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I've got a user and I want to move all the folders that Ubuntu created in the user folder such as desktop, documents, downloads etc to different location. How can I do that? I'm using LVM:

                      822G  2.4G  777G   1% /
none                  1.5G  668K  1.5G   1% /dev
none                  1.5G  176K  1.5G   1% /dev/shm
none                  1.5G  372K  1.5G   1% /var/run
none                  1.5G     0  1.5G   0% /var/lock
/dev/sda1             228M   23M  194M  11% /boot
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What location do you want to move them to? Another user in /home? Or elsewhere in the system? – Kris Harper Aug 26 '11 at 11:33
What have you already tried? What happened when you tried it? – Amanda Jan 25 '12 at 21:40

I usually have a data partition automatically mounted in /media/data on which there are directories Documents, Pictures, etc.

I remove the corresponding folder in my home and create symlinks to those in /media/data, for example

rmdir ~/Documents/
ln -s /media/data/Documents ~/

This work after first login, when the directories are still empty. In your case you could move them first

mv ~/Documents/ /media/data/
ln -s /media/data/Documents ~/
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no i dont want to see these folders there, thats the point. i want to make the folder "clean" and able to get to these folder by typing for example /others/documents or whatever – Amir Ashkenazi Aug 26 '11 at 14:09
@amirwebdeveloper: so in the above answer do not execute the symlink step (ln -s ...). – enzotib Aug 27 '11 at 5:56

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