I find myself with a lot of files and folders that are not structured well. If they were on a USB drive, I could just move them using my laptop. Unfortunately they are on two raid1 hard drives on a server. Using cp and rsync is a real pain.

Is anyone aware of some sort of (web?) user interface that allows me to easily move files and folders conveniently?

Options I have tried and discarded:

  • Sprut.io: seems to do the job perfectly but it's totally unreliable and seems quite insecure (stores the password in plain text in the logs lol)
  • RDP using a light XFCE interface: heavy and need of a stable connection

Running the system on a VM with Debian 10 fyi

EDIT: it is inconvenient to use mv or rsync or anything over the terminal as many files have to be selected and moved

  • Based on your description I don't understand what the problem of the server is. Depending on how the server is configured it provides different interfaces for accessing and managing data, some are identical to data stored locally. It is unclear why you especially mention cp and rsync as the question is about moving (so why not mv?). Please edit your question and explain what interfaces the server provides, how much permissions you have on that server (can you install software).
    – Robert
    Commented May 1, 2022 at 17:48
  • Question edited with some clarification. Commented May 4, 2022 at 8:48


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