Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I installed Ubuntu TV but the default video folder it uses is the Videos folder but i have all my videos in a different folder. How can i change the folder to the folder where my videos are located.

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Open the file $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs with an editor. One line looks like:


Change the directory Videos to whatever you like and restart your session (log out and login again). Now your default Video-directory is changed.

share|improve this answer
Thanks for the reply. I will test this later when i get home ... – tinuz Apr 11 '12 at 13:29

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.