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Have just installed 11.10 and Gnome Shell 3.2 in the past few days and noticed I have two Home folders, one "home" the other "Home" (upper case H). They both have the same folders and files in and if I delete a file from one it is also deleted from the other. I cannot delete either and would welcome any guidance you can give.copy of desktop

Thank you. John Billot

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This is completely fine.

home is the home directory for all users.

Home is a simpler way to see your own directory, and is only used in the File Browser

In the screenshot, I've changed to the Tree View (View Menu -> Sidebar -> Tree), and the Home at the top is just a quick link to my home directory (which is infact /home/nemo).

Similarly user temp has his home directory at /home/temp. If I were to login as temp, Home would take me to /home/temp, but show Home at the address bar.

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In an analogy to Windows 7, the /home directory equates to C:\Users, where different User folders are present.

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Thank you for that. I don't recall having this on any previous version although I've not had any other "user" including "guest" before. Thanks once again. –  JohnBUK Oct 21 '11 at 22:38
    
@JohnBUK you can accept the answer by clicking the green check. Thanks. –  Capt.Nemo Oct 22 '11 at 0:05
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