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 Post subject: desktop problems (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:16 pm 
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Subject: desktop problems (SOLVED)

Hi all! Please don't mind my noobieness and my bad English!
I'll try to explain it as clear as possible. When I first installed Peppermint on my packard bell dot s, I chose English as system language. I changed it in Italian yesterday, because I was sick of the autocorrect in libre writer and chromium, but as a result I got a "Desktop" normal folder in my user folder plus a "Scrivania" (which is the Italian for desktop) as a proper desktop. Now, all the files I created on my desktop were stuck in the "Desktop" folder and I couldn't see them in my proper desktop; I could only create links for them.
Then I failed my life. I grabbed "Scrivania" into "Desktop" and as a result I can't create or paste anything on my desktop, because "home/julian/mon? is not valid" (? is a strange rectangular symbol with four numbers in it). I returned to English as system language in the meantime and in my file manager I just got a "Desktop" folder in my user (which contains all of my thing I previously put in the desktop) and a "Desktop" (which is the translated scrivania) which I can't use in any way, because it is not valid.
Any hints?


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 Post subject: Re: desktop problems
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:35 pm 
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run:
Code:
gedit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

it should (for English) read
Code:
# 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"

that defines the paths to your "user" folders.

Does that help ?

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 Post subject: Re: desktop problems
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:42 pm 
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Well, it did help. Thank you :3
There was no folder after home/ for desktop directory.


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 Post subject: Re: desktop problems
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:50 pm 
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Great :)

Give us a shout if you need any further assistance.

If/when you're ready, can you please remember to mark this topic (SOLVED) .. you can do this by editing the FIRST posting in thiis topic and changing:-

Subject: desktop problems (SOLVED)

Thanks in advance :)

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