Files – file browser designed for elementary OS

Last Updated on March 23, 2024

Files (formerly known as Marlin) is a file browser designed for elementary OS.

The smart pathbar makes it easy to browse with breadcrumbs, search, or path completion.

Quickly navigate with the column view and enjoy browser-class tabs with smart features like tab history.

It is loosely a fork of GNOME Files.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Simple but modern graphical user interface.
  • Titlebar acts as toolbar.
  • Thumbnails, list, and compact view modes. Support for local and remote thumbnails.
  • Zoom with keyboard support.
  • Basic navigation, address bar, single-click to open, go back/forward.
  • Basic file manipulation, including copy/paste, delete, make new folder.
  • Color folders.
  • Multitabbing.
  • Left panel displays Home, Partitions, and Network groups of locations.
  • Capacity indicator in every active Partition.
  • Search functionality.
  • Option to double-click to navigate.
  • Recycle bin.

Developer: elementary LLC
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

Files (elementary OS)
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Files is written in Vala. Learn Vala with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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