I am working the GeoServer tutorials from Intro to GeoServer via Packt Publishing.
I'm trying to add a shapefile via AddStore using the GeoServer GUI. I can browse to, "see" and publish shapefiles that come with the GeoServer install and are located in the GeoServer data did, but I can't "see" shapefiles I've downloaded myself, even though I can browse to the directory where they live.
I downloaded a county shapefile from the census site given in the GeoServer beginners guide, the files are consistent with the tutorial, but the directory appears empty when I try to add it via Add Stores.
Do I need to restart GeoServer? Is there a file I'm missing?