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Note: Ubuntu Default Folders

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To change the default folders edit this file:

gedit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

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Here is an example from the Lucid Beta1 LiveCD:

user-dirs.dirs

# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.
#
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"

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Written by SilverWav

March 21, 2010 at 3:48 am

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  1. cheers mate

    johannes

    August 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

  2. Thanks so much for your big help! Before you helped, I had:
    XDG_DESKTOP_DIR=”$HOME/”
    XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR=”$HOME/”
    and
    XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR=$HOME/”
    Thus, my files were a mess! So I changed these three lines.
    Your default list was very helpful. I copied parts of your default list on user-dirs.dirs .
    A Web site that instructed me, a Ubuntu newbie, was “Use Any Folder for your Ubuntu Desktop (Even a Dropbox Folder)” at http://www.howtogeek.com/17752/use-any-folder-for-your-ubuntu-desktop-even-a-dropbox-folder.
    Arthur
    Sacramento, CA
    Ubuntu 11.10

    Arthur Ringwalt

    April 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm


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