How can I do that? I'd like to switch to another one mainly due to all the bugs I'm encountering with nemo.


Install the exo-utils package:

apt install exo-utils

From the terminal run:


Clic on Utilites , under file manager replace Nemo with your preferred file manager.

  • I tried that already. I get bash: exo-preferred-applications: command not found. There also is no entry for the file-manager under "Preferred Applications". – mYnDstrEAm Jul 9 '17 at 19:46
  • Alright, thank you for your edit. That worked. Strangely it doesn't show "Nemo" in the options for the file-manager. Any idea why that is? Also I can't see any icons on my desktop anymore or right-click it: how can I fix that? And when executing nautilus I also get: (nautilus:18976): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_proxy_new_sync: assertion 'G_IS_DBUS_CONNECTION (connection)' failed, "g_dbus_proxy_get_name_owner: assertion 'G_IS_DBUS_PROXY (proxy)' failed and PyGIWarning: Nautilus was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi.require_version('Nautilus', '3.0') (etc). Any help? – mYnDstrEAm Jul 9 '17 at 22:35

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