Nautilus does not launch when clicking dock icon/launcher

After clicking files icon it's just loading, result it's stopped opening files window.

Please see this issue if any one face this.

here is inixi -Faz output...

 ╭─[email protected] in ~ 
 ╰─λ inxi -Faz
  Kernel: 5.15.13-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=0416a7bf-cc96-40d8-826e-0412b715f758 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
  Desktop: GNOME 41.3 tk: GTK 3.24.31 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B365M GAMING HD v: x.x
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F1
    date: 05/30/2019
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-9400F bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
    desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB
    desc: 1x9 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4019 high: 4074 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 4043 2: 4000 3: 3999
    4: 4001 5: 4074 6: 4002 bogomips: 34798
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected

your question is too vague. Please provide with type of file, size of file and the appication you are trying to open the file in.

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See on this screen shoot, When I go open files system it's not open.

See last left icon, by click on that files not open.

 ╭─[email protected] in ~ took 4ms
[🔍] × nautilus
Initializing nautilus-image-converter extension
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/nautilus-python/extensions/", line 25, in <module>
    from gettext import gettext, locale, bindtextdomain, textdomain
ImportError: cannot import name 'locale' from 'gettext' (/usr/lib/python3.10/
No module named 'PyPDF2'

Similar error.
Python 3.10 released recently. So that might be it.

And first of all, fully update your system.

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My system is fully up to date till now, I did it last night.

okk, this might be upstream bug

Kindly wait to get it fixed.

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@tayef Just to clarify, you click on the Nautilus app icon on your bottom dock and it does not open?

yes, exactly

have you tried removing the icon then re adding it


Remove means, to remove nautilus, and then again install it?

Try removing nautilus-admin extension.

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No it does not the icon is just pinned to the dock same as using windows right click remove from favourites go to the menu right click add to daskbar. god this is so elementary i can't believe i'm writing it. Lol :yawning_face:

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Maybe try again.
I see there is now Nautilus 41.2-1 (Last Updated: 2022-01-12 18:06 UTC)

If that doesn't work, I'd try to remove nautilus-pdf-tools or nautilus-pdf-tools-git (I don't know which one you might have installed), e.g.:
sudo pacman -Rns nautilus-pdf-tools-git

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Perfect, I took the liberty to edit the subject of your topic to make it easier for others to find it if they search for the same problem. :slight_smile:

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