places: / vs. File System

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Jun 18 20:56:31 UTC 2010

On 18 June 2010 19:14, Albert Wagner <albertwagner at> wrote:
> I've just upgraded from 8.04 to 10.04.   Among the differences that confuse
> me is the difference in the "Places" menu between "/" and "File System".
> Both bring up a File Browser, with mostly the same directories, but with
> different contents.  I have always assumed that there was only one directory
> tree in Linux, so this difference in contents confuses me.  Can someone
> please clarify this for me?

They should show the same contents.  Are you sure they are different?


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