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I just installed Xubuntu 13.10. I replaced the Desktop directory with a symlink to a directory on another partition (I've been doing this for a while). It worked fine at first, but then I did something that broke the mounting of the partition that Desktop is on. After that, the desktop was showing the contents of the home directory. I fixed the mounting issue and rebooted. I can verify that the target of the Desktop link is properly mounted and there, but the desktop still shows the contents of the home directory. How do I change it back?

(Found this, but it appears to be Gnome-specific.)

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Found it... it's in the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs. Change the line




Did a full reboot (relog might have sufficed) and my desktop is back. I also had to change a few more lines in that file, as I had similarly linked a couple of the other "special" directories.

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