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

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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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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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How to use 'Connect Server' in eOS Hera

I have succeeded in connecting elementaryOS Hera to my Android phone's terminal emulator app (Termux), which is SSH configured, but I am struggling to connect Android to Hera. I would like to transfer ...
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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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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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Problem copying files from hard disk to flash drive (USB)

I'm trying to copy some files to my USB (5 GB). At the start its go fast (200 MB/s approx), but when it is en 3GB approx the speed begins to decrease (17 MB/s). It is always in the same place at 3gb, ...
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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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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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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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File that handles raw thumbnails in Files

Where is the file that handles camera raw thumbnails in Files? I want to add a mimetype (image/x-sigma-x3f) and see what other adjustments I can make. (I don't think it's the file /usr/share/...
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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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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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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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Internal hard drives disappeared after formatting them with gnome disk utility

I have 2 internal hard drives but after formatting them with gnome disk utility from Windows drives to "Compatible with modern systems and hard disks" they have since disappeared in the file ...
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Nautilus file search for files?

Are there any plans to add a local file search to the Files like the one in Nautilus?
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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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Files Icon progress bar in Dock

What does the progress bar on the Files icon within the Dock mean? I am sure I do not have anything copy so I am a little confused as to what it is indicating. I apologies if this is something ...
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I have a problem with opening djvu files on elementary OS

I have tried to open djvu files with bunch of document viewers (including Okular, Atril, DjView) and none of them can open these files. The moment I try to open this type of files the program ...
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Files app crashes on opening a folder with Unity 3D projects

I'm really loving the OS but I'm dual booting it atm with Windows 10. I have a D drive that I use to store projects and inside of it I have a large folder with my Unity 3D projects. Going to that ...
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Launching Files crashes the OS

I installed Elementary and a few packages and tweaks in about 15-20 minutes. Everything seems to run fine but if I launch the files app the OS instantly crashes. It’s like I typed sudo service lightdm ...
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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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Creation date of files in elementary OS

I'm looking for creation date of files in elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera. Can't find it anymore: There used to be there. Bug or should it be so now? I need it sometimes. I know that it is possible to see ...
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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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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically … any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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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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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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Why can't I place files on the desktop by default, and how can I get this feature?

By default, elementary OS doesn't have a desktop folder - and no files can be placed onto the wallpaper. Note that this isn't just that icons don't show, there really is no desktop folder: Where ...
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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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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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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

What graphical interfaces exist to assist the user in searching for files?
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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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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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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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Is it normal for Files multiple selection pop-up menus to remove options normally available to single selections?

With Juno/Pantheon Files v4.2.0: In brief, I try to right-click multiple files to open with a preferred application, but that application isn't available if at least one of the preferred applications ...
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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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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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How to deactivate pdf preview in files

I have a large folder of pdfs. Every time I open it with files it has to load these little preview icons which takes pretty much time. How can I disable this?
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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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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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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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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,...