View Full Version : [ubuntu] 9.04 upgraded from 8.10, now cannot open folder through taskbar --> Places

June 12th, 2009, 02:59 AM
When I open Home or Document/Music etc. through Places, I got the message:

Could not open location 'file:///home/my_userid'

Right now, my work around is to open a folder on desktop, then from there I can open any folder I like.

Now I found I couldn't empty my Evolution Waste folder either. the message:

Error while Expunging foler.

Error storing '~/.evolution/mail/local/Sent (mbox)': Error storing '~/.evolution/mail/local/Inbox (mbox)': Summary and folder mismatch, even after a sync

You help is greatly appreciated!!


August 9th, 2009, 11:53 PM
I just reinstalled Jaunty and kept my /home-partition. I get this error everytime I try to open anything under Places:

"Could not open location 'file:///home/myid'"
No application is registered as handling this file

Haven't got a clue how to fix this....

August 10th, 2009, 12:09 AM
After some googling I found the solution...

It seems that nautilus "forgets" which program (e.g nautilus) to use when opening folders...

1. Open Nautilus (or hit Alt+F2, then type nautilus)
2. When Nautilus opens, right-click on a folder and choose "open with..."
3. Browse for an app and scroll down till you get to nautilus then hit OK.
4. Close Nautilus and try again. Should work OK now.

October 21st, 2009, 07:23 PM
I thought it would fix it for me also.. but it didn't.
For some reason "places" now opens thunar, although I've set nautilus as filemanager. By the way.. if I remove thunar, it'll open VLC, and if I remove VLC it will open a search-dialog. "places" has gone nuts!
Struggling with this for a long time now..