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Restoring Computer & Home icons to Desktop[solved]

Postby dnmint » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:43 am

I find that the icons Computer & DNMint Home are missing from Desktop. I am unable to open Home Folder or Computer ( icon based opening) from Menu>Places either.
How do I restore the icons on to dektop & open them
Pls advise.
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Re: Cant open Computer or Home

Postby Aging Technogeek » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:57 am

To restore the desktop icons try menu=>Preferences=>Mint Desktop. Check the boxes for Computer and Home then click Apply. This should restore your icons. Hopefully they will work.
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Re: Cant open Computer or Home

Postby dnmint » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:08 am

Tried that.Went to mintdesktop. The Computer - Home were checked. Unchecked / & rechecked the same still no go. Does not work. It seems I have messed up something. The Mint works fine otherwise except I am not able to see the mounted volumes or folders. ( I have Felicia-Gnome - Universal edition) :? :?
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Re: Cant open Computer or Home

Postby emorrp1 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:09 am

you haven't by any chance deleting the Desktop folder in your home directory? Or told nautilus not to deal with the desktop (in gconf-editor)?
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Re: Cant open Computer or Home

Postby Zwopper » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:29 am

emorrp1 wrote:you haven't by any chance deleting the Desktop folder in your home directory? Or told nautilus not to deal with the desktop (in gconf-editor)?

...or changed the name of the "Desktop" folder...
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Re: Cant open Computer or Home

Postby dnmint » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:12 am

I dont think so. Not that I remember. Not likely.
What I might have done is to mdelete the icons from desktop by mistake- not sure of that too.
Is there a way of restoring them say thru command lines.
As you can see everything else is working fine- only no way of accessing the mounted volumes or/home folders
Pls help
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Restoring Computer or Home -Icons missing rom Desktop

Postby dnmint » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:51 pm

When I tried to save a picture I could see Home directory. /But not computer or mounted volumes. If I can restore Computer on Desktop It will set other things right I think
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Re: Restoring Computer & Home icons to Desktop

Postby emorrp1 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:28 am

ok, this is a long shot, since it's effectively what mintDesktop does, but manually: launch gconf-editor (ALT+F2), go to Apps > Nautilus > Desktop, check the various settings in there.
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Re: Restoring Computer & Home icons to Desktop

Postby dnmint » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:31 am

did not work
Do I have to reinstall or epair Felicia? If repair how to do it?
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Re: Restoring Computer & Home icons to Desktop

Postby DrHu » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:08 pm

  • Open Terminal
  • Run nautilus
  • logout
  • Reboot
    --just to clear the system, but it should work if you just login again; restoring the desktop session
  • Login again..

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Re: Restoring Computer & Home icons to Desktop

Postby dnmint » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:24 pm

Thanks a lot. Worked beautifully.
Will be care ful hitherafter.
Thanks again
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Re: Restoring Computer & Home icons to Desktop

Postby dnmint » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:17 pm

There is one glich though. When I try to mount Windows - ntfs volumes, it asks for authentication. When I do that it says cant mount volume....... but on clicking on the volume I find it is mounted. The error message source ???? is to be removed.Any advice
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