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Whenever I press my usb drives in the unity launcher, I get the folder opened with gitk instead of with nautilus. The same happens when I connect them to the computer. How do I fix this? This is happening in 11.10.

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You should edit in what release of ubuntu you're using. This was an issue for a while, shouldn't be anymore –  doug Feb 2 '12 at 23:50
    
I just did that. –  lujbilami Feb 2 '12 at 23:52
    
Can you try this? askubuntu.com/a/14005/235 –  Jorge Castro Feb 2 '12 at 23:54
    
I had already done that. It didn't work. –  lujbilami Feb 3 '12 at 9:54
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Try this

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

If there are any lines that start like this inode/directory=then delete it/them

Save & try again. The most likely would be to see inode/directory=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop, in any event remove any inode/dirctory= line(s)

The other fairly likely solution would be to do a update, you 'd probably solve with that

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/876788

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