Nautilus Starred option no longer works

Greetings lovely community,

Anyone else use the “Starred” option in Nautilus? It looks like after a recent update, it now looks like it’s broken. I’m currently unable to see the files/documents I’ve starred, they’ve essentially disappeared. And when I try to re-star/add a new file it doesn’t get added. Right click any file and there is a “Star” option, but it looks like a bug right now. I recall this happened once before a while ago in a previous Gnome release, so I guess it’s possible there’s another bug regression, but I’m not sure exactly of the culprit package responsible.

As you can see in the image above my Starred category is empty and can’t add anything now. I’m assuming that (fingers crossed :crossed_fingers: ) any updates that get pushed in the coming day(s) fixes the issue, but I’m curious if anyone else that is fully up to date on Gnome is experiencing the same issue as well or if I’m the only one affects? I’ve always found the “starred” feature quite useful for setting some files I use frequently as my favorites so I can quick and easy access to them, so when it’s broken like it is now, I have to try my best to remember some of my favorite files and my brain doesn’t always remember all of them :sweat_smile:

It was working fine yesterday, so here’s the updates that have come out today that could possibly be the problem. Currently I suspect the tracker3 tracker3-miners package(s), but would appreciate any insights from others as well:

[2022-06-01T17:06:40-0400] [ALPM] upgraded tracker3-miners (3.3.0-2 -> 3.3.1-1)
[2022-06-01T17:06:40-0400] [ALPM] upgraded libadwaita (1:1.1.1-1 -> 1:1.1.2-1)
[2022-06-01T17:06:40-0400] [ALPM] upgraded js91 (91.9.1-1 -> 91.10.0-1)
[2022-06-01T17:06:40-0400] [ALPM] upgraded gnome-settings-daemon (42.1-1 -> 42.2-1)
[2022-06-01T17:06:40-0400] [ALPM] upgraded tracker3 (3.3.0-2 -> 3.3.1-1)
[2022-06-01T16:36:47-0400] [ALPM] upgraded iso-codes (4.9.0-1 -> 4.10.0-1)
[2022-06-01T15:42:56-0400] [ALPM] upgraded btrfs-assistant (1.5-1 -> 1.6-1)
[2022-06-01T15:42:16-0400] [ALPM] upgraded nvidia-installer-dkms (3.4-1 -> 3.5-1)
[2022-06-01T15:42:16-0400] [ALPM] upgraded vivaldi (5.3.2679.33-1 -> 5.3.2679.34-1)
[2022-06-01T12:13:37-0400] [ALPM] upgraded eos-hooks (1.4.21-1 -> 1.5-1)
[2022-06-01T12:13:37-0400] [ALPM] upgraded vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs (101.0.4951.15-1 -> 102.0.5005.49-1)
[2022-06-01T12:13:37-0400] [ALPM] upgraded vivaldi (5.2.2623.48-1 -> 5.3.2679.33-1)
[scott@EndeavourOS ~]$ pacman -Qi nautilus
Name            : nautilus
Version         : 42.2-1
Description     : Default file manager for GNOME
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             :
Licenses        : GPL
Groups          : gnome
Provides        : None
Depends On      : libgexiv2  gnome-desktop  gvfs  dconf  tracker3
                  tracker3-miners  gnome-autoar  gst-plugins-base-libs  libhandy
Optional Deps   : nautilus-sendto: Send files via mail extension [installed]
Required By     : None
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Installed Size  : 13.38 MiB
Packager        : Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) <>
Build Date      : Fri 27 May 2022 11:00:21 AM EDT
Install Date    : Fri 27 May 2022 11:14:13 AM EDT
Install Reason  : Explicitly installed
Install Script  : No
Validated By    : Signature

It took over a month, but the fix is finally here! The recent tracker3 (3.3.1-1 -> 3.3.2-1) update pushed out today had the needed fix for this starred favorites issue. I had raised the issue in the hopes of having more eyes on it here as well as here, and here. Other users were affected outside of Arch as well, but it’s good to finally see it working again! Now not to be that guy…but this is the solution :stuck_out_tongue: :sweat_smile:

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