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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Sorting files in different maps (folders)

I'll been using Elementary on regular basis for a couple of years now and I really like it. But - when I open a map (folder) with Files the files are sorted fine - by maps and then filename, but ...
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More than ten search-results in Pantheon Files?

I have answered myself a few times here on how to search files with Pantheon Files (here and here) but I now realize that the drop-down list of search results has no more than ten items. At the end ...
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File search doesn't work in Loki

When I use the search function in "Files" in Elementary OS Loki, it only finds files in the folder that I'm currently in. Any way to activate recursive search? When I install the "Files" version that ...
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How can I install the latest Pantheon-files(0.3.xx) from (0.2.4) in Freya? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that it resolves the forward, backward problem. Is there a way without breaking the system?
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Enable image previews in Loki file manager

I want to be able to enable (or even better enable and disable at will) image previews (thumbnails) in Pantheon Files. In dconf Editor in org-gnome-desktop-thumbnailers nothing is desabled. PCManFM ...
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Trash bin problem [closed]

Trash bin icon on the plank does not minimize the window. When I click on the Trash icon second time it opens another Trash window instead. How can I minimize it. Is there any solution or must wait ...
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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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Multiple instances of Files

Is it possible to open more than one instance of Files (pantheon-files)? Right now, every time i open Files new tab is created instead of new window. I use Elemntary Loki, have installed Tweaks but ...
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What are the differences between Marlin and Pantheon Files?

Marlin and Pantheon Files look similar—are they the same? I couldn't find a good explanation anywhere else.
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Loki's file manager repeatedly creates a random ~/.config/dconf/user file

As I wrote in the title, everytime I launch Loki's file manager it starts writing and deleting a random ~/.config/dconf/user file, causing an excessive disk activity. Is there anyone experiencing the ...
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Phanteon FTP connection not create file and folder [closed]

connettendomi via FTP to a remote server using Pantheon files, clicking the right button I display the "New" to create files and folders. Is there any way to solve? Thank you
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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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Files: Unable to mount server (SSH)

I'd like to use Pantheon to connect to a remote server via ssh. I verified that the credentials correct - I can connect via ssh in the terminal. It appears to connect, but then says Unable to Mount ...
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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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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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Run Pantheon Files as root

All I want is to open my current window as root but all the hits are about adding contextual menu options. How can I open this folder as root just this once?
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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 can I change label color for any entry in Files, using scripts?

Pantheon-Files has a feature of assigning color to file/directory names displayed. I want to make a script in Bash/Python to do the same automatically.
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Unable to Browse Files on External WD Harddrive [closed]

When I plug in my External WD hard drive, open Pantheon and click on the "My Passport" drive on the left side under devices, instead of seeing the files on the right side pane, I see this (screenshot) ...
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How come Loki does not have the window snap feature?

I noticed something weird, I can snap one window but not another. Is this done purposely or is this a bug? So meaning that I can't snap two windows side by side.
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Error while compiling latest source of Files

I get two errors while compiling the latest source of Files. error: The name `with_total_usage' does not exist in the context of `Granite.Widgets.StorageBar' storagebar = new Granite....
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Change Pantheon-Files Connect to server SSH port number

In Freya, I often mount server file systems through the "Connect To A Server" dialog. I almost always use SSH for this, which has the default port number of 22 of course. I do not use standard ports, ...
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File manager doesn't remember the previous view

This behavior is bit annoying in pantheon files manager. I'm not sure this is really a bug or default behavior. When I go to the next hierarchy by clicking an icon, pressing "back" button takes me to ...
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namely the occupation of the disks from “ pantheon files” or from the desktop

exite any way to know in " pantheon Files" occupation of records, something like " My Computer" windows , currently use the df from the terminal , but I wonder if there from the graphical environment ...
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Icon of documents

good morning , I have a question with the theme of the icons is as follows , I would like my files I have , if they are a pdf I display an icon indicating that it is a pdf, not to show me the preview, ...
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Why is the “Templates” directory still not working in Freya's Pantheon files?

I was wondering, why the files dropped under ~/Templates do not appear in the "New" context menu of Pantheon files. While investigating this, I came across the following bug report: https://bugs....
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How do I restore locked files from Trash?

I was cleaning up some unneeded files in my Rails project when I accidentally deleted files that are VERY important to my project. I realized my mistake and went to the Trash and found what I needed ...
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How to enable Pantheon's single-click behavior for the file chooser dialogs?

