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Before the Error

I've modified my ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

XDG_DESKTOP_DIR=”$HOME/Área de Trabalho”

I've changed the line above by

XDG_DESKTOP_DIR=”$HOME/Desktop”

And updated with

$ xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update
$ xdg-user-dirs-update

Nothing wrong until here.

Testing Modifications

After that, I was testing if everything was ok. First, I created an empty file on Desktop

$ touch Desktop/teste.txt

The file was created with success. But, it was not appearing in my Desktop --- I could only see the file via Terminal or Nautilus, opening the Desktop folder.

Bug

So, I've opened the Nautilus and --- I don't know why --- dragged and drop the teste.txt file from the Desktop folder in Nautilus to the visible Desktop. Then, I've removed the file via terminal $ rm Desktop/teste.txt to see if the file would disappear. But no, it didn't. It stills here. When I click with right bottom, Rename, Move to Trash options are gray. I tried pressing Delete button, but nothing. F2 does not work either.

What should I do? Have you seen this bug before?

Screenshots

File that can't be deleted: http://i44.tinypic.com/kdqz4y.png

Nautilus Desktop and the Desktop <code>Nautilus Desktop</code> and the <code>Desktop</code>

Trying to open the file: http://i39.tinypic.com/2nkhnps.png

It says:

It was not possible to show /home/victorhugo/Desktop/teste.txt
The file type is unknown

EDIT

The file disappeared. I just had to reboot the Ubuntu. Thanks everyone!

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Just reboot Ubuntu 11.10 and the file will disappear.

I believe that just the commands xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update and xdg-user-dirs-update were not enough to really change the name of Desktop. This is why I had trouble with a file in Desktop. Once you reboot the system I believe it really update the Desktop name.

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