Questions tagged [pantheon-files]

Questions about the default file manager, Files (also known as Pantheon Files), which can be used to perform all file management tasks, including accessing the entire file system.

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Is it possible to add a shortcut key for a context command?

Can I add a shortcut key for context commands (right-click commands)? For example, I want to add a shortcut key for Open In --> Terminal in the Files application. Can I, perhaps, add a shortcut to ...
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Why can't I connect to a server when administrator?

I've just started looking at Elementary OS. I like its simplicity (even if it drives me crazy at times) but I just don't understand WHY there is no Connect Server option in the File manager when you ...
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Why cant Dolphin FM access, browse mounted SSH shares

Installed Dolphin from the App Store, like that split plane feature. Alas I cannot seem to access mounted SSH devices from my local network. Probably something very obvious?
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MTP: Unable to show folder

can't open my android via pantheon-files, have tried to install go-mtpfs or mtpfs-tools.
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Select several items

Sorry maybe I am stupid but I don´t know how to select several files in File Manager or several mails in Pantheon Mail
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Files/Archive Manager application unable to extract .rar files

On Hera I had no issues extract either .rar files or .cbr files using Files/Archive Manager. Now on Odin when I try to extact either I get an error saying "An error occured while extracting files....
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Open Terminal in Remove Location, not virtual file system

When I sftp to a location, if I open an terminal, it opens in the virtual file system. I would like to open it on the remote location (as does nautilus open-in-remote)
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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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Funny bug with missing applications after using Screen Time & Limits

I wanted a way to lock applications so thought that using Screen Time and Limits, previously called Parental Controls, would be a smart way of doing this by locking applications like Code and Files ...
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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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How to upgrade Valac?

I am currently using elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera and I had an idea to improve elementary/files. So I cloned the repo and I was trying to build it using the provided instructions in the README.md However,...
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Can I add a folder icon to a custom folder?

The folders in 'Home' (e.g. Documents, Downloads, etc.) all have nice icons on their folders. I have a 'Google Drive' folder in my home area where I sync my files with Google Drive. I would like to ...
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How to revive pantheon files? Hung, reinstalled, unresponsive

I would like to resurrect Pantheon Files. It has crapped out in some manner I can't easily understand of deal with, and I don't know how to proceed. Was dragging files between Files tabs when it hung. ...
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Synology Drive Client integration

Is there a way to correctly integrate synology drive client in Eos? I can install .deb package from synology website, but unfortunately without folder/files status overlays and app indicator on system ...
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Typescript files get treated as text/vnd.trolltech.linguist

So I've decided, that I want to make a custom file icon for .ts (typescript) files. I followed this tutorial. I made my own icon, my own xml, did everything as it was said and it didnt work. I then ...
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What might cause Files to abort or fail a big copy?

Context; saving Mac backups using another PC with eOS boot SSD to store duplicates. Repeatable failure using Files to copy music archive, about 15K item count and 125GB total. The source is iTunes ...
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How to add folder sharing or sharing options to the File manager context menu?

I configured the samba service correctly and I can see the share folder from a windows computer but when I want to share the folder downloads, documents or any other from my personal folder I can not, ...
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How can I recover a password from a sftp bookmark in pantheon-files?

A while ago I was working with a remote environment and I decided to bookmark it in Pantheon-Files app. I inserted my username and password and I marked the "Keep it forever" box so I don't ...
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Drive Names in the Files Manager

I have 4 drives in my current system. Elementary defaults to files being placed on the 1st drive in the system and sets up default folders for users. I however, want to store my files on a large (1 ...
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Feature Request: Tags for folders, let me explain

can someone request to elementaryos team to make a feature like in MacOS and Deepin that user can tag folders with a name tag? In Deepin when you right click and choose for example a Red color tag, ...
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Used AppCenter to download Mozilla Firefox, but Files shows no .tar or download

I've been using Epiphany for a couple of days, but have encountered a problem with Google Voice that I think Firefox would "solve." Instead of downloading on my own, I dutifully used the ...
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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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io.elementary.files fails to start and returns "Failed to register: Timeout was reached"

For some reason the Files app started failing (does not start as non root user) It returns "Failed to register: Timeout was reached" I am not exactly sure what triggered this. The only thing ...
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file manager with tag function as in macOS

I read the answers to questions about pantheon files and tags. However, there is not such a helpful solution as in macOS. My question: Is there a chance to give a monetarian contribution for ...
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Connecting to MacOS file share

I have an iMac with an AFP and an SMB file share enabled and Elementary on a laptop. Elementary OS will connect using AFP but I receive a message saying “This Folder is Empty”. Trying to connect via ...
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How can I see the thumbnails videos?

