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Thread: can't look at files in home directory (gvfs issue)?

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    waynewayne NNTP User

    Unhappy can't look at files in home directory (gvfs issue)?

    I've been running OpenSUSE 11.1 for a few months w/out any issues. Just within the past few days I've run into an issue where I can't see all of the files in my home directory. I can do an "ls" or "ls -l", but if I do an "ls -al" the command never returns. Same things happens when I try and open a file browser on my home directory: I get an empty screen that never returns the list of files, though I can select another entry under "places" and see those files.

    The directory that seems to be giving me problems is the local ".gvfs". Can I safely disable gvfs? Can I repair it? Can I try and remove the ".gvfs" directory? If worse comes to worst I may try to repair -- or re-install -- Linux. But any help would be appreciated.

    There are a couple of other issues, but I'd like to get this repaired first.

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    Default Re: can't look at files in home directory (gvfs issue)?

    You could try a rename from the cli

    mv /home/username*/.gvfs .gvfs_old
    *= your username

    I don't use gnome so I'm not too sure what it will do for you. But FYI- we can always change it back.
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