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Questions about the files on elementary. Consider using pantheon-files for the file manager application.

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USB drives show up twice in files (eOS 6)

I noticed that external drives (at least the ones I'm using) show up twice after mounting. When they are not mounted it's showing just once. Is this happening to someone else too? Regards, BootZ
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Is it possible to stop Files app calculating folder/file size on mouse over

every time I mouse over a file or a folder in Files app it starts calculating it's size (left bottom cotrner). Is it possible to disable that? Thanks
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Why don't I have "permission" to delete files off my USB bootable drive?

I'm the only admin/user on my laptop, so I don't know why this is an issue. I right-clicked on the files, and under "permissions" it shows that I'm the owner and there are options that can ...
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Reconfigure Files to feel more like something I know

I am pretty unhappy with Files and need an advice how I can change the behaviour of it. What I already did: Disable single click Install Elementary Tweak for some changes Tried gnome tweaks for some ...
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Cannot configure double-click (to open a folder) in files

Running the Odin beta 2 release. I referred to some past answers but could not find the right setting to configure double-click to open a folder in Files.  gsettings set io.elementary.files....
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What is the currently recommended development setup?

I want to contribute to some elementaryOS apps, like Mail and Files. If I'm on 5.1, the versions of meson and valac are too old for those applications, as specified in their meson.build files. If I'm ...
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Why can’t I copy “large” files to USB?

I’m on Elementary 5.1. Unable to copy .mpg files back to my USB. The file is around 5.5GB. My USB drive has more than 15GB of space free. I’m new to Linux, so I use the GUI default copy + paste for my ...
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Locked epub file

In wine/drive_c/users//downloads I found a file (epub) with the symbol of a padlock. How can I open this? Epubreader opens when I click on it, but does not 'see' the file.
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Files app is duplicated

I have an issue with Files app being duplicated in the Applications menu: I also noticed that the app is actually listed 4 times (!) when I try to open some file and I choose "Open with" -&...
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Android device no longer shows in FIles browser

I was installing wine (hardest install of my life) and I didn't read the packages that would be deleted/installed/uninstalled thoroughly enough (I was stuck in dependency hell). It destroyed my ...
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I messed up with usr/share/fonts, please help

I was trying to get install the Inter Font in Elementary OS. In the process, in order to get access to the fonts folder in usr/share, I used this command in the terminal, sudo chmod 700 -R /usr/share/...
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Why does the trash can in Plank open Code instead of Files?

(Left) Clicking on the trash can in Plank, or right clicking on it and selecting "Open Trash" opens Code--the text editor--instead of Files. My first thought was to check if any nonsense ...
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installed nautilus and cinnamon files on the appcenter, now i can't delete them

I just downloaded nautilus files and cinnamon files to try them out. I wanted to test the desktop on nautilus, and i didn't really have a reason to download cinnamon but i did. But now, I can't delete ...
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No file transfer window?

New to the forum and to elementary OS, trying it out and enjoying it very much for the moment, thanks to the devs! I'm transferring a big folder from an external hard disk to the pc and I find it ...
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Elementaryos Hera couldn't remove default elementaryos apps

I couldn't be able to remove the default files app of elementary. whenever I from terminal it says E: Unable to locate package io.elementary.files E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'io.elementary....
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How can I restore the Files app to original settings?

elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz This is what happened: 1-After using Inkscape for a while, the image thumbnails disapeared from my system folders. 2-Following ...
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Mismatched file sort capability

Previously, using Windows, I developed a large file structure. Now that I've changed to Linux (Elementary OS), I'm experiencing a discrepancy in sorting capability. To wit: When I look at my file ...
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The use of a custom icon

As it is for now there's no easy way to change a folder's icon with a custom one. Exampel I want to change my Steam folder which indicate it's Steam in that directory. I have tried with gio command ...
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Failure in installing elementary Files from appcenter

I am using eos hera 5.1 When I try to install Files from appcenter it fails with a response I tried installing some other apps and they work fine The package id's '' are not valid
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run executable linux file without extension in elementary os

so as the title says i have an executable files wich if i run into the terminal typing ./FILENAME it starts but when double-clicking on it in files it prompts me with a windows asking to search an ...
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Icons in Files are huge now and I can't figure out how to make them default size again

I'm not sure what I did, but all of the icons in Files are huge now and I can't find a solution on how to make them back to default size. Apologies for the likely stupid question, but I can't find ...
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how to get dark mode in files in elementary OS?

I've Searched many websites and blogs regarding this issue and none are successful so far so i thought i could post my question in the forums.I've tried installing repositories and stuff many things i ...
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Can i reset my whole operating system i mean can factory reset the data on my OS ??

my hard drive is suddenly filled up and that's 80GB ?! and all i have is few doc files and few snaps installed thats's it ? i tried to install a snap earlier this day and that was not successful so i ...
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files copy and paste absolute file paths

I'm currently working with an updated Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera". After some of the last updates the system started to change the behavior when I copy and paste files/folders from the file browser (I ...
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First icon in file manager is bright like it's highlighted

This has been a persistent niggle for me since Juno was released. When I open Files the first icon is always lit up like it has been selected. I am not the only one with this problem. It is ...
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how to create new partition using Gparted inside elementary os?

