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I need help in this problem: I have changed my username (in all the config files like shadow, user, group, etc.) from osca to oscar.

Of course, I've changed the /home/osca directory to /home/oscar as well. All the system works like a charm with quantal quetzal, but when I try to search in any of my personal directories from the dash, the Download directory for example, Ubuntu shows me this error:

Can't find «/home/osca/Downloads»

It's like Unity doesn't recognize the new name of the home. Any help?

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IMHO the standard procedure to do such a task is to use the command usermod and not to mess with the os files... Have a look at usermod

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Create symbolic link:

sudo ln -s /home/oscar /home/osca
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