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My OS is Fedora Linux

In the Folder to Crawl for PDF files, I've tried two different ways of putting in the path.

~/[my name]/Desktop/[name of folder]

/[my name]/Desktop/[name of folder]

Nothing happens. Yes, Permissions have been enabled.


The tilde (~) is generally only recognized as having special meaning when it is used with the command shell (BASH).

When you start a path with a slash (/), it means to start at the very top level of your filesystem. All users' directories are typically stored in a subdirectory of the top level directory; this subdirectory is called 'home'.

To open a particular folder in your user's Desktop subdirectory, you would use

/home/[my name]/Desktop/[name of folder]
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