Append or link does nothing.

When I use the append or link option i get no results. What am I doing wrong?

What are you appending or linking?

If you append/link mesh data, nothing will appear until you assign that mesh to an object. If you’re append/link a group, you have to add that group to the current scene. Linking Objects are probably the only things that’ll appear immediately… but then you’ll have to create a proxy object (Ctrl-alt-p) before you’ll be allowed to move it.