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How can I get the standard colored Gnome Adwaita folder icons when I select the Adwaita icon theme?

When I select Adwaita (default) as my icon set in GnomeTweaks, all of the icons displayed in Nautilus in my home folder are black-and-white symbolic icons.

I reinstalled the adwaita-icon-theme package, but this did not solve the problem.

There is only one places folder inside my Adwaita icon theme.

find /usr/share/icons/Adwaita -name places
/usr/share/icons/Adwaita/scalable/places

I looked in /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/scalable/places, and I see the same black-and-white symbolic icons:

ls -1 /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/scalable/places
folder-documents-symbolic.svg
folder-download-symbolic.svg
folder-music-symbolic.svg
folder-pictures-symbolic.svg
folder-publicshare-symbolic.svg
folder-remote-symbolic.svg
folder-saved-search-symbolic.svg
folder-symbolic.svg
folder-templates-symbolic.svg
folder-videos-symbolic.svg
network-server-symbolic.svg
network-workgroup-symbolic.svg
start-here-symbolic.svg
user-bookmarks-symbolic.svg
user-desktop-symbolic.svg
user-home-symbolic.svg
user-trash-symbolic.svg

(I am using Ubuntu 19.04, and I have the gnome-session package installed).

Here is a screenshot of my home folder:

Screenshot of home folder showing black-and-white symbolic folder icons

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  • Is this on the same system mentioned in askubuntu.com/questions/1170151/…?
    – DK Bose
    Sep 12, 2019 at 2:19
  • DK Bose, not quite... The physical system is the same, but I had performed testing related to the other question in a virtual machine. The icon issue in this question is not related to that question.
    – Enterprise
    Sep 12, 2019 at 14:24
  • I installed vanilla-gnome-desktop and the /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/ folder now has multiple sub-folders, such as 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, etc. Inside these are colored folder icons. Then, if I select Adwaita (default) as the icon theme in Gnome Tweaks, I can see colored "home" folders in Nautilus.
    – Enterprise
    Sep 22, 2019 at 2:28

1 Answer 1

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Try installing the adwaita-icon-theme-full package using the following command:

sudo apt install adwaita-icon-theme-full

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