Files, folders & search
Browse files and folders
Copy or move files and folders
Delete files and folders
Preview files and folders
Rename a file or folder
Search for files
Sort files and folders
Browse files on a server or network share
Find a lost file
Open files with other applications
Recover a file that you deleted
Share and transfer files
Write files to a CD or DVD
File manager preferences
Removable drives and external disks
Open applications for devices or discs
Automatically run applications for CDs and DVDs, cameras, audio players, and other devices and media.
Safely remove an external drive
Eject or unmount a USB flash drive, CD, DVD, or other device.
Back up your important files
Why, what, where and how of backups.
Check your backup
Verify your backup was successful.
Frequency of backups
Learn how often you should backup your important files to make sure that they're safe.
Restore a backup
Retrieve your files from a backup.
Where can I find the files I want to back up?
A list of folders where you can find documents, files and settings that you may want to back up.
Tips and questions
Edit folder bookmarks
Add, delete, and rename bookmarks in the file manager.
Hide a file
Make a file invisible, so you can't see it in the file manager.
Select files by pattern
to select multiple files which have similar names.
Set file permissions
Control who can view and edit your files and folders.
Templates for commonly-used document types
Quickly create new documents from custom file templates.
What is a file with a "~" at the end of its name?
These are backup files. They are hidden by default.
— A guide for GNOME 3 desktop users
Files and folders
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