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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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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How to delete a file in Pantheon File Manager?

My laptop doesn't have DEL key, so I mapped ALT + BackSpace to behave as DEL key. It works correctly in Scratch text editor or even in Google Chrome when I delete a text, but doesn't respond in ...
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Connecting from Files to WifiTransfer

I have an Ubuntu Phone and there's a program on there which is called WifiTransfer. It is a program to exchange files from the phone via ftp. It says that normally you would be able to see the device (...
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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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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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Can I switch to the current terminal (file explorer) but not open a new one

In the keyboard settings, we have shortcuts to open a terminal or file explorer, What I want to do is when I pressing Windows+T switch to the current terminal, Windows+E switch to the file explorer. ...
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Files is not showing hard drives and partitions

For my Linux installation (Elementary OS), I have split a 500 GB SSD as follows: 20 GB root 16 GB swap 464 GB /home The problem is, that Pantheon Files is only showing a 20 GB root partition as a ...
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Pantheon-files asks me for a password to access unprotected SMB shares

I used the right-click menu on a Windows 10 computer in order to share a folder on my local network. I set that share to "Everyone" and also disabled password-protected sharing via the Windows Control ...
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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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Why doesn't Pantheon Files remember default application for scripts?

The executable scripts are always executed if clicked in Pantheon Files, even if the default application to be used is changed for them to a text editor under Properties-Open with. I have noticed ...
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How to use Pantheon File Manager to connect to Apple Time Capsule drive

I've setup my drive on time capsule and can successfully mount it manually with the following: mkdir ~/tcdrive sudo mount.cifs //MyTimeCapsule.local/Data ~/tcdrive/ -o username=myusername,sec=...
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Icon on Files -> Devices does not disappear

I have probably not removed a usb stick properly and as a consequence I have an icon on Files which does not disappear. Have run umount (now it shows as an empty folder), deleted the folder from the /...
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Resume from suspend: missing icons, blank text and black areas in applications,

Since about 1 week i got problems with resume from suspend. Chrome has black areas and thunderbird has missing icons and no text. When i restart these applications they are back to normal. This ...
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How to refresh a single thumbnail in Files (Loki) without deleting the thumbnail cash?

When I make changes to an image, I still see the old thumbnail of the old image in Files. Is there a way to refresh a single thumbnail without deleting thumbnail cash? Sometimes the thumbnail ...
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It is too laggy for dragging pictures from web browser to pantheon-files

https://youtu.be/uxr5K9nrCCU Sometimes I need to download some images, it is more convient for me by dragging the images to pantheon-files, but the animation is too slow.
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What is "Empty Trash" option in shared partition

I am using elementary OS freya 0.3.2. As shown in the screenshot, I have a common partition (data in ntfs) for all my OSes.When I right-click on the partition, it has Empty Trash option, which is not ...
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Is Files supporting cbr thumbnails?

I'm wondering whether pantheon-files supporting cbr/cbz thumbnails, since I don't see this is in the default settings, use special tweaks maybe? The thing is no comic books format thumbnails support ...
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I can't delete or access a download

When I go to my downloads, there is a minus symbol on the bottom left on the icon of my downloads. I can't move to trash or move it at all. This started after I changed the properties on one of my ...
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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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How can I mount, or change ownership, of a HD partition?

I installed Elementary 6.1 Jolnir this week on a Windows 10 machine. I had some "fun" with GParted; I was ready to set up partitions (in order) for /root, /swap, and /home, but found out ...
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How to enable thumbnails preview on Files manager in Jolnir

Can't enable thumbnails preview on Files manager in Jolnir. Already tried editing: sudo nano /etc/xdg/tumbler/tumbler.rc any suggestion?
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Change default terminal in files (io.elementary.files)

I just switched to Kitty and I'm loving it, but when I open a terminal in the files app always send me to the default terminal instead of kitty. I have modified the default launch terminal via: sudo ...
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Trash Quick-Link removed - can get it back

How can I reactivate the Trash Can on the left site of the Files window?
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Как настроить двойной клик в pantheon-files?

Недавно установил elementary 6.1 и не получается настроить открытие папок в проводнике по двойному клику. На более ранних версиях os делал это так: gsettings set io.elementary.files.preferences single-...
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disconnet a smb session opened with "remember forever" option

I connected to a samba folder on a windows with that option.. The problem is the user I loged in doesn't have permission to manage it, so I want to log in again with another user (Sorry for my english,...
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Installing missing dependencies

So one of the first things I tried to do with my fresh install of Elementary OS turned out to be a noob mistake. I followed a youtube tutorial to install Elementary Tweaks only to learn that it's not ...
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Dragdrop Trash Can

Does the trash docklet has a dragdrop functionality? Also the language of the Trash docklet stays in English and doesn't change to Dutch in my case.
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change default filechooser on Elementary OS Odin

is there any way on Elementary OS Odin to show a thumbnail when selecting image file/upload file from browser ? seems like only just fews applications that can show thumbnail when upload image files.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...