I recently moved all my music to a separate partion, moved ~/Music to ~/Music-bak and symlinked a new Music directory to the partition.

Nautilus updated the bookmarks to show "Music-Bak" under Computer. How do I tell it that "Music" is my real music folder?

  • The answers are the same, but I don't think I would have recognized the problem that I was struggling with in the post that has been flagged as a duplicate. – Amanda Feb 6 '17 at 22:40

As you mentioned, when you modify (rename / move) Music folder it will point to the new folder.
To force it to point to a different folder, modify ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file (it's a text file) and set the XDG_MUSIC_DIR parameter to point to your Music.

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    Listen to music while waiting :-) – yossile Mar 17 '12 at 14:08
  • This worked, but I needed to logout and log back in for the change to be visible in Nautilus – Bas Swinckels Sep 5 '19 at 10:03

Or use ubuntu tweak

ubuntu tweak

You download it from here : http://ubuntu-tweak.com/

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