Some useful folders in Nautilus

In addition to the folders indicated in the directory tree, it may be useful to know the following folders.


Folders with special addresses:

computer: /// to see the group of devices that are mounted, such as hard drives, CDs and pen drives, as well as the network
network: /// to see available networks to explore
burn: /// a virtual folder where you can save files to later copy them, directly from Nautilus
smb: /// samba, to browse shared Windows networks.
trash: /// trash folder, to recover deleted files; If you put in Nautilus-Edit-Preferences-Behavior-include delete without using the trash, you add a new option with which you can directly delete a file, without going through the trash: be careful with it if you delete it like this, it cannot be recovered.
x-nautilus-desktop: /// the desk
file: /// the root folder
fonts: /// folder where the fonts - fonts - of the system are. In guadalinex V4 if you can access this folder, but I don't know why not in guadalinex V5, but we can access the system sources in the folder ...

System folders:

/ usr / share / fonts folder where are the fonts - fonts - of the system
/ usr / share / themes here the GTK and Metacity themes
/ usr / share / icons folder in which there are many folders in which there are many icons.
/ usr / share / pixmaps one of the folders in which there are many icons to put in the applications
/ usr / share / applications here are all the launchers from the gnome menu
/ usr / share / backgrounds where wallpapers are saved
/ usr / share / sounds to save system sounds
/ etc / cups / ppd to save the drivers of the installed printers
/ usr / bin here are the executables of the applications
/ usr / games game executables are usually stored here and not in / usr / bin
/ Var / cache / apt / archives where all the packages.deb that we are installing with synaptic are stored
= Hidden folders of / home / user: they have a period in front of their name (for example .mozilla), to see them type in nautilus ctrl + h
/home/usuario/.local/share/Trash/files It is another "address" of the trash, where the files that we send to the trash go instead of deleting them directly.
/home/usuario/.fonts folder where the user's fonts are
/home/usuario/.themes folder where themes for a user can be saved.
/home/usuario/.wine/drive_c This folder is where the "fake windows" files that are used when you install a program.exe to use with wine are located
/home/usuario/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts is the folder where the nautilus scripts are saved, for example the javielinux scripts
/home/usuario/.icons folder where icons and cursors can be saved for a user
/home/usuario/.mozilla folder containing Firefox settings. If your system has 3 users, for example Juan, Victoria, Antonio, each of them can have different Firefox configurations, which are stored in, respectively: /home/Juan/.mozilla, /home/Victoria/.mozilla and /home/Antonio/.mozilla.
Folders with program settings ... mostly from the Gnome desktop. From how you have configured the wallpaper, to how you have the panels placed ... going through the Tomboy data, the notes on the desktop, the sizes of the icons on the desktop, the Nautilus configuration, etc, etc.
/home/usuario/.gconf
/home/usuario/.gnome2
/home/usuario/.config
/home/usuario/.local

Folders with system configuration files:

/ Etc / apt where the sources.lst file is saved with the sources of the software: sources of the repositories of the packages to be installed with synaptic
/ boot / grub where is the menu.list file, which indicates how the system boot menu is configured
/ etc / x11 / where is the xorg.conf file, which indicates how the system is configured so that it can be handled visually
/ etc / where is the fstab file that indicates where and how the partitions are mounted, cd, dvd, floppy, usb disks

We can always have the folder we want at hand, adding it to the Nautilus bookmarks: we select the folder with the mouse and type ctrl + d


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  1.   The brown said

    idol 😉

  2.   Fede said

    Very good!
    Thank you

  3.   wilmer jose said

    excuse me, my child, I delete the background folder in canaima visualization, as I do, it no longer puts the background images.

    1.    leiz said

      I think there is no solution: / other than downloading them again

  4.   James said

    Dear.
    I have had a problem, it turns out that the other day when I opened the file browser, the icon in the «Documents» directory had changed its appearance, what I get is a typical icon, a text document.
    Could someone tell me how I can solve this?
    When this happened to me I had Fedora23 installed, I have updated to Fedora24 in the hope that the problem could be solved but nothing, everything remains the same. Thanks a lot.