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If I create a bookmark with Nautilus, its location is stored on ~/.gtk-bookmarks, but not his name. I've created a test bookmark named weirdy, and tried to do a grep on my home for that name, and I found nothing. Where does Nautilus stores bookmark names?

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They are stored in the ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks file

In older versions of Ubuntu they are stored in the ~/.gtk-bookmarks file.

The format is:

file:///path/to/folder Bookmark_name

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Nautilus from Ubuntu 12.04 is not storing the names in there. However, that will work for storing new bookmarks, just what I needed! Thanks! – Jorge Suárez de Lis Sep 25 '12 at 15:02

A GUI method is to open a document from an application such as LibreOffice. Do a Save As and when the window opens, drag the folder into the left column.

I haven't a clue as to why the Preference gear was removed from Nautilus, but it should be restored IMHO.

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