ...
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How to Move All Files From Drive A to Drive B? (Ubuntu Server)

Hello and thank you all in advance, Situation: I had set up a home file server using Kubuntu, then I decided to switch to Budgie because I liked the experience a bit more... so finally I decided, ...
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File Manager closes when clicked on an .mp4 file properties

So I tried to open a .mp4 video file's properties on the file manager, but after I clicked "Properties", the properties box didn't open and the file manager closed. I checked this with other video ...
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How to create a link to a folder in Ubuntu 18.04 using GUI [duplicate]

If my memory is not playing me up this could be done with old versions of Ubuntu but I can't find a way of doing it with 18.04. Is there a way of doing it?
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How to search files via the file selection dialogue? (keyboard shortcut)

Clicking on a shortcut folder and typing directly afterwards allows for searching for files. And in Windows, the file selection manager has much of the real Windows Explorer functionality, including ...
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“Places” opens “Videos” in Ubuntu 18.04

This is very odd. Running Ubuntu 18.04 using "classic gnome", I click on Places in the Top Menu Bar, I then click on Home and instead of Nautilus I get Videos (totem) which starts playing the first ...
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Keep all windows open when unplugging removing external storage. (stealthily eject flash drive)

When pulling a flash drive, SD card or ejecting a disc, opened file manager windows close automatically. Sometimes, I just quickly need to unplug it to transfer data from a different computer, and I ...
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It's 2018. Does Linux in general (any distro) have a good file copying utility

I have looked around and only found old posts from 2010-2013. The only apparent 'worth while' solution I've found is ultracopier mentioned here which after installing doesn't work, at least for me. It'...
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ubuntu 18.1: which filetypes (pdf, djvu, epub, mobi, azw3, chm) are depicted as thumbnails

Please check your file manager in a directory (where pdf, epub, djvu, doc, azw3 or any other ebook files are located) and write me if they are depicted as thumbnails (+Ubuntu version). thank you ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Cannot “Select All” in Folder

Ubuntu used to have a Right Click option to "Select All" inside a Folder to perform an action with all the Files within a particular folder. Now with this new installation of 18.04 I don't see that ...
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All sound files on Samsung Android phone are missing when trying to view them in my folder

My voice recordings on my Samsung Android phone are usually stored in the folder /sounds/ but even though on my phone I see 20 recordings, the file explorer app on my Ubuntu 16.04 is showing this ...
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Completely disable Autorun

File manager preferences have an option to disable/enable Autorun to run software, play music, etc. However, I don't see an option to completely disable autorun, meaning that it won't parse autorun....
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Ubuntu file manager with more zoom

I want to go over a folder with images and copy some of them to a different folder. I am working on a laptop screen and I want to see the image thumbnails zoomed bigger. I tried the file managers I ...
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Software to view other devices in network [duplicate]

Is there any software for Ubuntu from which I can view all the devices like laptops/PC/printer/TV/dvr/RPi connected to the network just like we see drives in the file explorer? I want to be able to ...
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File extensions are hidden in ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

When typing in this command: touch ./__init__.py This is what the file looks like in nautilus > right click __init__.py: as you can see, its a text file instead of a py file. I am using ubuntu 18....
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associating file types with program in ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 18.04 I installed a program called FSLeyes and would like this program to become associated with files containing the '.nii.gz' extension. I have created a '.desktop' file for the ...
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Deadbeef player doesn't access my storage hdd [duplicate]

I've installed both deadbeef and foobar2000 and neither one lists my storage HDD other than the main OS SSD. Rhythmbox lists all HDDs and I can drag & drop music files with QMMP. And I'm trying ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut in Budgie Files 3.26.3?

I am using Ubuntu Budgie 18.04. I would like to change default keyboard shortcut for action "go to next tab" from ctrl+page up to ctrl+tab I went to global Settings > Devices > Keyboard but I can't ...
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Saving a search to the sidebar in the Ubuntu File Manager

I'd like to setup some saved searches in the sidebar of the Ubuntu File Manager. Files modified in the last 3 days Files over 30MB I'm not interested in doing this via the Terminal. After some ...
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18.04 vlc opening multiple files

I want vlc to open multiple instances if I open the app myself, but I want it to only open one instance if I select multiple files from the file explorer. Previously (16.04) I think I had it working ...
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Downloads, Documents, Pictures Folders gone missing

When I try to open Documents or Pictures folders I get the below error message. Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again. Following is the output of cat .config/...
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UNIX, compare the 1st field File3 with the 1st field of File 2

Suppose I am having three input files as shown below: File 1 1001 1 2 3 1002 4 5 6 1003 7 8 9 1004 10 11 12 File 2 1001 11 22 33 1002 44 55 66 1004 100 111 122 File 3 1001 111 222 ...
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How can I move a tab to another window(file manager)

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with the default file manager. If I had two file windows open how can I combine them into one window with two tabs?
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How to set Nemo as the default file manager in Ubuntu 18.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 and I want to replace nautilus with Nemo. I first installed Nemo by using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon sudo apt-get update ...
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How to edit target path of broken symbolic link from GUI?

