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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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Changing background of ubuntu file manager

I am actually trying to change the background of the ubuntu file manager from white to some background picture (Not solid colors). I tried all the gnome and utility tweaks but they change it to solid ...
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simple-scan Ubuntu 22.04 : error message while saving file - ghost process

since I am using Ubuntu 22.04, simple-scan shows this error message when saving the scanned page : Failed to execute child process " " (No such file or directory). It really saves the file,...
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How do I move a file out of a sambashare and to another user?

I'm new to Linux, and have been trying to send a zip file from a sambashare that I made earlier on my dedicated server to another user, where I have made a Minecraft server. The zip file includes ...
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Nautilus: Automatic scroll upwards in case of new file possible?

Years ago I used a mac with OSX and it had one feature which I really miss on Ubuntu. Let's say I had my file manager open, showing the Downloads folder. When I would then switch to the browser and ...
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Is there a way to get rid of Nemo (file manager) theme warning?

Every time I open a directory in Nemo-desktop, Nemo file manager opens up but also a new terminal is opened saying: ** (nemo:36368): WARNING **: 21:28:24.724: Current gtk theme is not known to have ...
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"Open With" works in file explorer, but not through CLI

I have installed tuxguitar which can open .gp3 files when I double click on them, in the file explorer. This works perfectly fine. I need to script the opening of sequential .gp3 files through ...
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How to change/edit side panel of Ubuntu standard file manager?

I have no idea why i can't edit general side panel. I can't delete unnecessary folders. Maybe we had some config idk. Internet don't say anything, or outdated guides. That critical because they took ...
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Can not automatic mount external disk as writable

I install Ubuntu 22..4 LTS but when click to external disk icon on file manager ask me the password (luks) and mount disk, but the filesystem is read only. In 20.04 LTS works fine but 22.04 is read ...
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Finding the reason of file manager keep showing SMB login dialogue?

I suppose I am not the only person who experienced that a file manager keeps opening the dialogue box below when you were trying to open an address like "smb://theserver" even after you are ...
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How do I access %LocalAppData% directory if I'm on Linux browsing a Windows Bootcamp partition?

I've installed Xubuntu 20.04 without installing rEFind and now I can't boot to Mac or Windows bootcamp. That's a separate issue I'm going to fix. But before I do, I want to backup some files to my ...
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How do I enable single click for Dolphin in Ubuntu?

I installed the Dolphin File Manager in Ubuntu 20.04: sudo apt-get install dolphin I can't find any settings to enable "single click to open files or folders". How do I enable this feature ...
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disable "open file" and "save file as" functionality in firefox

We use firefox in our company and we want to prevent firefox to open a download dialog during saving files. we want to prevent users change the name of files or rewriting an existing file during ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 directory and files icons missing when opening file manager from applications (ctrl + O)

I recently updated to Ubuntu 21.10, but now directory and files icons are missing when trying to open files from any applications (typically using ctrl + O). Here are two examples from mozilla firefox ...
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Flatpak and Snap apps open vscode instead of the file manager

I am running Kubuntu 20.04 and Flatpak 1.6.5. Dolphin is my default File Manager when I open a directory from a Flatpak app such as DropBox or Cryptomator, it opens it in Visual Studio Code instead ...
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Applications to arrange icons in folders like I arrange in desktop

Is there an application (or file manager) that changes the way files are organized in a way I can change the position of applications freely as I do in my desktop?
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Xubuntu 20.04 on Dell Latitude e6530: How to display time stamp in File Manager?

I haven't found how to tell File Manager to display time stamps as default. Is that possible? So inconvenient not to have that when copying files from one location to another.
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Can we install deepin file manager on ubuntu or linux mint

Recently I have found deepin os . To be honest I like the design of it , but I don't want to leave ubuntu . I have googled online 'how to get deepin file manager in ubuntu' , every time I get 'how to ...
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Nautilus network drives not accessible from the browser and applications (AFP)

I have a Synology NAS which I connect to via AFP. The files are accessible via Nautilus (Files) application. However, I cannot access this location (bookmark) from an application e.g. Chrome. But if ...
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How do i add the newly installed file manager (Nemo) in the 'activities overview' search results?

Distressed Ubuntu 21.10 user here. I recently purged Nautilus and installed Nemo as my default file manager. I previously had Nautilus added in the activities-overview search-results (under - settings&...
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The file chooser in some apps gives an option 'customised files' or 'all files' - how to set default?

The file chooser in some apps gives an option selector button down in the bottom right marked 'customised files' or 'all files'. The specific problem that this creates is as follows. My digital camera ...
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Copying files to a USB flash drive sometimes does not complete [closed]

Sometimes when I copy a file from my laptop to a USB flash drive, the progress goes to just near 100% but remains at that stage and does not end. I have this problem in Ubuntu 21.10 and in previous ...
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Android-like fulscreen file manager

After writing this, I came to conclusion best description of what i need is "fullscreen file-manager" I want to use my desktop (as in app, that shows my "~/Deksop" folder on top of ...
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Chrome's "Show in Folder" opens Dolphin after Kde Plasma Install

I installed KDE Plasma and I used it for some time, but when I switched back to GNOME, I eventually realized that when I download things when using Google Chrome and select the "show in folder&...
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Is it possible to add this file to my desktop? [duplicate]

I got Ubuntu 20.04.3 recently and I cant add this file to my desktop. I don't know where to start but this is my only discord.desktop on my computer and I need instructions to remove the: arrow, lock, ...
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How to increase the maximal thumbnail size in Ubuntu 20+ nautilus file manager?

