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Old 09-10-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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Can't access Applications folder

I get this error message

View Failed
The Catalog view encountered an error while starting up.

I tried to change it to Catalog view earlier. Now I can't change it back to list or icon.

Old 09-10-2003, 08:07 PM   #2
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Oh what? Using what application? Which distro? As what user? What's the problem?

We need a bit more info please

Old 09-10-2003, 10:04 PM   #3
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Start Here>Applications folder. When I click on it I get this:

"The Catalog view encountered and error when starting up"
Old 10-04-2003, 12:51 PM   #4
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Had the same problem. Solved it by editing the appropriate file in ~/.nautilus/metafiles. These files seems to be files used by Nautilus to remember which viewer to use (in XML format). I solved my problem by editing the 'default_component' in the troublesome file to be "OAFIID:Nautilus_File_Manager_Icon_View"

Hope that helps anyone finding this.



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