I have no clues to search and get file through the file manager. Any idea how to search file in it, Also sometimes I need to search a list of files with certain extension. we can do it like this in windows "*.txt" .But how about Freya. can we do it like this ?

here is my window screenshot, where can I get search option here in itenter image description here

  1. I need to search in directory and its sub directory, it should get all the names in the any depth sub folders.

  2. Also I want to search with file extensions like if i type "*.txt " it should get all the files ends with same extensions.

  • particular directory and overall too. Where i can type and search it. No idea for me now
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:37
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    "Where"? Well, go to the directory, start typing. It will show available files/folders list on top. :)
    – Ravan
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:40
  • with this the "*.txt" is not possible .
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:45
  • alright, i will wait for any other possible solutions to simplify the search.
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:59
  • Oops, my bad, its a duplicate.
    – Ravan
    Dec 11 '15 at 10:35

You can directly search for file/folder in current directory by typing name of the file you want.

If you want any specific tool for thispurpose: use gnome-search-tool

To install open terminal and run:

sudo apt-get install gnome-search-tool

Now open and search.


You can modify search using select more options

For your second requirement: Here data is my partition, the search listed all files ends with .mp3 in folders/sub-folders.


  • ofcourse, this is fine one for me, let me try use possible searches
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:44
  • testing now. without getting right solution i dont accept asnwers
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:46
  • how could you get this search window
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:52
  • Go to applications menu --> you will see app
    – Ravan
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:53
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    Actually this is not like what i expected. Somehow its not easier User interface.
    – Kvvaradha
    Dec 11 '15 at 9:56

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