Hunting for an AWOL folder -- many thanks! I found it...

Peter N. Spotts pspotts at
Fri Dec 19 18:40:33 UTC 2008

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:48:59 -0500
"Peter N. Spotts" <pspotts at> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> An odd question: What's the most efficient way to hunt for a folder
> that appears to have gone AWOL? I was using Thunar to drag the folder
> to another one (both in my user directory). The folder vanished from
> its old home, but failed to appear in the new one. I've looked in
> several folders one by one, and can't find it. But there's gotta be a
> better way to do that...Unfortunately, the missing folder carries the
> name "local" so when I run the "locate" command, you can imagine how
> many of those show up in my terminal!
> With best regards,
> Pete

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