I recently removed the defautlt Pictures folder and replaced it with a symlink to a different directory.

Now it's no longer in the favorites bar on the left in the file manager. I added it manually to the bottom for now, but I'd still rather have it back where it is by default. Ubuntu LTS 18.04.

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  • The behavior in Ubuntu 19.04 is that if you use the exact name (carefully Capitalized) it will appear as you expected. For example, I tested something like: cd ~ ; rmdir Music ; ln -s ~/Document/my_music Music and it worked as you wanted. – FedonKadifeli Oct 13 '19 at 16:09

Take a look at this file:

$ cat ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.

Set the directory for XDG_PICTURES_DIR to reflect your recent changes.

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