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There is one trick, but is only relevant if you are using a small number of folders in the user's home directory. By default, in the home directory there is Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Public, Templates and Videos. It's a set of default user directories, see the freedesktop.org website for further information. The idea is that you can replace ...


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The one absolute rule is that you can't use a slash / in a file name. That's the directory separator and it can't be escaped. Apart from that, any character is allowed on Linux (except when accessing media or network resources shared with other filesystems), but a number of characters can cause trouble. Don't start a file name with - (dash/hyphen). Commands ...


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This is not possible at the moment. I reported this on launchpad at Possibility to change folder icons. You can add a bounty on this if you want to have this feature as soon as possible.


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Upon further investigation, I found that the context menu can actually be accessed and from there you can untick "Keep in dock". What fooled me was that I had pinned to the dock a folder containing a great number of files and in order to access the context menu you have to scroll down like forever (or hit the 'End' key). This is not a desirable behavior ...


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There is no facility to customize keyboard shortcuts per user within Pantheon Files at present. If you feel a shortcut is inappropriate or missing in Pantheon Files you could raise a bug about it at https://bugs.launchpad.net/pantheon-files. Note that some system keyboard shortcuts are customizable by going to System Settings/Keyboard. Update: You could ...


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Elementary has no icons on the desktop, like yours, so you should have installed another file manager, such as Nautilus or Nemo. This is the reason for two icons for files. About the second question, you should have installed Dropbox, so take a look at : dropbox for elementary os


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Pantheon (Files) is (was) a fork of Marlin. However I think nowadays it is almost entirely rewritten https://launchpad.net/pantheon-files https://launchpad.net/marlin


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welcome to the Elementary OS forum! Since you have already created the group "share" and you are confident that both accounts are members of the group "share" then setting the POSIX permissions are relatively straight forward. 1. Go to Applications -> Terminal (or Win+T) 2. In Terminal type: cd ~ WARNING: The next two commands use the recursive flag! This ...


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You can, but you need to use a different file viewer - Nautilus works great. sudo apt-get install nautilus sudo apt-get install folder-color You should be able to right click folders using Nautilus and select "folder color" to adjust them. Here's a screenshot of mine running Juno 5.0:


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Try running files as an administrator (root) by right clicking Files and clicking Open Files As Administrator It should be opened as administrator now.


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I believe you can navigate to your "Documents" folder then right click it. Select "add to bookmarks" or something similar. Edit: Here you go Open up your File Manager Go to "Home" Right click on "Documents" Select "Bookmark" "Documents" Should now be under "Personal" alongside your other bookmarks on the left.


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Try going to your home directory then dragging and dropping it into the list?


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If you have elementary tweaks installed, it's pretty straightforward to swap out icon packs, but that's kind of a global change to all icons and I don't think this is quite what you're looking for. Unfortunately I'm not aware of this functionality built into elementary OS, but maybe someone more knowledgeable about this stuff will come along.


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Found the solution from reddit. Make sure the contents of ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs is: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads" XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music" XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures" XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public" XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates" XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"


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In the Files application, open two folders in different windows, for example, one in ~/Downloads and the other in ~/Documents. Select your file, now drag it to the other window while keeping the RIGHT button down. When you release the button, a small menu pops up letting you choose whether to move, copy or link the file You do have to have write priviliges ...


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In the Files application built-in to EOS it's actually really easy: Drag and drop the file / folder on top of itself (you will see a ? instead of the usual drag icon) A context menu will show with link here Then a symlink will be created in the same folder Now drag that wherever you like! This definitely works in Loki, I've just done it. The parent Distro,...


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Besides Paulo's solution, you can make any folder become the folder of Photos, Documents, Downloads, etc. Just change the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file according to your needs. This is how the file looks like # This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update # If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're # interested in. All local ...


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Is it possible to recover the Pictures icon once the folder is renamed again to Pictures? Yes, just rename it back to Pictures.


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gksudo nautilus won't work, since elementary OS does not come with Nautilus file manager. But there's an equivalent to that. Go to Applications, right click on Files, select New Window as Administrator, and enter your password. Then try pasting the file.


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I figured out that this was because I edited the GTK settings (org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings). Resetting the schema solved the issue.


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The folder permissions do not allow the application to read or write so you want to change the permissions not preserve them. After you can the folder you need to run chmod to allow it to allow read/write from no root users. You can also chown to change ownership from root to your user name. Try sudo chmod -R 755 /home/gustavo/ComputationalChemistry/...


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This is a bug which is currently being worked on - see: lp:~jeremywootten/pantheon-files/various-fixes-part3-fix-network-file-operations. In the meantime, you could try creating and renaming the file locally and then uploading it.


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This seems to be a little bug - actually appearing in freya. I can't reproduce this in Ubuntu. I decided to file a bug report on launchpad. Please may everybody reading this and having observed the same behaviour confirm this bug to increase its importance and get it fixed quickly! Thank you. To do this, click the link above, log into your launchpad ...


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