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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Windows like searching for files [duplicate]

When you use the explorer in Windows and start typing some letters, the explorer automatically focuses files that starts with the same letters you typed. When I try to do this in Ubuntu's file manager ...
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midnight commander can't show shared folder so I type C-o twice to solve this

It shows nothing on shared folder (folder shared with windows 10) and typing C-o twice makes mc work properly. I don't know why this happens and how to fix this. Typing C-o everytime on shared ...
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Ubuntu disk drive volume shortcut opens as a file in code editor

The disk volume shortcut on the desktop opens in VSCode when I double click on it. Though I can access the drives from /media/username/drivename, I can't access it through the desktop shortcuts or the ...
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can't remove files from trash

I deleted some files from usr/shr (basically some themes) and now i am not able to empty my trash It is saying "You do not have sufficent permissions to delete the file".
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how to install Kaspersky internet security 20.4 LTS focal fossa [duplicate]

Please Help ,,,, I'm download this file from server ,, but how it open and work ... (I'm New in ubuntu ) Kaspersky Internet Security.dmg
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Ubunu 20.04 How do I make python code executeable by double-click and show output in a new window?

I'm trying to make a python script I made execute on a double-click in the file manager. I want it to show the output in a new window. So far, all It's doing when I double-click is opening the file in ...
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Cut-Paste or Copy-Paste not working on Ubuntu 20.04 on using right-click context menu

I tried to cut/copy a file from one folder and paste it in another folder using the right-click context menu. However, the paste option is not working. The problem does not happen within same folder. ...
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Display remote mount file icons

I have a remote drive connected via SFTP through the Ubuntu file navigator interface. While all my files display, the icon images for each file (or image) does not. Is there a way to have Ubuntu ...
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File manager minimize button stops working in Ubuntu DDE 20.04

I am using Ubuntu DDE 20.04 remix edition, my problem is when I try to minimize file manager,the minimize button stops working . How to solve this issue ?
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Alternative to Nautilus for copying file paths?

I just moved from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. A strange behaviour in Files (Nautilus) is that you cannot copy a file path. Instead, it copies x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file:///home/mywork/test.txt ...
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Files sortes wrong in consol and file manager

I hope you can help me, this is my first post here, and my english is not so good, i use google translate I use Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS I want to decompress many files into one file, but there is the ...
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Connecting to folder on remote machine using SSH-key - Ubuntu-flavor with suitable file-manager?

OK, this may come-out as newbie-question and a shot in the dark, but here goes... I would like an easy way to connect to a folder on a remote computer (a VPS I run), ideally through a folder/...
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Why my folder window opening with sublime icon?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and I've Sublime Text 3 free version installed on my desktop. When my Sublime Editor is opened first and after that if I try to open my files folder window it opens with Sublime ...
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Where is fslint (duplicate file finder) for Ubuntu 20.04?

I tried to install fslint :~# apt install fslint and I received Package fslint is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted,...
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Two Files icons in Ubuntu 20.04 application launcher

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04. After upgrading I found that there are two 'Files' icons in the application launcher. One seems to look like the earlier one and the other feels modern. ...
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Cannot move files from and to Desktop

I've this strange behavior on Ubuntu 20.04 (also with the 19 version) where I'm not able to select a file on the desktop and move it inside an open folder or vice versa. Someone knows if it is normal ...
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How to access the files from my other linux partition?

I have both Bodhi Linux and Lubuntu installed on my old laptop, and I want to access the files of my BodhiLinux OS from within Lubuntu using a file manager of some sorts. Is there anyway to do this?
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Change Firefox open/save file explorer search behaviour

I've recently switched to Ubuntu 19.10 (Kubuntu) and noticed that the Firefox file explorer, when saving or opening files, changed. In the file explorer, when I type in a character Firefox starts to ...
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How to change the default file manager used by firefox? Gnome

I changed the file manager to Thunar by default xdg-mime default Thunar.desktop inode/directory, nevertheless the Open Containing Folder button in the Dowload window in Firefox opens the Ubuntu's ...
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Forcing the Krusader sidebar tree to show active panel directory

In most file managers with dual-panel functionality (such as dolphin and nemo) the sidebar used to navigate folders always shows the active panels directory, so it would display a different folder if ...
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open in terminal in Pantheon file manager - ubuntu 16.04

I've been in search of a miller's columns file manager, so I installed Pantheon file manager, It is good but: when you try to right-click and choose open in terminal it doesn't appear, and that really ...
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Advanced File Manager app that supports a file name list

I would be grateful if someone can help me identify an Ubuntu open source app that will allow me to move files (not copy files) from various sub-folders over to a single destination folder using a ...
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Specify starting number when renaming multiple files

I would like to rename multiple files with automatic numbering order. I can do this where the numbering starts at 0 (see screenshot) but I would like to specify the starting number. Is there a way to ...
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Font characters displayed as squares in Ubuntu 18.04

Recently, on my Ubuntu 18.04 I have noticed that at least on gnome-calculator and chromium browser the fonts are displayed as squares. I have followed instructions here and here, the calculator is ...
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how to copy or move all files and directory to the other user via terminal command

I have list of directory and file to my current user which is the user1 and i want it to copy or transfer it to the other jay which is user2? Im using a Ubuntu Server 18.04.4 LTS thanks
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How to uninstall dolphin file manager

Hello i post the way i install dolphin to my ubuntu 18.04. flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists kdeapps --from ...
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back-up contacts.db file touch

I would like to copy the contacts.db file for my ubuntu touch phone book and keep it on my ubuntu desktop PC. While i am at it, i might want to back up the whole thing. How to? Thanks
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How to increase the spacing between items in the left sidebar of Nemo file manager?

