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I made a distro of Ubuntu from Remastersys. Everything works except, the places are messed up. The home folder acts as the desktop folder and I can't see my pictures, my videos etc folders inside home. I copied my entire Home folder to /etc/skel/ before creating the distro. Any advice please?

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You copied your Home directory into /etc/skel/ ??? – wojox Jul 4 '12 at 5:48
copying entire home folder in /etc/skel hmm... where was the instruction for doing that? – Anwar Shah Jul 4 '12 at 5:53
No. I coppied every folder begins with a dot. .gimp .Docky is there a way to fix it? – Naveen Jul 4 '12 at 6:21
whatever u copied to /etc/skel folder will be copied to under / as hierarchy. – Amit Rane Aug 3 '12 at 4:40
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Before you Remaster your Distro. Open up the file called


Replac {USER_NAME} with your user name, for example : /home/amit/.config/user-dirs.dirs

Check out all folder places are typed like this following file, if needed edit as shown in picture below

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If the desire folder is not typed and left blank type it as given snapshot above. Some times some Desire Directories are left blank and won't work. Check all

XDG_<Desired Name>_DIR="<Required absolute Path>"

When this is done then copy all, whatever you want, folders, files, ect. to /etc/skel remaster will make that default home folder as installation and will copy the same.

to copy and paste alike above pic VISIT HERE

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here is the link to pastebin – Amit Rane Aug 8 '12 at 4:47

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