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    Red face desktop doesn't correspond to /home/user/Desktop !

    Hii, am fairly new to ubuntu-linux.

    While I was trying to drag the Desktop icon to the places sidepane in nautilus file browser so that I can have it above Documents icon, I accidentally dropped it in Documents icon. I immediately deleted the "Desktop" shortcut that was created in "/home/user/Documents" but it was too late already and the damage has been done. When I try to create a new document on my desktop, it says
    "Error while coying to Desktop
    There was an error getting information about the destination.
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    Error stating file '/home/user/Documents/'
    Desktop':No such file or directory"
    Now, I know that my desktop now is pointing me to a location in Documents folder which doesn't exist at all. I tried looking for any available settings/options in gconf-editor, but only in vain.

    Is there a way to get my desktop back at all ?
    Thanks, in advance for your help and time.....

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    Re: desktop doesn't correspond to /home/user/Desktop !

    check your permissions on the Desktop folder

    ls -l /home/user/

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    Re: desktop doesn't correspond to /home/user/Desktop !

    hii, thanks for the reply Mr.Hug...I followed your instructions and got the following output.

    drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 2010-09-26 04:09 Desktop

    I understand permissions, but whats that number 2 after the permissions ?

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    Re: desktop doesn't correspond to /home/user/Desktop !

    thats a hard link count http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ls

    im sure your logged in as user

    this thread might help you http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=554132

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    Thumbs down Re: desktop doesn't correspond to /home/user/Desktop !

    haa, got it! thanks again for the help mrhhug....
    I restarted and everything on my desktop reverted back magically to its default
    Last edited by nagaprathyush; September 26th, 2010 at 12:49 AM.

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