1.while I was installing os it asks for erasing all the data on HDDs so it also deletes all the partitions on HDDs so now I want to create a 2 new partition on HDDs how to do that???? Shortcut key ...
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The File Browser dialog always opens last viewed folder, instead of contextually appropriate location

Normally saving new files goes into the contextually appropriate folder. For example, when I use Sublime Text, and I click on one of the folders in my project in the sidebar, choose New file, then ...
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all files on WebDav resource are write protected

I successfully connected my webdav cloud storage in elementary OS files manager. But if I copy for example my passwort database from home directory to the webdav directory, my passwort manager can't ...
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I'm going to Installing elementary OS on primary partition. will that effect my other partition?

I'm using windows 10 with 2 partitions. if i install eOS instead of windows will that put my other personal data partition on danger. Please answer sooner.
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How do I access the photos on my SD card on elementary OS?

I am new to Linux and StackExchange, and I'm having trouble finding my SD card so I can import my photos into GIMP for editing. I have tried various commands using the terminal and I've looked in the ...
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Files' 'color tags' no longer persistent?

Color tags in elementary are consistently failing after reboot or restart 'Files' application. This behavior only recently started happening. I am running a 'vanilla' Juno release. I keep elementary ...
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Why there are two "files" apps

Somehow I've got two similar "Files" app installed. Since it is translated, I can't even identify the name to purge it. How do I leave Phanteon Files only? They seems quite similar, but for sure is ...
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files progress dialog minimized (eOS Juno)

Sometime when I copy files interactively using io.elementary.files (either local to to smb/ftp) the copy dialog disappers. When I manage to restore it it is just a little white box so I can't ...
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Shortcut to Open Home Folder now opens tab instead

I had set up Win+E to open Home folder long ago (Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Applications -> Home Folder). A rather recent update has changed the behavior from opening a new window to opening a tab in ...
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Files app not showing PDF thumbnails

Files stopped showing PDF thumbnails. If I remove apparmor profile or adding new, it works as expected. # bash -c "owner /tmp/tumbler-* w, >> /etc/apparmor.d/local/usr.bin.evince" # ...
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Files showing Lock symbol Elementary OS Juno

Noob here, I installed Elementary OS Juno at first nothing happened but after a few days somehow the files permission changed to read only
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Mouse pointer stuck in drag mode when using Files and dragging-dropping

When using files and dragging-dropping files (while sorting files for instance), the mouse pointer regularly freezes in drag mode, and nothing seems to be working to recover control of the machine.
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Writing to NFS mounted directory gives 'Operation not permitted' - how to configure permissions?

I am running 5.0 Juno, and I have a NFS share mounted with settings such that the owner and group can read, write, and execute. On the client machine, the mount command shows the following ...
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How do I manage iPhone on elementary os

I have an iPhone 6s and would like it to work like how it does when I plug it into windows (file manager detects it and I can see photos) is there a way of doing this or a program like iTunes?
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I get loged out when I go into my Files

Whenever I try to access my files my screen goes blank and I get logged out. When I log back in the only thing that loads is my wallpaper.
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Remove standard file manager

How do I remove the standard "files" application in elementary? I already set the new file manager (Polo) as the new default, via the settings. I checked if that worked via xdg-mime query default ...
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Pantheon File Manager Fork?

I believe the Pantheon file manager found in elementary OS is simply called Pantheon Files, right? But I'm curious, is this file manager based on another file manager? Based on the GNOME file manager,...
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locating asound.conf file

I've been trying to improve the sound in elementary Loki OS by following this tutorial https://medium.com/@gamunu/enable-high-quality-audio-on-linux-6f16f3fe7e1f but I cant seem to complete the last ...
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'Select as default' not working - Juno [closed]

I am unable to set default application for images and text. I have to open files using 'open with' every time. E.g. Sublime is set as default for text files in settings, yet it asks for default ...
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Low resolution and DPI causing save dialog input text to disappear [duplicate]

I am experiencing lots of problems with the current DPI implementation of Elementary OS Juno. Now the save dialog is simply broken. I believe it's part of Files. Could anyone suggest an usable ...
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Open elementary apps from the command-line

How can I open elementary apps from the command-line? Particularly Code and Files. I already found /usr/bin/io.elementary.files and /usr/bin/io.elementary.code, build they are not really convenient. ...
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how do I unlock a file to make changes

I'm trying to edit some files with scratch, but it says "you cannot save changes on file" "do you want to save changes to this file in a different location.
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Contractor contract doesn't work in pantheon-files

I regularly need to extract ZIP archives that contain characters that are encoded in Chinese (GB18030). The slow way of doing this is to open the folder in a terminal and entering the following ...
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Why does FileZilla still open .txt files in Scratch?

I've set FileZilla to automatically download and open files when I double click them. Here are my settings for "File editing" on FileZilla: Gedit is my default text editor in System Preferences, and ...
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Will the JPG "successor" HEIF/HEIC be supported from "photos" or "files"?

New iOS devices are using HEIF (HEIC) by default. Compared to JPG, HEIF is awesome (half the size and better quality). PS: A preview from "files" would be perfect.