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Old 08-31-2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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Why Does Linux Mint have so many "Desktops"?

After some searching I clicked on 300GB volume, Users, my username, then a file called Desktop. This has the same files as on my Windows Desktop. But it is not the opening wallpaper page that Windows calls Desktop.

The problem is there are several places in Linux Mint called Desktop. This makes saving files to the desktop confusing.

If I try to save in [my username], Desktop, that is not the same Desktop as the one I described above.

If I go to the opening page and click on Home, I can find my username then under that a Desktop, but that is not the same desktop where I kept my working files in Windows.

If I go to 300GB volume, Users, Public, Desktop, that is another Desktop with another set of files.

Does anyone know the logic for this?
Old 08-31-2015, 07:40 PM   #2
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Your /home/username/Desktop is where files are saved that are displayed on the linux desktop.

If your windows drive is mounted as 300GB volume then c:\Users\username\Desktop is the same thing as 300GB volume/Users/username/Desktop. This is where files are saved that are displayed on the windows desktop when running windows.

The windows public folders allow you to share files between other users on the same computer as well as share files on the network when running windows.

Windows and linux are separate so make sure your are not confused when writing files from linux on to your windows drive. Its not that linux has so many Desktops but that you are seeing all folders on both operating systems.

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