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SoundsJaded
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I was adding some drum kits to Hydrogen and trying to import some wav files (shows my n00bishness) and...for whatever reason...whenever I try to access my home folder, documents or anything under the >Places label, Hydrogen opens in its place. What to do?

wolke
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hiho,
which version of hydrogen and which os you use?

SoundsJaded
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Hydrogen 0.9.4, and I'm running Intrepid. I tried uninstalling it (Hydrogen) and reinstalling it, and the same problem occurred upon reinstallation. I am indeed at a loss here.

wolke
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if you install a drumkit using the "import soundlibrary" function. all data will stored into your home folder.
/home/your-home-directory/.hydrogen/data/drumkits
into this folder you can find directories called like the drumkits. inside of each directory you found the sample files for corresponding drumkits.

if you create a instrument and add an file by using the audiofilebrowser this file will not imported into soundlibrary and also will not stored into .hydrogen/data.
all information will stored into the song.h2song file. on open a song with modified instruments, hydrogen load samples from the paths which are stored into the songfile. of course if you load a song the needet files must exist.
if you have move some samples. hydrogen can not load this instruments correct. if this happens the corresponding instrument is muted and no sample is loaded.

hope this help you .

edit:
of course, you can export (save) your modified instrument-set by using save soundlibrary.
than all samples will stored into the h2 data path and an new drumkit xml file will create.

SoundsJaded
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Yeah that was pretty informative. Good stuff to know. So does that mean if I delete the libraries/kits I installed via 'import soundlibrary', the problem will be solved? I know there's only one real way to find out so I guess I should try answering my question before asking it.
But yeah, thanks for the info. I've only been using Ubuntu for 3 months but I love it and all that it offers. It's still somewhat confusing to me, as you can tell, but it's a blast learning it.