Files list columns preferences

There are eleven columns of information that you can display in the Files list view. Click the menu button in the top-right corner of the window, select Preferences and choose the List Columns tab to select which columns will be visible.

Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to choose the order in which the selected columns will appear. Click Reset to Default to undo any changes and return to the default columns.


The name of folders and files.

The Name column cannot be hidden.


The size of a folder is given as the number of items contained in the folder. The size of a file is given as bytes, KB, or MB.


Displayed as folder, or file type such as PDF document, JPEG image, MP3 audio, and more.


Gives the date of the last time the file was modified.


The name of the user the folder or file is owned by.


The group the file is owned by. Each user is normally in their own group, but it is possible to have many users in one group. For example, a department may have their own group in a work environment.


Displays the file access permissions. For example, drwxrw-r--

  • The first character is the file type. - means regular file and d means directory (folder). In rare cases, other characters can also be shown.

  • The next three characters rwx specify permissions for the user who owns the file.

  • The next three rw- specify permissions for all members of the group that owns the file.

  • The last three characters in the column r-- specify permissions for all other users on the system.

Each permission has the following meanings:

  • r: readable, meaning that you can open the file or folder

  • w: writable, meaning that you can save changes to it

  • x: executable, meaning that you can run it if it is a program or script file, or you can access subfolders and files if it is a folder

  • -: permission not set


Displays the MIME type of the item.


The path to the location of the file.

Modified — Time

Gives the date and time of the last time the file was modified.


Gives the date or time of the last time the file was modified.