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Operations

Copy files​

You can copy files by right-clicking it and click the Copy option or select the file then press Ctrl + C as a shortcut and paste it by clicking the Paste option or press Ctrl + V on the destination folder.

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For current implementation, Xplorer write down what to copy locally (not copying to clipboard).

TODO: implement copy to clipboard

Copy Location Path​

You can copy a file/folder location path into your clipboard by right-clicking it and click Copy Location Path or select the file then press Alt + Shift + C as a shortcut.

Cut files​

You can cut files by right-clicking it and click the Cut option or select the file then press Ctrl + X as a shortcut and paste it by clicking the Paste option or press Ctrl + V on the destination folder.

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For current implementation, Xplorer write down what to cut locally (not copying to clipboard).

Delete files​

You can delete files by right-clicking it and click the Delete option or select the file then press Del as a shortcut.

Trashed files​

The trashed file can be accessed at xplorer://Trash or your system trash folder.

Open Issue

Please note that Trash folder cannot be accessed on macos via Xplorer since the trash crate Xplorer relies to does not support it (see this issue for more details).

Any contributions to either the trash crate or Xplorer itself for this topic are welcome.

Restore files​

You can restore files by opening the xplorer://Trash and right-clicking it and click the Restore option

Permanently delete​

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A permanently deleted file cannot be restored. Please check again before permanently delete any files.

You can permanently delete a file by:

  1. Delete it into Trash and right-clicking it and click the Permanent Delete option
  2. Select the file and press Shift + Del as a shortcut

Search files​

Xplorer uses glob patterns to search matched files. Learn about Glob pattern syntax. To get started, press Ctrl + F and type inside the search box.

You can instant search a file/dir by typing the starting characters of the file/dir name and Xplorer will select the file for you. Some rules of instant search:

  • Any english diacritic is removed
  • The interval for instant search is 750ms. After 750ms, the search query will be reseted.
  • Typing the same character will make Xplorer to find the next matches.

New​

Be careful with new file/folder name

Xplorer treats / on file name/folder as subdir/subfile

New file​

You can create a new file by right-clicking the workspace, expand the New option and select the file option, or press Alt + N as a shortcut.

New folder​

You can create a new folder by right-clicking the workspace, expand the New option and select the folder option, or press Shift + N as a shortcut.

Open file​

You can open a file on the default application by double-clicking it or select the file then press Enter as a shortcut.

Open in Terminal​

This is a built-in function by Xplorer. You can open a folder on Terminal by right-clicking it and click the Open in terminal option or select the folder then press Alt + T as a shortcut.

Open in VSCode​

This is a built-in function by Xplorer. You can open a file/folder on VSCode by right-clicking it and click the Open in vscode option or select the file then press Ctrl + Enter as a shortcut. You won't able to do this if you don't have VSCode installed.

Pin to Sidebar​

You can pin a file/folder into the sidebar by right-clicking it and click Pin to Sidebar or select the file then press Alt + P as a shortcut.

Preview file​

You can preview a file directly from Xplorer by right-clicking it and click the Preview option or select the file then press Ctrl+O.

Preview Demo

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Files available to preview for now:
* Markdown files * Image files * Text files * Video files * Pdfs * Almost all programming language with syntax highlighting

Properties​

You can view properties of a file/folder by right-clicking it and click Properties or select the file then press Ctrl + P as a shortcut. Available properties for now (will be improved at the next version):

  • Size
  • File Path
  • Created At
  • Accessed At
  • Modified At
  • Is Hidden

Rename file/folder​

You can rename a file/folder by right-clicking it and click the Rename option or select the file then press F2 as a shortcut. It will prompt a dialog, enter the new name and the file/folder will be renamed.