Home directory on desktop

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 11 08:10:12 UTC 2012

On 11 April 2012 00:04, David Fletcher <dave at thefletchers.net> wrote:
> I'm running 12.04 on my Toshiba NB520.
> I can't see how it can be associated, but I was trying out unpacking the
> tar file from my network backup on the NB520 into a directory called
> ~/BackupTest/. When I was done, I deleted the contents of BackupTest.
> Like I say, I can't see how it could be associated but then I saw that
> ~/Documents/ was gone along with the netbook copy of my Revelation
> wallet file and the contents of ~/ are now being displayed on the
> destop.
> Putting the Documents directory back was easy, but I can't see how to
> get the desktop to refrain from showing the contents of ~/.

Did you loose ~/Desktop also?  If so try putting that back.  I don't
know whether that might cause the problem but I don't want to try it
and find out.  ~/Desktop is the folder that is supposed to be shown on
the desktop.


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