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Old 10-26-2004, 01:20 AM   #1
tuculover
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Where is desktop Computer directory file?


I just created a link in the applications panel to the My Documents folder on my windows partition. But I would like that link to be displayed in the Computer folder on my desktop. I'm sure I just have to add some stuff to the .desktop file or move the file to another directory, but I don't know which one.

Does anyone know where nautilus reads the info for the Computer folder? I'm using FC2.

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 10-26-2004, 04:18 AM   #2
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May I suggest a simpler solution would be to create a symlink to the MyDocuments folder and call it Documents in your home folder. That way you avoid playing with nautilus settings and still have access to the filesystems and home directory, as well as the legacy My Documents folder.

Something on the lines of: ln -s /mnt/Win2k/Documents and Settings/WINUSER/Documents /home/LINUXUSER/Documents

Mounting problems might be an issue. I get round these by running autofs although there are limitations and security implications.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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Thanks, that would work well. But I'm still curious where the computer directory is located. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 04:28 PM   #4
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Well, Gnome stores its shortcuts is some interesting places.

The shortcuts are created using xml files with .desktop extensions. The default directory that these are kept in is somewhere like /usr/share/applications but there is a couple of other directories in /usr/share. Oh and it examines your home directory as well for any .desktop files. Try having a browse through any of these for the My Computer shortcut.

It is possible to edit any of these and there are plenty of websites that will show you how but I just find it a little of a pain when all I want is a shortcut.

KDE not so sure about....
 
  


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