Let's assume the following situation: I have file1 somewhere $ touch file1 I make symbolic link to file1 as symlink1: $ ln -s file1 symlink1 $ file symlink1 symlink1: symbolic link to file1 I ...
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File Explorer is not respoding in ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu16.04 recently with windows 10. But the file explorer is not responding from launcher menu. I tried the command nautilus ., but getting following errors: anjali@anjali-pc:~/...
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Bionic Beaver Nautilus list of visited servers

Newly switched from 16.04 LTS to Bionic Beaver. Yet in 16.04 several smb servers were stored to Nautilus server history (or so, sorry don't know the exact terminology). Now after upgrade to B. Beaver ...
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How do I show hidden files just for some directories?

Are you aware of any file manager that is able to remember whether you want to show or hide hidden files for a specific directory? I.e. i never want to see hidden files in my home, but i would like to ...
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FTP closes due to multiple connection

I am having trouble with file transfer from our offsite FTP server. What happen was every time I try to copy multiple files, it closes after a few seconds then it blocks me for a few minutes before it ...
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How do i specify a file location in terminal?

Running the following commands: wine /Home/Downloads/steamsetup.exe wine Username/Home/downloads/steamsetup.exe resulted in file not found. How do I specify a file location in terminal? I am on ...
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How do I show the side bar (incl. available hard drives) when I open the file explorer Nautilus? [duplicate]

When I open the file explorer it only shows the home directory. It doesn't show any of my hard drives of computer. How can I make the file explorer show available hard drives?
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cifs - file managers upload slower than rsync

I'm mounting folders from my NAS on my computer (Ubuntu 18.04) with cifs. Copying an 8 GB file... Upload (local -> mounted) Nautilus/Nemo -> 6 MB/s rsync -> 50-60 MB/s Download performance is also ...
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Tool to sort USB drive files

I want to my car stereo to see the music on the USB drive in alphabetical order, which I think means making all the dates on the files the same. This works for windows: http://funblog.themeparks.de/...
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Disable autorun external devices with VLC in kde

In installed kubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 18.04 to use KDE Plasma. Whenever I select an external device in the left to open it in dolphin, it opens VLC instead and tries to play all files on that ...
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Is there file manager like windows explorer with features described below

When in compact view the file names must be shown full, i.e. without dot dot dot at the end, so the columns width must scale to that file names in it. Scrolling must scroll exactly to the next column, ...
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What's Linux analog for “everyone” security principal on Windows

Is there any Linux analog for "everyone" security principal on windows, or the mechanism for really the same effect ?
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Tree Style File Explorer

Which is the best file explorer for tree style folder browsing in Gnome under Ubuntu 18.04? Earlier, file explorer under Unity in 16.04 used thi do it, but not in 18.04.
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What do I do about a file that was literally split into two while moving it?

While I was moving a large file (~95GB) via the Caja file manager, and it crashed in the middle of the copy, stopping the operation entirely. Now I'm stuck with two separate files, the first is ~25GB, ...
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Error `Archive not supported` while opening extracted .js file in 18.04

I am getting this message from Archive Manager when trying to open a text file: Could not open “users.js” Archive type not supported. I've tried different archive managers but not one works! ...
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Windows file browser in wine. I want to open selected file in linux program

I wanted a good column view (miller columns) file browser in Ubuntu, but none is available in 18.04. I tried installing pantheon and succeeded installing it after a lot of trouble, but it installed a ...
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Can not Change Default File Manager of Ubuntu Mate 18.04

I installed Nemo using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo3 sudo apt update sudo apt install nemo Then I went to Preferred Application -> System -> File Manager -> Files NOTE: ...
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Stacked icons of network mounts on Desktop

This might be just a cosmetic issue, but it is still quite annoying. When I'm mounting multiple Samba network shares in Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop the icons that appear on the desktop are stacked on top of ...
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cinnamon-core, Nemo does not show the sharing tab. There is no nemo-share

I have installed Linux Mint 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.04 + Cinnamon. On Linux Mint, Nemo shows a much better context menu and the file property dialogue box has "Share". On Ubuntu + Cinnamon, Nemo shows ...
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Why does my Ubuntu 18.04 file manager take forever to open? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to open nautilus it takes about 30 seconds for it to come up, regardless if it is from a launcher or the terminal. However, when I open it from the terminal this pops up right before it ...
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How can I select an ISO file to use with Cubic?

I just installed Bionic Beaver this morning, fresh install on my HP laptop. I selected the option to not have all the extra stuff like Rythmbox installed. First thing I did was install synaptic, then ...
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HTTP: Unauthorized - Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04

I have configured my Nextcloud server in the respective Ubuntu 18.04 LTS settings (Settings-->Online Accounts-->Nextcloud) and I am using the correct login details, but when I try to access my ...
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Can't open desktop folders in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a quite fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04, When I create a directory on Desktop, I can't open it by double clicking on it. I have to right click → Open with other application → Files and then ...
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Filemanager can handle archives (ZIP/RAR) as if they were folders. Like DirectoryOpus

I'm looking for a program that can show me the contents of archives containing images. I used the file manager DirectoryOpus on Windows earlier. DirectoryOpus can display images, navigate to the next ...