hidden .tomboy file transferred to ne pc, but can't show them.

Asked by Vanostaajen on 2009-11-01

I have installed 9.10. And I read somewhere that I can recover my old tomboy notes from the hidden file that I backed up somewhere. But placing the .tomboy file in my homefolder doesn't help... Any idea how I can get my precious notes back?

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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

The path in Karmic is .local/share/tomboy

Vanostaajen (tvodeslimme) said : #2

So if I drop my .tomboy file there it's ok?

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

Not the folder .tomboy itself of course, only the content files (those with lots of numbers) without the other folders. It worked here.

Vanostaajen (tvodeslimme) said : #4

hmmm, 2 things:

I don't hae a /local folder, but I did find this: /usr/share/tomboy is that correct?

I already triedto move the files there but I get this error:

Error moving file: Permission denied

Best Vu Do Quynh (vu-do-quynh) said : #5


You should not look for "/local" but for ".local" (notice the dot before local) in your personal home folder. This is a hidden folder hence you cannot see it in Nautilus unless you choose to display hidden files and folders (CTRL+H)

Vanostaajen (tvodeslimme) said : #6

Thanks Vu Do Quynh, that solved my question.