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Where does Caja save folder state and icon?

I'm using icons to categorize my folders but sometimes I move the icons to a more appropiate place so the next time I load the folder, the folder icon isn't set. Could I edit manually (replace text) ...
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How do I customize Nautilus / Caja file manager?

I'm using Caja and I miss several features that I had with Windows Explorer. I'm willing to tweak some configs or even develop code to get them but I wouldn't know where to start to collaborate... ...
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File type inode/x-corrupted

My system had an unexpected shutdown. Now when I open the file from pcmanfm or nautilus I get file corrupted error. Strangely the files are accessible just fine if I launch pcmanfmas root user. The ...
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How do I add a kdiff3 compare option to Linux Mint Nemo file manager

I am running the latest version of kdiff3 on Linux Mint 19.1. When I install kdiff3 on Windows 10, I can then select two files in the file explorer and subsequently right click, the resulting context ...
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Leafpad + SSH: data lost

I have a client and server of SSH in a network, and both are running Debian 9 + LXDE. Then I did the following: Connect the client with the server via file manager: PCManFM > Go > Connect to ...
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Samba network discovery fails through file managers, but works with smbtree

In file managers (Caja, Nautilus, PCManFM, Dolphin), under Network there is an entry for Windows Network but double-clicking this brings up an empty window with 0 items. However, smbtree does list ...
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Store photo thumbnails on same drive

I'm using external drives and network storages for managing photos across multiple machines. Previewing them in the file browser (e.g. Thunar) is crucial for that. Furthermore, many of them are RAW ...
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Command to to restart Pantheon files manager (elemenaryOS)?

After editing context menu entries (by editing files in /usr/share/contractor) I have to restart the file manager to see the changes. How to restart Pantheon Files with a command so that I don't have ...
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Use ranger as my default file manager in i3wm

When download a file via browser, the download status message box has an option named show in folder, How can I configure it to open ranger when I click it? Reason I want to do it: I'm currently ...
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Set standard file browser for “open containing folder”

Since I installed EasyTag on my Arch Linux several other programs use EasyTag instead of Nautilus as filebrowser. For example, Firefox starts EasyTag if I click on "open containing folder". Where ...
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Preview Pane for PDF Documents in File Manager

Is there a program (e.g., file manager or PDF viewer) that provides a split view having a folder view and preview pane for PDF documents (ideally with the ability to scroll through the document like ...
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How to edit Caja's / Nautilus' “open with list”?

Due to testing several programs I've ended up with a lot of entries on Caja's "open with list" menu when opening files. How does one edit that list in order to remove undesired entries?
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How to send by bluetooth from Caja / Nautilus file manager?

Would it be possible to add a menu item under caja-actions to send a file via bluetooth? Or could it be created under "open with"?
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How to add 'open folder as root' in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

Here it is the solution in order to add the 'open terminal here' into the context menu of Elementary OS' file manager (generically called 'Files' - the executable is pantheon-files). For that ...
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Removable volume not appearing in file managers

Neither Nautilus, Caja or Thunar show my removable storage device in the list of devices. I can mount it manually using udisksctl: $ udisksctl mount --block-device /dev/sdd1 Mounted /dev/sdd1 at /...
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ranger “set preview_files true” does not work

Since quite some time the file-preview-window in ranger stays empty. I.e. it indeed shows up but does not preview the content of text-files. Image preview and .pdf preview however does work. The ...
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How to set Midnight Commander as the default File Manager?

I want graphical applications such as transmission-gtk and Firefox to open up directories with Midnight Commander through new instances of my default terminal emulator running on Debian. I've noticed ...
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Krusader - progress window for copy/move not showing

I have just installed Linux Mint 19 "Tara" (Ubuntu Bionic derivative) and Krusader is not working as in 18.2 "Sonya" (Ubuntu Xenial derivative). Progress bar for copy/move is not showing and I see ...
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How to configure Linux Mint in order to file manager sort filenames using different algorithms?

I'm not being able to sort files the way I want with my file manager on Linux Mint and I would like to know if there's any hidden config to change that. For example, I'm sorting: "a.txt", "(b).txt", ...
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“scope.sh” is lacking for ranger file manager

Ranger is a file manager using Miller columns to navigate between the tree. It has an external script called scope.sh that previews files utilizing external applications such as the .torrent files ...
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Why does hdparm -y not spin down a HDD while the file managed does? (using Ejection option)

A HDD, which is older than 10 years, is getting read using a SATA-to-USB adapter. When using sudo hdparm -y /dev/sdj, the HDD does not shut down. But when using the Eject option in the File Manager, ...
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How can I move all `marked` files to another directory in ranger?

When I select multiple files within ranger (using <Space> or V), how do I move these selected files to another directory? I've tried to use dd and pp, but this only moves the file that's ...
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Opening current directory from a terminal onto a file browser?

My current directory is buried deep in multiple subfolder layers from my home directory. If I want to open this directory in a gui-based file browser, I have to double click folder after folder to ...
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Transfer files from linux (of linuxdeploy in android) to android (in which linuxdeploy is installed)

I am using Linux on my Android phone via use of Linux deploy. I have some files in /root/android/ - folder of that linux partition. And I want one of those files to move to my /storage/sdcard1/ - ...
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Is there a GUI tool to organize 'open with' entries?