I know that there a plenty of questions here on how to disable the single-click behaviour of the Pantheon file manager. But, in fact, I really like it, and I'm rather confused by the fact, that this ...
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Why on a single partition drag & drop is 'copy' instead of 'move' in Pantheon-Files?

I have multiple partitions; three of them are EXT4 and have a Linux system installed on them; two of them are NTFS and one of them has Windows 7 installed. The second NTFS partition is almost half ...
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How to open .apk with Elementary OS?

I need to open some file.apk, When I have used Windows I'd Bluestacks but on Linux doesn't run. How to can I open file.apk on Elementary OS without Wine/Bluestacks? My DE is pantheon.
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Pantheon-files just can't remember my samba password

I have to input the username and password everytime I use the samba service. If I close the pantheon-files at the samba directory, the next time I open it, it will ask for my password twice, it is so ...
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file is corrupt [closed]

i have a laptop , and i have a eksternal hard disk , and my frien borrow my hardisk to backup something's file .. i dot now what him copied file .. After that, my delete files that have been her ...
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Pantheon-files support for bulk or batch renaming?

I would like to rename a number of files in one operation, but it does not appear that pantheon-files supports this feature.
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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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Is Panthon Files from Loki version installable for Freya?

In this answer it is confirmed the possibility of using a development version of Files (the one that should be default in Loki). Can I install that in Freya?
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Anyone tried getting netatalk working on elementary os?

Just wondering since this os mimics Apple. I know that Apple may be doing away with afp, but they haven't yet and it will works. If elementary is is based on Ubuntu, can I just use netatalk 'a ...
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Contract file (file manager context menu entry) to play/add directory into Audacious player

I want to create a file manager context menu entry to play directory contents in a music player, namely Audacious. I have already created a file /usr/share/contractor/audacious_play_dir.contract like ...
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Can I use URLs in the Open File dialog?

When using the file dialog in Windows it's possible to specify a URL instead of a local file. Is it at all possible to do this in elementary OS? When trying what's in the image below, it simply does ...
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Cannot access Android device from Pantheon Files (“Unable to Mount Folder”)

When I try to access my phone (Samsung Galaxy J2) or tablet (Nexus 9 WiFi) from pantheon files I get a message saying Cannot Mount Folder And it is also the same with the tablet (Nexus 9). I can ...
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How to memorize sort options in folders?

I'm struggling with a few folders in Pantheon Files on Freya which don't keep the sort options I gave them. Especially my Downloads folder. I have to set it to sort its content by date/reverse (so the ...
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How can I disable “Files isn't your default file manager” in Pantheon Files? [closed]

I do not want to make pantheon-files my default file manager. First time I launched pantheon-files, I get that prompt. I clicked 'Ignore' instead of 'Set as Default'. That prompt goes away until the ...
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File selection with keyboard in file manager

elementary's file manager is selecting files like a rectangle. I have switched from windows to elementary OS. In Windows, with presing Shift and -> (Right) you can select line by line starting from ...
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Is there a pantheon-integrated encryption utility?

Is there any utility that can be integrated into Files so that I can just right click a folder -> encrypt/decrypt? If not, would you recommend me any GUI software to encrypt entire folders? I've been ...
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Display of filetype description in Pantheon Files [closed]

Is it possible to change the way filetypes are displayed in Files columns? I think it would be enough to display JPEG instead of the lengthy full description "Joint Photographers Experts Group (JPEG) ...
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What is the command behind the option/shortcut to create new folder in Pantheon Files?

Ctrl + Shift + N will create a new folder. I would like to use a different (2-key) shortcut. I know I can use custom shortcuts, but what is the command to create a new folder?
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Any way to mount NFS shares via the Pantheon file manager

I know how to do this via the command line but it would be nice if I could also do it using the GUI. Unfortunately the files app 'Connect to Server...' dialogue does not include NFS as a server ...
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This Folder Does Not Belong to You

I followed this guide to encrypt my home folder and now I cannot access my external hard drive. As this guide instructs, I created a temporary user with encrypted home and migrated all my files to ...
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How to use the burn:/// location?

This might be rather stupid, but I did not easily find an answer to this. When putting an empty CD into the drive, a new device with the location burn:/// is shown. However, there is no clue how to ...
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Archive manager not opening

I wanted to extract from .zip file, some files, and I pressed right click on file, as per usual, "Extract Here" and it doesn't do anything, I've tried again and again.. nothing. In terminal: file-...
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Color tags of Files

The elementary OS file browser (Pantheon Files) allows us to tag the folders name with colors. I would like to change those colors and/or rearrange them. Does anyone have any idea how? Which file to ...