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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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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File manager deleted after update, now can't reinstall it (broken dependencies)

After a recent update and apt autoremove, the Elementary OS files app was somehow removed. I tried to reinstall it from the appstore, only for it to complain that tumbler and tumbler extras needed ...
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change icon to custom in Files

can I somehow change the icon image of a folder to a custom one ? I want to change it for pCloud, Dropbox, etc... Any clue ?
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Windows based shortsuts

I am new to eOS and I want to change from Windows to eOS. Therefore I trying this distro for a week now and change everything to guaranty my usual workflow. Everything is working as expected for now ...
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How to use the “Public” folder to share files between users on the same computer?

I thought that the purpose of the Public folder was to share with other users on the computer. Anything added there would be made available instantly to the other users on the computer. However, that ...
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Trash folder doesn't open on files

When trying to open the trash on Files app the trash doesn't open and gives a message saying that the server of that folder could not be found, as per the picture. The address of the trash folder is ...
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Transfer files to iOS 13.1.3 via wired connection

I have my machine installed with updated elementary OS and updated with latest patches. Before iOS upgrade to 13, I can easily transfer file from and to my iPhone. However, after having iOS on my ...
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Change default option deleting files

In the recent versions of Elementary os when you delete a file it shows you a message with the default option being Cancel, in past versions the default option was Delete. There is any way to change ...
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Keeping both files with auto rename when copying

When copying 10 files from a folder to another, which already has those 10 files, 3 options are given, a) keep latest b) replace with the one you are dragging c) renaming to keep both Is it ...
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permissions override inside Files

How to move files inside Juno/Pantheon "Files" if blocked by permissions? I want to use the graphic interface tabs to drag things around, but I don't see an equivalent of "sudo mv…" for this action. ...
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Cannot see selected files info toast after updating

I have 2 laptops running Elementary Juno. On one laptop, I have all the latest updates. When I select a few files/folders and hover over them, I cannot see a toast message which says how many items ...
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Nextcloud integration

I just read the September updates blog post and updated via App Center. I don't see anything added to Online Accounts; so, I'm assuming I still connect to the Nextcloud server through Files>Connect to ...
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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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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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SD Card reader will not see large cards

This is a bit of an odd one. If I insert smaller SD cards in the built-in card reader (up to 32gb), they read no problem. However, my 128 card isn't seen at all. It reads fine in Windows. Nothing ...
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Shortcut to focus on file-chooser dialog - CTRL-L doesn't work [closed]

Been using Juno for a week; love the experience of NOT even attempting any customization - except for 3 keyboard shortcuts I had to :) one thing that I am finding difficult is in file-chooser dialog (...
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Previous Files shortcut

How to change the Previous shortcut (default alt+<-) to backspace key? I don't find this on system configuration.
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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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Cannot disable single click in elementary OS Juno

I cannot disable single click in elementary OS Juno. I tried sudo dconf write /org/pantheon/files/preferences/single-click false I tried sudo gsettings set io.elementary.files.preferences single-...
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How can I set .kdenlive mime format icon on Elementary os?

I am using Kdenlive video editor but all my .kdenlive files are shown in Pantheon files with a blank icon. Googling arround and messing with the hicolor icon theme I have some results only if I change ...
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commands and using pantheon-files [duplicate]

what is the command for firing pantheon-files using terminal in juno. $ elementary.io.pantheon-files I tried this already
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Folder colors in juno

after 5 years of honored service, I am replacing Freya with the new Juno on my main (server) machine. I see that the pantheon-files folder color has been changed from the old delicious light blue to ...
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How do I change smb user when connecting?

I signed into my smb server with one user and checked remember password indefinitely. How do I log out and use another user to log in?
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Problem with adding bookmark in Files

Given how immediately familiar Files felt when coming from Finder, I was surprised to see a drag-drop of a folder to the sidebar not resulting in the creation of a bookmark. Did I miss something ...
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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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Why can I only drag and drop with right mouse button in only some folders?

In my home folder I can use the left or right mouse button to drag and drop files and folders. However, if I go to a mounted drive, I can only drag and drop if I use the right mouse button. What gives?...
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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,...
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Drag and Drop doesn't work on newly copied files

elementary OS 5.0 Juno Files 4.1.7 Drag on newly copied files doesn't seem to work and have to close and relaunch the Files application to get it back to working. Steps to reproduce: Copy a ...
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Pantheon files. Color of files and folders does not work (Juno)

Marking in color of files and folders works before updating (ctrl+R). After updating color of the file disappears. pantheon-files_4.1.5+r3347+pkg78~ubuntu5.0.1_amd64
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Elementary OS, add custom command in context menu pantheon-files

I am trying to add a custom item to the pantheon-files context menu. When you click on a menu item in a folder, the terminal should start and process several commands, and thumbnail files should be ...
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Docs open on select?

New Linux user here. I just installed Elementary OS Juno on my MS Surfacebook. What I've noticed is that in the Files app, it REALLY wants to launch the parent app. I just have to select a document ...
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File preview in right-most column?

Is it possible to have a file preview for "known formats" (e.g. image, PDF, ODT) in the right-most column in columnar view? I do already have thumbnails enabled, but am looking for a bigger preview ...
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is there an href url that will open a folder in the Files app from a local html file?

If I am looking at local html file in my browser, is there url I can link to that will open a folder in the Files app? So, in the browser, I am looking at: file:///home/me/index.html and say I want ...
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Files crash when copy and paste not empty folder with russian language in Juno [closed]

There is no possibility to fully use the file manager with the Russian language in the system. When copying folders, the program closes. There is a ticket on github, but it is closed. It seems to be a ...
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Closes Files after selecting multiple videos

I have a problem with" Files "- I select 3 or more video files with the mouse, then RMB for any of the files, then select" open in Video "in the menu , then" Files " is closed. Okay! Who can help. I ...
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'Select as default' not working - Juno [closed]

I am unable to set default application for images and text. I have to open files using 'open with' every time. E.g. Sublime is set as default for text files in settings, yet it asks for default ...
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Icon for File app no longer showing

No more than two/three days ago, the icon for the File app (file manager) is no longer shown, and the icon with the wheen is shown. Can I recover the correct icon, someway?
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Open .blend files from Files

I am clueless how to open blend files from the file manager. It doesnt show up in default applications. Can you tell me how to set blender as default program for .blend files? Thanks! Andreas
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How to change usb mount rules?

Is there any way to change the mount rules on files? It's showexec by default and I need it to mount as exec.
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'Up' shortcut in Files not working anymore [duplicate]

Since Juno i can't use the "up" command. In loki with the backspace key i was able to use it. There is some way to do this? Thanks
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How to select (cherry-pick) files in Files using keyboard only? (Juno)

I'm used to navigating myself using the keyboard through the files app, and until release-juno, I could select particular files in a folder by using Ctrl+Space. Looks like in Juno, this shortcut has ...
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Cannot use CTRL + X/C/V in Files on Dvorak layout

I use the English Dvorak keyboard layout and I'm not able to use CTRL + X, C, or V to manipulate files in io.elementary.files files. Hitting the QWERTY equivalents (Q/J/K) does nothing; except Q ...
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How can I disable sound effect of deleting files in Elementary OS 5?

This question has been asked before but the answer is not working in 5.0. There is no sound effects options anywhere. How Can I disable the file delete sound effects in 5.0?
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How to disable file thumbnails?

For example, there is a .doc file in Files app and I can see what is in it. But I want to see just .doc template icon. I'm using Juno.