Questions tagged [files]

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

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How to get my partition back

I m a beginner to elementary and while installing it I chose to install it on my e drive .Now I m not getting any of the partition that I had on my windows like d or c drive nor i can see the files ...
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More than ten search-results in Pantheon Files?

I have answered myself a few times here on how to search files with Pantheon Files (here and here) but I now realize that the drop-down list of search results has no more than ten items. At the end ...
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Where does Scratch saves temporary files?

I've set Scratch to show a welcome screen every time I open it so it doesn't show what I was doing previously. However, I just accidentally closed it and lost something I didn't save that I want to ...
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Text color bug after installing OS X Theme

I have installed macOS Sierra Theme by B00merang. There is a text colour bug when I right click in the file manager for more options of a file or a folder the texts appear white instead of black. I ...
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Loki and Dropbox [duplicate]

It seems Dropbox is not really compatible with Loki. Dropbox runs but the icon does not show in slingshot even when using the trick we used in Freya: env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity dropbox start Also ...
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How do I use exfat drives?

How do I use an exfat-formatted drive, i.e. a flash drive or SD card, with elementary OS? When I try to view it in Files I get an error.
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Install Eclipse [duplicate]

Hello I want to install eclipse in my elementary os, I downloaded eclipse but when I want to use it, it begins to freeze all my computer so I need to reboot from hardware
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How do I restore locked files from Trash?

I was cleaning up some unneeded files in my Rails project when I accidentally deleted files that are VERY important to my project. I realized my mistake and went to the Trash and found what I needed ...
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Why on a single partition drag & drop is 'copy' instead of 'move' in Pantheon-Files?

I have multiple partitions; three of them are EXT4 and have a Linux system installed on them; two of them are NTFS and one of them has Windows 7 installed. The second NTFS partition is almost half ...
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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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Anyone tried getting netatalk working on elementary os?

Just wondering since this os mimics Apple. I know that Apple may be doing away with afp, but they haven't yet and it will works. If elementary is is based on Ubuntu, can I just use netatalk 'a ...
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Can I use URLs in the Open File dialog?

When using the file dialog in Windows it's possible to specify a URL instead of a local file. Is it at all possible to do this in elementary OS? When trying what's in the image below, it simply does ...
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.PPSX file reader?

.ppsx is the extension of MS PowerPoint. Is there any program which can open this file type? It is not supported by OpenOffice nor by LibreOffice. The only way I can open it is launching a Windows ...
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Files Don't Appear on Desktop? [duplicate]

When I place a file in the Desktop folder it dosen't appear on my screens desktop?
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cant drag files or folders anywhere in freya

I may be missing something or just inexperienced but I cant find a way to drag files or folders in elementary. im used to windows and ubuntu 14.04 (both of which make this easy) I like the clean ...
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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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Color tags of Files

The elementary OS file browser (Pantheon Files) allows us to tag the folders name with colors. I would like to change those colors and/or rearrange them. Does anyone have any idea how? Which file to ...
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How to remove notepad from Files/open-with context menu?

Installing Wine brings notepad in the Open with - context menu of the file manager. How to remove Notepad option from the context menu of the File manager?
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How can I change the icon for a specific file type?

I have Guitar Pro installed on my system (no easy task, but that's another matter for another time), and have a ton of .gpx, .gp5, and .gp4 files that I use with the application. The file icons ...
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How to make apps remember window position? [closed]

Most importantly Files. On empty desktop it launches in the middle, which is ok. But if I have for example chromium open, and I open files, it opens in top left corner which is very annoying. And ...
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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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How to see the mime type of a file?

Nautilus has the option to see the mime-type of a file. Can I see that in elementary OS without Nautilus?
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Where does Vocal 2.0 save downloaded podcasts?

I really have no idea, I can't find the source files anywhere on and Vocal says that it has downloaded them.
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How to disable recent files in pantheon files?

I have changed the settings at security & privacy but elementary OS still collects recent files and shows them in recent folder, so how would i turn off recent files? Thanks.
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Can I add a “Create New Folder” button in Files?

When in Files, you can create a new folder by right-clicking on an empty space in the files window, then selecting New > Folder. That is, except when there is no "empty space" in your window. If ...
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Change language of home folders

I installed elementary OS Freya (in Polish), fully updated it and then used the language plug to fully install Polish language. I might've accidentaly changed language to English. Then I log out, ...
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How do you open files from the command line without knowing the specific program name for the file?

I've had success opening files from the command line if I know the program used to view the file. If I need to open a .pdf I can call evince filename. What do you do if you don't know which program ...
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Why is Freya telling me I have no disk space left?

I installed Elementary OS Freya this morning, and I setup the partitions as follows: swaparea: 17GB /home : 50GB / : 50GB reserved bios boot thingy: 1024MB And this is on a 128GB ...
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Cannot change ownership of a network folder shared from Windows

I have problem to change the permissions on a shared folder from Windows in elementary OS. I am using the chown command and it throws me the following error: pablo@pablo:/home$ LANGUAGE=en sudo chown ...
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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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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 ...