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I have a Laptop Pentium dual core 2.16 GHz with 2 GB Ram while opening home folder or any other folder in that matter window becomes unresponsive.

I tried to reduce nice values of some processes in system monitor still problem exists. Due to this I can't open any file in any folder.

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Do you have any smb mounted Windows Shares? Maybe one is disconnected and Nautilus is hanging on the ~/.gvfs directory. –  Jeff Sep 6 '12 at 18:57
    
@Jeff Excellent guess, I had this happen and that was exactly it. I had to umount -f gvfs-fuse-daemon as root and then reboot. ls and df would also hang on the home folder, with the latter giving the error shown here (seems common to more than Ubuntu). –  Matthew Read Dec 1 '12 at 21:47

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I believe that's a problem with nautilus, take a look on the /var/log/messages to see if you can find any good info.

other alternative is trying Nautilus Elementary, a nice replacement for nautilus, maybe it don't fall in the same problem, but I can't promise you that.

If the problem is on nautilus you can install nautilus elementary using the PPA @

ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa

to install it throw the ppa, use these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

hope it help.

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