16.04 Files application has no "Browse Network" or "File System" options

Asked by Peter on 2016-08-14

I have just tried to move from 12.04 to 16.04 and can't because the "Files" application (About shows: "Files 3.14.3" whereas in 12.04 it shows "Nautilus 3.4.2") has neither the "Browse Network" nor "File System" options.

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How did you perform the upgrade?
Did you upgrade to 14.04 first, then to 16.04, or is this a clean install from CD, wiping the old install off first?


Peter (binneyp) said : #2

Hi - this was a clean install from a USB burnt from ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

I also applied all pending updates after the install

Peter (binneyp) said : #3

I assume this is the same problem as https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/1551003

Does this mean that the "Files" application in 16.04 is less functional than in 12.04 (and 14.04) and I must install some other application to do (what is to me) fundamentally basic filesystem and network navigation?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

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