Install Nemo on Nintendo Switch


File manager and graphical shell for Cinnamon, also works well on other desktop environments.

Nemo is the official file manager for the Cinnamon desktop. It allows one to browse directories, preview files, and launch applications associated with them.
It is also responsible for handling the icons on the Cinnamon desktop. It works on local and remote filesystems. Several icon themes and components for viewing different kinds of files are available in separate packages.

To run: Menu -> Accessories -> Files
To run in terminal: nemo

Fortunately, Nemo is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Nemo.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Noble, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Noble.
Nemo will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Nemo

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Nemo.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Tools category.

Now scroll down to find Nemo in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Nemo for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at