Unable to open file explorer. Even the menu icon and other icons available on the right-side notification bar.

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  • Was the upgrade completely smooth? No errors at all? – user535733 Apr 23 at 16:49
  • I had a network issue in between rest everything was smooth. – Prachi Apr 23 at 16:56
  • When I open the setting option instead of minimizing and cancel buttons, I can only see boxes. – Prachi Apr 23 at 16:57
  • Can you open terminal ? – Utshaw Apr 23 at 17:14
  • Yes. I have added the picture of how it looks. – Prachi Apr 23 at 17:21


File explorer started working after- sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

Icons were visible after-

sudo apt purge indicator-common
sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-appindicator
gnome-shell --replace &
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