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Using the Puppy Linux File Manager

Using Puppy Linux to View Files and Folders

Unlike TinyCore, Puppy ships with a File Manager application as standard. The Puppy Desktop includes similar functionality to that in Gnome to graphically represent and navigate around your computer's directory structure.

Unlike TinyCore, Puppy ships with a File Manager application as standard

To invoke the Puppy File Manager, click on it's icon in the top left of the desktop:

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The file manager window will display:

Puppy File Manager Window

Simply, click on a folder to navigate down into it.

Accessing Files from the Puppy File Manager

To view or edit a text file, simply double-click it's icon and an editor window will open allowing you to view the file contents (-and change them, if you have write permissions for the file):

Puppy Text Editor Window

To move a file to a different location, simply left-click the file and drag it (-keeping the mouse button depressed) over to the correct folder icon - or to a different file manager window:

Moving a file to a new folder

To rename a file, right-click the file and choose the "Rename" option under the "File" sub-menu:

Right click option in the File Manager

To delete a file, you can also right-click the file, then choose "Delete" option under the "File" sub-menu (-or simply select it and press the "Delete" key.

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