Thunar Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Thunar for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Thunar and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Thunar are Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source), Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source), Files (Free, Open Source) and Nemo (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 7, 2021

    1. Double Commander is a cross-platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
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      Double Commander vs Thunar opinions
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      Two panels; fine customizable color-themes (you can change the colors of files and directories by its file-types and attributes, for example links, directories, executables, or just for *.pdf files and other file-types); supporting of the mounting and unmounting; and many many more...
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
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      No I don't have enough experience of Thunar but Midnight Commander is for me a good alternative to a lot of things.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP and other protocols. Highly configurable.
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      ZeroNet_io Dolphin and Nemo are better than Thunar and Nautilus in my opinion. It better preserve user selected layout and easier to configure with more options.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    4. Files (Nautilus) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.
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    5. Nemo is the official file manager for the Linux Mint operating system running the Cinnamon desktop. It re-introduced several features removed from the file manager Nautilus, from which it originated.


    6. Brings features from Sublime Text to the file manager niche. Features: • A user interface similar to ST, • Ctrl/Cmd+P for jumping to any directory, • Plugins based on the Python programming language
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    7. ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory hierarchy. The secondary task of ranger is to psychically guess which program you want to use for opening particular files.
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    8. An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.
      PCMan File Manager vs Thunar opinions
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      fast and reliable, and easy to use
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    9. muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).
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    10. SpaceFM is a multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager for Linux with built-in VFS, udev- or HAL-based device manager, customisable menu system, and bash integration. SpaceFM aims to provide a stable, capable file manager with significant customisation capabilities.
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