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Alex Goes Fuhrmann and Pomsky have described the process to pin folders to the files icon on the Ubuntu dock in 18.04 (How do I pin my favorite folders in Ubuntu dock like in Windows?). I had this working in 18.04, but it no longer applies in 20.04.

In 20.04, there are 2 files related to nautilus in /usr/share/applications: naultilus-autorun-software.desktop and org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop. The latter is very similar to nautilus.desktop.

So I followed the same procedure (copy org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop to ~/.local/share/applications, edit the "Actions=" line and add "[Desktop-Action ...]" sections). Now, while the new locations are listed under the files icon, only the first (--new-window) does anything.

What is wrong, or missing?

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The solution is in vandium's answer to this question: How do I add new locations to right-click menu of “Files” launcher in Ubuntu dock?

A new version of org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications is the right way to go, but as vanadium included, change the dbus line to read

DBusActivatable=false

Thanks .

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