ln -s "/media/500 GB Drive/Music" ~/Music
i have changed mine to XDG_MUSIC_DIR="/media/data/Music" and that works
so hmmm, could it be the spaces in '500 GB Drive' i wonder?
no idea really, just guessing
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="/media/500\ GB\ Drive/Music"
Charles123 wrote:Hi - I'm not the OP but want to do more or less exactly the same thing. I was resigned to using symbolic links as suggested by Vincent, but now I see there maybe another way, so thanks to gary.gw, Vincent Vermeulen & lurkatron Is there a reason NOT to point Music/Downloads/Videos to another path by editting user-dirs.dirs? Is it bad general practise, as Vincent said he uses links instead? I'm not using a removable drive so it will always be present at boot in my particular case.
Charles123 wrote:I changed my dirs.dirs line to XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="/media/Data/Videos" but it has not quite had the desired effect. I had hoped this would make the folder "/media/Data/Videos" "appear" to be "~/Videos" but instead it just changed the icon of /media/Data/Videos.
This leads me to 3 questions;
1.Is it even possible to do what I initially wanted, change directory from ~ to ~/Videos but actually be in /media?Data/Videos? The more I think about it, the less plausible it sounds unless....
2.Instead of mounting the partition to /media/Data, could I mount it to /home/charles or would this mess my system up?
3.I tried changing the icon for a symbolic link & while the icon changed it kept the link arrow. Do I need something like Ubuntu Tweek to remove the arrows? (I remember from my windows days you needed Tweakui to do the equivilent)
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:This is going off-topic. Let's stay on topic about "Change default Music folder Path", though I think it's been answered.
Please move other support requests or chat about Linux to respective areas of the forums, thanks
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