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Old 01-20-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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Trouble opening Home Folder


I'm running Ubuntu 10.10. It was working fine but I did a reinstall when I had problems with my internet connection. (It transpired that the problem had been with the router.)

Now I can't open my Home Folder and the other locations in the Places menu. When I click on Home folder it tries to open with Shotwell and I get a message 'Home Folder is not a file'.

I can still get to all the locations by opening 'Computer' but it would be nice to get it working as it should.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hm, from what I remember the places listed in "Places" are the bookmarks in Nautilus (open a nautilus window and press Ctrl+B or Bookmarks>Edit Bookmarks). However, it doesn't list my home folder in that window... What is your home folder set to?
 
Old 01-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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Snark1994 Hm, from what I remember the places listed in "Places" are the bookmarks in Nautilus (open a nautilus window and press Ctrl+B or Bookmarks>Edit Bookmarks). However, it doesn't list my home folder in that window... What is your home folder set to?

I don't know what the home folder is set to. It is in /

"Places" on the top bar has a list of locations: Home folder, Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, Downloads. When I try to open these it tries to open with Shotwell. Further down in "Places" is Computer and this opens when clicked.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 10:57 AM   #4
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Okay... Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type:
Code:
cd ~
pwd
That should tell you your home folder.

What I meant to do was to click Places > Computer, then in the window that opens click on Bookmarks > Edit Bookmarks. This should open a windows which lists all your bookmarks (which are the places which appear in the Places tab). If you look at these, they should say things like /home/bofh/Documents, with /home/bofh replaced with whatever you saw when you ran pwd. If these are all correct, then can you access your shortcuts by clicking in the Places sidebar in the "Computer" window (rather than in the Places menu)?
 
Old 01-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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Quote:
When I click on Home folder it tries to open with Shotwell
Your file associations are messed up. It's a common problem, and I don't know why,
but it is easy to fix.

nautilus in a terminal, to start your file-browser.
R-click any folder in the Right pane
Choose Open with .... Other Application
Select "File Browser"
Select "Remember.."
Click Open.
Done.

Last edited by tredegar; 01-21-2011 at 11:32 AM. Reason: Better description
 
Old 01-21-2011, 11:55 AM   #6
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Yes, changing the file associations fixed it.

Thanks to both of you for the replies.
 
Old 02-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #7
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same issue - not completely resolved...

Hello all,

I had this same problem and as for the places-menu the reassociation route works fine.

There are however two more situations still affected.

If I perform a search and choose "Open folder" in the right-click menu, I get "*** is not a file"

Also if I, from within gmusicbrowser, choose a file and "open containing folder", it still takes me to Shotwell...

Anyone have an idea on how to reset these two parameters system-wide?


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Old 02-05-2011, 12:12 PM   #8
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Fixed

Okay I got it.

I had not changed the associations of the Home folder itself (one level above the Downloads, Documents, Pictures etc)

That fixed both the behaviours I explained in the last post.

Have a nice day!
 
  


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