Linux is a free and open source operating system; think of it as Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac but free and open source. One of the major features of Linux is the availability of many distro which serve the specific needs of the various users.
If you’re new to Linux and wondering about what is a Linux distro; think of a distro as a distinct flavour of Linux that has its own advantages and in some cases its uses. For example Android is a Linux distro that is optimized for touchable devices (Phones, tablets, TVs, Cars and now watches).
Whilst you are able to browse most files with the Caja file browser, you will be unable to rename a folder or write files outside of your home directory. To overcome this, you can follow the step by step guide below. Do be careful as you will now be able to delete any file on your system.
This post will present a step by step guide with screen shots on how to create an advanced file browser in Linux Mint.
Step One: Right click the Mint menu and then click on the configure option.
Step Two: A new window will pop-up, select the “Open the menu editor” tab.
Step Three: You’ll be directed to a new window, first select the “Accessories” from the menu on the left hand side, then click on the “New Item” tab.
Step Four: A small window will pop-up in the name field; type “Advanced file browser”. In the Command field type “gksu caja” without the quotation marks. Then click the OK button.
Step Five: Now you can go to Menu > Applications > Accessories and see that the Advanced File Browser is ready for use.
Congratulations, you’ve successfully added a program short cut from the Mint menu, and you can quick launch it.