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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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" # ...