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    xUbuntu 18.04 USB storage opens with thunar instead of PCManFM

    I'm running xUbuntu 18.04 64bit.
    In Preferred Applications, I have my File Manager set to PCManFM as my default.

    However, when I insert any USB storage medium, it opens in Thunar.

    Is there an extra setting somewhere that I can set to open PCManFM as expected?

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    Re: xUbuntu 18.04 USB storage opens with thunar instead of PCManFM

    Give this a shot:
    Code:
    sudo mv /usr/bin/thunar /usr/bin/thunar.bak
    This backs up the file and renames it "thunar.bak"
    Now this should replace thunar as file manager and now use PCManFM:
    Code:
    sudo ln -s /usr/bin/pcmanfm /usr/bin/thunar
    Now see what is used opening files/USB's/Disks.
    To revert back:
    Code:
    sudo mv /usr/bin/thunar.bak /usr/bin/thunar
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    Re: xUbuntu 18.04 USB storage opens with thunar instead of PCManFM

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fallen View Post
    Give this a shot:
    Code:
    sudo mv /usr/bin/thunar /usr/bin/thunar.bak
    This backs up the file and renames it "thunar.bak"
    Now this should replace thunar as file manager and now use PCManFM:
    Code:
    sudo ln -s /usr/bin/pcmanfm /usr/bin/thunar
    Now see what is used opening files/USB's/Disks.
    To revert back:
    Code:
    sudo mv /usr/bin/thunar.bak /usr/bin/thunar
    This seems to have worked. I was prompted what to do. I selected "Open with file manager" and it opened in PCManFM.

    Thank you.
    And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean, all you get is one trick: "rational thinking."
    But, when you're good and crazy? Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! The sky is the limit!

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    Re: xUbuntu 18.04 USB storage opens with thunar instead of PCManFM

    I don't mean to necro-bump this, but, starting around a reboot last night,
    I could not open "Properties" on the desktop dialog nor add any icons to the desktop
    without a "Process org.xfce.FileManager exited with status 1" error.

    This function could have been happening for longer. I didn't notice before last night.

    Restoring thunar from thunar.bak restored functionality without the error.

    However, USB drives are now back to opening in Thunar by default.

    Guess I just get to live with it.
    And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean, all you get is one trick: "rational thinking."
    But, when you're good and crazy? Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! The sky is the limit!

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