Can't copy/move files to the root of a mounted FAT usb drive using drag & drop to the tree view in Nautilus

Bug #760056 reported by Vítor E. Silva Souza on 2011-04-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

1) $ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Natty (development branch)
Release: 11.04

(But if I recall correctly, it was also an issue in Maverick and earlier releases)

2) $ apt-cache policy nautilus
  Installed: 1:
  Candidate: 1:
  Version table:
 *** 1: 0
        500 natty/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) I connected a USB drive in my computer that has just been formatted as FAT using Ubuntu. Then I open Nautilus, show the Tree view in the left column, open some folder and try do drag & drop a file from the opened folder to the item corresponding to the USB drive in the Tree view. I expected Nautilus to allow me to copy or move a file like this.

4) Instead, Nautilus doesn't allow this. If I drag & drop over any other item in the Tree view it works (including sub folders of the USB drive). Over the root of the USB drive it doesn't. If I change from the Tree view to the Places view, I can drag & drop over the USB drive without a problem.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: nautilus 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic-pae i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Apr 13 19:46:13 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110330)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the stable release - Oneiric Ocelot. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed. You can find out more about it at . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and the bug is still there. I have not tested on the Live CD.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for nautilus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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