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    Default Download folder gone

    Hi
    I have lost my Download folder, it is no longer visible in the Home directory, I was moving a file from the Download directory into a another, drag and drop . A dialogue box flashed up an disappeared i did not have time to read it, then the download folder was gone and i was in the home directory. It is not int he trash. Where did it go and can I get it back.
    Thank you

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    Hard to say where it went. Were was the destination??

    You may need to run fsck on the partition if it is corrupted. You can run it while mounted but it can only fix things in an unmounted partition so you would need to do that from an externally booted Linux. In the mean time avoid any changes to the home partition until you run the diagnosis.

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    I have found it ( big sigh of relieve) it when't to "home/user/.local/trash/files/Downloads" I don't know how or why but at the moment i am coping the directory back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subzero01 View Post
    I have found it ( big sigh of relieve) it when't to "home/user/.local/trash/files/Downloads" I don't know how or why but at the moment i am coping the directory back.
    A timely reminder to backup anything that is important to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    A timely reminder to backup anything that is important to you.
    I sometimes explain to people why I backup:

    • I backup because I know that some day when I am not looking, someone will delete a whole bunch of important file. And I even know who that someone is. It will be me doing something dumb.


    I would say that this one is a case in point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post

    • I backup because I know that some day when I am not looking, someone will delete a whole bunch of important file. And I even know who that someone is. It will be me doing something dumb.
    This should be in a nice font opposite of every computer user right above the monitor!

    And it should go flashing whenever (s)he starts working as system manager/administrator (by typing the root password).
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    Default Re: Download folder gone

    Subzero01 donned his tin foil hat and penned:

    >
    > Hi
    > I have lost my Download folder, it is no longer visible in the Home
    > directory, I was moving a file from the Download directory into a
    > another, drag and drop . A dialogue box flashed up an disappeared i did
    > not have time to read it, then the download folder was gone and i was in
    > the home directory. It is not int he trash. Where did it go and can I
    > get it back.
    > Thank you
    >
    >

    You can try andinstall "locate" or "mlocate" let it build a db then use
    that, see the man page once it is installed

    zypper in mlocate

    Then when installed:

    locate Downloads

    might find it for you????

    but if it has been deleted then I am afraid it is gone, Linux is a cruel
    system sometimes till you get used to the fact that it does exactly what it
    says on the tin.

    HTH
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    Nullus in verba
    Caveat emptor
    Nil illigitimi carborundum

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    Default Re: Download folder gone

    On Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:36:04 +0000, gogalthorp wrote:

    > Hard to say where it went. Were was the destination??
    >
    > You may need to run fsck on the partition if it is corrupted. You can
    > run it while mounted but it can only fix things in an unmounted
    > partition so you would need to do that from an externally booted Linux.
    > In the mean time avoid any changes to the home partition until you run
    > the diagnosis.


    It sounds like a drag-and-drop error, an fsck is probably not necessary.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Download folder gone

    Thank you everyone
    I do usually copy thing to my server(Home Network) but I am upgrading it at the moment.

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