desktop link issue: looks like another folder

P. H. Madore moonpunter at
Mon Oct 9 17:03:04 CEST 2017

The contents aren't the same? Did you move the original directory? When you
link a directory, if the destination directory moves, some systems would
just recreate that directory when you saved a new file there. The original
directory would still be there, so you just need to merge the two, and
create a new link to the actual directory.

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On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 9:42 AM, Igor Zakharov <f2404 at> wrote:

> > Hard issue for me: I have a link on my desktop, to a folder in my
> > personal folder.
> > But I discovered the contains of the link in not the same as the
> > original folder! :/ Looks like there are two independent folders. It's
> > important folder for me, I don't know how to recover from this..
> Hi Damien,
> But you still can access your important directory by going through your
> home directory, right?
> How did you create your desktop link in the first place?
> Regards,
> Igor
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