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File management system definition

File management system refers to a type of software that manages and organizes files on a computer or a storage device. It allows users to store, retrieve, name, categorize, and handle files efficiently.

File management system examples

  • Windows Explorer. This is the built-in file manager for Microsoft Windows. It provides a graphical interface for users to view and manage their files and folders as well as allows them to use search, file previews, and context menus.
  • Finder. Exclusive to macOS, Finder is a file management system that organizes documents, apps, disks, and more.
  • Nautilus. The default file manager for the GNOME desktop environment on Linux., Nautilus offers a clean and streamlined user interface. It's extensible with scripts and supports advanced features like batch renaming and integrated searching.
  • Dolphin. It’s a file manager for the KDE Plasma desktop on Linux. Dolphin stands out for its customizable interface, integrated terminal, and split view mode.
  • Thunar. Thunar is the default file manager for the Xfce desktop environment on Linux. It's lightweight and offers custom actions, bulk renamer, and a volume management system.
  • Midnight Commander. It’s a console-based application for Unix-like systems that supports FTP and integrated file viewing.
  • Total Commander. It’s a third-party file manager for Windows, known for its dual-pane design, extensive plugin support, and integrated FTP client.
  • FileZilla. It was originally designed as an FTP, SFTP, and FTPS client, but FileZilla can also be used as a file management system.