Automagical Desktop folder [problem solved]

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pablok
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Automagical Desktop folder [problem solved]

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Dear members,
I just installed xfce mint 18.3 in the Dutch language. The Desktop folder is called Bureaublad in Dutch. Then my monitor crashed and ssh was not yet installed. Had to be blunt and kept the power button for some seconds. After I replaced the monitor and switched on again my Bureaublad did not look like how I had left it.
Now I noticed a new folder named Desktop and the items I wanted still were in the Bureaublad folder but the system decided to use Desktop. It seems the Desktop folder does not want to be deleted because it jumps back into life when I delete it. But I really want my installation in Dutch.

Could someone explain what is going on and how to repair this, please.

pablok
Last edited by pablok on Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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karlchen
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Re: Automagical Desktop folder

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Hello, pablok.

Navigate to the directory $HOME/.config.
Check that the 2 files user-dirs.dirs and user-dirs.loale exist, are owned by you and that you can read from them and write them.

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$ cd $HOME/.config
$ ls -l user-*
-rw------- 1 karl karl 639 Jul 30 23:03 user-dirs.dirs
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl karl   5 Jul 30 23:03 user-dirs.locale
Check the content of the file user-dirs.locale.

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$ cat user-dirs.locale
de_DE
In your case this should be nl_NL I assume.
Next check the content of the file user-dirs.dirs

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$ cat 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/Schreibtisch"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Vorlagen"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Öffentlich"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Dokumente"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Musik"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Bilder"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"
I guess you spot the German directory names. Yours should be the Dutch names of course.
Correct the files user-dirs.locale and user-dirs.dirs as needed with the help of the editor xed.

Then logoff from the GUI and log back in.
Problem solved or does it still exist?

Regards,
Karl
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Re: Automagical Desktop folder

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Dear Karl,

Danke vielmals! Problem solved.

pablok
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Re: Automagical Desktop folder [problem solved]

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You're welcome, pablok. :)
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