Originally Posted by joe_2000
No worries. My hat is off to you for even trying.
It looks as though you are already following my advice by using the dedicated "copy" folder. It obviously does not matter whether you call it "data" or "copy". To be 100 sure check if you are also viewing hidden files (i.e. files starting with a . ).
In the filebrowsers I have been using (including Thunar, which I believe is what you are using) the display of hidden files can be toggled on/off by pressing ctrl-H.
Or, in the terminal, type
ls -a /home/gregg/Copy
If it shows any files and/or folders that you do not see on your screenshot, these are hidden files.
Thanks Joe. Just so we're on the same page--the Copy folder is from Copy.com. (It's analogous to the Dropbox folder from Dropbox.) The idea is whatever I put into the Copy folder will be synced between the two computers. In my mind what I'd put in there was all data (my writing, photos, personal stuff), although on the other computer I do think there was one bin folder, which is not data.
I ran the ls -a command and was suprised to see some . files. Here's the results:
gregg@LG:~/Desktop$ ls -a /home/gregg/Copy
. Baby.odt Desktop FlashFictionTabPhotos
.. Calibre Library documents Photos
125MBflashDrive .copy.cache Downloads SandiskCruzeFlashDrive32GB
aDobe Crucial8GBflashDrive eBooks .user_info
The copy.cache would seem to be a Copy thing (put there by Copy.com). I'm assuming the .user_info is from them too. The two single "." I don't know. And there's the ".." I don't know about that either.
My inclination (as I've followed Copy's instructions) would be to leave it all as it is. What do you think?