Originally Posted by chenyzvariya
hi there , i just would share my experience too..and the solution ( if you'll notice slow nautilus suddenly , when it wasn't before )
I'm on ubuntu 12.04 and nautilus 3.4.2 of course, that was really slow opening every kind of folders.
i've tried all solutions on the web: removing hidden gnome folders from home, uninstalling applets, removing icons from the desktop and so on..
At the end i've reading somewhere that you can notice everything come back fast if you create a new user or just run nautilus using root, in fact it's true because your user could have some broken nautilus config files.
So here you are a simple solution:
just reinstall nautilus , you won't lose anything, let's try it
sudo killall nautilus
sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus
i hope it will be usefull for someone.