View Full Version : [gnome] Reset Nautilus Settings

August 3rd, 2008, 09:27 AM
Some features on Nautilus are not functional on my account, on other accounts or at root's privilege they work fine.

I'm trying to find a way to reset Nautilus settings.

I can find no references to this sort of problem on google. Does anybody have any ideas? :confused:

August 3rd, 2008, 09:32 AM
At a terminal:

mv ~/.nautilus ~/.nautilus_old
And then restart X (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace)

August 3rd, 2008, 12:10 PM
What's about .gconf*?
Does it affect the way Nautilus works.

Thank you for your hard work,

August 3rd, 2008, 02:20 PM
.gconf is not associated with nautilus only but all applications which have environment variables. Do not make any changes to that folder.

August 3rd, 2008, 02:29 PM
I tried to rename ~/.nautilus but that does not solve nautilus issues, for example, typing-to-select feature is (do you know the name of this feature?) still not functional.

August 3rd, 2008, 02:38 PM
Try reinstalling nautilus:
Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and login. Then type in:

sudo apt-get purge nautilus
sudo apt-get install nautilus* nautilus-cd-burner* nautilus-sendto* nautilus-share

August 3rd, 2008, 03:08 PM
I tried to remove and reinstall nautilus by following your intructions but the problem still persists.
Keep in mind that on other accounts or at root's privilege Nautilus work just fine.