Here’s a sourced collection of free file managers for Ubuntu Linux. This list is updated regularly. Email over the URL, if you wish to be included.
Ubuntu Linux File Managers
- 7Zip – A very capable program that can unzip nearly any file archiving format.
- Caja – Is the default file manager for the MATE desktop environment, it is very fast and simple to use.
- CliFM – The shell-like, command line terminal file manager: simple, fast, extensible, and lightweight as hell.
- Dolphin – Dolphin is the default file manager of the KDE desktop environment featuring usability as well as functionality.
- Double Commander – Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
- Konqueror – Konqueror is KDE’s Webbrowser and swiss-army-knife for any kind of file-management and file previewing.
- Krusader – Krusader is an advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander.
- Midnight Commander – A feature rich full-screen file manager that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees.
- Nautilus – Nautilus (Files) is a file manager designed to fit the GNOME desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.
- Nemo – Nemo is the file manager for the Cinnamon desktop environment.
- nnn – A very lightweight and fast terminal file browser with excellent desktop integration.
- QDirStat – Qt-based directory statistics – KDirStat without any KDE, from the original KDirStat author.
- Ranger – Ranger is a console file manager with VI key bindings.
- SpaceFM – Multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager with built-in VFS, udev- or HAL-based device manager, customisable menu system and bash-GTK integration.
- Thunar – Thunar is a modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment.
- Vifm – Vifm is an ncurses based file manager with VI like keybindings, which also borrows some useful ideas from mutt.
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