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I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Upgrade went smoothly. But some things have changed. I run bare bones Gnome (MetaCity?) and now in Nautilus, I cannot navigate to the file system - can't get out of Home. Even if I call sudo nautilus from a terminal it's the same.

In 12.04 I could always navigate to the file system and manage files there with sudo nautilus. How do I fix this?

Here is what Nautilus looks like now:

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In 12.04, on the left side of Home was an icon that send me to the file system - no more. I need it back.

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Can you post a picture of what nautilus looks like? Also, try this on command line: sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus – Mitch Jul 29 '14 at 12:40
reinstall did not help. Tnx. – Vector Jul 29 '14 at 13:05
So your issue is that there used to be a sort of "shortcut" bar on the left, and now it's missing, right? Try looking here – Mitch Jul 29 '14 at 13:07
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So right now you are currently seeing this:

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And you want to see these:

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To change it, go to the dropdown arror, and then click Show Sidebar.

Or press F9

Click here to get to the / file system.

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You can also run nautilus /

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No - this is not the problem, and not the correct answer. Please read again - I'm in a rush at the moment. Thanks – Vector Jul 30 '14 at 15:55
yes - I need to see the system files – Vector Jul 31 '14 at 18:37

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