Ubuntu – How to set up Dolphin as default file manager


I've recently came back to Ubuntu from Kubuntu, but I really like Dolphin. Is there any way how to set it up as default file manager?

Best Answer

  • Steps:

    1. Open a terminal, e.g. using Ctrl+Alt+T

    2. Install exo-utils by running the following command in the terminal:

      sudo apt-get install exo-utils
    3. Run the following command in the terminal:

    4. In the window that opens, click on Utilities

    5. On the File Manager section, click the drop-down menu arrow + Other...

    6. Find /usr/share/applications directory

    7. Adjust to show all files and select dolphin.desktop (wherever you find it)

    8. Click close

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