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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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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Show files in folder : will open Text Editor

Whenever I click the Menu and to show a file in the folder sublime text will open instead. how change this to default folder?
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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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File Copy / Paste Error in elementary OS even if user have administrator privilege

Last 6 months I had used the elementary OS in my PC as dual boot OS, with Windows 10 OS. I have 2 hard disks in my PC, one 240 SSD, and HDD. Both OS are installed on SSD and HDD using for storing data ...
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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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Video thumbnails in Files? (5.1.x)

I have a bunch of photos and videos on a NAS. If I mount it and turn on the option in Files for Remote Previews, I can see thumbnails of the photos but only generic MP4 icons for the videos. Is there ...
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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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“save file” option not works in some apps

for example in sublime-text and telegram-desktop when I want to save a file, the save file dialog comes and disappears in a blink . why this is happening? how can I fix this?
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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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Adding emblems in Files?

Don't know if there is a way, but might even be possible to have emplems on file and folders, like nautilus, or simply files does not support that feature? Something similar to what nautilus-emblems ...
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shortcut to Files opens LibreOffice

For one login, the keyboard shortcut Command+E flashes a LibreOffice window (I've installed it) instead of opening Files. But for another login, the shortcut opens Files OK. As far as I can tell, the ...
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Hera - dock and file manager are gone after getting an update

After installing an update the dock (plank) didn't show up, and the file manager (pantheon-files) is totally removed from my OS I've tried all that was said in this post -Hera - dock and file manager ...
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How does elementaryOS manage to transfer files to and from an iOS device?

I am on eOS 5.1 Hera and I can easily transfer files between my iPad 4 (iOS 10.3.3) and it works just like using iTunes. However, I have been recently trying Kubuntu 19.10 and it can't recognize the "...
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Hera - dock and file manager are gone after upgrade

I ran sudo apt-get -y update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade around 2020-03-04T15:00:00Z, then rebooted my computer. The dock (plank) didn't show up, and the file manager (pantheon-files) is ...
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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 remove color tags in pantheon-files?

How to remove this? Because, i don't need this.
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How to change default “sort by” to “type”

How to change default “sort by” to “type”? I want to change in all subfolders. I use ubuntu with pantheon theme, default isn't nautilus. Thanks
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Breadcrumbs bar in file dialog not working

Some time ago a breadcrumbs path bar in all file dialogs in Pantheon (like “Open“ or “Save” dialog) stopped working. It displays a current folder right, but when I try to click on it to move, for ...
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Pantheon- Files address bar content

Latest versions in address bar displays file:///Dir1/Dir2..... It is bit tricky to copy/paste in to terminal Earlier versions (Freya) had just //Dir1/Dir2/..... How to get around? Regards, Ivars
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Will more git features to coming to Files?

I've noticed a change to the Files app in the most recent update to elementary OS; it now shows git file status (new, modified, staged, etc.): Will more git integration features be coming to the ...
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File chooser path-bar bug

When I want to open an app the file chooser window pops up and as I navigate into a wrong folder and want to go back one step I click on the path-bar but it always takes me back to my home folder no ...
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Camera mounts as read-only and doesn't show previews in Hera

When I connect any camera to my Elementary OS (I've tried two from different vendors), the camera mounts as read-only (can't delete files, create folders, rename, ...) and none of the images has a ...
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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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Icon cache problem after installing flatpak version of evince

I have installed the flatpak version of evince, and because it is the former elementary document viewer it looks like the flatpak version takes the responsability of creating thumbnails, but while I ...
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showing thumbnails of remote raw files

I'm searching for a solution to show thumbnails of photo raw data (~15 MB in size) from samba sever (remote files on a NAS) in pantheon files . I guess the issue is the file size. How can I edit the ...
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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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Latest poppler update broke my file manager

Installed update libpoppler85 Version: 0.74.0-0ubuntu1.2 from the AppCenter. Next thing I realize my stock elementary file manager is no longer installed. Tried reinstalling, but it gave me an error ...

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