Install Nemo on Raspberry Pi
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 Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Nemo.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Nemo will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
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!