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I installed GNOME DE and the packages and Nautilus got updated to 3.6 but I don't like it.

I removed GNOME DE packages but Nautilus still remains at 3.6.

How can I revert back to 3.4?

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@jokerdino....oooh yeah! done! ;) thanx – Nirmik Nov 2 '12 at 10:42
@jokerdino Rather than mark this a duplicate of that closed question, I recommend you make an answer out of your comment and we keep this open. (That question was off-topic when it was asked because 12.10 wasn't out yet, but now it's on-topic so this question should exist and probably be open.) – Eliah Kagan Nov 3 '12 at 16:58
@EliahKagan If you haven't noted, I already did add an answer. :-) – jokerdino Nov 4 '12 at 1:41
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I take it that you have installed Nautilus 3.6 from the GNOME 3 PPA. TO revert, you can just purge the PPA using ppa-purge Install ppa-purge. Run this command to purge the packages from GNOME 3 PPA and you would revert back to the default Nautilus 3.4.

sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
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Step 1: Kill Nautilus

sudo killall nautilus

Step 2: Install ppa-purge

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Step 3: Purge Nautilus 3.6 repository

sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

Step 4: Uninstall Nautilus 3.6

sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus

Step 5: Update apt repositories

sudo apt-get update

Step 6: Install Nautilus 3.4

sudo apt-get install nautilus
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After running a "sudo killall nautilus" and repeating this process, Nautilus 3.4.2 was back! Thank you! – JHGouveia Feb 4 '13 at 19:06

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