Nautilus file manager not working on Ubuntu 20.04 Please Help

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I use Ubuntu 20.04, the problem is the Files app in the system does not open. I tried different method such as reinstalling nautilus, its data. But non of it seems to work as in I still cannot open the app. I tried changing the permissions of the home directory as well but that didn't work out either. This all started when I installed OBS. But I uninstalled that as well. links to the post I referred : "Files" File manager is not working on Ubuntu 20.04 I tried everything from this post but non of that worked for me so please can anyone help me

i tried this line to reinstall nautilus

sudo apt-get remove nautilus
sudo apt-get install nautilus

then I tried to reinstall its data

sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus-data

and the above lines gave a successful message yet only

sudo nautilus 

worked but only showed me the root and efi. As you can clearly see that only efi and root are visible Photo

So I went forward and did the change permission thing of the home directory so i did that to the home folder in the root drive. And one more thing to note is whenever i try to launch the nautilus my swap memory suddenly rises and the system slows for about a minute. Despite the fact that i have 12Gb of physical memory but during that time only 1 Gb is used and around 26% to 45% of swap is used.

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cn flag
If you read the link that you provided, then you already have a good idea that we are going to ask about improper `sudo` use and the ownership/permissions of Nautilus. Since you "tried everything", you already have that information and other troubleshooting output readily available, so why is none of it in your Question?
cn flag
well because the outputs discussed in that post are the same ones that i got if you want i can post the outputs as well
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Right now it seems like a duplicate with a simple answer, so please show us how you determined that it's not a duplicate. Please [edit your question](; do not add new information in comments.

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