Clicking on Home Folder, Desktop, Disc Filesystem, etc. => "Error File not found."

Asked by JimKvg on 2011-03-27

Something is wrong in my Ubuntu 10.10 system. In Main Menu's Places, everytime I clicked Home Folder, Desktop, and others such as 8 GB Filesystem and Disk and a small dialogue box popped up, "Error: File Not Found." It is annoying. 'Computer' in the Main Menu is the only one I could open for Filesystem. Can it be fixed?
   Thank you. Jim

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This question was reopened

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1631961

You just need to re-associate opening folders with nautilus

JimKvg (jimkvg) said : #2

I am sorry me very dummy I do not quite understand everything. I typed 'nautilus' in terminal and hit enter key. Yes Home Folder and Desktop opened up, but when I clicked on Main Menu and clicked Home Folder and then Desktop, both time => 'Error: File not found.' They opened up ok when I clicked them in 'Computer' box. How do I install nautilus in Home Folder and Desktop and also USB or Disk icons not listed in 'Computer' box?

You need to right click a folder in nautilus and tell it to be opened with nautilus and remember

Simply running nautilus does NOTHING. You need to change your config

JimKvg (jimkvg) said : #4

I clicked open 'Search for files...' to look for nautilus. There popped up a box indicating 117 Files Found that contain the word, nautilus. Which one? I right clicked some 'nautilus' files and folders, but nothing happened. Did I misunderstand the above tip? Where can I find actual nautilus?

JimKvg (jimkvg) said : #5

I clicked open 'Search for files...' to look for nautilus. There popped up a box indicating 117 Files Found that contain the word, nautilus. Which one? I right clicked some 'nautilus' files and folders, but nothing happened. Did I misunderstand the above tip? Where can I find actual nautilus?

Jim Kvarnberg (jimkvg-3web) said : #6

There was only one box that got me stuck to send my response to the
problem. There was no 'I still need answer' box to click on.

Quoting JimKvg <email address hidden>:

> Your question #150672 on nautilus in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+question/150672
>
> Status: Answered => Solved
>
> You confirmed that the question is solved:
> I clicked open 'Search for files...' to look for nautilus. There popped
> up a box indicating 117 Files Found that contain the word, nautilus.
> Which one? I right clicked some 'nautilus' files and folders, but
> nothing happened. Did I misunderstand the above tip? Where can I find
> actual nautilus?
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

Right click a folder and select 'open with another application'

Select nautilus from the list then tick 'remember this application for folder files' then click ok

Problem solved....

JimKvg (jimkvg) said : #8

I right clicked the folder of 'Home Folder' and then the folder of 'Desktop', but the 'error: file not found' box popped up both times! no matter either left or right clicking seems to result the error.

JimKvg (jimkvg) said : #9

My problem is not yet solved. I had no choice but to click on only one that is 'This solved problem.' See above. There was no box that reads, 'I still need answer.' Otherwise I would have clicked this box. Anyway, I found 'Nautilus Actions Configuration Tool' in Synaptic Package Manager. I looked at as to try to find out how I could fix the problem. Is it a right software? If so, where can I find instruction on how to use it? Thank you. Jim

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