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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Caja 16 3.05%
Dolphin 147 28.05%
Double Commander 7 1.34%
emelFM2 3 0.57%
gentoo 1 0.19%
Gnome Commander 8 1.53%
Konqueror 27 5.15%
Krusader 19 3.63%
Midnight Commander 59 11.26%
muCommander 1 0.19%
Nautilus 66 12.60%
Nemo 17 3.24%
PCManFM 14 2.67%
ranger 10 1.91%
ROX-Filer 10 1.91%
SpaceFM 15 2.86%
Thunar 88 16.79%
vifm 4 0.76%
Worker 2 0.38%
Xfe 10 1.91%
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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File Manager of the Year

What is your file manager of choice?

Old 12-17-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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I use rox-filer more than any other.
Old 12-17-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Thunar is very nice ...
Old 12-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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There is no more versatile File Manager than Konqueror. I especially like using Konqueror as an ftp client. Although, I often use Dolphin for quick file browsing.
Old 12-18-2013, 02:06 AM   #6
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:46 PM   #7
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Thunar. Hands-up for it's 1.6 edition presented this year. I am also using dolphin (when in KDE) and mc.
Old 12-19-2013, 03:57 AM   #8
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Volted Dolphin for its many useful features. I use Thunar on Xfce and MC on the terminal. ROX is awesome too!
Old 12-19-2013, 09:12 AM   #9
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Dolphin and only Dolphin. I used, and tried many other (Caja, Thunar and so on). Only Dolphin has what i needed, also it can connect to Samba shares, and network shares. Is fast, looks good, has good options (i love dividing Dolphin with F3 key in order to work on one window but with different locations). As a matter of fact, when i see other file manager...i'm astonished how poor they can be.
Old 12-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #10
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Dolphin in X, mc in the console.
Old 12-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #11
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
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I like Thunar. I think now it has tabs it's pretty much got everything - -the built-in bulk-rename is awesome, for example.
Old 12-21-2013, 05:48 AM   #13
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:08 AM   #14
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I've used Thunar the most. Does everything I need with good performance/memory usage.
Got tired of Nautilus suffering from random issues with high CPU in Ubuntu and loosing occasionally useful features in Debian with Gnome.
I am quite happy to use Dolphin when using KDE.

Cheers, Nick
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