View Full Version : [ubuntu] folders open themselves

February 5th, 2010, 05:53 AM
running Ubuntu 9.10. I have a shared folder, it's location is /usr/media/harddrive/share

i don't know if it's everytime somebody accesses this folder from the network, or for some other reason. But I'll walk away from the computer for a day or so. and when i return, this shared folder is usually open about 80-90 instances. usually with an error message box as well stating that 'the contents of this folder cannot be accessed'. both windows require me to close them manually (if i don't just say 'F-this' and reboot the system).

Why would this be happening, and how can I stop it?


February 5th, 2010, 11:05 PM
UPDATE: i disconnected the offending harddrive and the problem appears to have stopped. why would a USB hard drive continually try to open it's folder?

February 6th, 2010, 04:14 AM
Nautilus is likely opening the file view when the drive is connected. A faulty USB connection somewhere along the way could be a likely culprit.