stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Fri May 8 23:04:31 UTC 2009
On Friday 08 May 2009 03:52:27 pm marc wrote:
> Paul S said:
> > Donn said the following on 05/08/2009 02:00 PM:
> >> If it's on your dekstop... then there it is. No?
> > Remember in kde4, everything on the old desktop is now in a desktop
> > folder. Maybe you need to look in it.
> Actually, reading that, you are quite right, and I hadn't thought until
> now how silly the idea is in reality.
Earlier, perhaps a month or more, I couldn't get stored info into my
appropriate partition. I wanted to keep the data from entering the boot
partition, because of the small size of the boot partition, 20gb. I pasted my
/home/ steven folder that contained what I wanted in the storage partition
into /media/disk-1, a large partition outside the Operating System partition.
Afterward the stored items were in a partition large enough to hold them.
Nonetheless, when I open Dolphin, it contains /home/steven on the boot
partition. Anytime I download a movie, it would save to the
/CompletedDownloaded folder on the /boot drive, which would fill the partition
up quite fast. So, I cut the /home/steven, and pasted it into the
/media/disk-1/partition. Now all that data is saved to a partition large
enough to hold it. Then I put a Quick Access widget on the panel with the
address to the /media/disk-1/steven so that I could easily obtain access to
all the data in that partition.
It is a work-around that has worked, but I would like to not have to move data
so much. Don't really know how to post a question to correct this; it is so
confusing, nonetheless, whenever I have downloaded torrent files since the
attempted reconfiguration, I have had to hunt for them. Now I can not find
Recently I tried to create an address that would skip the cut and paste step.
When I tried that, I could no longer find where the downloaded torrents went.
I removed the folders that collected the data on the wrong partition. It was
an attempt to force the computer to look for the folders of same name on the
partition I wanted the data saved. That did not work either.
Earlier today, I downloaded a half dozen torrents, which are located in a
window on my desktop. I have tried everything I know to find where they are
actually downloaded to, so that I could click on them and have them open in
I can't understand why using find or locate cannot search the system and find
files with the name requested. Since I still have the downloaded torrents in a
box on the desktop, why don't they show up on a 'find' or a 'locate'? If ever
I can figure out how this works, it will be so much easier to use Kubuntu.
It will amaze me if anyone understands my problem; I have been trying to figure
out how to ask a question that could be understood. Perhaps, if someone who
is willing could ask me specific questions where the answers would direct them
to the understanding, that would work. I know precisely what I want to do,
but my logic is defective when attempting a solution. My work-arounds are
unconventional; they work, but probably screw up the normal order of things.
And this particular problem has been with me since I first installed a Linux
OS. Thanks for anyone willing to try.
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