Dolphin segfaults whenever I open my music folder

This is more of an annoyance than a problem, but whenever I open my music folder in the dolphin file manager, the Dr.Konqi notification pops up telling me kdeinit has segfaulted. How do I fix this?

Application: kdeinit5 (kdeinit5), signal: Segmentation fault

[KCrash Handler]
#4  0x00007f29e3e48700 in TagLib::MP4::Tag::itemMap() const () from /usr/lib/
#5  0x00007f2a0414d9ee in ?? () from /usr/lib/qt/plugins/
#6  0x00007f2a0e73b8f2 in ?? () from /usr/lib/qt/plugins/kf5/kio/
#7  0x00007f2a0e73c1bc in ?? () from /usr/lib/qt/plugins/kf5/kio/
#8  0x00007f2a0e73d21a in ?? () from /usr/lib/qt/plugins/kf5/kio/
#9  0x00007f2a09f691bf in KIO::SlaveBase::dispatch(int, QByteArray const&) () from /usr/lib/
#10 0x00007f2a09f69ae6 in KIO::SlaveBase::dispatchLoop() () from /usr/lib/
#11 0x00007f2a0e73b026 in kdemain () from /usr/lib/qt/plugins/kf5/kio/
#12 0x000055d5fe4495bd in ?? ()
#13 0x000055d5fe44aa59 in ?? ()
#14 0x000055d5fe44b237 in ?? ()
#15 0x000055d5fe446b54 in ?? ()
#16 0x00007f2a0d72d152 in __libc_start_main () from /usr/lib/
#17 0x000055d5fe4476be in ?? ()
[Inferior 1 (process 16799) detached]

I am not a KDE/dolphin expert. But it looks like the crash has to do with thumbnails. May be one thumbnail in the cache is corrupt or the thumbnail creation process crashes with one particular music file.

Can you try with a different graphics filemanager, like thunar or nemo? Do they show the directory incl. thumbnails?

You could also try to delete the thumbnail cache. But I dont know where that dolphin puts that.


I second that one :upside_down_face:


Then reboot Dolphin and try enter that dir again


Thanks for the help. That did not fix it. What other things may I be able to try? The nautilus file manager does not have any issues when opening the same directory.

Well…not sure
I think then it needs to be reported upstream :pensive:

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Don’t use the Dolphin - but I wonder if it freaks on some of the filenames that are endemic on Music folders? I’d look for parentheses () and tildes` and even single quotes in bad places or odd numbers. It can be a nightmare handling some of Linux’s allowable filenames! (especially some of those specially constructed to be ‘just’ legal elsewhere)

Might not be it - but worth checking - could even be only one!