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Your data, movies, documents, photos are considered as files by HandyLinux. These files are organized into folders. Yes … And then?
We will explain how to navigate through your files, access your files, organize, locate …
Imagine your computer as a cupboard. Each drawer contains boxes, and each box are your data (movies, pictures, documents, music, …) or system data (programs, themes appearance, libraries used by programs …) .
HandyLinux is an operating system ( The big program that make your computer working ) based on Debian GNU/Linux. Those distributions organize data according to their respective addresses :
As per our analogie : in the cupboard “/” there is the drawer “/home/” witch contains the box “your user name” .
Your personal data is stored in your personal folder, your box “/home/your user name”. They are organized into folders for ease during the research and consultation by you or some of your programs ( it makes more sense for an image viewer to open it in your “Pictures” folder ).
HandyLinux comes with some folders in your personal folder ( few boxes to better organize your data ) : Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Templates, Music, Videos and Downloads.
We will explain how to delete, rename or add files or folders in your personal folder in the subsequent chapter.
Some files in your home directory are for the setup of your interface, your display font, your chromium passwords etc. ….
This data type has no need to be displayed on the screen when you view your photos or documents : this is why those folders or files are hidden.
Those files or hidden files are identified as “/home/your user name/.hidden file” . Note the “.” before the file name.
HandyLinux incorporates a series of programs to surf the internet, browse files in your home folder, in your photos, etc.. These programs are located in “System Folder”.
These files are write-protected and some are read-protected : this means that you can see some, but you can not change any as a regular user.
To change these folders or files, you must go through the administrator account on the system. More information in the "raiders" section.
In normal use, HandyLinux doesn't require any intervention of the system administrator.
Thunar is the program that allows you to navigate in your “Pictures” folders, “Documents”, etc.. With the help of the mouse or keyboard.
His main goal is to display those files on screen: your personal datas.
Thunar is accessible from the HandyMenu. Left-click on the icon HandyMenu bottom left of your screen, then select “Files” tab : Now, you have just to choose which folder you want to see, which box you want to explore. To do this, simply left-click on the folder and its contents will be displayed on the screen.
When Thunar displays your personal file, a number of informations and tools are already available :
Thunar will allow you to view, classify and edit your data.
Consultation of your data is simple. Start HandyMenu section “Files”. Then you can choose to open your personal or any other specific folder depending on the nature of the data to be accessed.
HandyLinux is configured to open files/folders with a single left-click.
To select multiple items, you must place your cursor in an empty space of your window and then a maintained left-click to select the desired elements, then release your mouse. To remove one or more elements of the selection, you can point the item, then left-click while pressing the [Ctrl] key on your keyboard.
Once selected, you can perform editing actions detailed in the below section “Changes” in this page.
You can tell me .. “I do what I want with my data” .. and you are right !
However, some applications will go more easily search your data in their specific folders. for exemple the screenshooter will save in the “pictures” folder, your browser will save your data in the “Donloads” folder, your player QuodLibet will look in your “Music” folder … And so on.
Thunar allows you to create shortcuts to facilitate access, classification and therefore research, data.
To create a shortcut, simply “drag and drop” the desired folder in the side panel as shown below : left-click on the selected folder maintained, then move your pointer in the side panel. Your file will be always accessible with a single click :
The famous “trash”. It is accessible from the HandyMenu Section “Files” button “Empty Trash” or directly from the side panel of your Thunar window. A red icon indicates that the items are in the basket.
To empty trash and definitivly supress all items inside, left-clic on “empty trash” icon. You can also go through “File” menu in the Thunar tool bar and select “Empty Trash”.
To retrieve your lost data, visit the dedicated page