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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 find multiple file types in one search?

I have done lots of searching about this, but I cannot seem to find an answer that satisfies my needs. I want a simple way to search for two file types or more (e.g. *.mp3, *.aac, *.pdf, etcetera.) I ...
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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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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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Apply folder settings globally in KDE4

Im running opensuse 12.1 with KDE 4.8.4. I've made settings changes to the Konquerer shell in a specific folder (e.g. changed my view from compact to details). How do I persist these settings that I ...
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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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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 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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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 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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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories for caja?

I know about that question, but how to do this in caja ?
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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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Alternative file ”open“/“save as” user interface?

One of the greatest advantages of Windows over Linux is the IBM Common User Access user interface with “Open File”/“Save File as”. It has separate bars for breadcrumbs folder navigation, search and ...
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Is there any file manager able to restore the windows opened?

We know that chrome and firefox can remember the status of the tabs and can restore them next time. Is there any file manager can do the same thing?
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Use nautilus instead of thunar with desktop folders?

I've installed Nautilus and removed Thunar in a Debian Wheezy XFCE install. I've gone into the settings and set Nautilus as the default application for the file manager under Settings > Preferred ...
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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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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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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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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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Custom Columns in Thunar

When viewing files in thunar. I'd like to have columns with different information than the ones available in the Configure Columns dialog. For example, if I have a .mp3, I'd like to have columns ...
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open several directories from the terminal as tabs inside a single file manager window

I want to open several directories from the terminal as tabs inside a single Nautilus window. If Nautilus cannot be used then I want to know what GUI based file explorer can open directories in ...
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How to add custom script in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

do you know if there is possibility to add custom script as element in context menu? I've seen similar threads related adding "open folder as root" and "make executable/run" entries, but still I'm not ...
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How can I make Krusader show real size of symlinked files?

In the "size" column in Krusader, there is a link's size noted, instead of the size of the actual file. This is the same as what ls -l shows (the full address of the target file, e.g. 64 B instead of ...
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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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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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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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No deletion on pressing Delete in Gnome Flashback in Debian Jessie

I've moved to Debian Jessie recently. I'm used to getting marked files binned on Delete press. There's no such thing here. Delete+Shift removes stuff for good though (after confirmation in the dialog)....
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What is run when a program offers you to open a file in Linux?

There are several programs that give the option for the user to open a file on their computer (text editors are a common example). This opens a window allowing me to find the file I want to select. ...
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What determines the GUI file chooser launched by applications?

I am using KDE (Kubuntu), and I noticed that different GUI programs when launching a file chooser seem to use 3-4 different types of file choosers. Some are more annoying in that they do not seem to ...
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automount doesn't work in linux mint after upgrade to rafaela

I recently upgraded my mint, I'm using 64bit version on cinnamon. The problem is that ntfs partitions in the hard drive and flash drives and android attached phone don't show automatically in the ...
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Thunar using no thumbnailers except built in fonts and images

Linux From Scratch SVN-20111010 Beyond Linux From Scratch Version 2011-11-16 Xfce4 4.8.0 I can't get any thumbnails in Thunar beyond fonts and basic images. After fighting with this I've gone back ...
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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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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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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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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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Removing directories: Shell vs. File Manager

I've noticed that some graphical file manages such as Thunar allow you to remove any directory as long as you are the owner of this directory -- even if this directory contains a sub directory which ...
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Linux Mint 17 has become slow and unresponsive

I have been using Linux and windows for a while now, Linux has been working like a Swiss clock. A week ago, I started working with Windows again (a matter of editing pdfs). After a whole week of ...