I am using Nemo on Unity. Nemo is not generating thumbnails in 12.04 but Nautilus does it so well. Why can't Nemo do itself independently?

  • Have enabled thumbnails in Nemo?
    – Hari
    Nov 16 '13 at 9:28
  • Where I can enable it in Nemo? In settings I selected smaller than 4GB.
    – Huseyin
    Nov 16 '13 at 9:50
  • Also have you selected generation for all files
    – Hari
    Nov 16 '13 at 9:52
  • There is not any option for it.
    – Huseyin
    Nov 16 '13 at 10:29
  • Oh, I dont know that. have followed this webupd8.org/2013/10/install-nemo-with-unity-patches-and.html
    – Hari
    Nov 19 '13 at 3:34

In case there's still anyone using nemo on Ubuntu 12.04 (or Linux Mint 13) I've encountered the same issue.

The problem is explained here and seems to be a bug in this particular version of nemo.

As a temporary solution, you can remove the ~/.thumbnails directory and replace it with a symlink to ~/.cache/thumbnails

To do this, run the following 2 commands in the terminal:

rm -r ~/.thumbnails
ln -s ~/.cache/thumbnails ~/.thumbnails

Some in the linked post above have reported side effects like compounding thumbnails in the ~/.cache/thumbnails directory due to the symlink, but I haven't had any issue. My guess is they were switching between using both nemo and nautilus which wrote to both directories.

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