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A system and technique for managing and manipulating data objects, and more particularly data files, of different types utilizing a common user interface. The system allows management of folders and files across many different file types native to many different source applications, such as operating system files, document management system files, photo storage applications, electronic computer aided drawing vaults and the like. The system initializes by requesting an operations list including file information which the system uses to map source application commands to predetermined common commands associated with the system. The system also uses the operations list to display folders and files using native icons and to query the user using text associated with the underlying source application, allowing for ease of file management across a broad array of file applications and types.