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I've got three partitions on my system, and I accidentally removed a shortcut to the first Ubuntu partition from the Launcher. How do I put it back?

(At least, I assume it was a shortcut, as the partition is still here. They're called shortcuts in Ubuntu, right?)

Also, is there a way to rename my drives? I keep getting confused as to which drive is which.

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1.Goto /media/username it consists of mounted partitions.You can rename the partitions by right click on the specified partition. – Avinash Raj Nov 4 '13 at 13:51
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No, they are called launcher desktop files ( Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files? )

Open the disc from within Nautilus and the desktop launcher will be back. All you then need to do is rightclick and fix it to the launcher.

Also see:

Also, is there a way to rename my drives? I keep getting confused as to which drive is which.

You can label discs:

You can also do this from the properties option when rightclicking the disc.

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I'm opening it in Nautilus but the window is under files, it's not under its own separate, uh, tab?, on the launcher. – Andrew Pampuch Nov 4 '13 at 13:59
@AndrewPampuch updated with a manual method – Rinzwind Nov 4 '13 at 14:02
There's no applications folder in /local/share. Are there multiple local folders? Sorry, I'm VERY new to this, it's really confusing when you're used to filepaths starting with C:\ all the time, so I have no idea where to really start from. – Andrew Pampuch Nov 4 '13 at 14:09
There is! Mind the . in front of it...that makes it a hidden file so if you do this from nautilus press control+h in your home dir ;) – Rinzwind Nov 4 '13 at 14:15
You know what...I just realized you can do exactly what I want to do just by opening "Files." Thanks anyway, though. – Andrew Pampuch Nov 4 '13 at 14:33

Now, if you want to reset the settings, run this command in a terminal:

gsettings reset com.canonical.Unity.Devices blacklist

Also works with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Source: How can I remove launcher drive icons?

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