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I'm pretty sure Nautilus can show a folder tree in it's side pane, it's switchable between the "Places" or a tree (maybe other options too). http://askubuntu.com/a/339138 [May even be a duplicate Q] As can Thunar (XFCE file manager)


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I'd recommend Thunar. You can get the tree view in the side panel by just setting this mode in View -> Side Pane -> Tree:


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To change the icon, right click on the Downloads folder and select the Properties option. Now click on the folder icon in the properties window. It will give you an option to select a custom icon. Navigate to /usr/share/icons/Humanity/places and select the appropriate icon. To add an entry in the places menu, you have to edit the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs ...


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About an hour ago, I had the same problem. I changed my UID, logged out and logged in. I stuck an external drive in the USB port and saw that it was mounted. When I clicked on the drive icon on the Desktop, UBUNTU said that it doesn't know how to open the file. You are lucky since the error message lead you directly to the problem.I am using XUBUNTU ...


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if You uninstalled Totem player then just install it again (even if You are not using it). If You have it already installed, then I would suggest to reinstall it. After that check if thumbnails are working, if not check: /usr/share/thumbnailers/totem.thumbnailer it should contain something like this: [Thumbnailer Entry] ...


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I had the same problem on a machine when I 'upgraded' the distribution from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. There were a lot of other issues with the 'upgrade', so I just reformatted and installed 14.04 on the empty drive to solve ALL my problems. The upgrade seemed like it worked, but the more I used it, the more it was obvious that there were a ton of little ...


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You probably need to change mimeapps.list: http://tuxdiary.com/2012/04/25/create-default-file-associations-manually-in-ubuntu-precise/



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