Failed to execute default file manager (input/output error) After Firefox Reset? [Any more help? you guys/gals rule!]

after resetting firefox it seems I cant open anything from the menu as i get the above error msg.

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    Last edited by yochaigal (2015-04-28 11:10:06)

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    [ 620.913826] traps: xfce4-notifyd[494] general protection ip:7fa4859a2150 sp:7fff84dd7708 error:0 in[7fa485990000+18000]
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