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    Can't see my files on GNOME

    I am running a dual-booted Ubuntu 10.04 (w/ Win7). Whenever I create a file on the terminal to a folder like ~/usr/Desktop I can't see the file on GNOME (the file browser). But, the file comes up when I run
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    NOOOOO, I do NOT have the Show Hidden Files button unticked, nor is the folder set up in any way to hide files and folders.
    So why can't I see my files on the file browser?

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    Re: Can't see my files on GNOME

    Quote Originally Posted by Inphi View Post
    I am running a dual-booted Ubuntu 10.04 (w/ Win7). Whenever I create a file on the terminal to a folder like ~/usr/Desktop I can't see the file on GNOME (the file browser). But, the file comes up when I run
    Code:
    ls
    NOOOOO, I do NOT have the Show Hidden Files button unticked, nor is the folder set up in any way to hide files and folders.
    So why can't I see my files on the file browser?
    are you sure you are using the same user when creating a file in the terminal and when browsing?
    also "~/usr/Desktop" is not really correct , maybe yo meant ~/Desktop or /home/usr/Desktop. check you path directory!
    creat a file with the terminal then in the same terminal write
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    nautilus .
    and see if you see the files

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    Re: Can't see my files on GNOME

    Of course I have the correct path.
    But I recently discovered that the files showed up on Nautilus, but not on GNOME. I'm still stumped.
    EDIT: The files come up on Nautilus only when sudo'd.
    Last edited by Inphi; November 20th, 2011 at 04:42 PM.

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    Re: Can't see my files on GNOME

    Quote Originally Posted by Inphi View Post
    Of course I have the correct path.
    But I recently discovered that the files showed up on Nautilus, but not on GNOME. I'm still stumped.
    EDIT: The files come up on Nautilus only when sudo'd.
    the fact that you need sudo to see it in nautilus means makes me think to a permission issue. can you run gnome with sudo or even better gksudo? I do not use gnome file browser so i do not know the name of the program(you can check with apropos or with ps while its running)

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    Re: Can't see my files on GNOME

    Yeah, it was a permission issue.
    It's solved kinda.
    But, on GNOME, a "redirect" mini-icon appears on top of my file icons. But they are not there on nautilus. It's not gonna prevent me from working. But is there a way to remove it?

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    Re: Can't see my files on GNOME

    Quote Originally Posted by Inphi View Post
    Yeah, it was a permission issue.
    It's solved kinda.
    But, on GNOME, a "redirect" mini-icon appears on top of my file icons. But they are not there on nautilus. It's not gonna prevent me from working. But is there a way to remove it?
    i am not sure about it since i have never used it I hope some one else knows how to remove it. I think it is a way to describe the file (maybe it's a link or a location-launcher script). have you tried with right click the icon > properties> emblems? just guessing here...

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