Hi openSUSErs! I’ve got a good one for you…
Something somewhere went haywire with my TW KDE installation and my Desktop folder got disappeared like a mob information. Now my (visual) desktop has a ton of stuff that belongs and used to be in my $HOME folder. Those items are “real” - I can access and open them, and so on.
I thought I might get lucky and created a new “Desktop” folder inside $HOME, but it just sat there like any other empty, dumb folder.
Is there a way to recreate the real Desktop folder? I need to get this junk off my visual desktop (personal OCD thing), but I don’t have a straightforward, permanent way to do it.
Best imho is to restore from your backup.
My guess is that somehow you moved or copied your $HOME folder into your Desktop folder…
You should inspect your current directory structure.
If you need to post that info for others to view,
- Install tree with the following command
zypper in tree
- Navigate to your home folder
- You can now run tree by itself to view for yourself, but if you want to post, then write the result to a file as follows
tree > folder_tree.txt
- Now you can open the file “folder_tree.txt” in any text editor you like (like kate, kwrite, etc) and paste the contents into a post (remember to use the CODE tags which is the button with the hash symbol).