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I would like to remove the pictures, videos, and music shortcuts.

I have done some web searches and searches on this site but I have not been able to find an answer that works.

I followed some instructions (see link below), which involved editing these 2 files:



How to remove unwanted default bookmarks in Nautilus?

However, the shortcuts still show in nautilus, just further down on the list (underneath the trash).

I also see this solution but does that mean recompiling the operating system? How do you remove the desktop bookmark in Nautilus?

marked as duplicate by karel, Fabby, Eric Carvalho, waltinator, K7AAY Jul 5 '18 at 16:36

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  • Have you tried deleting them from the trash? – Fabby Jul 4 '18 at 17:42

I think you will just have to remove the file


You can also edit the file and just remove single entries.

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