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Fernando Tricas García
Fernando Tricas García

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So, you want to refresh thumbnails in nautilus?

From time to time some of your photos gets corrupted. In these cases nautilus is not able to compute a thumnail and shows some standard empty image.

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Since you are a cautious person, you have a backup and you can restore the picture, but .... Nautilus will not show the new thumbnai. How to solve this?

The solution is to look for the place where nautilus stores these thumbnails, in my case, in a Fedora system:

 rm -r .cache/thumbnails/fail/
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Then, you can restart nautilus and you will see the new (old) thumbnails.

I found the solution for this problem at: Refresh thumbnails in nautilus with a solution for Ubuntu.

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