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I just upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 and when I click on "files" the window will open and automatically close. I'm using spacefm as a workaround but would like to get the originally installed app working again. Thanks!

P.S. I'm also having the icon problems that I've seen written about elsewhere. Specifically, "settings" and "power off" are just blank circles with no text, and on the windows, the resize and close icons are squares but do have text when the cursor hovers over them. I can live without the icons but it would be nice to have them back. The files window is the important issue at the moment. Thanks!

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    It might be helpful to try invoking nautilus from a terminal emulator and including any error messages in your question – steeldriver Apr 18 at 23:17
  • Upgrade pain indeed. However, it could be a conflict in your personal settings. First try creating a new profile and logging in there. That will tell you if this is caused by just a user setting. Else indeed, it is a system wide issue. – vanadium Apr 19 at 12:41

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