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How to show/hide special folders in home directory nautilus [duplicate]

In nautilus home folder shows some special folders like: Music,Documents,Pictures etc. Most of the time I am not interested in browsing these directories. Is there any way to toggle the visibility ...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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Home Dir Files Disappeared

My home dir seems to have reset back to its initial install state. I would think that were true except for the fact that the directories I had created still exist. All the files that were there ...
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Can't set a folder on another drive as default Downloads folder

What I want: 1. Set a folder which is located on another drive (/media/vorpall/27DCD6C93788CE6E/Media/Downloads) as "Downloads" folder at Home. 2. New "Downloads" folder should have an arrow icon on ...
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My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
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805 views

How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

Currently, when all windows are minimized and closed, the desktop will show files and folders located in /home/user/Desktop. I want to change this behavior and have my home folder be displayed for ...
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Desktop Icons replaced with Home folder contents

I have an issue where my desktop is covered with the contents of my Home folder rather than my Desktop folder. I've tried following this post: Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder but to no ...
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What is the difference in /home locations between nautilus and the command-line?

I cannot understand why in the bash, the path for (let's say) the Videos folder is /home/ioannis/Videos and in the Nautilus is /home/Home/Videos. This is what it looks like: Bash Nautilus Any ...
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How can I find out what is locking my home directory?

I've run into an issue lately where my home directory somehow gets read-locked. Any processes trying to read from it, whether it's Nautilus or the terminal become unresponsive for 1-2 minutes, then ...
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How do I save a file to a subfolder of home?

My painting app (GIMP) keeps it brushes in a subfolder of home. I want to save a brush I have created in the same place, but the Save File As dialog box can't find home.
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How to stop Nautilus from using Home as Desktop Folder?

As of a recent boot, my desktop folder is defaulting to ~/. I would prefer the default behaviour : the desktop directory should be ~/Desktop. As a first way to solve my problem I tried gconftool-2 ...
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Why does “~” folder in my home directory keep reappearing?

I noticed there is a folder titled "~" - no quotes, in my home directory. If I delete it, it instantly reappears. Why is this there and how can I make it go away?
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649 views

Home directory messed up

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason, i backed-up my home directory contents to another directory(say bkp dir). Precisely, I moved Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc.. to bkp ...
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2answers
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What is the difference between “Nautilus”, “Files” and “Home Folder”?

When I type "nau" in the search bar of the applications-HUD the result is a "Home Folder" folder and a "Files" folder installed but the "Files" has a Home drawing in it and is recently used, whereas ...
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737 views

Nautilus doesn't display contents of the home folder when launched as root

It shows the desktop symbol but it doesn't show the files on my desktop neither. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME shell.
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1answer
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How to add a bookmark to the Home Folder icon in Unity?

In question How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity? there is an explanation of how to add my favourite places as a quicklist in the home icon in Unity (i.e. ...