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I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 along with windows 7. I have created a common partition for storing my media files which I want to access from both OS. Now I want to replace the default Home Folder menus (like Documents, Downloads etc...) with the one I have in my common storage. Is there any way to accomplish this?

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Yes, I do the same with my setup (though I use a 2nd ext4 disc).

This is one of the post install actions I take from a terminal:

Once ...

cd /discworld2/
mkdir Desktop/ Downloads/ Pictures/ Videos/ Public/ Music/ Templates/ Documents/ 

Every time I reinstall ...

rm -rf Desktop/ Downloads/ Pictures/ Videos/ Public/ Music/ Templates/ Documents/ 
ln -s /discworld2/Desktop/   Desktop
ln -s /discworld2/Documents/ Documents
ln -s /discworld2/Downloads/ Downloads
ln -s /discworld2/Pictures/  Pictures
ln -s /discworld2/Templates/ Templates
ln -s /discworld2/Videos     Videos
  • The 2nd command will delete all content inside those directories.
  • Change /discworld2/ to the directory you need.
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Ubuntu Tweak, the GUI tool will do this work. It's under Admins -> User Folder

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Ubuntu tweak makes life easier............. – Ravi Jun 3 '12 at 7:37
i did used ubuntu tweak for it but after restarting my system its keep going back to its default location. How should i fix this? – Gaurav Jun 4 '12 at 4:04

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