My steps are similar to #4 above but the problem occurs when I am logged
in as regular user (me).
Seems to be no workaround.
FWIW my 16.10 is upgraded from 16.04 and not a fresh install.
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Files application throws an error 'Oops! Something went wrong' when
clicked on 'Recents'
Status in nautilus package in Ubuntu:
The application crashes every time I click on 'Recent' with this
message in a pop-up window:
"Unhandled error message: Message recipient disconnected from message
bus without replying."
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.20.3-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-22.24-generic 4.8.0
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-22-generic x86_64
Date: Thu Oct 13 22:34:57 2016
b'org.gnome.nautilus.preferences' b'enable-interactive-search' b'false'
b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'890x550+476+24'"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-10-13 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release amd64 (20161012.2)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_nautilus: gnome-terminal 3.20.2-1ubuntu5
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