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    File system

    There are four paper looking icons in the file system that are not in folders.These icons all have black arrows at the bottom, is it normal for these to be there?If not how do I remove them?Here's how they read 1.initrd.img 2.initrd.img.old 3.vmlinuz 4.vmlinuz.old

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    Re: File system

    You mean this?



    They are links to the system kernel and are updated each time the kernel is updated. They are normal. Do not remove them. The arrow on the icon tells you that it is a link, more-or-less analogous to a Windows shortcut.

    Screenshot from 2013-12-28 10:29:05.png

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    symlinks

    If these are the ones in root (/) then they are only symbolic links to files in /boot You need to keep them. But you can look at "properties" to see more information about these links and where they are pointing to.

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    Thumbs up Re: File system

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    You mean this?



    They are links to the system kernel and are updated each time the kernel is updated. They are normal. Do not remove them. The arrow on the icon tells you that it is a link, more-or-less analogous to a Windows shortcut.

    Screenshot from 2013-12-28 10:29:05.png
    Thank-you for such a quick response

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    Re: symlinks

    Thank you for your response

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