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Questions tagged [file-management]

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simple-scan not opening save dialogue window

I have another interesting problem. I use simple-scan and everything has been working just fine. However this morning I tried scanning a document, everything works really well, except when I try and ...
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Copy and paste pictures doesn't work

I'm a new user to Elementary OS 0.4 Loki, before this I was using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm using a System 76 laptop with an Intel I5 processor and 16MB RAM. I installed Crossover Linux and installed MS ...
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How to make file executable from context menu?

I know this can be done under the file's Properties or with the command sudo chmod a+x. But how to add it to context menu?
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Sorting files in different maps (folders)

I'll been using Elementary on regular basis for a couple of years now and I really like it. But - when I open a map (folder) with Files the files are sorted fine - by maps and then filename, but ...
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Cannot choose a file using system dialog [duplicate]

In Loki, if I wish to choose a file (e.g photo for desktop) or folder location (e.g. when extracting a file), the file appropriately shows, but there is no way of actually confirming the selected file....
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Is syncing the photos library database between computers supported?

I have the ~/Photos folder synced between several computers using Syncthing. I would also like to sync the Photos (shotwell) application library database, so all of my work organizing and editing ...
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How do I scan for and remove duplicate files in Pictures and Music folders?

I am in the process of using Syncthing across my systems to sync and consolidating many, many files accumulated over the years in various versions of the stardard xdg-user-dirs (Documents, Downloads, ...
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file is corrupt [closed]

i have a laptop , and i have a eksternal hard disk , and my frien borrow my hardisk to backup something's file .. i dot now what him copied file .. After that, my delete files that have been her ...
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Working with photos in ElementaryOS

Elementary OS uses Photos to open pictures, but this has quite a couple of basic problems: Ctrl + S does not work for Viewer edits Sorting of images is inconsistent with order in Files Does not ...
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Archive manager not opening

I wanted to extract from .zip file, some files, and I pressed right click on file, as per usual, "Extract Here" and it doesn't do anything, I've tried again and again.. nothing. In terminal: file-...
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Freya - Switch File Manager to Luna's

I've used Luna for a couple of years, and I got used to Luna's File Manager. The way we search for a file is similar to nautilus. We type, the search bar is at the bottom, and the first occurence of ...
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How to copy old files in old partition to primary partition?

I recently switched from Windows 7 to elementary OS. I copied my important files from my Local Disk C to Local Disk D. I installed elementary OS in Local Disk C. After that I wanted to restore my ...
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Looking for a tag-based file manager

As most of users, I organize my files in folders using a standard file manager (Pantheon Files in elementary OS). However, I would like to also have another, quicker way to retrieve the files I need ...
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How can I keep my “Documents” directory on another disk partition?

I'm trying to point the path to my Home directory to a folder located on another hard drive which is a ntfs partition where all my Windows documents are. I think this is the path to 'Documents': /...
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How can I change the location of my Personal folders?

I want to change the path of the personal folders I see in my Home (Downloads, Music, Documents, etc) to locations on my Windows partition. I've tried editing the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs with ...
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How can I start the default file manager from terminal?

I have X11 Forwarding on, and want to use a graphical interface to manage files. How can I start the default file manager over ssh?