in sometimes when I open a folder nautilus suddenly is stopped. (Freezes the folders and/or graphic interfaces)

then I must restart the system for solve problem because nautilus not open.

I try:

killall -9 nautilus
sudo apt-get remove nautilus && sudo apt-get install nautilus
  • I've tried delete cache, but don't work.
  • Restart gdm with service gdm restart and service gdm3 restart
  • Close user sessions
  • Edit: Also I've tried clicked in "New window", appears loading but the nautilus don't shown

but when I opens the nautilus don't shown, only can see this:


How could I solve it?. Thank you very much!

PD: nautilus version is: GNOME nautilus 3.14.1

  • @don_crissti I've readead about of jounalctl, thank you, but I would like know what option must use to show the information that you need for help me. Thank you very much :D
    – Milor123
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 20:13
  • Try journalctl /usr/bin/nautilus as a user. You can always create another user account and see if you can replicate the behaviour. If you can't then some settings on your user account are to blame. Commented May 2, 2016 at 20:17
  • journalctl /usr/bin/nautilus -- Logs begin at Mon 2016-05-02 09:13:48 COT, end at Mon 2016-05-02 15:17:01 COT. -- ... Don't show more
    – Milor123
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 20:20

1 Answer 1


I've found the problem.

the Megasync for linux, also I've tested the megasync (amd64 - version 2.9.10-25.1) in kali linux 2.0 2016.2 light and have the same problem

What is the problem with megasync? Causes froozen folder of nautilus interfaces (In random times)

Unistall megasync or kill process when have a problem

sudo killall -9 megasync


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