How do I move files in Ubuntu?
- Open up the Nautilus file manager.
- Locate the file you want to move and right-click said file.
- From the pop-up menu (Figure 1) select the “Move To” option.
- When the Select Destination window opens, navigate to the new location for the file.
- Once you’ve located the destination folder, click Select.
How do I move a file to another folder in Ubuntu? Use the mv command to move a file from one location to another. To move a file on a computer with a graphical interface, you open the folder where the file is currently located, and then open another window to the folder you want to move the file into. Finally, you drag and drop the file from one to the other.
How do I move a file in Ubuntu using the command line? To move files, use the mv command (man mv), which is similar to the cp command, except that with mv the file is physically moved from one place to another, instead of being duplicated, as with cp.
Why can’t I move files in Ubuntu? The reason behind the drag and drop not working is the experimental view of the Nautilus File Manager. To fix this, all you have to do is to disable the experimental view again. Open the Nautilus file manager and click on the top left Files and go to Preferences. Clear the “Use the new views” option under Experimental.