Firefox won't open containing folder

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Firefox won't open containing folder

Postby dpj » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:50 pm

I have also got a similar problem with LMDE edition trying to use nautilus. The annoying thing is that I found a solution online a couple of months ago but had to delete my Firefox folder as it became corrupted and now it doesn't work again and I have forgotten what I did. I have searched online and cannot find what I did before, It was not the 'add 3 lines to about:config' solution or associate 'file' type with nautilus in preferences (this means nautilus opens when you use 'open' or 'open containing folder'). I had found another solution that worked perfectly and involved either editing or creating a file in gedit. I guess this file must have been in the firefox folder that I had to delete.
Does anyone know what this solution was? I have tried googling for an hour or two and can't find it again. I will definitely keep a note of it this time!
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Re: Firefox won't open containing folder

Postby viking777 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:01 am

OK, I will be the one to say it.

I can't even understand the question, let alone dream up an answer.

Can you write it in a different manner explaining what it is you are trying to do, what actually happens when you do it, and what you think should happen.
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Re: Firefox won't open containing folder

Postby secipolla » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:32 pm

I'm afraid you'll have to delete mimetypes.rdf in you profile folder (~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx/)
Firefox's mime handler is somewhat buggy and quite inflexible.

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