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    How to enable tree view on nautilus

    Hi. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 Lts with Nautilus file explorer. I'd like to add tree view to Nautilus, as you can have it in Windows, but I don't see how. I know there are other file explorers which can have it, but I kind of like Nautilus, so, if possible, I'd like to enable that option. Otherwise, I'll move to another file explorer. Any recommendations? And by the way, how do I replace the file explorer to avoid system crash. Should I install another file explorer first and then uninstall Nautilus using synaptics?

    Thanks.

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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    I have been using Krusader for some time .. although be advised that it pulls in KDE baggage.
    There are other dual pane explorers (like Total Commander in Windows)
    but really Krusader fits my needs nicely.
    Other possibles .. Nautilus extensions,

    https://www.giuspen.com/nautilus-pyextensions/

    or Thunar.
    And I leave Nautilus installed as it is.

    Of course, depending on your workflow, you might consider installing
    Atom editor. atom.io
    This allows hierarchies of files to be viewed in tree-view. But there is a learning curve.
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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    I don't use nautilus, but I found this site that may help, https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...ne-of-nautilus
    Cheers,


    The Linux Command Line at http://linuxcommand.org/

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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    I went on a file manager crusade and tried I don't know it was less than 10 and ended up with Nemo that is a branch of Nautilus with dual pane. Pcmanfm stood out for speed I think. Midnight Commander was neat to play with, but being a terminal app not a piratical solution, NNN had mouse. The others (GUI) I can bundle into a ok group. Didn't really hit on anything bad, just different.
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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    In Files, you can set "Expandable folders in list view" in the Preferences, which can be considered a tree view. Otherwise, use the tree command in the terminal.

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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    The Nemo Tree

    tree.jpg

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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    Thanks everyone for your help. It seems like I'll probably end up moving to another file explorer. How should I proceed? First install another file explorer and then uninstall nautilus?

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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    There is no need to uninstall Nautilus. Just experiment with other file explorers and uninstall later if you don't like them.
    Use Synaptic Package Manager to keep a track of what you have installed.
    Much depends on what files you are exploring and wish to see in a tree.
    If these are notes rather than large files then look at CherryTree which shows notes in a tree structure (nodes > subnodes)

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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    Thanks. I'll give it a try. Which Nautilus like file explorer would you recommend?

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    Re: How to enable tree view on nautilus

    You will have to experiment as I suggested. I cannot recommend one above others since it depends so much on your workflow.

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/06/...-file-managers

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