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Whenever I open nautilus it crashes and I get this error in terminal. i am running saucy. does anybody know of a different file manger that i can install?

sys:1: Warning: g_object_set: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///home/bruce/New%20Project.ogv'

sys:1: Warning: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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I got the same g_object errors and problem was about this: Launchpad bug / Different file manager? "Good old Nautilus" fork Nemo – pileofrocks Nov 8 '13 at 19:07
I advise you to install [Nemo][1], Nautilus is not a file manager anymore. [1]:… – Luís de Sousa Nov 18 '13 at 12:43
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Also deleting or renaming the file mentioned in error from a terminal.


sys:1: Warning: g_object_set: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
totem-video-thumbnailer couldn't open file 'file:///home/bruce/New%20Project.ogv'

rm -rf "/home/bruce/New Project.ogv"


mv "/home/bruce/New Project.ogv" "/home/bruce/NewName.ogv"

Then start nautilus or gnome-shell etc again without error

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I fix it by moving Extensions in a temporary folder

sudo mv /usr/share/nautilus-python/extensions /tmp

After that try a relaunch of Nautilus and replace extension one by one in the Extension folder

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Moving to /tmp could be dangerous. – Braiam Nov 18 '13 at 12:49

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