Thursday, November 1, 2007

How to change or recreate your Desktop folder on Ubuntu

The default location of your Desktop folder is ~/Desktop. You might prefer another location. If you by accident deleted the Dekstop folder, it will be stuck in your Trash folder as you can't put it back. These two steps enable you to change or restore your desktop folder:
gedit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs
killall nautilus
In step 1 look for this entry: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR. Make it like this: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
Instead of step 2 you might also log off and log in again.

This is only tested on Gutsy.


  1. Stani this is off topic, but I could not find another way of contacting you.

    I tried the SPE.blend file that came with the svn download of SPE. I tried it with blender version 2.5After pressing Alt_P in the text box. I got a pop up that said to look at the console. There was an error that said no module named _spe.SPE
    Can you tell me what is wrong?

  2. for some reason my desktop settings had been reset to ~ this saved my butt!

  3. you save my gutsy

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