How to fix File Manager (Nautilus) after Ubuntu 16.10 Upgrade

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In this video, I show you how to fix the Nautilus file manager not opening after upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to 16.10. It’s easy!

In terminal:
“mv ~/.config/nautilus ~/.config/nautilus-old”
Then reboot.

If that doesn’t fully work, try re-installing Nautilus afterwards and reboot again.

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  1. Aaaaaannnd, another reason Linux will never be mass excepted in the homes. The only version of Linux embraced are versions in mobile where there will never be such issues. Linux corrupts SO easy, like fine china.

  2. Have you tried PCManFM? It's my favorite. It's the only one AFAIK that lets you just double-click an executable script and run it without having to open a Terminal and type it in manually.

  3. Sadly, I already know almost everything you make videos about. But I think it is very awesome that you make videos about Linux/GNU/Ubuntu. Love your production quality/quantity <3

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