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I'm running Debian Wheezy 7 with XFCE version 4.8

 

I see this on my left screen of desktop:

 

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Right screen shows my home folder. Now, I look in my desktop folder, I see nothing, other than my minecraft link, qjoypad, mctest folder and trash. Looks like something is mirroring the info. If I remove it, the files in my home folder are deleted as well. Help?

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I can't see anything in those pictures.

Can you open a terminal and do a

ls ~/Desktop/ -al
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All I see is this:

drwxr-xr-x  4 david david      4096 Oct 13 20:08 .
drwxr-xr-x 72 david david      4096 Oct 30 09:44 ..
drwxr-xr-x  5 david david      4096 Oct  6 11:18 DefinitiveGuidetoClickbank Free Book (MRR license)
-rw-r--r--  1 david david        65 Sep 20 21:57 .directory
-rwxr-xr-x  1 david david     82803 Jul  5 18:57 Minecraft.jar
drwxr-xr-x  3 david david      4096 Oct 13 20:13 minecraft_test_server
-rwxr--r--  1 david david       203 Sep 20 21:58 QJoyPad.desktop
-rwxr-xr-x  1 david david      4431 Sep  2 14:01 thunar-settings.desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 david david 952496274 Sep 30 10:17 VanExp_world.zip

It doesn't account for all the other files. That's what's the issue is here. :huh:

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Based on your screenshot it looks like everything in your home folder and in your desktop folder is being displayed on your desktop. XFCE seems to respect XDG, so what is your XDG_DESKTOP_DIR set to? For reference, mine is as follows:

$ cat ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs 
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Download"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"

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XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/downloads"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/documents"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/"

Could that be the issue? This never happened before...

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It looks like you found your issue. I suggest that you make your XDG config match mine (and make sure that the folder each XDG_[A-Z]+_DIR references actually exists). You will probably need to log out then log back in (or, alternatively, reboot) for the changes to take effect.

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Thanks, Orange! All fixed now. :D

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It looks like you found your issue. I suggest that you make your XDG config match mine (and make sure that the folder each XDG_[A-Z]+_DIR references actually exists). You will probably need to log out then log back in (or, alternatively, reboot) for the changes to take effect.

 

 

you sir are a legend lol

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