Extra folders in home folder

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unais
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Extra folders in home folder

Post by unais » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:38 am

i'm using Isadora.
In my home folder automaticaly creates folders name starting dot . if delete automaticaly generates. i think those are system folders.
How can i remove or change the destination ??????????

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Re: Extra folders in home folder

Post by vincent » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:45 am

You can't; those hidden folders store configuration and profile options for the numerous programs that dump their profile there, and deleting/moving them would just cause the program(s) in question to recreate those same hidden folders in your Home directory once you run those programs again. That's why those folders are hidden by default, so that users don't mess with them directly unless they need to.
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Re: Extra folders in home folder

Post by RedWagon » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:19 am

How can i remove or change the destination ??????????
Menu -> Home -> View -> uncheck Show Hidden Files
or just hit ctrl-h

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Re: Extra folders in home folder

Post by vincent » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:18 am

That won't remove or change those folders though, just hide them. Of course, the OP will simply have to learn to ignore them...but I don't really understand why the existence of those hidden folders are such an issue for him/her.
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Re: Extra folders in home folder

Post by Pilosopong Tasyo » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:38 am

vincent wrote:...but I don't really understand why the existence of those hidden folders are such an issue for him/her.
If the OP used Windows s/he's probably used to Windows' way to storing configuration information in the registry and elsewhere.
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