For some reason, when I download something and try to open it via "Show in Folder" option, it is opening a terminal window. Is it possible to prevent that and instead really show it in a folder/new window tab?

I tried something like this after reading this answer, but I don't have nautilus installed.

nautilus -q && nautilus &

Thanks a lot.

  • Which desktop environment do you use? Oct 27 '16 at 12:44
  • I'm not sure what you mean by desktop environment. I've encountered this using Elementary Freya OS. :)
    – Woppi
    Oct 28 '16 at 4:50

you could reinstall nautilus as below;

sudo apt-get  install nautilus

Nautilus is default file manager. maybe it removed accidentally.

  • Not necessarily, it depends on desktop environment installed. Oct 27 '16 at 12:45
  • Thank you, installing nautilus solved the issue. I can't believe the answer is right before my very eyes already! :)
    – Woppi
    Oct 28 '16 at 4:45

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