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Nautilus froze and I had to terminate it using

killall nautilus

however now everytime I open nautilus it does not work properly: It seems to respond to the mouse (as clicking on [x] closes the window) but the interface does not update, so any click on any folder does not show its contents. I can't even resize the nautilus window, it just acts as if it is completely frozen.

The only two options (besides restarting the computer) are

nautilus -q

killall nautilus

but neither helps, as this happens everytime I open nautilus.

What else can I try to get it to work?

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    You can restart GNOME by pressing Alt+F2 then r {reference](linuxuprising.com/2020/07/…) – 24601 Jan 23 at 18:07
  • @24601 is it necessary to restart GNOME though? Everything is working fine besides nautilus – LHM Jan 23 at 18:14
  • Nautilus is the default file manager for GNOME. See here – 24601 Jan 23 at 18:57
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    @24601 worked perfectly, if you submit it as an answer I can accept it – LHM Jan 23 at 19:01
  • Done. Thank you. I upvoted your question too. – 24601 Jan 23 at 20:01
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You can restart GNOME by pressing AltF2 then r.

Nautilus is the default file manager for GNOME.

reference

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