Home folders help

Greetings,

Complete Zorin newbie here. Fairly (?) experienced Linux (RaspberryPi) and very experienced Elementary OS user.

I've got an old Dell XPS 13 9333 laptop (that I'm typing on) that I buggered up the Windows install and thought I'd switch to linux. I'm not entirely happy with EOS, which I have installed on another machine, and thought I'd try Zorin.

I've got a bit into the setup and run into some brick walls.

I've got a Synology NAS box that I've mounted several shares via fstab. All good.

I also use Resilio Sync to syncroniz files in my Documents, Downloads, etc folders amongst my various machines with the Synology being the home.

I would like to:

  1. "remap" the Music and Video folders in Home to my mounted shares on my NAS. Is there a way to do that? IIRC in EOS I had to delete the appropriate folders in home and then recreate. There has to be a more elegant way of doing that.

  2. I'm wanting to synchronize my Documents, Downloads and Pictures folders using Resilio Sync. When I go to create the sync in Resilio those folders do not appear in the folder selection list, and if I type them in, Resilio tells me it doesn't have write access. How can I alleviate that? I've changed permissions of the folders to no avail.

Thanks in advance.

Chris

  1. "remap" the Music and Video folders in Home to my mounted shares on my NAS. Is there a way to do that? IIRC in EOS I had to delete the appropriate folders in home and then recreate. There has to be a more elegant way of doing that.

As a fellow NAS owner, that is actually an interesting approach. I mean I've never tried this, but it would make sense to just delete the folders, re-create them and mount them.

Resilio tells me it doesn't have write access.

This sounds like a permission issue. Right click the application > properties > permissions > set to read and write. I have not used Resilio on linux, but that sounds like the issue.

Well,

I just deleted the existing, and recreated them. Then I had to chmod all the folders to 777 for RS to see them.

If I name the folders correctly they map to the links (icons) in the sidebar. Wierd.

'nother silly question:

EOS allows the opening of the files app as administrator. This is handy on the odd occasion. Is that possible in Zorin? I'm not seeing the option.

cheers

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Yes, you can do it but You need to install something for that. Open the Terminal and type sudo apt install nautilus-admin

That brings the Option to run it with Admin Rights. Open Nautilus (Files Manager) and make a right-click and then You find the Option:

It is the marked Option. In my Case it is german because I have a german System.