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I was wondering if it is possible to remember what directories are open in one session of Nautilus, so that next time starting Nautilus, I can reopen the directories. Bookmark opened directories one by one is not what I ask for. Thanks and regards!

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Am using tabs in nautilus; ideally, there'd be a way to dump the locations and have a script to re-open those locations in tabs when needed. I might try and think about how to do this eventually, but if anyone can "get the show on the road" sooner, I'd be v glad!! – nutty about natty Mar 9 '13 at 22:07

I have yet to try this out myself, but this looks promising: "hot off the press" here's a relatively recent find:

So I did a little tweaking of the command and came up with this:

nautilus --sm-client-state-file ~/.config/session-state/nautilus-xxxxxxxxxx.desktop &

And it worked beautifully!

Last edited by tg3793; June 9th, 2012 at 08:37 AM.

Let's hope it works!

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Nautilus does not support this functionality. What you might want to do is use session saving, or write a script to have nautilus open those directories by default.

You could replace nautilus with this script in your start up applications. (I will need more time for the script part).

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Thanks! How exactly is that? – Tim Jul 7 '11 at 2:57
@Tim is...? You mean how to write the script or to save your session? (BTW I will update my answer shortly). – RolandiXor Jul 7 '11 at 2:58
Yes. Thank you! – Tim Jul 7 '11 at 3:24
@RolandiXor How shortly is 'shortly' :-) – Parto Jun 27 '14 at 8:09

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