File paths are written as-
Everything in your home folder is located inside
So, if you have a file on your desktop, it is located in
Other partitions are mounted in
/media by default.
If you directly want to get the path of a file, you can copy the file, and paste it into your text editor, this should give you the path to your file. Put a \ before every space in the path to 'escape' the space. e.g.
/media/myuseraccount/Desktop/an awesome file would be written as:
/media/myuseraccount/Desktop/an\ awesome\ file
Another thing to note is that in Linux, your file names are case sensitive, so 'desktop' is not the same as 'Desktop'.
Finally, a shortcut to your home folder is to type
So, you can access your desktop by typing:
and you can access your home folder by typing: