Scratch hasn't worked for the last two months, I can't edit files:

  • Thanks for correction. I'm new here :) i'll improve my next questions! – alonsocn Jul 4 '15 at 21:43
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    Can you supply some more information? Which part of the process fails? Can you open files? Is it saving that's the problem? Is it a file you own or a system file? Is there any output when you run scratch from Terminal? – Daniel Foré Jul 5 '15 at 1:31
  • @DanielForé Scratch works fine when I open an existing file, but the problem is only when I try write a new file (click on "+" button) – alonsocn Jul 6 '15 at 22:19
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    @DanielForé I reported a rather similar bug some days ago: bugs.launchpad.net/scratch/+bug/1471053. I use the terminal to attempt to generate a new file in Scratch and I get the same empty window as a result. See bug entry for more details. – Gabriel Jul 7 '15 at 18:55
  • Fixed. Solution in other thread [link][1] [1]: elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/1241/… – alonsocn Aug 14 '15 at 1:56

You can reinstall apps / packages with apt-get with the following command:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall scratch-text-editor
  • Doesn't work yet :( screenshot – alonsocn Jul 4 '15 at 21:36
  • @AlonsoCN that's working I think... Click the folder icon. – user3 Jul 4 '15 at 21:39

As it isn't working currently, a reinstall might not fix it.

To remove all config files (so Scratch settings and last opened files will be gone) as well, use these commands:

sudo apt-get remove --purge scratch-text-editor
sudo apt-get install scratch-text-editor
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    I think it should be scratch-text-editor, possible typo. – Suraj Jul 5 '15 at 4:53
  • I'm sorry, but --purge flag doesn't work. I still can't write a new file with Scratch :( – alonsocn Jul 6 '15 at 22:31

Open terminal and run:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall pantheon-files

It will solve your problem

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