Restore individual file from thunar with deja-dup

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Thunar allows users to add custom actions to the file and folder context menus, see more example xfce:thunar:custom-actions [Xfce Docs]​.

The following is how to set up a custom action in Thunar for context file restoration:

  1. Select Edit and Configure custom actions ...
  2. Click on the + button to create a new custom action.
  3. Complete the text boxes:

    Name: Restore previous version
    Description: Restores earlier file versions via Deja Dup
    Command: deja-dup –restore %F

  4. Select an icon if you want one.
  5. Click on Appearance Conditions tab and check all 6 boxes.
  6. Click on OK.



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