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XFE File Manager

Postby MintyFree on Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:41 pm

I'm thinking of changing from Thunar to XFE for my File Manager for XFCE, how do I do it? Would you guys recommend XFE? Is there another File Manager you'd recommend instead?

Thanks for the help,
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Re: XFE File Manager

Postby Robin on Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:15 pm

I'm still kinda newbie to be advising anyone yet, but while I was playing with LXDE I got to know PCManFM and I really like it! It looks alot like Thunar but it has a tool I use alot: "Open as Root" under the Tools menu. Sweet! Lets me move my pictures to the wallpapers folder and stuff. Drag-and-drop simplicity. Pretty newbie friendly, not as befuddling for this li'l newbie as Thunar was. Give it a try. It doesn't drag a bunch of dependencies with it when installed, either.

Hoping you like it,
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Re: XFE File Manager

Postby vrkalak on Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:23 pm

I am a huge Xfce fanatic!!

For my personal choice of a great File Manager ... I would recommend you install PCManFM. I had used Thunar for over a year. Thunar, I found to be better than Nautilus or Dolphin. IMHO

PCManFM is fast and very efficient as a File Mgr. As Robin said, very customizable and can mount other partitions on your computer, in and of itself.

Download and install PCManFM from the Synaptic Package Manager ... give it a try, before making it your default File Manager. If you don't like it, delete and install something else.
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Re: XFE File Manager

Postby MintyFree on Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:47 pm

Have either of you tried Xfe though? It's supposed to be organized sort of like Windows which I'm still kind of used to. I'll try the PCMan File Manager but I'd like help with Xfe just in case I don't like it

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