Using Ubuntu Linux/Your (user account) "Home Folder" & file system
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Your (user account) "Home Folder" & file system
- 1. Create one folder to keep all your stuff in: music, documents, porn, etc.; (call it "My Stuff", or whatever you want to call it) make sub-folders as needed within that.
- This separates your working files from the other items (mostly "Hidden") in your (user account) "Home Folder", like settings & configuration files for various programs. That makes things easier if you want to copy (or back up, or move, or etc...) your stuff without affecting the other files & sub-folders in your home folder, it's also tidier if you're an advanced user & want to work with those other files (there are reasons you might want to copy, back up, move, or etc... your entire home folder, but that's another matter, to be discussed elsewhere). It's roughly analogous to the "My Documents" folder in Windows, although it's d.i.y. & without some of the built-in features.
- A "stuff" folder can be created anywhere (if you have the necessary levels of access/permissions), but the most logical place would be inside your home folder; either in the main folder itself, or on the desktop. Your home folder is normally "private" & unavailable to anyone unless they are logged in to your account, or have root/sudo privileges. You can change the "Permissions" settings on folders (or files & sub-folders within) to allow other people to have various kinds & degrees of access as desired.
- You could also create a "stuff" folder on the main file system in the root folder (or elsewhere), if you want to allow broader access (not recommended).
- Once you've created a "my stuff" folder, you can put shortcuts to it wherever you find them handy; on the desktop (if you created the folder on your desktop, an icon for it will appear there automatically), on the "Panel(s)", in the "Places" drop-down menu, or just about any place that you can think of...