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?
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:
cd /discworld2/ mkdir Desktop/ Downloads/ Pictures/ Videos/ Public/ Music/ Templates/ Documents/
Every time I reinstall ...
cd 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
Ubuntu Tweak, the GUI tool will do this work. It's under Admins -> User Folder