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I have my hard drive split between Mandrake and Windows-XP and I just wanted to have easy access to the documents in Windows. So, I just created a desktop link to: file:/mnt/win c, which works just fine. Now, how do I go about changing the icon from the default folder icon to something more personalized?
When I go to Properties and select the current icon I am allowed to browse my icons and select the one I want. The problem is that when I hit okay I get:
Could not save properties. You do not have sufficient access to write to /home/eek/Desktop/win_c/.directory.
Jeff.......thanks for the help, you were right. I've got the thing changed.
New question to any who would care to take a look...
I have just changed the icon from the default "blue folder" to a custom icon for the Windows partition, but now I cannot see the files that were there previously, even using the terminal.
Well, if you're running KDE then use nedit to edit it, as follows:
nedit /etc/fstab &
If you're using Gnome, just replace nedit with gedit. I find these nice as they are similar to the typical windows text editors in that you can cntl-c and cntl-v and all those nifty keyboard shortcuts, and the GUIs are similar. If you like, here's some you can try by replacing the nedit in the above command:
So, once you've got fstab open, just edit the line in question and save. Then remember to do the umount/mount commands to remount the partition.
<edit>pico is actually a bit different, so don't expect the keyboard shortcuts or GUI in that...
Last edited by jeffreybluml; 07-09-2004 at 08:53 PM.