Ubuntu – How to reset all per-folder view settings in nautilus


As per title, how do I reset all custom view setting for all folders that I previously set a custom view mode (icon/list/compact) for? I made a change to the Default View setting in Preferences and I want old folders to use that new setting.

Best Answer

To delete those previously saved (per-folder) view preferences, delete the files in ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata (Open your home folder and press Ctrl + H to show hidden files).

Next time you start Nautilus, all folders should use the view type you set in the preferences.