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Files in Nautilus stopped updating automatically. To see a new files I have to refresh a directory (ctrl+R). How to fix this?

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Is that happen all time? – Anwar Shah Sep 6 '12 at 20:00
it started recently, maybe after a computer freezes – Crantisz Sep 6 '12 at 22:37

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Fix by editing /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches.

The file include only a number, i changed it to a larger number echo 1000000 | sudo tee /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches.

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