The T5 debuted with an application called Files. This file manager was fully documented and used in many third party applications like DocsToGo 7. Search is enabled to do a rudimentary VFS file search. Also, it allows to open files directly if a supported application is installed.

Anyways, the E2 contains an online help that references to Files. And indeed, the program can be installed on a Tungsten T3 and E2:
t3f Garnet on a T3   PalmOnes file manager for all of us t3d Garnet on a T3   PalmOnes file manager for all of us
e2f Garnet on a T3   PalmOnes file manager for all of us e2d Garnet on a T3   PalmOnes file manager for all of us
This feat is easy to achieve. Get yourself a T5 and use a third party file manager like FileZ. Copy or beam the following files out of the T5′s RAM:

  • FileBrowser-PFil.prc
  • FileBrowser-PFil_enUS.prc
  • FileBrowserLib-PFiA.prc
  • Filez.prc

Anyways, adding these four files to an E2 instananeously enabled all kinds of things. Favourites now allowed to assign files as favourites, Blazer can open local files and DocsToGo 7 allows you to choose in which folder to save a file. The global find facility now looks for filenames in VFS btw. A Tungsten T3 behaved similarly, altough there is no Blazer and no Favourites on it(yet). However, DocsToGo 7 and Find exhibited a similar behaviour!

Overall, Files is a good file manager. It allows you to move directories. The direct file opening is an extremely useful feature-this compensates for the lack of RAM file view imho. And you can have Files and Filez installed at the same time.. . However, the main point of the ‘upgrade’ are the extra functions that are added to third party programs. Also, getting a file manager for free is-um-funky…

Related posts:

  1. Softick Commander – file manager with Bluetooth file transfer
  2. Garnet on a T3 – Favourites for the rest of us
  3. Give your T|X (or Z22) an internal drive
  4. Saving VersaMail Attachments to an Expansion Card on a Palm TX with PalmOne “Files”
  5. Softick Commander – access bluetooth file shares from a Palm OS device

62 Responses to “Garnet on a T3 – PalmOne’s file manager for all of us”

  1. [...] After that, the cookie is eaten. While you still don’t have access to background images(coming soon) or file links(you need Files for that), Favourites now allows you to list apps and web sites(works with WebPro 3.5). As an added bonus, it also works well on OS4 handhelds like an upgraded Palm V or a WristPDA. [...]

  2. Please can you email me the T5 apps. Thanks

  3. Things that work and doen’t work on my TX:

    1. DriveMode copied from a T5 works great!!. DriveMode from a LifeDrive doesn’t work at all.

    2. Dmitry’s E2InternalDrive.prc works OK if installed alone. When installed with DriveMode, it crashes. Apparently it’s because the internal memory is TFFS and not FAT, so DriveMode cannot handle it (Thanks for the tip Dmitry). THAT MEANS YOU CANNOT USE DRIVEMODE FROM A T5 (V.1.0) AND E2INTERNALDRIVE TOGETHER.

    3. Files (PalmOne’s File Browser) when copied from a T5 makes the tx crashes everytime I try to enter the app (with or without E2internalDrive.prc). When copied from a LifeDrive, the app doesn’t crash, I can enter it, but the SD Card icon (or the buitin drive icon if E2internaldrive installed) on the right upper corner doesn’t appear on the screen and I cannot handdle or work with any directory; I can’t even create a directory, a dialog appears when so telling me the directory already exist and none appears on the screen. (I copied FileBrowser-PFil.prc,FileBrowser-PFil_enUS.prc
    FileBrowserLib-PFiA.prc). I CANNOT CONFIGURE FILES TO WORK ON MY TX.

    Any suggestions??

  4. BTW,
    changing the attributes of FileBrowser-PFil.prc,FileBrowser-PFil_enUS.prc
    FileBrowserLib-PFiA.prc from read-only to not read-only (unchecking the read-only attribute of each file on FileZ, and even unchecking the backup attribute) makes no change. Checked or unchecked, files from a T5 won’t work on my TX.

  5. I tried copying the FileBrowser files you mentioned from my lifedrive to my treo 680. Didn’t crash at all, but just doesn’t show any files for folders! I can’t seem to find a file browser that will launch files in Documents To Go. The interface of Docs to go sucks because it throws all my files into a single list, ignoring the folder organization. Any ideas?

  6. OK, This is the solution.

    The files you need to copy are FOUR and not TREE as mention above (note that FileZ.prc is the FileZ app used to copy the files)

    The files you need to copy from the LD are:

    1. FileBrowser-PFil.prc
    2. FileBrowser-PFil_enUS.prc (or_esES or whataver language you want)
    3. [b]FileBrowserCacheLib-PFil.prc[/b]
    4. FileBrowserLib-PFiA.prc

    Note that the [b]FileBrowserCacheLib-PFil.prc[/b]file is not mentioned above. This file will make the Files app to show all files and folders Brian.

    If you install all four files and the palm resets each time you try to enter the files application, you need to do a hard reset and then install all files. After just copy the Saved Preferences.prc file just not to loose your unlock codes for your apps previously installed :)

    This will do it!

    Greetings,
    Caitoz

  7. OK, This is the solution.

    The files you need to copy are FOUR and not TREE as mention above (note that FileZ.prc is the FileZ app used to copy the files)

    The files you need to copy from the LD are:

    1. FileBrowser-PFil.prc
    2. FileBrowser-PFil_enUS.prc (or_esES or whataver language you want)
    3. FileBrowserCacheLib-PFil.prc
    4. FileBrowserLib-PFiA.prc

    Note that the FileBrowserCacheLib-PFil.prcfile is not mentioned above. This file will make the Files app to show all files and folders Brian.

    If you install all four files and the palm resets each time you try to enter the files application, you need to do a hard reset and then install all files. After just copy the Saved Preferences.prc file just not to loose your unlock codes for your apps previously installed

    This will do it!

    Greetings,
    Caitoz

  8. OK, This is the solution.

    The files you need to copy are FOUR and not TREE as mention above (note that FileZ.prc is the FileZ app used to copy the files)

    The files you need to copy from the LD are:

    1. FileBrowser-PFil.prc
    2. FileBrowser-PFil_enUS.prc (or_esES or whataver language you want)
    3. FileBrowserCacheLib-PFil.prc
    4. FileBrowserLib-PFiA.prc

    Note that the FileBrowserCacheLib-PFil.prc file is not mentioned above. This file will make the Files app to show all files and folders Brian.

    If you install all four files and the palm resets each time you try to enter the files application, you need to do a hard reset and then install all files. After just copy the Saved Preferences.prc file just not to loose your unlock codes for your apps previously installed

    This will do it!

    Greetings,
    Caitoz

  9. hi every iam a newbie out here can any one plz tell me from where to get this file manager.

  10. Hi Wolvo,
    off a Tungsten T5, for example!

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  11. hi every iam a newbie out here can any one plz tell me from where to get this file manager.

  12. IMHO, the “Cache” file only belongs to Files 2.x.

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