Ubuntu: Ubuntu 16.10 Files closes straight after opening [closed]



Question:

Since upgrading from 16.04 to 16.10, when I click the 'Files' icon in the launcher it opens as usual but immediately closes again. I can't browse the filesystem which is a bit of a nuisance. Can I re-install the Files app?

Running nautilus from terminal, it opens up then closes again leaving this in the terminal window:

$ sudo nautilus  [sudo] password for mike:     (nautilus:8973): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files  Initializing nautilus-dropbox 2015.10.28  **  ERROR:nautilus-canvas-container.c:6032:finish_adding_new_icons: assertion failed: (!container->details->auto_layout)  Aborted (core dumped)  

This is the contents of /var/log:

total 6884  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    1845 Nov 16 18:36 alternatives.log  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   31487 Oct 28 19:01 alternatives.log.1  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root     681 Sep 29 19:32 alternatives.log.2.gz  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root     500 Sep  1 17:17 alternatives.log.3.gz  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    4614 Jul 21 15:31 alternatives.log.4.gz  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm     2179 Nov 16 19:08 apport.log  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm     2535 Nov 16 01:00 apport.log.1  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      387 Nov 15 15:58 apport.log.2.gz  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      233 Nov 14 19:49 apport.log.3.gz  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      232 Nov 13 15:09 apport.log.4.gz  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      229 Nov 12 16:36 apport.log.5.gz  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      301 Nov 11 20:14 apport.log.6.gz  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm      233 Nov 10 18:57 apport.log.7.gz  drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Nov 16 18:36 apt  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    35106 Nov 16 19:17 auth.log  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    28808 Nov 13 15:08 auth.log.1  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     4419 Nov  7 16:09 auth.log.2.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     4737 Oct 30 18:00 auth.log.3.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     4933 Oct 23 16:55 auth.log.4.gz  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    4440 Oct 20 19:34 boot.log  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   57457 Apr 20  2016 bootstrap.log  -rw------- 1 root              utmp       0 Nov  1 18:27 btmp  -rw------- 1 root              utmp       0 Oct  1 17:00 btmp.1  drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Nov 16 17:36 cups  drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Oct 23 17:13 dist-upgrade  -rw-r----- 1 root              adm       31 Apr 20  2016 dmesg  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root  135150 Nov 16 18:36 dpkg.log  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root 1965153 Oct 28 20:29 dpkg.log.1  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   16088 Sep 29 19:32 dpkg.log.2.gz  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   15937 Sep  1 17:17 dpkg.log.3.gz  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root  157812 Jul 31 17:55 dpkg.log.4.gz  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   32032 Oct 23 18:20 faillog  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    4562 Oct 23 18:29 fontconfig.log  drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Apr 20  2016 fsck  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root    1988 Nov 16 17:30 gpu-manager.log  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root     288 Jul  4 22:12 gufw.log  drwxr-xr-x 3 root              root    4096 Jul  2 22:36 installer  drwx------ 2 root              root    4096 Nov 15 15:59 iptraf  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   821402 Nov 16 19:26 kern.log  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   944399 Nov 13 15:11 kern.log.1  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   292954 Nov  7 16:10 kern.log.2.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   234709 Oct 30 18:04 kern.log.3.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   242290 Oct 23 16:54 kern.log.4.gz  -rw-rw-r-- 1 root              utmp  292292 Oct 23 18:20 lastlog  drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Nov 16 17:36 lightdm  -rw-r----- 1 root              root  305760 Jul  4 21:14 lynis.log  -rw-r----- 1 root              root   82228 Jul  4 21:14 lynis-report.dat  drwx------ 2 speech-dispatcher root    4096 Feb 18  2016 speech-dispatcher  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    41328 Nov 16 19:41 syslog  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm   752716 Nov 16 17:36 syslog.1  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    43507 Nov 15 15:59 syslog.2.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    46339 Nov 14 19:50 syslog.3.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    46572 Nov 13 15:11 syslog.4.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    39367 Nov 12 16:38 syslog.5.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    63941 Nov 11 20:16 syslog.6.gz  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm    53450 Nov 10 19:00 syslog.7.gz  drwxr-s--- 2 debian-tor        adm     4096 Nov 16 17:36 tor  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm        0 Jul 10 17:14 ufw.log  -rw-r----- 1 syslog            adm     5134 Jul  4 22:10 ufw.log.1  drwxr-x--- 2 root              adm     4096 Nov  1 18:27 unattended-upgrades  drwxr-xr-x 2 root              root    4096 Feb 29  2016 upstart  -rw-rw-r-- 1 root              utmp   50688 Nov 16 17:34 wtmp  -rw-rw-r-- 1 root              utmp  104064 Nov  1 18:23 wtmp.1  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   61639 Nov 16 17:35 Xorg.0.log  -rw-r--r-- 1 root              root   61643 Nov 15 20:11 Xorg.0.log.old  

This is the output after running nautilus without sudo:

Initializing nautilus-dropbox 2015.10.28    (nautilus:8659): NA-core-WARNING **: na_settings_content_load_keys: /home/mike/.config/nautilus-actions/nautilus-actions.conf (2) Permission denied  **  ERROR:nautilus-canvas-container.c:6032:finish_adding_new_icons: assertion failed: (!container->details->auto_layout)  Aborted (core dumped)  


Solution:1

A quick fix that seems to work for many is just to remove your current nautilus configuration: rm -rf ~/.config/nautilus


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