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The language is a bit confusing, I'm afraid.  When you link several prims together to form a single object, one of them (the last one you selected before linking) is the root prim.  The other prims are child prims.  There is no such thing as a "child object," so it's no surprise that they don't show up in inventory.  Once you have linked prims, the entire object is treated as a single entity that takes on the name of the root prim.  That's what you would find in your inventory.

Now, if you have an object in world to look at, you can select it by right clicking and selecting "Edit" (among other ways). When you do that, the entire link set is highlighted. The root prim is highlighted in yellow.  All child prims are highlighted in blue and are discernible, even if they are inside other prims in the linkset.  If you want to select a specific, single prim in the object, check the Edit Linked box that appears in the block at the top of your Edit window and click on the one prim you want to edit by itself.

To read more about building, see  >>>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Building-tips/ta-p/700041

and >>>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Build-Tools/ta-p/700039

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The language is a bit confusing, I'm afraid.  When you link several prims together to form a single object, one of them (the last one you selected before linking) is the root prim.  The other prims are child prims.  There is no such thing as a "child object," so it's no surprise that they don't show up in inventory.  Once you have linked prims, the entire object is treated as a single entity that takes on the name of the root prim.  That's what you would find in your inventory.

Now, if you have an object in world to look at, you can select it by right clicking and selecting "Edit" (among other ways). When you do that, the entire link set is highlighted. The root prim is highlighted in yellow.  All child prims are highlighted in blue and are discernible, even if they are inside other prims in the linkset.  If you want to select a specific, single prim in the object, check the Edit Linked box that appears in the block at the top of your Edit window and click on the one prim you want to edit by itself.

To read more about building, see  >>>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Building-tips/ta-p/700041

and >>>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Build-Tools/ta-p/700039

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It sounds like you are talking about objects that are in the contents of another prim. You can't select or see them without looking inside the host prim.

If they are inside the root prim of a linkset, you will be able to see by just going to edit and looking in contents. If they are in the contents of a child prim, you would need to click "edit linked parts" to look at the contents of those.

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