Files in Nautilus stopped updating automatically. To see a new files I have to refresh a directory (ctrl+R). How to fix this?

  • Is that happen all time?
    – Anwar
    Sep 6, 2012 at 20:00
  • it started recently, maybe after a computer freezes
    – Crantisz
    Sep 6, 2012 at 22:37

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Fix by editing /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches.

The file include only a number, i changed it to a larger number with the following command in Ubuntu:

echo 1000000 | sudo tee /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches

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