23 February 2015

Thumbnails bug... How to fix it on Files/Nautilus

Last week, after upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Files stops showing the thumbnails.

In this article we show, how to fix this bug

We upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to the latest version (14.04.2) launched by Canonical, and after rebooting the system we found out that Files wasn't showing thumbnails. This wasn't the first time that we found this bug on a file manager, and actually it's quite simple to fix

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How to fix:

  •  1st Step
    • Open Files, and go to the preferences
    • As shown in the image select " Show hidden and backup files 

  • 2nd Step
    • Open the file " .cache "

  • 3th Step
    • With the right button of your mouse click on the file  " thumbnails "
    • Select " Rename " 
    • Rename the file " thumbnails " to " ~thumbnails " 

  • 4th Step
    • Go again to the preferences
    • Unmark " Show hidden and backup files 
    • Exit from Files
    • Open an terminal, and write the following command:  nautilus -q ( this will restart Files )

And, that's it!
Open your file manager, and enjoy your thumbnails...

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