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Old 10-03-2017, 08:07 PM   #1
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In "Places" Home Folder, Desktop, Computer and External HD will not open


Clicking on Places > Computer starts the “opening computer” on lower panel – then quits
Clicking on Computer icon thats on my desktop, will open my Computer file...
Clicking on Places > External HD starts the “opening External HD” on lower panel – then quits

Clicking on any of these from Places – Home Folder, Desktop, Computer or External HD starts to open them then quits. Icons on Desktop will open them.

I dragged the External HD icon from the list in "Places", to my Desktop, and clicking on that opened my External HD.

Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this?

Be gentle, I'm not a geek, yet. LOL

Thank You
 
Old 10-04-2017, 10:25 AM   #2
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Please be more specific when asking a question: what distribution are you using (Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, etc), and what desktop environment. From your question and your signature, I am guessing you are running Mate', correct?
 
Old 10-04-2017, 02:59 PM   #3
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Please be more specific when asking a question: what distribution are you using (Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, etc), and what desktop environment. From your question and your signature, I am guessing you are running Mate', correct?
Sorry! UbuntuMate 16.04 32 bit
 
Old 10-04-2017, 03:11 PM   #4
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What happens if you open a terminal while on the desktop (can't remember where the menu item is for terminal on Mate') - Applications --> System? and run the command
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caja
This is the command to run an instance of the file manager.
 
Old 10-06-2017, 03:10 PM   #5
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Question In "Places" Home Folder, Desktop, Computer and External HD will not open

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What happens if you open a terminal while on the desktop (can't remember where the menu item is for terminal on Mate') - Applications --> System? and run the command
Code:
caja
This is the command to run an instance of the file manager.
Hello, When I run "caja" my Home folder opens up. Thats it...

Should something else have happened?

Thanks

sb
 
Old 10-07-2017, 09:33 AM   #6
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No, what SHOULD happen is when you click "Places > Computer", the file manager "Caja" opens to the root of your file system. Same thing when you click the "Home" icon on your desktop (or whatever it is called in Mate').

I was trying to troubleshoot - not sure why when you run caja from the command line it opens, yet when you use the icons it does not.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 01:35 PM   #7
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No, what SHOULD happen is when you click "Places > Computer", the file manager "Caja" opens to the root of your file system. Same thing when you click the "Home" icon on your desktop (or whatever it is called in Mate').

I was trying to troubleshoot - not sure why when you run caja from the command line it opens, yet when you use the icons it does not.
Hello

My Home folder is named: "Username"Home. This is just like Ubuntu 12.04.

Where do I go from here?

Thanks
 
Old 10-07-2017, 01:55 PM   #8
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In your settings, is there a place to choose what the default application is for file management?
 
Old 10-07-2017, 03:29 PM   #9
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In your settings, is there a place to choose what the default application is for file management?
I'm back...

I can not find a "settings" icon. caja is under System Tools. Left clicking on it brings up my Home folder and right clicking on it brings up: 1) Add this launcher to panel, 2) Add this launcher to Desktop, 3) Entire Menu.

Where do I need to go, Control Panel? File Management?

Thanks
 
Old 10-07-2017, 05:20 PM   #10
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Control panel was what I was looking for I guess - I think Mate` has something like that. Look for "preferred" or "default" applications settings and make sure "caja" is chosen as the file manager. That's all I can think of at this point.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 05:48 PM   #11
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Control panel was what I was looking for I guess - I think Mate` has something like that. Look for "preferred" or "default" applications settings and make sure "caja" is chosen as the file manager. That's all I can think of at this point.
Hello sevendogsbsd, I believe it is solved. I poked around and and found Control Center > Preferred Applications > System and there it was....In the field for "File Manager" Font Viewer was in there (how'd that happen?). I switched it to caja and things work now.

I never would have found it with out your help....

Thanks for the help!

sb
 
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Great! Glad you got it working and happy to help.
 
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Great! Glad you got it working and happy to help.
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