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I accidentally deleted the contest folder from inside /usr/share/backgrounds and now I'm stuck with the static wallpaper option. I can't even seem to find it inside the trash bin. It happened while I was using nautilus. Is there a way to recover that folder? Actually, what I need is the precise.xml file which was inside it. If there is no way to recover that folder, can somebody just please post the script of that precise.xml file? Thanks.

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Here you are:

<background>
  <starttime>
    <year>2009</year>
    <month>08</month>
    <day>04</day>
    <hour>00</hour>
    <minute>00</minute>
    <second>00</second>
  </starttime>
<!-- This animation will start at midnight. -->
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Twilight_Frost_by_Phil_Jackson.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Twilight_Frost_by_Phil_Jackson.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Precise_Pangolin_by_Vlad_Gerasimov.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Precise_Pangolin_by_Vlad_Gerasimov.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Precise_Pangolin_by_Vlad_Gerasimov.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/The_Forbidden_City_by_Daniel_Mathis.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/The_Forbidden_City_by_Daniel_Mathis.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/The_Forbidden_City_by_Daniel_Mathis.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Winter_Morning_by_Shannon_Lucas.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Winter_Morning_by_Shannon_Lucas.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Winter_Morning_by_Shannon_Lucas.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Morning_Dew_by_Lars_Clausen.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Morning_Dew_by_Lars_Clausen.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Morning_Dew_by_Lars_Clausen.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Early_Blossom_by_Dh0r.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Early_Blossom_by_Dh0r.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Early_Blossom_by_Dh0r.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Delicate_Petals_by_lefthandgergo.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Delicate_Petals_by_lefthandgergo.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Delicate_Petals_by_lefthandgergo.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Golden_Bloom_by_Twinmama.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Golden_Bloom_by_Twinmama.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Golden_Bloom_by_Twinmama.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Tie_My_Boat_by_Ray_García.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Tie_My_Boat_by_Ray_García.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Tie_My_Boat_by_Ray_García.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Murales_by_Jan_Bencini.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Murales_by_Jan_Bencini.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Murales_by_Jan_Bencini.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Flocking_by_noombox.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Flocking_by_noombox.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Flocking_by_noombox.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/London_Eye_From_Beneath_by_Fernando_García.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/background/London_Eye_From_Beneath_by_Fernando_García.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/background/London_Eye_From_Beneath_by_Fernando_García.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Floorboards_by_Dawid_Huczyński.jpg</to>
  </transition>
   <static>
     <duration>1795.0</duration>
     <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Floorboards_by_Dawid_Huczyński.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Floorboards_by_Dawid_Huczyński.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Speaker_Weave_by_Phil_Jackson.jpg</to>
  </transition>
  <static>
    <duration>1795.0</duration>
    <file>/usr/share/backgrounds/Speaker_Weave_by_Phil_Jackson.jpg</file>
  </static>
  <transition>
    <duration>5.0</duration>
    <from>/usr/share/backgrounds/Speaker_Weave_by_Phil_Jackson.jpg</from>
    <to>/usr/share/backgrounds/Twilight_Frost_by_Phil_Jackson.jpg</to>
  </transition>
</background>
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It's in the ubuntu-wallpapers-precise package - if re-installing doesn't add back then download from here & extract the .deb, retrieve from folder /usr/share/backgrounds/contest/

http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/ubuntu-wallpapers-precise

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