Questions tagged [files]

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

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Sending files from phone to notebook via Bluetooth

I've installed elementary OS Loki on my Lenovo G580 laptop and I'm very happy with it, but there's a one problem. In elementary OS Freya (and any other Linux distros I've ever used) I used to send ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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How to use Pantheon File Manager to connect to Apple Time Capsule drive

I've setup my drive on time capsule and can successfully mount it manually with the following: mkdir ~/tcdrive sudo mount.cifs //MyTimeCapsule.local/Data ~/tcdrive/ -o username=myusername,sec=...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/...