How to change back Nautilus as your default file manager
This tutorial will explain if you install any other file manager like pcman (This is your default file manager) etc and you want to change back to ubuntu default file manager (Nautilus) follow this procedure
(1) System--->Preferences--->System Settings
(2) Select Default Applications -> File Manager and select ‘Other' at bottom, then the ‘browse' option -- "..."
(3) Select ‘Add' from the ‘Applications Preference Order'
(4) Type in "Nautilus" rather than browse for it, click OK.
(5) Ubuntu associates this with ‘File Manager', adding this as an option and Select ‘File Manager'.
There is no pick for system settings in my preferences. I checked in the edit menu and there is no selection to add it either.
Upgrade to Karmic.
I’m on karmic and cant find system settings.
I have no system settings in my System–> preferences. Same as Dan D I checked the edit menu, and I don’t have a selection to add it either.
I am running Karmic. Am I missing something?
Install ‘systemsettings’ from the repos. It’s originally for KDE.
I could’t just type in ‘Nautilus’, instead I had to select /usr/bin/nautilus
But it works!
or you could just use gconf and change the value for filemanager in /desktop/gnome/session/required_components back to nautilus.
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 with ‘kubuntu.desktop’ and ‘lxde’. After testing LXDE Gnome starts PCMan instead of Nautilus.
Cause I changed a lot I don’t know if I’m right with this way, just test it … 🙂
1.) In (4) type in “nautilus” not “Nautilus”, think it will work better … 😉
2.) The way (1)-(5) changed the default file manager in KDE too. 🙁
3.) My way:
Here I used ‘[OTHER]’ instead of the long list in my file.
Please change the position of ‘nautilus.desktop;’ only …. =)
Thanks. It worked for me. I too installed LXDE on Ubuntu, and soon after testing it, my default GNOME File manager changed from Nautilus to PCMan. But your fix worked. Thanks
How do I do set the default file manager in Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) to Nautilus? System Settings no longer offers a way to do this as described above. Thanks in anticipation.
There is easy way to change default file manager in ubuntu. Just do in terminal
then switch to Utilities tab and select File Manager you prefer. And that’s all!
thx Dink! It worked)
You are the best man, easiest way to change file manager