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In the File Manager (Xubuntu 12.04), there appear default folders which I don't need (like Videos, Music, ...). Is it safe to remove them or might programs not work properly afterwards (like on Mac OS X where I tried that once)?

I found Is this the way one should remove these folders?

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What folders are you talking about? – Alvar May 21 '12 at 9:10
he's probably talking about the once in /home/$USER (ie. Desktop, Downloads) @alvar – Rinzwind May 21 '12 at 9:13
Sorry, I completely forgot (I updated the post). Indeed, I meant precisely those in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs – Marius Hofert May 21 '12 at 9:30
It's better to state the folders in the question rather than linking to an external site. – Alvar May 21 '12 at 9:51
Thanks, I stated them. The link is necessary for my last question. – Marius Hofert May 21 '12 at 12:24
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Yes. See post #7 in your link.

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