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Old 06-04-2015, 03:07 AM   #1
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Python Sketches hidden in NOOBs SD-Card from blocked RaspberryPi

Am desperately seeking my Python sketches that have disappeared into the SD-Card on a RaspberryPi that blocked. Realised now that it had become full. I have saved everything onto a laptop running Windows 8.1 and uncompressed various root.tar.xz files in Raspbian, Pidora, etc with 7-Zip.
I have looked numerous times through the Raspbian file and others but can find no trace. Do you have any idea where they might be. It was a NOOBs Card that I did not expand because I am a RPi novice but amateur coder in lots of different languages.
Any help would be gratefully received, Walter
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Nothing in /usr/bin or /usr/bin/python?
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Thanks for your response beachboy2,
No nothing in either of them but had a look at /home/pi/Desktop on the SD-Card in a functionning RPi and the Python sketch that I am working on is there. However, when I look in the same folder in the uncompressed root.tar.xz it is nearly empty. It is almost as if I had done nothing with the SD-Card since I bought it in December 2014!
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Am accepting that my failure to back-up the files stored on the Desktop(!!!!) and not expanding the file system supplied in the NOOBed SD-Card are my fault. The new NOOB cards are now fully expanded & the RPi works fine.
During my vain search I found a forever repeating set of X11 sub-folders in /usr/bin: eg /usr/bin/X11, /usr/bin/X11/X11, etc - Gave up looking after 10 sets & each one contains the same set of 'shared library' files ranging from a few octets to 180 koctets.
Does anyone know why? It seems an enormous waste of memory.
All the best, Walter
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Still puzzled over the missing Desktop folders

Keith Hedger posted this response to the X11/X11/etc subsets t I have now marked as 'Solved':

this has been around for ages its just a symlink to itself ignore it

Have just tested to see if the Desktop folder is stored in /home/pi when transferring the contents of a functionning SD-Card to the Windows 8.1 laptop and the answer is 'It does not'. It stores ~/python_games which came with the NOOBED SD-Card only. So either the Desktop contents are still hidden or they are too shy to be uncompressed!

Any other suggestions gratefully received, Walter


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