[ubuntu] My Desktop Thinks its the Home Directory

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I am still a newbie at this and am running 10.04 and after having a bad time trying to use Dropbox. As the title explains what you see in my Home Folder is displayed on my Desktop and if I delet from the Desktop it also deletes in the Home Folder. As well as this File System seems to be missing completely I have Googled and read articles on this forum namely http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1507692 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=762164 but am still struggling even after trying to use Ubunut Tweak> Desktop Icon Settings...no luck I could really use so (Hardware)