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Subdirectories in /home/username/ are not showing up

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uname -a Linux fir.nuclix 4.19.0-parrot4-28t-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.19.28-2parrot4.28t (2019-04-18) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Note: ParrotOS is based on Debian 9.

Firefox ESR 60.6.1esr (64 bit)

MATE 1.20.5

When I try to browse for a file to upload, or browse for a place to download a file, my /home/username/ directory only shows standard directories like: Desktop, Downloads, Pictures, etc.

I have other subdirectories in my home file, but they do not show up. They used to, but not anymore.

This is not a permissions or ownership issue. The other subdirectories have the same permissions and ownership. Also I have tried changing permissions to 777, nothing works.

Chosen solution

I solved the problem. It was something called "firejail" that was install on my system by default.

I did an

  1. apt remove firejail --purge

And that seemed to fix it.

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/root is a standard first-tier directory in the root directory (as are /bin, /boot, /dev, /etc, /home, /mnt, /sbin and /usr). The root directory is the top level directory on any Unix-like operating system, i.e., the directory that contains all other directories and their subdirectories.

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Note that the OP didn't mention the root level, but is talking about its user home directory (/home/<user>/ or ~/).

All standard system directories in the user home directory are hidden directory that start with a '.'. You can probably toggle hidden files via the right-click context menu if there isn't a menu button present.

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The subdirectories that are not showing up are not hidden.

/home/userdirectory

  /Books/
  /Desktop/
  /Documents/
  /Downloads/
  /Dropbox/
  /Music/
  /Pictures/
  /Videos/

Of those: "Books" and "Dropbox" are not showing up. The subdirectories are not hidden. The permissions and ownership are the same as the others. But no matter what I do, they do not show up.

Modified by walterbyrd

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Chosen Solution

I solved the problem. It was something called "firejail" that was install on my system by default.

I did an

  1. apt remove firejail --purge

And that seemed to fix it.

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Firejail is a sandbox application, so it looks that custom directories that you created aren't white listed and may have to be added to the list of allowed paths.