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white stone
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recommendations for a File Manager

Post by white stone »

Hope some of you will be able to recommend a file manager.

I want to be able to see all the drives with their names dev/sda, dev/sda2, dev/sda3, dev/sda4, dev/sda5 and so forth.

I am able to access the folders but without being able to see the actual partition designation I can not be certain of which distro I am viewing. Hope you understand what I am saying.

If I look up and see I am in /etc I want to know which partition that 'etc' is in.

I have downloaded a couple of file managers that are too much for me to digest. Something simple and clear is all I need.

Thanks,
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richyrich
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Re: recommendations for a File Manager

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Don't know if this will work for you , but may be something you might want to try . . ?

Mint 12 :
Nautilus -> Edit -> Preferences -> Display tab -> Icon Captions . . try using the Location caption from one of the drop-down lists.
(yes, it works on folders too)
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Re: recommendations for a File Manager

Post by white stone »

Thanks for your reply Richey,

Sorry to say that is not what I want.

What I want is a file manager that reads/displays like gparted, and allows access to the files.

I hate to say this but Windows DIsk Manager does this in it's own handicapped way.

I just went into Disk Utility and relabeled my partitions. That made a mess. I will be back later if I can figure out how to straighten out what I did and what it caused.

WS
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Re: recommendations for a File Manager

Post by StanTheMan »

Normally when you crteate a partition in Linux the "label" is left blank. Using GPartEd you can name (of your own choice) a label to a partition.
With Linux Mint's default Nautilus , the left side panel will show a label that you have created.
Some time you might tray " Krusader " which file-manager has some special features.
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Re: recommendations for a File Manager

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GParted has a tool for renaming hard drives: http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tuning.html#19 . Pcmanfm lists all hard drives, partitions and bookmarks in an index on the left side with whatever name you give them. What else is there?
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Re: recommendations for a File Manager

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Try rox-filer
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Re: recommendations for a File Manager

Post by white stone »

Thank you, all!

That is a long list of programs to try out. It should keep me busy for a while. That is just what I need, be back once I have gone through them.

white stone
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