Lost Desktop folder

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rabideau
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Lost Desktop folder

Postby rabideau » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:35 am

I am running the UP5 of LMDE. I was running firefox and suddenly all my desktop files and the desktop folder vanished. Is the any way to restore or even find the old files and then rebuild the desktop structure.

I had
/home
/home/mark
/home/Desktop
/home/mark/[other dirs]

Now I have
/home
/home/mark
/home/[other dirs]

All the [other dirs] now appear on my gui Desktop but there is no visible /Desktop folder below /home/mark

Ideas????
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killer de bug
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Re: Lost Desktop folder

Postby killer de bug » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:39 pm

Look in .config/user-dirs.dirs in your home folder...
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xircon
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Re: Lost Desktop folder

Postby xircon » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:07 pm

Try:

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sudo updatedb

Then:

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locate Desktop | grep "/Desktop/"


In case whole folder was moved in error.

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Dell Inspiron N5010 / Core I5 / ATI Mobility Radeon HD5400, LMDE Tracking Sid & Cinnamon Desktop
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