This issue might be caused due to a dependency of 'libxml2.so.2' file on 'ZLIB_184.108.40.206' on the Linux system. To verify if this is the root cause of the issue, please execute the following command in the MATLAB Command window
>>system (['xdg-open ' pwd])
If there is an error on executing 'xdg-open' from MATLAB Command window stating ZLIB_220.127.116.11' not found, then the root cause is verified.
As a workaround, you can replace ‘libxml2.so.2’ shipped with MATLAB with your system’s version of ‘libxml2.so.2’. MATLAB’s shipped ‘libxml2.so.2’ depends on ‘ZLIB_18.104.22.168’, which is not available on your machine. In general, the system's ‘libxml2.so.2’ should not have a dependency on ZLIB. Please execute the following commands in your linux terminal:
1. Navigate to <matlabroot>/bin/glnxa64
Note: you can find the location of <matlabroot> by typing "matlabroot" in the MATLAB command line
2. Unlink ‘libxml2.so.2’. Use linux command “unlink” for this purpose.
Note: consider saving a backup copy of this file under another name or in another location
3. Create a symbolic link to the system’s ‘libxml2.so.2’ file by executing the following command -
ln -s /usr/lib64/libxml2.so.2 libxml2.so.2
4. Restart MATLAB
This should resolve the issue and the option of 'Open Current folder in File Manager' should get restored.