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I am having some difficulty with a USB Flash and have somehow created a permanent icon in this folder that matches the origial mount name. The shape of the icon ...
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- 10-10-2010 #1
I need to remove a drive Icon From "Computer-File Browser"
I am having some difficulty with a USB Flash and have somehow created a permanent icon in this folder that matches the origial mount name. The shape of the icon is the same as a CD ROM. I need the permission of "unknown" to delete it. How do I get rid of this folder?
I'm Using Gnome with Nautilus.
Thanks in advance!
- 10-11-2010 #2
Hi and Welcome !
Which Linux distro are you using?
I need the permission of "unknown" to delete it. How do I get rid of this folder?
Press Alt+F2 and type this
- 10-11-2010 #3
Thanks for the reply!
I'm using Mandriva 08 and gksu nautilus is not recognized. It has Gnome and Nautilus. I'm working on problem of that I can manually mount a Flash drive but it will not create the correct icon to acccess it in "Computer file-browser'. Some how I created an icon that has the name of the mount I used and it does not disappear when you remove the Flash drive. I have all the modules as far as I know of for it to work.
- 10-11-2010 #4
As I mentioned earlier, you must have root privileges to delete that Icon. Open Terminal and cd to the location having that Icon. Execute rm command to delete it.
su - cd path/of/folder ls
rm -rf icon_name
- 10-13-2010 #5
Thanks for the Help
I ended up reinstalling my system and the hot plugging utility works fine now. It must have been a dynamic Library issue. If I had not have reinstalled, how would I have found the "Computer file Browser window" path? It is not a user file?
Thanks again for your help. I see your posts all the time and you are a great help to the Linux community.
- 10-14-2010 #6
Linux filesystem is different from Windows and there is nothing virtual ( a very few exceptions ) in it. Everything in Linux is considered as file only and you can track file path easily. Check /media folder in your fresh installation.