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Ubuntu 11.10 enforces gThumb for even normal non-image file browsing. gthumb might be a good image browser but its a pathetic file browser (compared to nautilus) can we get nautilus back in 11.10 ?

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Nautilus is the default file browser in 11.10. Really don't know what you are talking about. – mikewhatever Oct 10 '11 at 16:39
Can you add more detail? gthumb isn't included by default in ubuntu, did you perhaps install it and now it's accidentally opening things? – Jorge Castro Oct 11 '11 at 1:05
Hmm...I did install gThumb before upgrading 11.04 to 11.10. I am not sure how gthumb became the default file browser after the upgrade. Perhaps, the upgrade to 11.10 was too messy. Will format the drive(sigh) and check again. – Ved Oct 11 '11 at 5:34

I have just found a solution here:

Go to the end of the article and you will find the easiest way to do it as follows:

One more way - for "mousemonkeys", like me

Just do in terminal


then switch to Utilities tab and select File Manager you prefer. And that's all! 

You could need to install exo-utils before, but it will prompt you if necessary. Anyway the command to install it is:

sudo apt-get install exo-utils
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