Feature request #4739

Browser: allow renaming, moving and deleting datasources

Added by Filipe Dias about 6 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No


It would be very useful to be able to delete geographic files in QGIS File Browser.

ArcCatalog (from ArcGIS) has this feature and many many people find it useful.

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Feature request #5076: Add option "Remove from disk" to legend layer menu Open 02/23/2012
Duplicated by QGIS Application - Feature request #7481: add "rename layer" function in QGIS browser, at least for... Closed 03/31/2013


#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 6 years ago

  • Category set to C++ Plugins
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Category changed from C++ Plugins to Browser

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 6 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.0.0

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Delete shapefiles and other geographic files in QGIS File Browser to Browser: allow renaming, moving and deleting datasources
  • Priority changed from Low to Normal

Changed the title to reflect the missing features in the browser and that are available in popular software like arccatalog and wxgis.

#5 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#6 Updated by Paolo Corti over 4 years ago

I see that this was targeted to version X.
Is it that difficult to implement the support for it for 2.0? I think file delete and rename in the browser would make a huge difference.
Just my 2 cents.

#7 Updated by Joel Masselink almost 3 years ago

I believe this is still an outstanding feature request.

Currently what's a simple work around?

#8 Updated by Giovanni Manghi 9 months ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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