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If Nautilus File Manager is closed and I right-click on its Home Folder icon on Unity Launcher, only the tab "Open in a new window" appears. Quicklists(with all my Bookmarks) of the Home Folder icon works only when Nautilus is already open.

I really don't understand what might have happened...

How to restore it?

Thanks!

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As mentioned in Ubuntu Wiki, there are two type of quicklists: static and dynamic. Bookmarks quicklist is a dynamic quicklist. So, it will be available only if your nautilus is running.

nautilus is always running in background unless you or some process killed it.

If you disabled nautilus to manage your desktop (for example you hid desktop icons) to restore quicklists you can:

  1. Open a folder. From now on nautilus will be running even if you close all Nautilus windows, so quicklists will be displayed.
  2. Just add nautilus -n to a start-up script like .xsessionrc in your home folder (see this answer). Or go to Startup Applications, click "Add" and insert the command nautilus -n. This way you can have nautilus autostarting in the background even if hide-desktop-icons feature is in use.
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ok, I found the solution: I have my desktop icons hidden (this means nautilus was not able to manage my desktop) so nautilus wasn't running in background. To restore the quicklist also when nautilus windows are closed, I just disabled this feature. Thanks, you brought me to the solution. –  Michele Sep 11 '12 at 16:22
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Continuing IgniteE's solution:

There is no need to re-enable show-desktop-icons feature. Instead, just add nautilus -n to a start-up script like .xsessionrc in your homefolder. This way you can have nautilus autostarting in the background even if hide-desktop-icons feature is in use.

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