The maximum available thumbnail size (~165px) in Ubuntu 20.04 is too small for my liking and I would like to increase it above this limit: I have tried nautilus, nemo and thunar and in all of them ...
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Nemo/Nautilus - Where does the list of 'other applications' reside?

I'm using Ubuntu 21.10 with Nemo as my default file manager (because I like the split screen) I was trying to change a default application to set Edrawmax to open .eddx files. If I go to Nemo or ...
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Chrome on Ubuntu - file upload always defaults to home folder

Google Chrome, when I upload a file to any website, the file chooser always defaults to my Home folder. If I need to upload multiple files to the same site, it is a huge nuisance that the file chooser ...
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File manager - jump to file/folder by line number

Is there any file manager that shows a number (similar to line number in vim) for each folder/files in the current directory and you can jump to any folder/file by typing the corresponding number with ...
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Preview images in dialog window

I'm searching for a solution to change the view of icons (images) within the Ubuntu built-in file manager in dialog windows. Image of dialog window: Example: Click on "upload images" on ...
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Suggested File Manager with location bar and search bar both always visible?

Desired Functionalities: Location Bar OR Breadcrumbs Search Bar (For Filename Matching) List view with Sort by any column (click on header to perform sort) Handle 1000+ files in a directory without ...
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Is there a way to enable checkboxes in the Nemo file manager?

Is there a way to enable checkboxes in the Nemo file manager to select multiple files/folders?
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) / File Manager Search Bar

OS: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS 64 bits Gnome Version: 3.36.8 Kernel Version: 5.11.0-40-generic When I type something on file manager, the window simply crash. I opened the file manager via command line with ...
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"Files" File manager is not working on Ubuntu 20.04

"Files" File manager is not working on my Ubuntu 20.04 system. If I try to open it from terminal by using nautilus command, still nothing is happening. But if I try with sudo nautilus ...
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How can I delete all .mp3 files in the current linux directory that are older than 365 days? [duplicate]

How can I delete all .mp3 files in the current linux directory that are older than 365 days? I am looking for a shell command I can use to do this. There are other files in this directory that I don't ...
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Change terminal-emulator in ubuntu default filemanager

in the Ubuntu default file manager when right-clicking there is an option to Open in Terminal. How can I change the terminal-emulator for the "Open in Terminal" option? I have changed my ...
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I would like to edit the filemanager sidebar, not the OS sidebar. Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I would like to remove the Music, Video, and Public folders from the default folders that display when you open a folder using filemanager with the sidebar visible. In other words, I have bookmarks ...
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Couldn't Display [program] -- No application installed for "shared library" files

I think the problem is -- to Ubuntu, it doesn't seem that some of the files are executable at all or rather it doesn't know its file to type. The Files Manager due to which instead of showing the ...
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TexStudio does not open containing folder

I recently did a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 install and then installed TexStudio 3.1.2. Nothing happens when I right-click a document and select "Open containing folder". I'm not sure if this is an ...
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ranger replace space in filenames

I made map for moving file to Downloads directory but it cause problem if file has space map dD console shell mv %s /home/${USER}/Downloads Ofc I know that I can give their "" but it will ...
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How to attach vim to a tmux session when opening text files in nemo?

Question summary: How do we get vim to attach itself to a pre-existing tmux session when we click on a text file in nemo? What I tried so far I've installed the nemo file manager on Ubuntu 20.04. When ...
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Can I change ranger's delete command to move command?

Is it possible to change ranger delete (d, D) command to moving to Downloads directory? I've written own script what delete from this directory all old files, so it's sth like trash bin directory. ...
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How do I resolve "Files is not responding" in GNOME Files?

I tried to open other applications. Some are working and some are not. My settings options are also giving the error "not responding". Please help I don't want to lose my files in my PC.
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Why file size is different when select them from the size when copying?

I select several files in Thunar file manager and I see that they have 1.9Mib size (on the bottom panel). But they're actually about 5Gb and I see that when copy them into the other place.
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Different default programs for viewing and editing files?

Wouldn't it be nice if, say, when selecting a file in nautilus (or any other any file manager), hitting enter would open it with a primary default application, while hitting shift+enter would open it ...
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How to access/mount Android drive in Kubuntu 20.04 with other file manager than Dolphin?

Answering this question I have found that Dolphin doesn't mount Android locations, it accesses them via separate KIO processes. An effect of that is that other file managers are not able to see the ...
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My files system storage showing wrong data

My file system is showing like this: there the third row: /home is showing that I used 18.4EB, where it should be more like 18.4GB. It is showing correctly in gparted, problem is with system-monitor.
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I want NTFS partition to be mounted from file manager as RO access

I'm using Dolphin file manager on Ubuntu 20.04 (with dual boot Windows 10). My Windows NTFS partitions showed up on devices panel on Dolphin and clicking any of the partitions will result in mounting ...
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Open Hyper here on right click

I am using FileManager here-actions Configuration tools. i tried to make a right click to open hyper, it kinda works but the problem is that the hyper terminal it opens on the /home directory and I ...
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How to access "other locations" from wine file explorer?

I dual booted windows and ubuntu. I have 3 partitions. and i want to access other partitions files from wine file explorer. But in wine file explorer i can't find any option to access other partitions....
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Ubuntu 20.04 boots to black screen which says /dev/nv*******: clean, 508***/650**** files, 247*****/260******* blocks

Other times after I reboot this line is prefaced by /dev/nv*******: recovering journal And sometime there's also a couple lines saying /dev/nv*******: clearing orphaned inode 406**** (uid=125, gid=130,...
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