I've installed Fedora 18 (x64) minimum and I installed Enlightenment with Nautilus. But I see that there are icons missing in Nautilus, I have selected the gnome icon theme so I must be missing some package(s).

Does anyone know which ones?


ss of missing icons


2 Answers 2


Potential solution #1

Try these 2 commands first:

gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/gnome
gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/hicolor

Potential solution #2

If that doesn't resolve the issue try installing this RPM, alacarte.

yum install alacarte

Potential solution #3

yum install 'gnome-icon-theme*'
  • The first 2 commands and installing alacarte doesn't work. And when I try to install alacarte I get this error: pastebin.com/XkDxU0iF
    – user38720
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 21:12
  • What was the error? Also did you reboot after doing those commands?
    – slm
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 21:13
  • Not sure of that error, try #3 first. Alacarte was a way to try and get an RPM installed that needed the GNOME icons. If 3 doesn't work we'll circle back to that one.
    – slm
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 21:19
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    Solution #3 worked for me. I'd just reinstalled ubuntu (Pop!_OS 18.04 LTS), and all my icons were missing in Nautilus. Installing the gnome-icon-them, and then updating the gtk icon cach (#1) fixed the issue, and restored my icons. Commented Mar 2, 2019 at 18:54

if you add new user and everything is ok, you can delete this file in your current user:


this is gnome database and everythings about gnome return to first time you run it.

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