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I cant move the downloads folder from bookmarks to places in 14.04. I did some mistakes and first I lost the downloads folder. Now I cant move it into the places.

Does anybody have an idea?

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Edit file /your_home_directory/.config/user-dirs.dirs. File contents should be below

XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"

You can change the path of default directories. If you have missed some directory, check if that is present in this file.

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This is answered in How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu of Ubuntu 13.04 "Files" application? and as indicated there, you might need to edit ~/.config/user-dirs.conf on top of ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

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