I want to increase the spacing between the items in the left sidebar of the Nemo file manager. By default the spacing is less so, for me, the items looks cluttered. Is there a way to increase that ...
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How do I Split contents of a directory into multiple sub directories in alphabetical order?

ls -1 | wc -l read -p 'How Many Directories: ' F; read -p 'Sub-Directories Prefix: ' S; PARRENT=${PWD} # cd $PARRENT n=0 for i in * do if [ $((n+=1)) -gt $F ]; then n=1 fi todir=$PARRENT/"...
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Open incremental tar with archive manager

Is there a way to open an incremental tar file with an archive manager? Guides such as this one and that one show how to create incremental tar archives and how to restore them. Restoring is done ...
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Save Firefox Downloads to Network Share?

I've asked this in the Mozilla community and it was suggested I come here for some more input. The problem is Firefox will not see network shortcuts/bookmarks when saving a download. I can save to ...
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Nautilus crashes when I open but runs with sudo

I just upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and one of the issues I'm facing is that I can't view any folders and files because Nautilus crashes as soon as I try to open it: $ nautilus Initializing ...
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how to revert to 18.04 file open behavior? (GNOME) [duplicate]

Similar to this question: Disable global search in GTK file chooser Since upgrading from ubuntu 18.04 to 19.10, my file-open experience has become much less fluid: where a single letter-key press ...
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SFTP with proxy(jump) server

I have to connect my gnome file manager to a server that needs to be accessed through a jump server. How can I do that? Thank you. Eg: sftp://server@host:port
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Which file managers support Dropbox status icons?

I would like to play around with file mangers other than Nautilus, but recall from years ago that far from all support the Dropbox status icons. As I frequently orientate myself by those icons to ...
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error calling startservicebyname for org.xfce.filemanager: timeout reached

Afternoon all. Sometimes when I boot up Xubuntu 19.04, Thunar fails to start with the error: error calling startservicebyname for org.xfce.filemanager: timeout reached I need help diagnosing the ...
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File manager's preferences Ubuntu 19.10

I'm wondering where I can find the file manager's preferences on Ubuntu 19.10. I tried to open the file manager and to click on the arrow near File at top left; I found only the options: Home, New ...
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How to remove software of unable to find?

I'm going to remove the software that is not installed as a package manager from Ubuntu 19.10. The software that I'm going to remove, is installed with Ardour software. The installation method is as ...
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What makes items appear in Nautilus sidebar and how to change it?

I'm on Bionic and the version of my Nautilus Filemanager is 3.26.4. I have quite a lot of different network folders defined in fstab: sshfs, nfs, smb, you name it. Plus a couple of USB drives that are ...
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How to open a file with a determined application even when the type is opened by default by another application?

Context Okular is a PDF reader with support to annotations, bookmarks, etc. When I want to save the PDF with the annotations and bookmarks embedded, Okular saves a application/zip file. When I open ...
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File Manager no longer showing live updates to files

I installed Ubuntu 19.04 about a week ago as I messed up my old 18.04 installation. I installed it from scratch (I did not upgrade). A week later, I've started to notice something unusual - my file ...
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Drives are invisible in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a really strange rare problem. I can't see my drives. They've disappeared and aren't accessible from File section. I always mount them to be visible and accessible on Desktop but when I clicked ...
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Certain video files consistently freeze Nautilus during file transfer (specifically when they reach the 2.4 to 2.5GB mark)

Running Ubuntu 18.04 here. While transferring files between two external drives, we have so far encountered 3 specific files that always freeze Nautilus at the 2.4-2.5GB mark of the transfer. ...
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How to prevent an application from creating folder in my home directory?

It's really annoying that some applications are polluting my home directories. For example, MindMaster, an application developed by Edraw Inc., always creates a folder called Edraw in my home ...
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define file manager drop action when modifier key pressed

If I drag a file from one file manager window and drop it in another, the file gets moved from the source folder to the destination folder. If I hold down the control key while doing this, the file ...
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A specific file is repeatedly hanging Ubuntu 18 during transfer

The file is an .MTS format video stream file. And I'm trying to transfer it between 2 connected external drives. (one an internal in an enclosure) The problem first became apparent when I noticed ...
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How to drag from file explorer in thumbnail view

When I am in the file list view I can drag to other applications like desktop, slack, etc. But when I am in thumbnail view I can't do that. Any way to change that behavior? File explorer doesn't ...
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Linux alternative to MacOS Hazel with GUI for automated file management?

So far I've only found 3 Apps to replace Hazel on Linux for automated file organization: Easy File Organizer: I tested the free download and read the manual but it doesn't look nearly as powerful as ...
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nautilus/nemo/other file manager - suggestions for more accessible GUI-based owner management?

Short version TL;DR - When running nemo/nautilus with elevated privileges*, there are a TON of users/groups on the permissions tab... they're all jammed in non-searchable drop-downs that don't have ...
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Pictures folder disappeared from favorites in file browser

I recently removed the defautlt Pictures folder and replaced it with a symlink to a different directory. Now it's no longer in the favorites bar on the left in the file manager. I added it manually ...

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