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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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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Disable the check box in the file manager?

Sometimes I have accidentally deleted files or folder (using shift+del) without realizing that they were selected while I was deleting another file. Is it possible to disable that check box in the ...
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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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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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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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Cannot open or save files from within applications

Whenever you click on one of those "Browse" or "Open" or "Save As" buttons, a small Files window will launch and you either look for a file to open up or a place to save one. Sometimes that ...
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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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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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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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Working with photos in ElementaryOS

Elementary OS uses Photos to open pictures, but this has quite a couple of basic problems: Ctrl + S does not work for Viewer edits Sorting of images is inconsistent with order in Files Does not ...
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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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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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Files: slow mounting causes file display problem

I've tried to play several audio disks. It works, audacious plays songs without a problem. Only when I open an audio disk in Files, it only shows 6 tracks there, although there are more. Running the ...
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Can I set list view as the default in Pantheon Files?

A search here at StackExchange, at Reddit & via Google yields no clear answer. Has anyone found a way to force list view as the default view?
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Cannot rename files within the pantheon-files application

I'm currently running Elementary OS Loki 0.4 on my Dell Inspiron 5566, and I just ran into an issue where I simply can't edit the names of any file or folder if I use the pre-installed pantheon-files ...
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How to use media shares in loki

After enabling media shares in switchboard, I would expect to see my machine in the networks section in pantheon-files on another eOS loki machine in my network. I cannot find it anywhere. How do I ...
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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.
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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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Pantheon-files can't connect to samba server with min protocol SMB2 or SMB3

Because the SMB1 protocol is outdated, I would like to use the SMB2 or SMB3 protocol to connect from my elementaryos laptop to a samba share on my ubuntu machine. But when I configure min protocol ...
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fixed Column width in files

one thing bothers me a bit. I'd like to have the option to fix the column width in pantheon files-column view. They're all messed up when there's one file with a really long file name (e.g. Music ...
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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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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

I'm not interested in cloud storage or anything like that, I just need to share out a folder so that OS X and Windows clients can connect to it. Connecting to shares FROM Elementary OS seems to be ...
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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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How can I repair permissions for the system backgrounds folder?

I tried changing the background wallpaper in greeter following the top answer from this question: How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki? I first changed the pantheon-greeter....
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Connect to network share on startup

So, my problem is that I have a Windows and Linux share I connect to for working with files and my web server each day, but having to open the network folders through Files every time I turn the ...
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Trash doesn't clean

When I deleted friles to my Trash, I can not empty the bin. I need to restart my desktop in order to empty it. What is the problem here ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Slow smb mounts [closed]

So I mapped my network drives to my machine. The server transfer speeds are fine, but it takes a long time to load the folders. like its doing a "mount -a" evry time I open a folder. Here you can see ...
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In pantheon-files, right click -> open with -> other applications displays a small window with a list of applications. How do I add a new entry to it?

So I installed firefox in /opt/ and I'm using it normally but I want it to also be the default pdf viewer. I did gvfs-mime --set application/pdf firefox.desktop and now firefox is the default ...
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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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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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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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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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Preview EXR or HDR images in Pantheon Files

Is it possible to preview EXR or HDR files in Pantheon Files, thumbnails? It works great with KDE Neon and Dolphin.

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