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If I follow a process I mentioned here, I am supposed to log out and then in for the changes to take place. What about Nautilus? I tried to restart it and was still unsuccessful. The only way I have so far found that works is logging out of the desktop and then in again. That's not always convenient of course.

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You can't grant a new group to a running process. You need to log in again to get a process with the changed group memberships.

What you can do is to launch nautilus from a different session but have it display on your existing display, something like

ssh localhost "DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY nautilus &"
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