As there are several places where a file manager can get its entries for the context menus 'open-with' list, and some of these entries are not too easy to identify by hand, I asked myself if there is ...
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Can Dolphin file-manager administer the desktop outside Plasma/KDE?

I am trying to set Dolphin to manage the desktop in LXQt installed on top of Kubuntu 18, instead of PCManFM-Qt, but this answer says that Dolphin cannot do that, (also this answer) not even on Plasma ...
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Hiding btrfs drives (part of raid0 array) in Gnome Nautilus?

I have a raid 0 array consisted of sdb to sdf devices. My issue is that all 5 devices show up in Nautilus. I've tried other distro like deepin and I had the same issue. Mdadm and ZFS, this issue is ...
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Does it possible in Krusader add custom icon and custom command to execution?

Is it possible to add like in Total Commander custom icons and command to execution in Krusader? I would like configure something like my working environment - with shortcuts, script to execute etc. ...
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File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files

I am a Fedora user and my current file manager is Thunar. The OS is quite nice but I am not satisfied with Thunar. There are a lot of features I think it's lacking but mainly I am missing more ...
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How to create folder shortcuts in file manager?

I'm using Thunar. What i want is remove Networks since i don't use it, and add Lello below videos. I know if you right click on any folder like videos you can remove the shortcut, I don't know how to ...
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Filemanagers (nemo, etc) “mount archive/disk/image/etc” mount points

When browsing the filesystem I can mount various things: archives .zip, .tar.gz, images .iso, etc. which then appear to be located in: archive://file%253A%252F%252F%252Fpath%252Fto%252Farchive.tar....
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Is there a program like MobaXTerm for Linux systems? (SFTP GUI browser & terminal)

I am coming from Windows, where I ran the program MobaXTerm. Essentially I used it as an SSH client (though it has other uses). It has a great feature of showing the files and directories on the left ...
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How to restart file operations (file explorer) in the MATE desktop?

I was emptying the trash on my machine (Debian 8 Jessie with the MATE desktop) and then did some other operation. Long story short, the whole file explorer is frozen. I can't seem to find anything in ...
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How can I disable single-click to open on Pantheon/Elementary?

Elementary's default file manager, Files, has single-click to open enabled by default. For those who prefer double-click to open, how can this setting be disabled?
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How to open the default file explorer in shell?

Different Linux distro have different file explorer. Is there any universal way(type the same command) to open the file explorer to a certain directory in shell(command line)? If it is possible, it ...
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Ranger file manager - Open gnome-terminal instead of xterm

I recently started using Ranger as my default file manager, and I'm really enjoying it. Right now, I've managed to change rifle.conf so that when I play audio or video from Ranger, mpv opens in a new ...
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How can I stop seeing hidden files in the Midnight Commander?

The Midnight Commander is a very helpful tool when we're using only the text mode. But sometimes it bothers me that I have to see all the hidden files inside a folder (files that begin with "."). I'...
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Are there mimetype-to-application association files other than those in this list?

Context: I have an Ubuntu/Dolphin misbehaviour where it seems to think *.mkv files are opened with ark. The below screenshot indicates opening the Properties dialog then clicking File Type Options ...
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Why is Nemo displaying each of my MTP devices twice?

There isn't much to add outside of the image posted. I have a Walkman and an Android device plugged into my computer, and each of them show in the Devices list on the sidebar twice. One of each of the ...
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Is it possible to backup and restore Thunar custom actions?

I think that as far as file-manager context menu actions go, Thunar's are the most accessible and easy to manage, especially that the program is so light and easy to install. I have always created a ...
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Where do file managers save their bookmarks?

In pcmanfm and Thunar you can add bookmarks of folders to the left bar. Are they stored somewhere in the filesystem as symlinks? I´d like to use the bookmarks from other applications (terminal etc.),...
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How to switch from Debian 9 Cinnamon's default file-manager “nemo” to another one?

How can I do that? I'd like to switch to another one mainly due to all the bugs I'm encountering with nemo.
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Adding “open as root” to the right-click context menu of nemo

Since many files and applications seem to need root for proper operation or for allowing edits and having to use the console is too inconvenient, I'd like to have right-click context menu options for "...
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lUbuntu: File manager no longer shows other partitions

I hope I don't end up kicking myself for an obvious answer here, but in lubuntu 17.04(zesty) I cannot find the "other places"(as in the other partitions on my system, like Windows) anywhere in the ...
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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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Progress bar shows incorrect speed when copying files to nfs mounted storage

I have a strange problem with a nfs mounted drive. It's a zfs pool shared via nfs, both server and client use Linux Mint 18.1. What happens is that when I copy a larger file to the server, the ...
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Lines and spaces everywhere disappeared

I wanted to use WebDav so installed Nautilus on my Linux Mint, but after that suddenly lines and spaces have disappeared all over the systems. Find below the screenshots for the same, I tried ...
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Where is the trash directory for PCManFM and xfe?

I've got PCManFM and Xfe as graphical file managers in my Arch Linux with Openbox. When I click on the Trash link in PCManFM I get an error saying "Operation not supported". Question: Where do ...
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Can I add the Twig file type to Linux?

I generally give Twig files a "twig" extension. As I understand it these Twig files are usually recognised as HTML like files by Linux using some sort of scan algorithm. So Nemo for example ...