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]