I cannot understand why in the bash, the path for (let's say) the Videos folder is /home/ioannis/Videos and in the Nautilus is /home/Home/Videos. This is what it looks like:


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Any idea what is causing this?

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    Please edit your question so you only ask one question per post. There is a question about partitioning (that is likely a duplicate) and another one about Nautilus funny naming. Split them into two questions. Dec 26, 2012 at 8:58
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    Dec 26, 2012 at 10:43

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I think Nautilus just changes the actual path to visually show 'Home' instead. The path is not different in Nautilus, it just shows it like that in the GUI.

Press Ctrl+L in nautilus to view the actual path.


Nautilus use the word "Home" to identify your /home/ directory.

When it shows the path in the breadcrumb, the first "home" is the actual /home dir, and the second one ("Home") represents your /home/ directory.

This substitution makes sense is some cases - I think it's easier for the user to identify the home folder by the name "Home", instead of the username. But it can be confusing in situations like this, though.

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