As you can see in the picture below, only the image shows up its thumbnail, not the video. How do I see their thumbnails?
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Bugs: File Manager (4 problems that may be actual bugs in the Files application)

ElementaryOS 5.1.7 Hera plus whatever daily updates since the Fri Aug 28th drop. // default file manager (I think it's just called Files) The first time it happened I had opened "New Window As ...
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Execute pantheon-files as root in elementary OS Hera

I tried to execute pantheon-file as root for a programm that I intalled it. I wrote in terminal "sudo pantheon-files" and nothing. Later I searched references before to asked here, but only ...
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Hera: Replace files with Nautilus

Files has no way to search with in a directory while Nautilus does. How to I replace Files with Nautilus?
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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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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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Show/hide "used" bar and/or entry in Files sidebar for specific drives?

I've several partitions on my HDD, the main ones being my elementary OS one which shows up as "File System" in the sidebar, an NTFS data one called "Data", which I've set to auto-...
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Dropbox plug-in dont work. 5.1.5 Hera

What did i wrong? mohn@brake-old:~/Dropbox$ io.elementary.files ** Message: 09:11:14.490: Application.vala:50: Report any issues/bugs you might find to https://github.com/elementary/files/issues ** (...
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nextcloud in elementary file manager?

Folks; I'm using NextCloud client in elementary, all along with the NextCloud desktop sync app. I am sure I have seen a NextCloud icon in elementary file manager on the left side (just below Network) ...
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Right-click > New menu is overflowing with unnecessary options

Recently the New... menu has overflown with useless options for new files, such as .bashrc, .Xauthority, or .steampath Any suggestions for how to clear it out? Here's my ~/Templates directory, there'...
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Pantheon-files crash

Yesterday I start work and take my laptop to office. In home I have automount NFS drive. Now in my office I cannot start Pantheon-files - "Window is not Responding..." It works when I run from ...
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Networks Drive - Thumbnails

I have now started using ElementaryOS daily. Everything is going very well. I do have two things I need to figure out. 1st. This one is a must have. I need to have thumbnails when I browse a ...
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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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How to change the date format across the entire system

It seems that similar questions are being buried for what ever reason. I want to change the date format across the entire system (Files, Wingpanel, etc...) to a format of my own choice (YYYY.MM.DD hh:...
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File Manager Blank Screen On Create New Folder or File

This happens most often than not. Whenever I create a new folder or file in the File Manager, the whole file manager goes blank. I mean all the existing listing disappears including the one that I ...
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Files -> tilde (~) doesn't resolve to Home?

I was on 5.1 for a while; and recently did a fresh install to 5.1.3. Since then, when I go to Files application's location bar and do ~/somedir, it says "Unable to mount folder - could not connect to ...
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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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How to add compact-view for file manager?

How could I add "compact" view for file manager? I mean small icons and a file names, or even file names alone (no icon).
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How to add a duplicate to right-click menu in Files via contractor entry

I'm trying to create a contractor that duplicate a file. [Contractor Entry] Name=Duplicate File Icon=File Description=Duplicate file... MimeType=application/octet-stream;application/binary Exec=cp %f ...
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Passing arguments to an “Open With” application in Files

I know how to tell Files what application to open when I double-click a document. But what I need is to tell it what arguments to always use when opening that kind of document. Can I do that? For ...
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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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Recent entry still showing on Files sidebar even with History disabled. Bug?

I think this is a bug, or at least, UI inconsistency. My privacy mode is on, meaning that history is disabled. If so, why does "Recent" still showing on Files sidebar? There's no purpose for it any ...
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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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Pantheon Files ignores higher group-permissions

since eOS 5.1 is fast as hell, I finally use it as my main OS. But: when ever I mount my home server, I cannot manipulate files on its external HDD. Problem: all files on my NTFS-formatted HDD are ...

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