Install Ubuntu Touch File Manager on Ubuntu 14.04

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Early this year, Mark Shuttleworth set himself a target to achieve Convergence on all Ubuntu enabled devices. For those who may not know what the Convergence means, its an idea that there should be ONLY one operating system that runs on all devices. So your smart phone, tablet, PC, and TV would all run the same Operating System meaning apps designed to run on one device will also run on other devices as well and the design will adapt to the display being used. Read up more and see video demo


In light of this, I will show you how to install one of Ubuntu Touch core app, which is the File Manager. The File Manager or file browser is a computer program that provides a user interface to manage files and folders. The most common operations performed on files or groups of files include creating, opening (e.g. viewing, playing, editing or printing), renaming, moving or copying, deleting and searching for files, as well as modifying file attributes, properties and file permissions. Popescu Sorin has posted a youtube video demo of the file manager in action on Ubuntu Desktop.

Install Ubuntu Touch File Manager App on Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-touch-coreapps-drivers/daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-filemanager-app


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  • chdslv

    Installed it, but can’t open any files through it.

  • sysads

    you getting any errors?

  • chdslv

    sysads chdslv
    It is installed. I can move about it, enter folders, but can’t open any file. Also, it doesn’t show other partitions.

  • sysads

    chdslv sysads
    OK I just noticed that you can only cut, copy, delete, rename files while using the touch file manager. Its like there is no program associated with the file extensions.
    Report that bug here