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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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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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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