The Devices section is missing from Dolphins left panel on my laptop (Plasma Wayland session). All other categories appear just fine: Places, Remote, Recent, Search For… Devices comes after but on that device this section is now gone. I checked and made sure it’s not hidden, I hid other entries there and chose to show all to reveal them but the drive list remains absent.
In addition I also don’t have the Root entry under Places though others like Trash are fine. Wonder if this could be a missing desktop file? What are settings for this sort of thing I can try to mess with?
Double-checked and yes: Show Hidden Places is grayed out as I don’t have any sections hidden. The section isn’t conventionally hidden, the way you can right-click on an entry and can pick Hide Section: It seems to no longer be showing up for a different reason.
I have in Wayland section “Devices” and “External Devices”, so this is something on your system. I can see that you can hide the section. I remember that I hid one in the past and had issues bringing it back, eventually I did, and it wasn’t so hard, but it was not intuitive. I can’t for a life remember what I did to bring it back thou, since it was so long ago :(.
Try right-clicking on the area, and maybe it will show the option to restore hidden sections.
For the Root entry I manually added its icon back for now, though even that is technically a hack as it should be showing up on its own. For the drives it won’t work this way as they represent partitions and have the bars showing their free space and such. This is the part that’s missing on my laptop:
At first I thought it might be a permission issue. But even when I log in as root and use Dolphin there they aren’t present. I’m thinking some entries must have broken during an update.
Thanks, that’s the file I was looking for. I checked it out and the missing entries were simply not included and had disappeared from it, temporarily removing the file to generate a new one wouldn’t cause them to appear either. I copied the drive entry from my desktop and added it in, checked everything but for some reason it still doesn’t want to show… my root drive on the laptop is sda1 so this should work:
Tried that as well as a test, will not work either. For some reason it doesn’t want to show any disk drives even when the entry is clearly correct. It will however show removable drives like my USB stick, though an entry isn’t stored there permanently for them.
How can I drag a device into the panel? If I drag the mounting point directory, it would create a directory entry rather than a drive reference. This is a laptop so I can’t disconnect the drive, there should be no need to as it’s accessed just fine (root, ext4) it’s just an issue with Dolphin not showing it in the panel.
Im using Manjaro KDE since 3 years and also had a few Partitions and other sections on hidden and temporary switching to show up again, but without problems at all and i was playing alot with that feature.
Maybe checking your disks with KDE Partition Manager if there is really everything working as intended?
Are this devices automounted or mounted with fstab?
Did you created a snapshot bevor this error showed up?
Maybe you can compare this files and edit them or even roll back your system and update again?
Btw. Im not using Wayland, i have no idea if this could lead to this issue.
I can really recommend to always use Timeshift and create snapshots befor you update your system, it helps alot.
Drag and drop would create a bookmark link, filed under “Places”.
I just tested, and this would apply to both devices and folders, ie. even if u drag a device to Panel, the bookmark created is filed under Places.
I’m confused - what is not showing up in Panel?
Your external drive?
Or your internal disk?
If it is your internal disk, why would u wanna disconnect it physically? Or rather, do u disconnect ur internal disk regularly?
Just tried with an USB stick: The entry in Removable Devices (which does show) can’t be modified nor is ever stored in ~/.local/share/user-places.xbel, any attempt to add it manually puts a directory shortcut there not a second drive entry.
I only have one root partition on the internal drive, other than SWAP that’s about it. I wonder if this could be Dolphin having been updated to hide the entry if there’s only one partition to show on the entire system? Just a possibility, I just presumed it must have been some sort of bug.