How to restore desktop to new version ?

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How to restore desktop to new version ?

Post by wpshooter » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:42 am

In Mint how do I go about moving the DESKTOP components from my old version of Mint to a new version of Mint ?

Do I move the whole desktop folder in the new version to trash and then copy the old folder from my old version of Mint to the new version OR do I just delete the entries that are in the new desktop version and then copy JUST/ONLY the ENTRIES from the old desktop folder to the new folder ?

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Re: How to restore desktop to new version ?

Post by kukamuumuka » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:32 am

Copy a hidden folder .gconf and its contents to the new installation. Before copying backup the original .gconf folder.

Edit: Hidden folder .mateconf have to copy also.
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Re: How to restore desktop to new version ?

Post by wpshooter » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:07 pm

administrollaattori wrote:Copy a hidden folder .gconf and its contents to the new installation. Before copying backup the original .gconf folder.
Will doing this place the icons, etc. that are in the old Mint version's desktop folder onto the new Mint version's desktop ?

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Re: How to restore desktop to new version ?

Post by kukamuumuka » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:04 pm

wpshooter wrote:
administrollaattori wrote:Copy a hidden folder .gconf and its contents to the new installation. Before copying backup the original .gconf folder.
Will doing this place the icons, etc. that are in the old Mint version's desktop folder onto the new Mint version's desktop ?

Thanks.
I tested and Icons were on their places .. :D

PS. Also .mateconf folder must be copied.

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Re: How to restore desktop to new version ?

Post by wpshooter » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:43 am

Am now going to soon be switching from Linux 13 to Linux 17.

Is restoring my desktop icons/shortcuts from the old 13 version to the new 17 version still just a matter of copying the DESKTOP, GCONF, & MATECONF folders from the 13 version to the 17 version ???

Anything else I need to do ?

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